Marco Van Raalton — born and spent his teen years in the Netherlands – came to the United States as somewhat as a missionary at age 19. As a young man he led a church once attended by the well-known Brother Andrew, subject of the book Brother Andrew, God’s Smuggler, risking his life to smuggle Bibles into eastern Europe during the “Cold War.”
When Marco invited Brother Andrew to preach that Sunday, he declined and responded that he “… just came to worship.”
(Just after St. Louis businessman Pat Bradley came to saving faith in Christ, soon he found and read at copy of “Brother Andrew – God’s Smuggler.” He so wanted to serve God similarly as Brother had done. Pat began taking self-financed mission trips to care for those in need in different parts of the world. He founded “International Crisis Aid.” [See www.crisisaid.org] Links to radio with Pat Bradley for anytime listening are found at the bottom of this copy.)
As a child Marco was among the children under the care of Corrie Ten Boom, famous with her father and sister for hiding Jews from certain death as the German Nazis occupied the Netherlands during World War II. Her story is told in the book and movie, “Corrie Ten Boom: The Hiding Place.” Marco barely remembers her as she was a friend of his parents, as she cared for him and the other children in Christian settings.
Here in the United States Marco fell in love and married a young lady from Wisconsin, who has turned him – and their four children – into big “Green Bay Packers” football fans!
Now Marco is still serving God, in this instance, as a staff member of a St. Louis church and, also, as the emerging leader of the Ten Days of Prayer Movement in its expression in St. Louis, Missouri. See www.10daysstlouis.com.
From their website:
“10 Days of Prayer 2021: September 7-16
“This September, St. Louis will again take 10 special days to go to the Lord in prayer together. With this year’s theme of “Reliving Acts Today,” we will follow the threads of prayer and obedience found in the Book of Acts. Each day will include a unique area of focus through which God is moving His Church in St. Louis as we pray and go. Keep praying for our region as we move toward 10 Days. 2021 Schedule View our schedule to learn more about each of the 10 Days events …
View our schedule to learn more about each of the 10 Days events …
10 DAYS OF PRAYER: ST. LOUIS SCHEDULE
‣ “Reliving Acts Today” Prayer Guide
(Note: Dates listed on prayer guide reflect national movement timeframe.)
Watch this page for any scheduling updates.”
Past radio on the same subject …
To hear … “’DUTCHMAN” MARCO VAN RAALTEN AND HIS TEAM COORDINATE WWW.10DAYSSTLOUIS.COM, A SIGNIFICANT PRAYER FOCUS WITH THE THEME TO “STOP THE CITY — WELCOME THE KING!” … click on … “Dutchman” Marco van Raalten and his team coordinate www.10daysstlouis.com, a significant prayer focus with the theme to “Stop the City – Welcome the King!” – Harold Hendrick
Links to Pat Bradley of www.crisisaid.org, impacted by the life of “Brother Andrew” …
To hear … “ST. LOUIS BUSINESSMAN PAT BRADLEY WAS AN ALCOHOLIC THAT LED TO HIS DIVORCE. ENTER JESUS INTO HIS LIFE! HE BEGAN WWW.CRISISAID.ORG, HELPING THE NEEDY, HUNGRY AND THOSE TRAPPED IN THE ‘SEX TRADE’ WORLDWIDE” … click on …St. Louis businessman Pat Bradley was an alcoholic that led to his divorce. Enter Jesus into his life! He began www.crisisaid.org, helping the needy, hungry and those trapped in the “sex trade” worldwide – Harold Hendrick;
To hear … “PAT BRADLEY (3) BEGAN WWW.CRISISAID.ORG, DELIVERED 100+ GIRLS FROM SEX TRAFFICKING, 600 WORLDWIDE!” … click on … Pat Bradley (3) began www.crisisaid.org, delivered 100+ girls from sex trafficking, 600 worldwide! – Harold Hendrick;