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Uncle Andy
by Rachel Whitaker, Associate Editor

Uncle Andy"Uncle Andy" is our lead moderator. Below are some questions he has answered to help you get to know him better.

What's your name?
My username on the chat is "Uncle Andy," and after trying out a few different usernames (ie 'westin' 'mullingar') I decided to simply use the name that my nieces and nephews call me.  Yes, my name is actually Andrew. I like the example of the disciple Andrew because it seem every time we hear of him, he was bringing somebody to Jesus.  My first time on the CyberClub chat was in December 2008, and I know from my experience between then and now that there are a lot of really awesome kids in our club. The purpose of our club, and the reason I am happy to be involved, is to help more of our awesome kids get acquainted with our AWESOME Friend, Jesus.

Are you married?
Yes, I've been married for 27 years. Those members who have been online to chat for awhile may remember a moderator called MrsH. She is my wife.

Do you have kids?
We have three sons. Trevor is our youngest, and you know him on the CyberClub as "HappyHat." He has been a club member the longest of anyone in our family, and you might say he is the reason I joined the team.

What kind of work do you do?
I am a business consultant. That means that I am self-employed and provide business support services to various clients in the Rio Grande Valley. And I coordinate the Guide CyberClub chat room.

Where do you live?
I live in Texas, way down south close to the tip of it--ten minutes' drive from the Mexican border.

Where did you grow up?
I am originally from Ontario, Canada. Growing up, I spent many years in Michigan. I also lived in West Virginia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta. After high school and college in Alberta, I went to university in Michigan, where I met my wife. We lived for awhile in Arizona and now are located in Texas.

What are your favorite activities?
I enjoy writing music, singing, and playing musical instruments. What I really enjoy is making friends, and especially when we can share together and learn more about Jesus.

What was life like when you grew up?
Well, back when the dinosaurs roamed the earth (not really), the phone was on the wall or maybe in a phone booth, where we might pay a dime to use it. A penny would buy a Tootsie Roll. You could get a gallon of gas for less than 30 cents. When we learned to use a computer in grade 8, it was with a bunch of punch cards for a simple program--and the computer took up a really large room. And in Sabbath school we got a really neat magazine every week. It was called Guide.

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