Andrew was the first apostle of Jesus and chief of the apostolic group while Jesus lived. He was 33 years old in A.D. 26, when he was accepted by Jesus.  He had a certain tendency to suspicion and over-individualism. 
Andrew had three sisters, one of them named Marta; his brother was Peter.  He was single and was the fishing partner of Peter, James and John. 
First he was a believer in John the Baptist; later he became the first apostle of Jesus.  He was a deep thinker; Andrew used to reassure his fiery brother Peter with his more seasoned and philosophical counsel.  When Jesus asked the first six apostles to choose another apostle, Andrew selected Matthew. 
He was the general director of the apostles; he was an efficient administrator; he was the ablest apostle of all, even Peter, with the exception of his ability to oratory.  He chose Peter, James, and John to attend Jesus as personal attendants.  He sought out Jesus in anguish after the evening healing that caused such a stir.  Bravely defended that rubbing grain on the Sabbath and eating it was equivalent to chewing it and was not a sin.  He was part of the committee that accepted applicants from the school of evangelists and from the seventy.  Imposed strict rules on the apostles' work with women.  He opposed proclaiming Jesus king.  Tried unsuccessfully to cure the son of James of Safed.  He was bewildered by the events of the triumphal entry into Jerusalem.  Returned the sword to Simon Zelotes that Simon distributed before the capture of Jesus.  He was worried about Judas on some occasions. 
He asked Jesus numerous questions, such as should we practice self-sacrifice? Are the stars signs of births? Do you speak in parables when you speak of dying? and others.  The farewell words to Andrew were asking him to watch over the group.  Asked Andrew to be more trusting.  Asked Andrew to strengthen the other apostles. 
Was released by Jesus from apostolic responsibility before his death.  Implied that Peter had seen things that were not real when he asked to be believed for having seen the risen Jesus.  Together with Peter they brought back Simon Zelotes.  Was present at the appearances of Jesus.  He was never jealous of Peter when after the death of Jesus he became chief of the apostles.  Brought thousands of believers into the kingdom; he died crucified in Patras, Achaia. 
Andrew partially recorded a life of Jesus, but never multiplied copies of it. Those lost writings have been used in Part IV of The Urantia Book.  Luke used a heavily mutilated copy of Andrew's notes to compose his gospel. 
See also: UB 139:1; UB 143:3.1,5; UB 144:1.4; UB 145:2.1; UB 167:0.1; UB 191:0.6; UB 192:1.11; UB 192:4.7; UB 194:1.2.