Andy grew up in a US military family with his parents, one brother, and one sister. He became a Christian as a PhD student at Penn State, attending the Alliance Christian Fellowship. Soon after he developed a passion for missions and participated in two short-term mission trips to Mexico. He then attended Columbia International University, pursuing a Bible Certificate. He worked in the computer field in Virginia for several years, attending Faith Bible Church of Sterling, Virginia and serving in the international ministries program. In 2001 he visited Croatia on a survey mission trip and in 2004 was sent as a long-term missionary with the Pioneers mission agency. Starting in 2004 he began serving on the Pioneers church planting team at Slavonski Brod, Croatia. After being married to Lim in 2007, they began working in the nearby Roma village.
Lim grew up in Hong Kong with her parents and one older brother. She became a Christian as a teenager at Evangelical Free Church of China – Grace Church. There, she grew in her spiritual walk with the Lord and served on the Youth Fellowship Committee. She went to the UK to study nursing and midwifery where she worked for around 15 years. While in the UK she attended and served on the Missions Concern Team at the Chinese Church in London. Later, she served with missionaries from the Chinese Overseas Christian Mission in planting the Essex Chinese Christian Church (now called Colchester Chinese Christian Church). Her passion for missions started during her early years in the UK. She has participated in short-term mission trips to UK, Spain, Sudan, and Indonesia.
Andy and Lim
In April, 2007 Andy and Lim were married in Epping, England. As a couple they were accepted by Pioneers in 2007 and sent to Slavonski Brod, a city of 60,000 in eastern Croatia. After spending a year in Split, Croatia, Andy and Lim have been serving the Romani people of Croatia. Currently they lead the Pioneers Croatia Roma Team and attend the Baptist Church of Slavonski Brod.