LIGHTS FOR GOD IN WORLD WAR II

       Here are the stories of five well-known Christians, famous for their actions of faith. “What did they do during the war?” is a good question. In those terrible days of World War II, they made a difference. Some of them went on to serve God in wonderful ways after the war. Not all of them lived past April 1945.                               

                                        God   Prepared   Them   for   Their   Futures

Paul Brand. Image courtesy of The Leprosy Mission-http://www.leprosymission.org.uk/.

Paul Brand. Image courtesy of The  Leprosy Mission-http://www.leprosymission.org.uk/.

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Learn what Paul Brand did during the nightly bombings in London that prepared him for his life’s work among the lepers of India.

Read about his life in London and the difference he later made to the lives of thousands.

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LIGHTS 4 GOD IN WWII–LIGHTS4GOD IN WWII–LIGHTS 4 GOD IN WWII– LIGHTS4GOD IN WWII.

John W. Peterson. Image: courtesy of johnwpetersonmusic.com.

John W. Peterson. Image: courtesy of johnwpetersonmusic.com.

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Learn which branch of the military John W. Peterson joined when he received his draft notice in 1942.

Read about the miracle he experienced in the Himalayan Mountains and other miracles in his life that contributed to the recurring theme of the gospel songs he later wrote.

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LIGHTS4GOD IN WWII–LIGHTS4GOD IN WWII–LIGHTS4GOD IN WWII–

She   Served   and   Survived

Corrie ten Boom. Image courtesy of the Corrie ten Boom Fellowship-                http://tenboom.org/index.php.

Corrie ten Boom. Image courtesy of the Corrie ten Boom Fellowship-
http://tenboom.org/index.php.

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Corrie Ten Boom’s family hid Jews in their Holland home. Where in the house was the actual hiding place?

 

Learn why the Ten Boom family did what they did and the price each of them paid for their convictions.

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LIGHTS4GOD IN WWII–LIGHTS4GOD IN WWII–LIGHTS 4 GOD IN WWII.

                                                     They   Served   to   the   End

Eric Liddell in Xiaochang, China

Eric in Xiaochang, China

………………………………………………………….. After winning Olympic gold in 1924, what happened to Eric Liddell?

 

Read about his life before, during and after the Olympics and his final years as a prisoner of the Japanese.

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LIGHTS4GOD IN WWII–LIGHTS4GOD IN WWII–LIGHTS 4 GOD IN WWII.

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Photo courtesy of Peter Frick.

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Why did Dietrich Bonhoeffer and other pastors so strongly resist Hitler?

 

Learn what it meant for Dietrich to be declared an “enemy of the state” in Germany and his cost of discipleship.

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LET ME KNOW: How have these stories informed, encouraged, or otherwise helped you? I welcome your comments.

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About William E. Richardson

I'm married to a wonderful woman named Deb. We're the parents of a son and daughter who bring great joy to our lives. I currently pastor the Assembly of God church in Afton, Iowa.
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