“I can’t honestly remember when I met Andrew Allard but I won’t ever forget knowing him. Andrew and his sister Abby were part of a youth cell group that met at my house every week for several years. He played the guitar for our cell group because he loved to worship the Lord and I’m absolutely certain that hasn’t changed. He’s probably back stage somewhere in heaven right now, most likely behind the throne of God, looking for an autograph or a free t-shirt.
His insight into the love of God was beyond his age. He could always be counted on to get a conversation about Christ started and he encouraged others to share their thoughts as well. His joy for life was contagious! We had so many awesome conversations – many of which were serious and some just hysterically funny. He led others to Christ at the age of 11 or 12 like he had been doing it for 50 years. He didn’t make it complicated to come to know Christ he just introduced people to his friend Jesus. His life example was often times enough for people to want to know his Lord better.
We also both love the Red Sox! We talked so much about who was playing well, who blew it or even worse about the dreaded New York Yankees. We both had the same opinion about that team – enough said. We always talked about going to a game but never got the chance. Hey Andrew – apparently you have no pull this year! What happened?
Who knew the Lord would want him so badly in heaven? I can only imagine that the Lord wanted Andrew’s joy around the throne – a true worshipper with an awesome smile and laugh! In Numbers 14 the Lord stated that Caleb “had a different spirit; he follows me passionately!” God would also say that about my friend Andrew. He had a different spirit than most people his age and he loved the Lord passionately.”
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