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Andy – Who am I?
I am a somebody, not a nobody, I have been created with a purpose. I am a traveller on a journey, or pilgrimage, to discover, explore and fulfill that purpose. I am a Christ-follower; I am a servant, a life-learner, a leader, a mentor, a friend, a husband, a father and a grandfather and yet still a child who has not yet grown up.
I have never denied being a Christian, after all I was born in England in 1956 what else would I be?
1975 married Glenda, in January 2023 we celebrated 48 years!!!
1988 I moved my family, 5 of us, to Calgary, Alberta from the UK and we have lived in and around the city since. Today we have an expanding family with somewhere between 3 & 9 children and 7 & 17 grandchildren, depending upon how we count. In fact August 2016, at the celebration of my 60th birthday, there are 25 people in my family photograph.
After 9 years in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, I spent most of my career working in optical, mechanical and electrical engineering supporting research and teaching at the Welding Institute and the University of Calgary.
In 1994 my understanding of being Christian changed. Jesus didn’t say, doesn’t say we have to be born Christian he says we have to be “born again”. I have experienced this re-birth and I am, without doubt, a new creation.
Glenda – Who am I?
Discovered the living Christ at 8 years old when Billy Graham explained what happened when my Dad died a few months before.
The fourth quarter 2014 started a new phase. In September we arrived at YWAM Kona where we participated in a Crossroads Discipleship Training School. At the end of the 12 week lecture phase we spent 9 weeks in Hanoi, Vietnam on outreach. This journey is documented on this site under the category YWAM Kona CDTS Sept 2014, please read through. We were now YWAMmers, and we returned to Kona trying to give back a little of what we received by serving as CDTS staff from Sept 2015 – Sept 2017.
mid-2018 to mid-2019 had Andy staffing with YWAM Turner Valley while Glenda took in a School of Biblical Studies.
Today, we are serving in our community of Okotoks, Alberta, discovering the many needs and the ways we can help “reconcile the world to God.”