7 responses to Trading a pilot’s license for a buggy: an Amish convert’s story
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    Comment on Trading a pilot’s license for a buggy: an Amish convert’s story (October 11th, 2007 at 05:50)

    Yes, I do know of a couple that converted to Amish back in the early 70’s. Today that man is an Amish Minister who lives in WI.

    I grew up in the community this couple joined back then. Contact me through my website as I would like to talk with you some more.

    With gratitude,
    AO
    Author, Inspirational Speaker, & coach

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    Comment on Trading a pilot’s license for a buggy: an Amish convert’s story (October 12th, 2007 at 14:31)

    Thanks Anna, that is interesting.

    I do hope you’ll come back and contribute some more comments. It would be great to have an insider’s perspective on this blog…I think a lot of readers would appreciate hearing from you as I would.

  • I know of converts to the Beachy Amish and Mennonites in the EU and South America.

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    Why are the Amish adoping children from Latin America? Why not Germany? And why is British allowed to join the Amish? How are the Amish going to keep their culture intact when they are allowing outsiders into their religion?

    I hope the Amish at least are adopting German latin Americans from Brazil. And I hope their adoption of none Germans is limited in size so as not to destroy the culture, language, and not to create some dark race which would destroy the German identity.

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      ABHart
      Comment on Trading a pilot’s license for a buggy: an Amish convert’s story (September 4th, 2011 at 22:05)

      I have some Amish friends in my community, they have explained to me that the reason there are not many non Amish joining is because they have to dedicate themselves to the life. Some join for a while then crave the real world. They miss things they once had. In one case an Amish woman fell in love with a man that had been allowed to join the community they got married had 4 kids. He fell in love with another Amish woman from another sect. He got divorced from the 1st Amish wife married the second took there 4 kids and left the Amish community. For this Mother and community it was horrifying. The Amish from all different sects know of stories like this and for that reason most generally do not allow outsiders to join them. And caution those that do act Amish, that they are watching them. There is a man in Ohio near where I live that chose to act as an Amish. It turned out that he is a pedifile, and has a past messing with young kids. The Amish trusted him and when he said you can put your school on my property, he had his own reasons for allowing them to place a school. When they found out they moved the school, and will not allow him contact, he deceived them. They are very caution of why we want to join them.

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    michelle
    Comment on humm??? (August 8th, 2011 at 14:54)

    humm???

    Being a person of color myself, I would have to say with your comment about creating ” some dark race” you must not understand the amish at all. Even I know, if they did adopted darker skinned children, it had to be because God lead them too and the community was in agreement. Thankfully, they don’t share your racists views.

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    mallarie klooster
    Comment on i have wanted to become amish since i actually understood what being amish meant. (June 6th, 2012 at 07:47)

    i have wanted to become amish since i actually understood what being amish meant.

    dear readers,

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