We give our children names that have a good solid meaning, Bible characters to emulate, and at least one modern Christian hero to look up to: Nate Saint (a pilot like our Nate’s daddy, grandpa, & great-grandpa), Grandma Esther W along with the nod to Corrie Ten Boom with “Callie” (We love Corrie, but just couldn’t do the whole “Cornelia” thing to our sweet little pink bundle! I think she’ll thank us as she gets older.), and Brother Andrew as well as 6 Williams – Tyndale, Carey, Wilberforce, Gaither, Gothard, & Bright – William is rather loaded. We love George Mueller & Dietrich Bonhoeffer, too, but haven’t figured out a subtle way to use those names for this next little guy yet. George Deitrich just doesn’t cut it. Any ideas?
Brother Andrew turns 80 this month. He is one of the modern heroes of the faith we named our second boy after. If you haven’t read about him much, don’t be embarrassed. He’s not super well known because his ministry is pretty underground. The book God’s Smuggler is his story. I was actually surprised to find his picture on line. More seems to come out on him through the years. His life would make an excellent movie some day. Looking forward to hearing all that God has done through him & wishing him a day of joy on his birthday. Happy birthday, Brother Andrew! God bless you & the ministry you have begun.