The Carpenter’s Son visits Jordan

Online memorial Brother Andrew

‘A Sign from Above’. Under this heading we commemorated Brother Andrew during an online gathering on Saturday, November 28 through a YouTube live stream. This stream includes memories from Brother Andrew’s family, friends and acquaintances, together with film footage, music and prayers. We give a glimpse into his exceptional life as ‘errand boy of God’ and ‘Jesus bearer’. In addition, we look forward to how His message will continue.


photocredits Guido Dingemans

A year ago…

It has been one year and the impact of those terrible words still hold heavy: “Arie de Carpentier, aka: Brother Andrew, has died after falling from an old balcony.” Br. Andrew said he needed another 10 years to fulfill his mission. Will someone please tell the Almighty that He has dropped a ball?!

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Start doing like him

The Carpenters’ Son Foundation board members Fred Doeze Jager and René Kolsters, together with his son Thomas, travelled to Jordan at the end of June 2021 to meet people from the foundation’s network, and to make an inventory of potential projects. Below you will find the ninth and final part of their travel report:

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schilderij van Roger de Carpentier over Naomi en Ruth


In the story ‘Crossing Bethany’ Brother Andrew gets into a conversation with someone who has strange dreams: “I think that the Lord Jesus the Messiah, Son of Mary, Peace be upon him, would very much want to get to know you and would really appreciate visiting you.”

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donkey with cross sign


In the story ‘Christmas’, Brother Andrew portrays Christmas from a Middle Eastern context. “In the living room of your house, among your family, in your everyday lives, in our hearts is where he wishes to be born today!”

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homecoming painting

Peace be with you

In the story ‘Peace be upon you’ Brother Andrew wrote about his own pilgrimage. “Sometimes I think that I am getting on in my pilgrimage and ‘home’ is in sight.”

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Brother Andrew: 'Be the message'

Brother Andrew gives a passionate talk on ‘Faith and Society’ at the 2013 COEXIST event in Amman, Jordan. His key point: ‘Be the message!’. The Youth Association for Reality & Awareness (Y.A.R.A.) aims to make the world a better place to live.

Memorial Brother Andrew​

“A Sign from Above”. Under this heading we want to commemorate Brother Andrew during an online gathering on Saturday, November 28. The commemoration in English takes place from 20:15h – 22:00h (UK time) via YouTube live stream.