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Defining Moment

In 1957 Andy went behind the Iron Curtain to a Communist youth conference in Poland. He despised Communism but it was the only way that he could see for himself what Communism was doing to the church behind the Iron Curtain. He had 'smuggled' in some religious tracts and passed them out. He had even... Read More

Failures

In 1953 Andy intended to begin study at the World Evangelization Crusade school in Scotland. Still in Holland, he was informed WEC had no openings. He went to England anyway. His English was not only unintelligible but laughable. After he was finally allowed entrance to the school, within days his b... Read More

Flawed

As a youth of 19 in 1947, Andy van der Bijl was a commando in the Dutch East Indies when the Dutch were fighting Indonesian 'rebels'. Andy was no half-hearted soldier either. He was the most daring of the daring. He once single-handedly captured ten armed guerillas on sheer bravado. He defiantly wor... Read More

Human

In 1953 Andy's back 'went out' while studying at the World Evangelization Crusade school in Scotland. He endured excruciating pain that seemed to never end. One comfort was reading Oswald Chamber's inspiring Christian classic, My Utmost for His Highest. One passage read, 'If you are going to be used... Read More

Interview with Brother Andrew

by Open Doors OD: How do you feel the world has changed since September 11? Andrew: During the “good old days” of communism, everybody knew who the “enemy” was. It’s no longer so. OD: How has it changed for Christians living in the Muslim world? Andrew: Definitely for the worst. Christians are payin... Read More

Who Is Brother Andrew?

In 1955 a young Dutch missionary named Brother Andrew went on a group tour to Poland. There he discovered a Christian church behind the Iron Curtain desperately in need of the Word of God. Brother Andrew (as he would later be known around the world) distributed a suitcase full of Christian literatur... Read More

Who Is Brother Andrew?

In 1955 a young Dutch missionary named Brother Andrew went on a group tour to Poland. There he discovered a Christian church behind the Iron Curtain desperately in need of the Word of God. Brother Andrew (as he would later be known around the world) distributed a suitcase full of Christian literatur... Read More

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