75 responses to The ex-Amish community
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    Angelic
    Comment on How to support (September 10th, 2012 at 11:55)

    How to support

    I wanted to know what can I do to help people who leave to get on their feet. I don’t think religion should ever be used to control people but actually set them free through the Love of Christ.

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    Comment on help for selfhelp (September 16th, 2012 at 14:29)

    help for selfhelp

    Hello,
    we are building a worldneedhelp
    for poor countries and want to have the help from amish knowhow.
    In greece, creta we have much of mountains and we want to give ex-amish-people a chance to live their.
    Now we stay in germany and like to have contact to you.
    thank you,
    god bless you
    Hermann

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      Robert Clyne
      Comment on Using Amish low resource skills for Africa (April 13th, 2014 at 07:28)

      Using Amish low resource skills for Africa

      I would love to talk with ex Amish about working as technical advisors for various projects in Africa.

      We are looking to build steam turbines using fresnel lens, rammed earth homes, solar cookers, electric cargo motorcycles. We want to do aquaculture, home gardens, hydroponics, and other money making enterprises available to grassroots entrepreneurs.

      We need people who are durable, and highly resourceful under low resource conditions, and who can work hard and serve as role models for Africans who may want to think about alternative lifestyles that are ethical and practical.

      It would be good for Africans to understand Christianity is anti-materialistic. A lesson lost on most of them.

      Robert Clyne

      Using Amish low resource skills for Africa

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    louie
    Comment on The ex-Amish community (October 15th, 2012 at 20:34)

    I would be very willing to relocate to any us city where I could help anyone that is amish that wants to better themselves. Just i don’t know how :/ or where to go….

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    Tammy Mossbrucker
    Comment on Rebecca from Breaking Omish (October 22nd, 2012 at 01:21)

    Rebecca from Breaking Omish

    I have just finished viewing the pre-views of next weeks Breking Omish finally and am so concerned with how Rebecca was just abandoned by her family and now that it is out that she has been married and possibly her “yes” to Abe’s proposal she will have no one to help her. I understand the show is not in real time so this has already occured but I will not sleep well until I know she has been helped by someone who will love and suppport her. If anyone knows anything please let me know and if she needs help in anyway I would do anything to support her.

    Rebecca from Breaking Omish

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      Tammy Mossbrucker
      Comment on The ex-Amish community (October 22nd, 2012 at 01:33)

      I will reply to my own comment!!! Do not want to take up too much space on a honest needed site but wish TLC would have not pulled the wool over America’s eye’s!!!!! I guess both Abe and Rebecca have been together for sometime and even have a child that was left to do the show and are fine because they have been away from the omish for years. Using technology, tannin by pools, driving nice pick ups and all the English things the Omish despise. Thanks TLC for causing pain and sorrow with lies and thanks Rebecca and Abe for allowing $$$$$$ to cloud your integrity. Oh and by the way, leaving a child and not acknoledging her for the sake of ratings…..was it worth it??? I will pray for you and your family that is what it seems you need now.

      The ex-Amish community

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    georgia
    Comment on amish (November 11th, 2012 at 12:16)

    amish

    Can everyone become amish because im very into becoming amish and do you know anyone i can talk to about it?

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      Comment on Amish Wannabe? (February 25th, 2013 at 21:16)

      Amish Wannabe?

      You really want to become Amish? First, I’d encourage you to educate yourself on this complex culture. Second, begin now living without electricity, running water, technology, and wear plain clothing. Third, read accurate, real information on Amish at www.BrendaNixonOnAmish.blogspot.com. Best wishes on your goals.

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      Rudy Hostetler
      Comment on Yes! Anyone can be Amish. (November 17th, 2014 at 10:55)

      Yes! Anyone can be Amish.

      Vee Bich’d!? Vas iss lettz mitt du? Bich du Deitch/English?
      Fa vas vitt du join? Sell is schaffa nett tzeit fa speille. Hoch du booglevae? You will after about a week or two being Amish!

