Episode 11 | The Worst Loss and the Life that Follows



Andrea Sward is the mother of two children. One who died. One who is eating, sleeping, singing, laughing, and exploring like any other 10-month-old.

In her interview, Andrea talks about the tragic car accident that altered her family, her body, and her life forever. She also talks about her road to physical recovery and the new life that has grown in her heart as she has re-entered motherhood.

She and her husband, Scott, live and serve as missionaries in Cambodia: www.friendschurchsw.org/scott-andrea-sward/

Andrea’s interview is brave, honest, full of pain, and full of hope. Just like she is.

7 Responses to “Episode 11 | The Worst Loss and the Life that Follows”

  1. Marcia Muterspaugh says:

    Although you live in Cambodia, it seemed like you were just next door. You have a rich life and you are special.

    • Andrea Sward says:

      Thank you so much Marcia. Undeservedly kind words – you have one special daughter yourself. I hope I can be as good a mom as you have been to your children!

  2. Julie Healton says:

    I have been able to hear Scott talk about some of these events before, both formally and face to face. It was a blessing for me to be able to hear from you, Andrea. Thanks for your honesty and open heart! God be with you and your beautiful family.

  3. Renee Coggins says:

    Thank you for sharing your heart, Andrea. You are an amazing woman and a real inspiration. You are regularly in my prayers.

  4. karen price says:

    Andrea thank you for so freely and honestly sharing your experience. You are a woman of wisdom and grace. Your courage and faith have turned your crucible of pain into a strong and beautiful vessel. The mystery of the tragedy remains but I so honor yours and Scott’s carrying of it. Much love to you three, and always, my prayers.

  5. christi gartner says:

    Andrea- I was so blessed to hear your story again live…I grew up at YLFC so I had heard it many times before but to hear how the Lord is restoring you and healing you each day is a blessing! It’s precious to see you raise your sweet boy in Cambodia and I pray blessings on you all!

    • Virginia Canfield says:

      Hi Andrea and Scott,
      We just listened to this interview with Andrea about your loss and your hope and parenting. This is a good interview with lots of articulate information. It is also a blessing to hear you explain your journey and how you feel about raising kids on the mission field. We concur! Thanks so much and may the Mighty Lord God continue to show you His way. Much love, Ray and Virginia

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