Celebrating His Life & Legacy

A Life Worth Remembering

God’s Smuggler

Brother Andrew was born in 1928 in the Netherlands. He went home to be with Jesus on 27 September 2022, and we are certain that his arrival in heaven was a joyous affair, even though his presence on earth will be greatly missed.

We are deeply grateful for the work God has accomplished through Brother Andrew’s life—truly a revolutionary life.

See how you can be a part of honouring the life and legacy of Brother Andrew.

Remembering Brother Andrew


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All doors are open


What is most striking about Brother Andrew’s journey with the Lord was his willingness to go wherever God sent him.

Brother Andrew was a fearless follower of Jesus. He committed his life to strengthen the body of Christ in places where faith costs the most.

The worldwide Christian community was introduced to Brother Andrew and the persecuted church through his international best-seller God’s Smuggler. His autobiography shares how he smuggled Bibles into communist Eastern Europe for the first time.

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The Legacy Lives On


Today, Open Doors supports persecuted Christians in more than 70 countries who live under government, militant, and social threats.

Often, we work as secretly as Brother Andrew once did.

Brother Andrew didn’t aim to remove persecution but simply, he supported the persecuted.

Should you wish to give a tribute gift to continue his legacy of strengthening the persecuted church, you can do so below.

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Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 5:10