Andy Stump was born on October 23, 1967. He is the son of Clair D. and W. Leona Stump. He was born in York Hospital and attended Dallastown Area Schools from kindergarten through 12th grade, graduating in 1985.
He graduated from Mansfield University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education. For two years he taught music in a public school setting in a Schuylkill County school district.
In 1991, Andy met Willis Miller and the people of Water For Life at a Lutheran Youth Convention. He visited the work they were doing in Haiti and in 1992 committed to one year with Water For Life in Haiti. He arrived in Haiti on July 17th, 1992.
After one year of service in the primary school sponsored by Water For Life, Andy was called to continue serving in Haiti and has been doing so full-time since then. In Water For Life's primary school, Andy served in almost every role imaginable over the years, from sharpening pencils to administrating, from cleaning toilets to training teachers.
Andy was baptized at Christ Lutheran Church in Dallastown as an infant. He grew up in that church, was confirmed there, and remains an active member of that church. In 2009, Andy chose to be baptized as an adult in a ceremony at the church where he serves in Passe-bois-d’orme, Haiti.
After 20 years with Water For Life, Andy and friends from Christ Lutheran Church in Dallastown launched ASAPH Teaching Ministry so that Andy could continue to minister full-time in Passe-bois-d'orme after Water For Life's departure. The new ministry was launched on July 17th, exactly 20 years after Andy's arrival in Haiti.
ASAPH Teaching Ministry has been able to keep Andy ministering full time in Haiti since 2012. He visits Pennsylvania about 2 times each year to keep in touch with family and mission supporters.
In July of 2022, Andy will celebrate 30 years of ministry in Haiti. That same month, ASAPH Teaching Ministry well be celebrating 10 years of ministry...presenting Christ in a rural Haitian community one lesson at a time.