It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Cornelia van der Bijl (known as Corry), the wife of Open Doors' founder Brother Andrew. She passed away on 23 January, surrounded by her family. Corry was born in March 1931, and she and Andrew met in their youth, before marrying in Alkmaar in June 1958. We give thanks for her life and her faithfulness in serving the Lord. “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants" (Psalm 116:15).
Please pray for Brother Andrew and his family, that God would comfort them during this time of grief, and give thanks for Corry's life, and for all the people whose lives she touched.
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