The late Andy Anderson, the stepfather of Jim Brown, who serves as senior pastor at Grace Community Church, Goshen, Ind., was featured yesterday in the Hagerstown, Md., Herald-Mail. At portion of the legacy story appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
Raymond “Andy” Anderson shared his Christian faith and ‘left quite a legacy’
Whether it was growing up poor during The Great Depression or enduring health problems at the end of his life, Raymond “Andy” Anderson always found ways to be content.
“He took what was given him and made the best of it,” daughter Jamie Fleming said.
He served his country during the Korean War and was an avid hunter, woodworker, gardener, athlete, family man and witness for his strong Christian faith.
“He left quite a legacy,” Jamie said. “We all just loved him.”
As one of seven children growing up in Hagerstown’s West End, Anderson learned to enjoy life’s simple pleasures, such as playing games with friends, sledding during the winter in Hagerstown’s City Park and making scooters and stilts out of scrap wood.
“He told us over and over, ‘I wouldn’t have given up my childhood for anything,'” she said. …
Andy to loved share his faith with others, witnessing to everyone he met and sometimes going door-to-door.
Jamie relayed remembrances of Andy by some of her siblings.
Andy’s son, Jim Brown, a pastor in Indiana, said that Christian faith changed his father’s life.
Daughter Joni Metcalf remembered his selflessness.
“He would always put others ahead of himself,” she said.
Son Jeff Anderson described him as “a man’s man, but gentle and fair.”
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