SANTA ANA, CA — Celebrating the life of Brother Andrew, Open Doors founder and God’s Smuggler who passed away aged 94. We honour his life, legacy and love of his Lord. In this video, he shares how he wanted to be remembered.
Brother Andrew, the founder of Open Doors, has died aged 94, surrounded by his family.
Nicknamed ‘God’s smuggler’, his ministry started by smuggling Bibles across the Iron Curtain in a blue Volkswagen Beetle. It was the beginning of Open Doors which, more than 65 years later, is continuing his ministry of supporting persecuted Christians around the world.
Watch this video that tells the story of what inspired Brother Andrew to put his life on the line to serve the suffering church around the world.
Brother Andrew was married for 59 years to his wife, Corry, who passed away on Jan. 23, 2018. They lived all of their lives in Holland and are survived by their five children and 11 grandchildren.
For additional resources and information, including photographs, please visit https://www.opendoorsusa.org/about-us/history/brother-andrews-story/ or BrotherAndrewLegacy.org
About Open Doors USA
For over 65 years, Open Doors has worked in the world’s most oppressive regions, empowering, and equipping persecuted Christians in more than 70 countries by providing Bibles, training, and programs to help those who have been marginalized for their faith. Open Doors publishes the World Watch List, an annual report on the 50 countries where it is most difficult to live as a Christian.
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