“In March I’ll travel around the world.”
Sitting on my desk is a hand-written note that Brother Andrew wrote to me on Sunday, February 11, 2001. We had already spent a week together in the summer of 1999 when I interviewed him for more than 17 hours about his experiences in the Muslim world. Ministry leaders called it “downloading Andrew.”
Before I turned on the tape recorder in that initial meeting, Andrew emphatically said: “I’m not writing another book!”
I understood. After the publication of God’s Smuggler, Brother Andrew was unable to return to the Eastern European countries and the Soviet Union for many years. He did not want to surrender another fruitful area of ministry. I explained that the purpose of our interviews was for Open Doors to capture what he had learned about ministry in Islamic context. Neither of us anticipated the life-altering events that would shortly unfold.