Claire-Lise de Benoit

BENOIT, Claire-Lise de. b. Calcutta 28 August 1917; d. Geneva (?) 15 November 2008. She was the eldest of seven children born to Pierre and Renée de Benoit. Her father was a Missionary Doctor in India. She became a Scripture Union pioneer worker in French-speaking Switzerland, and a well known Evangelical hymnwriter.  From 1939, remaining single, she developed children’s work over forty years through holiday camps and publishing. She represented the Scripture Union at an international level. She founded the ‘Companions of Daniel’ to help young people fight drug-addiction, and taught until 1991 at the Emmaus Bible Institute (Vevey, Switzerland) founded by her father.  Her writing can be...

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