Saturday, October 27, 2018

Corry Bell Interview-3

So excited to speak with Corry Bell again.   What a delightful woman of God.   She has been through a lot but continues to hold onto God.

Enjoy the music of Lev Shelo and a powerful interview interview!!!

Here is a little bit about Corry in her own words:

I was born into a very secular home, the only girl among 4 children. By the time I was 18 I had no moral compass, although I received my first Bible and asked Yeshua into my heart at Sunday School when I was 6. However, without proper discipleship, I wandered in my faith and ended up living with my boyfriend during my senior year in high school. We were planning to marry, but when those plans fell through, I spiraled into a deep depression and thoughts of suicide plagued my mind constantly. Then, one Sunday morning, my friend “dragged” me to a Calvary Chapel. The music, the casual attire, the atmosphere were nothing like the stuffiness of church I had al-ways experienced. When the pastor gave an altar call, I responded immediately. For the next 22 years, I became plugged into my church, serving, attending Bible studies and participating in worship ministry.

One December day in 2002, I had a conversation with my mom about her Dutch family herit-age. I asked her, “Isn’t your maiden name, Brouwenstijn, (pronounced Brownstein) Jewish?” My mom couldn’t relate to being Jewish as none of her family members were practicing the faith and were not teaching our culture or heritage to their children, but she admitted that it was. Given the horrors of war upon the Jewish people she had witnessed and escaped from in Hol-land, being Jewish was not appealing. Soon afterward, it became increasingly clear to me that God wanted me to immerse myself in the culture of my ancestors. Soon after attending on a regular basis, I was asked to join the worship team at Beth Emunah Messianic Syangogue, lead-ing the worship team for 10 years, and have been serving in our Messianic Jewish community now since 2003. I began a ministry in 2010 called Lev Shelo which means, “His heart” in Hebrew. Our music has hit the global stage with tours to Germany, Holland, Switzerland, France, Belgium and Israel. I am also a freelance journalist, writing for the international publication, The Messianic Times.

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