Vanderpool brothers prepare for India mission

Andrew Vanderpool

By Jim Jarrett

Andrew Vanderpool will likely deal with a small pet peeve on his summer trip to India — he’ll have to have a roommate.

And the roommate will probably be his brother Kurtis.

“My little brother and I shared a room for most of our lives,” said Andrew. “I told him if we get on our nerves, we just won’t talk to each other for an hour.”

Kurtis and Andrew are part of a team of 10 Christian missionaries traveling to the world’s second-greatest populated country to care for orphaned children, pray for threatened churches and comfort the dying.

“We’ll be working in a church which has had some problems at first,” said Andrew. “Then we’ll work in a Mother Teresa Home and then an orphanage.”

Kurtis VanderpoolAndrew, a 2005 Frenship graduate, and Kurtis, a 2007 graduate, learned about the venture through a missionary group earlier this year at the Wesley Foundation at Texas Tech University.

Kurtis believes the eye-opening portion of the mission will be working with the poor in a Mother Teresa Home.

Donations still needed

Andrew and Kurtis Vanderpool are raising funds for their trip to India. If you would like to donate, send a check to the Wesley Foundation, P.O. 2953 Lubbock, Tx., 79407. The Wesley Foundation is at 2420 15th St. The phone is 762-8749.

Mother Teresa was a Roman Catholic nun who ministered to India’s poor and dying in its streets for more than half a century. She formed missions to care for orphaned children and the dying.

Each mission member needs to raise about $3,000 each.

“We’ve both raised about $2,000,” said Andrew. “Others in the group have raised about $2,000 each.”


  • kvanderpool (Author) said:

    Good luck, Andrew and Kurtis! We’ll be praying for you!

    Love, Mom and Dad


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