Comment on Do Amish evangelize? by Naomi.
I purchased produce on a regular basis at the Amish farm market in St. Mary’s, MD this summer. I dress plain (long skirt, t-shirt, bandana-type head covering) and a older Amish gentleman asked what church I attended. I told him we were between churches, but had one we were hoping to start attending, and he gently admonished me to go ahead and attend church. Since he was old enough to be my grandfather, it did not seem arrogant, as other experiences with evangelists can seem. In fact, I appreciated that he cared. In general, I have found the Amish in St. Mary’s to be fairly outgoing and conversational. I have enjoyed making some connections in that community.
I agree with what others have said, that actions, leading by example, and demonstrating humility are more effective than vocal witness.
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