      Hi there. You asked if anyone can be Amish. The answer is YES. I’m from Sugar Creek, Ohio and I left the Old Order Amish a few years back. Anyhow, there’s a lot you would have to do. Just remember that being Amish is a life style. You can be a good person and a Christian even without being Amish. So if you want to be Amish because you think you’d be a lot happier and you want to live your life that way you’re going to make adjustments.

      1. No electricity. You can still have your cell phone. You just have to charge it on a gas powered generator or somewhere else. You’ll get your “cat eyes” before long so don’t worry about not seeing in the dark. Also, gas and oil lamps can light up a room just as well as a light bulb.

      2. No musical instruments at all. Not even in church. I have a friend that wants to leave the church because he can’t play guitar.

      3. Plain clothes and traveling by horse and buggy (or foot powered scooter).

      4. Pennsylvania Deitch schvetza. If you don’t understand what schvetza means, you got a lot of work to do. It’ll take a while to learn the language called Penn Dutch. It’s hard to teach someone the language because it’s just passed down from one generation to the next. There are probably no books worth reading on the subject.

      5. If you’re hoping to marry an Amish person and you were not born Amish, it’s just not done but you could be the one to change all that. There’s a lot of reasons Amish don’t marry outside the church and the elders have introduced a way to legitimately prevent just that from happening. You can not be married until you join the church. To do that you must be baptized. After baptism you are expected to follow the Ordnung of your district (your particular community’s church rules). Likewise, nobody could marry you except another baptized member of the church. Marrying a nonamish person after baptism will get you shunned! (kicked out)

      Still want to be Amish? Go for it man! You won’t be accepted by a few people here and there. The ones that will eventually accept you as a member of the church will do so because rejecting you would be against the teachings of Jesus. On the other hand, you’ll be given every chance in the world to opt out of your decision to join up with the nearest Amish community.

      I left because of my own personal reasons and a disagreement over a business deal but this isn’t about me. Best of luck.

      I recommend moving to Holmes County if you’re really sincere about being Amish. Look out for the Schwartzies! They’re the strictest.

      Yes! Anyone can be Amish.

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    Comment on Looking for Experienced Employees (May 6th, 2013 at 10:00)

    Looking for Experienced Employees

    Hi, my husband and I have a family owned business that has been around for over 40yrs. We do residental roofing and siding, we are currently looking for 3 shinglers and 2 labourers. I have placed many ads with different papers etc but can not find suitable employees. We run a drug and alcohol FREE work place. We do high end quality work ONLY. As soon as we ask a potentential new employee to produce a police clearence certificate and sign a subsance abuse test paperwork, they no longer show up for work?
    This ad is being placed on the off chance that there is some people in your community looking for work?
    I think everyone knows how hard and serious Amish/Mennonite people are about working and suporting their families, not to mention having pride and integrity. Pay ranges on exp $15-$24 per hour. Only serious inquires only Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada based shop

    Looking for Experienced Employees

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    Bill
    Comment on Helping ex-amish (May 12th, 2013 at 04:15)

    Helping ex-amish

    I have many years of experience with young people and would like to start a project in Sweden for ex-amish offering skills they may not have and education in the sciences they may not have. Is anyone interested in taking part ??? Low cost, good lodgings.

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    Comment on Finding some one decent to marry (September 29th, 2014 at 17:50)

    Finding some one decent to marry

    In life you only meet one rose and a lot of weeds. I have a good income but it is hard to find a decent women to marry. I’m tiered of the on line dating and the type of females on there. I had an out of body experience and now that I died and come back life and church is not the same any more. It has left me feeling empty in side. I’m about to leave this country I once gave my life for just to find someone to share my life with. It is nice to see all the rich preachers that have fancy suits and cars and million dollar homes but I long for a wife with morals and a family and the funny thing is if I do find that one girl and she can’t have children or don’t want any that is ok to just to have someone in my life to share this empty house with that could make it a home. If you think you know someone and can’t get a hold of me on line TXT me at 1 520 400 3723

    Finding some one decent to marry

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