14 responses to ‘Joining’ the Amish: Russell Maniaci and the Amish mission movement
  • Interesting reading this the day before planned trip to Kalona!!

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      JOAN SOUDERS
      Comment on JOINING THE AMISH (June 20th, 2012 at 10:24)

      JOINING THE AMISH

      I THOUGHT THE ARTICLE PLUS EVERYTHING ELSE IT REFERRED TO WAS EXCELLENT.

      I HAVE OFTEN THOUGHT OF THE POSSIBILITY OF STAYING WITH AN AMISH FAMILY FOR A WHILE.

      I TRULY LOVE THE AMISH AND HAVE READ MUCH ON THEM.

      BLESSINGS TO ALL,

      MAXILUV27@GMAIL.COM
      JOAN SOUDERS

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    Comment on ‘Joining’ the Amish: Russell Maniaci and the Amish mission movement (July 6th, 2009 at 23:22)

    Thanks Jean–enjoy the trip!

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    Helen Parnell-Berry
    Comment on ‘Joining’ the Amish: Russell Maniaci and the Amish mission movement (July 7th, 2009 at 19:16)

    Hello Erik; I’m in Indiana, hoping to visit my Amish pen friends in the next couple of days. Will be in touch soon.

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    Tom Kaminski
    Comment on ‘Joining’ the Amish: Russell Maniaci and the Amish mission movement (July 9th, 2009 at 10:30)

    As one Amish man wrote about this subject way back in 1993 in Small Farm Journal –

    ” If you admire our faith – strengthen yours. If you admire our sense of commitment – deepen yours. If you admire our community spirit – build your own. If you admire our simple life – cut yours back. If you admire our deep character and enduring values – live them yourself”

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      Micheal McEvoy
      Comment on Living near the Amish (June 5th, 2012 at 13:13)

      Living near the Amish

      My wife and I agree with the quote from Small Farm Journal, and realize that we would most likely not be accepted into an Amish community because we have both been divorced and remarried.
      We have tried to live in a similar manner, but have not found the support from any of the “English” communities we were near.
      Our question is: How accepting are Amish communities of families that live like them, but are not part of their church?

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    Comment on ‘Joining’ the Amish: Russell Maniaci and the Amish mission movement (July 10th, 2009 at 03:39)

    Very apt in this case Tom. And Helen have a nice time and give a holler when you have a chance. I will be in Lancaster next month.

  • This is like the new person at work or someone who joins an organization and comes in and decides things should be done this way or that way. If they were brought in for that purpose then okay. If not, they usually aren’t around for very long.

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    Comment on ‘Joining’ the Amish: Russell Maniaci and the Amish mission movement (July 10th, 2009 at 04:20)

    Nice analogy Bill. Sounds like you might be familiar with the type.

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    Sort of like the American Indians? Outside influences will always eventually contaminate. “A little levan, levanth the whole lump” My reason for reading this, is my interest in joining them. My fear is my own motivation to change things I think can be done better. Guess you have to define, “better”.

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    lupe higareda
    Comment on ‘Joining’ the Amish: Russell Maniaci and the Amish mission movement (March 3rd, 2010 at 02:51)

    i want to become amish and forget about all this im going thru right now….help!

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    Keith B. Johnston
    Comment on mission movement (May 11th, 2011 at 07:58)

    mission movement

    I know someone who was Amish, went to the mission conference in Kalona, then went to Eastern Mennonite College to get educated to be an overseas missionary (which she then was for decades). After she finished college, she did leave the Amish church and became Mennonite (though interestingly enough her Amish community did not remove her for going to college but she removed herself).

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    JOAN SOUDERS
    Comment on 'jOINING THE AMISH' (June 20th, 2012 at 10:31)

    'jOINING THE AMISH'

    THIS IS IN REFERENCE TO THE ARTICLE BY RUSSELL MANIACI & THE AMISH MISSION MOVEMENT.

    I WOULD LIKE TO BE A GUEST ON AN AMISH FARM FOR AS LONG AS THEY WOULD LET ME AND MY DOG STAY.

    I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN VERY INTERESTED IN THE AMISH, READ UP ON THEM AND BEEN TO AREAS WHERE THEY HAVE BEEN.

    I LIKE THE PLAINNESS OF THEIR LIFESTYLE AS WELL.

    THANKS,
    MAXILUV27@GMAIL.COM
    JOAN SOUDERS

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    JOAN SOUDERS
    Comment on add to my story (June 20th, 2012 at 10:35)

    add to my story

    ps to the above: of course I would like to join the Amish, but learning about their ways more would come first. Please attach this to my above story.

    Maxiluv27@gmail.com
    Joan Souders

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