The name of Andrew means manly Greek, and although we do not know if he had another name, such as Peter, was a native of Bethsaida in Galilee, as it can seen John 1: 44 and by the way, everything we know Andrés comes from the Gospel of John. He was the son of Jonah or John and later went to live with his brother Simon Peter at Capernaum, as we read in Mark 1: 29. They were fishing in society; thus found Jesus when he called them, as says the Evangelist Matthew.
Andrew, before becoming the Apostle, was a disciple of John the Baptist and was present when John pointed them out to Jesus as the Lamb of God Andrew, brother of Simon Peter; It was one of the two which heard John, and had followed Jesus. when he found his brother Simon, said: “we have found the Messiah, term is translated, the Christ. Y brought him to Jesus.” Andrew was the first evangelist to his brother Pedro at the feet of Jesus Christ and was among the first to be called to be Fisher of men, as called them Jesus.
Practice of their faith her discover the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes, when Jesus asked Philip to prove it, he responded that with 200 Denarii it would not adhere to feed so many people; However, Andrew, said: “here is a boy, which has five loaves of barley and two fish;” But what is this for so many? “.” He reacted as a human, but he gave a sample of their faith put into practice. In another passage, the same Gospel of John 12 nos said that there were certain Greeks among them that had gone up to worship at the feast of Jerusalem and came to Philip and begged him, saying: Lord, we would like to see Jesus. Philip was and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip is it said to Jesus, who answered them by saying: now is the time that the son of man will be glorified. Of course, of true I say unto you, that if the grain of wheat falls on the Earth and dies, it remains alone; But if it dies, bears much fruit. El that loves his life, you lose it; and who hates his life in this world, to eternal life the stored. Any Si serves me, follow me; and where I is, there will be also my server. “If any performance I, my father would honour”. In this passage we find again Andrew leading people at the foot of the master.
Although Andrew was not of the inner circle of the master, i.e. Peter, James and John throughout the Ministry of Jesus you are sharing the concerns of the recent times, asking the teacher would happen when the judgment on Jerusalem and the latest in what is known about him in the Bible is that after the Ascension of the Lord, they approached the high room, for the election of the successor of Judas
Some commentators point out that it could have been crucified in Achaea. Tradition says that he fruitfully preached in Asia minor, both Greece and Escitia (Russia). He is considered to Andrew along with Felipe, converted first of Jesus Christ. It was the first local missionary to bringing his brother Simon Peter at Jesus and the first foreign missionary when he led the Greeks to Jesus.