November 6, 2019

Member of 2017 Operation Barnabas Hoosier Team, Andrew Carpenter, Remembered

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Member of 2017 Operation Barnabas Hoosier Team, Andrew Carpenter, Remembered

Andrew Carpenter, part of Legacy Church in Kendallville, Indiana, and a member of the 2017 Operation Barnabas Hoosier team, went to be with Jesus on October 29 after sustaining injuries in a car crash 10 days earlier.

Andrew was currently a student at Ivy Tech College in Fort Wayne and a member of their baseball team; his testimony for the Lord and impact on fellow students, coaches, and others he rubbed shoulders with are being widely reported through local news organizations and social media. Words like “encourager”,
“exceptional”, and “caring” are being used to describe how Andrew interacted with those around him.

Andrew’s parents, Matt and Amy Carpenter, and sister Leslie (2019 OB alum) maintained a Caring Bridge site and shared this final post.

Our family has felt the presence of GOD through Andrew’s journey from the day he was born. GOD has used Andrew’s life to bring people to HIM. We have heard soooo many stories of how Andrew touched soooo many people. Amy and I are honored that GOD chose us to be Andrew and Leslie’s parents. We would just like to let everyone know how much we appreciate the hours of prayer that has, and will, help us through this time. We also have really enjoyed getting to know a lot of Andrew’s friends. His family and friends will carry on his legacy!

Andrew went home to be with Jesus at 4:17 this afternoon. Andrew put up a strong fight. Drs. thought he would not last past 11:00 last night. He went to be with Jesus very peacefully. We couldn’t be more proud of him for the life he lived. We will always love you Andrew!!

Timothy Kurtaneck, director of Operation Barnabas and Andrew’s OB leader, said, “We at CE National are so proud of Andrew and how he continued to be a Barnabas to those around him by his positive testimony of encouragement. We will miss him and are praying for his family during this difficult time.”

Visitation for Andrew will be held Friday, November 8th from 2:00–8:00 PM at First Christian Church, 110 West Waits Road, Kendallville, IN. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 9, 2019, at 1:00 PM at First Christian Church with Pastor Dan Cosentino and Pastor Logan Conley officiating.

Andrew with the OB choir

Andrew with the OB choir

 

Andrew helping run the bounce house

Andrew helping run the bounce house


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