I am happy to say that Andre, my relative,
serves at the East Timor office of Jehovah's
Awake! June 2012 21 confirms that Andre has moved to East Timor
I am happy to say that Andre, my relative,
"I am happy to say that Andre, my relative, serves at the East Timor office of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Even most of my relatives, including Andre’s grandmother, who once wanted to bury us, now respect my faith." - p. 21
This boy gets around!
Andre is quite a celebrity. He was not around in my day. What is a JW doing with such a Euro name?
I think some TV reporter should confront JR Brown about Andre.
I'm beginning to think it's an inside joke at the writing dept, basically playing off how stupid the avg dub is about their own religion
Hey! Don't forget that there are Witnesses swimming through crocodile infested waters just to get to the meetings every other day in distant lands! Oh, and they pray for us out of fear that our wealth might corrupt us and cause us to become complacent.
Gag. I don't know why I thought of this, but it's a similar sort of weirdness for me.
Seriously, ever wonder why they keep designating places for meetings on the other side of crocodile infested waters? I think someone gets off on it. That's all I'm saying. "Watch'em run! Oh, we need someone else to work the mikes tonight. Dang."
And I'm sure starving people in other countries don't envy us the fact that we can afford to eat a sandwich whenever we want. Right.
Boy, the WT's logic is fun.
Andre's back! Yea!
In all my 30 years + in JW land, I never met an Andre, but with the amount of Andre experiences in the WT library you'd think there would be at least one per congo.
In terms of names, Andre is to the Watchtower as Mohammad is to Muslims as Maria is to Catholics.
does andre have a pager so the writing department can get in touch with him regularly?
Just had a looky at WT Library, and we can trace Andre...
Andre was born in 1970/1, and helped deliver his baby sibling when he was 6 "When six-year-old Andre’s mother went into labor at home in New York, he was the only one there to help. “Go into the bathroom and fill a basin with hot water,” he was instructed" Awake 1977 12/8 pg 28.
By 1987 he is 17 and has a sister Anna-Marie: "Anne Marie and her brother Andre concur on the advantages of having a ready companion... Seventeen-year-old Andre echoes the Bible’s words at 1 John 4:20 when he says: “If you can’t get along with people you can see, how can you get along with Jehovah, whom you can’t see?” Awake! 9/22 pg25
In 1989 he is still finding it hard to get along with his sister - bet he wishes he hadnt helped at the birth now: " Young Andre adds: “When you’re at home . . . , you act the way you really are.” Unfortunately, ‘acting the way you really are’ often means dispensing with politeness, kindness, and tact"... But there's something dodgy here, we've established he was 17 in 1987 (Sidebar, why the hell weren't his parents pioneering in readiness for 1975???) however two years later he is STILL 17! "Seventeen-year-old Andre echoes the Bible’s words ..." yp ask book 1989 pg 50.In 1990 Andre is back in the Awake! and he's getting a bit snippy about other 'youths' who havent got baptised yet "A youth named Andre observes: “A lot of youths wait until they are 17 or 18 to get baptized, which is a little old.” Why? “Because long before that they’re old enough to make other decisions for themselves.” Awake! 4/8 pg 15. In 2007 Andre, by now an evidently very youthful 37 year old, is conflicted between playing sports for his school and devoting his life to religious crap. Andre has a staring role in the DVD "Young people ask: What should I do with my life" and the congregation gets to discuss him in an item": (1) What similarities are there between Timothy, who is spoken of in the Christian Greek Scriptures, and Andre? (Acts 16:1; 1 Tim. 4:8; 2 Tim. 1:5) (2) How was Andre being pressured to excel in athletics, and by whom? (3) Who proved to be positive influences on Timothy and on Andre, and in what ways? " KM April 07 pg 6 Where will Andre appear next!
Has anyone got a list of the places where Andre made an appearance in the magazines? It might make a funny page.
In 2009 , Andre is helpfully dispelling shrewd advice on child rearing , albeit with rather poor grammar , perhaps as a result of following the Society policy on further education.
"The older your children get,” says a father named Andre, “the more you need to adjust your approach and to reason with him.
In 2011 he has a narrow escape from an explosion.
I WILL never forget that Monday morning at the post office,” reflected Andre, a white South African-born man living in Namibia. “The place was jam-packed with people. I saw a suspicious bag left unattended nearby. I asked for my mail and left. After driving for only about three minutes, I heard a tremendous blast.
If anyone wants to do a further search "Andre" with an accent over the 'e' gets a lot more hits.
Andre with an accent has a masturbation 'problem' spanning a couple of magazines, and he also gets discouraged by harsh counsel!
OMG---after a year here, this is the first time I heard the Chronicles of Andre! You have absolutely made my day!
I think the argument behind the use of the generic "Andre" term was that it was a name that worked well in many languages and was relatively uncommon. Nothing worse when you sitting in a Watchtower study and have to cringe with embarrassment when your namesake "Steve" is mentioned who has a struggle with masturbation or "Jenny" who was immorally sleeping with a wordly work mate.
In 1961, 9 years before he was born, Andrew moved with his wife and children to Renunion: "The Pégoud family—André, Jeannine, and their six-year-old son, Christian—along with Noémie Duray, a relative, heeded the call. They docked in January 1961." Yearbook 2007
In 2006 Andre struggles with masturbation: "A young man named André had similar thoughts. “I felt like such a hypocrite,” he says. “It was a struggle to get out of bed in the morning and face the day. I found it difficult to sit through Christian meetings or to participate in the ministry.” Awake! Nov 2006
In 2006, Andre has been promoted to the WT from the Awake, and has somehow managed to qualify as a Doctor: "Consider the case of André, a Christian elder, father, and medical doctor in Europe. When André was on all-night duty in the hospital, female colleagues repeatedly pinned notes—decorated with hearts—to his pillow, inviting him to have sexual relations with them. André steadfastly refused to entertain their advances. " w06 8/1.
However also in 2006 Andrey changes how he spells his name and moves to Russia, where, back in school again, he refuses to read a book . "Andrey rejoices that he decided to follow his Bible-trained conscience by not reading material that dishonors Jehovah and his Son, Jesus Christ. Such a stand not only protected him from unscriptural views but also opened up a marvelous opportunity to share vital Bible truths with others." W06 3/1
In 2004 the yearbook recounts how Andre revitalised he mid-week preaching arrangement in Brazzaville in 1981: "As André continued preaching that morning, he met a brother who said: “We have all got out of the habit of preaching from house to house.” This brother then told other publishers about André’s activity. In the afternoon several sisters came to the meeting for service. "
In 2003, Andre is back in France literally crying with appreciation about the 2002 yearbook: “I’ve completed reading the 2002 Yearbook. I couldn’t help but cry while reading about your activity in Ukraine. I wish to let you know how much encouragement I have received from your zealous example and strong faith. I am proud to belong to the same spiritual family as you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!”—Andrée, France. Wt 10/1
Andre is my hero.
Where the hell is "East Timor"????
Rotfl!!!! Then dubbies version of 'waldo' "wheres Andre"