Friday, February 26, 2010

This is Theodore a former boxing champion of the Netherlands in 1945. I met him at the Tueede Myl (homeless shelter mentioned above). His life story really touched my life deeply and he refers to me as his granddaughter. He never knew either of his parents and was adopted at the age of three. He was in World War II and he loved only one woman for his whole life. They had one son and were married 64 years. She passed away in 2007. Theodore lives a street away from the homeless shelter and comes three times a week just to occupy his time. He is a Christian and he is so full of joy and hope. He invited me over on numerous occasions and he has touched the lives of our entire team. His story really impacted my life and I will never forget him. He gave me one of his trophies. His life amazes me so much because of his pure devotion to God and his wife while living only streets away from the red light district. He exemplifies Philippians 2:15 So that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe.

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