The ex-Amish community

Why do people leave the Amish?

Charles Hurst and David McConnell identify two main reasons in An Amish Paradox, their study of the Amish in Holmes County, Ohio.  According to the authors, these are “the desire for fewer lifestyle restrictions”, and “the desire for a more intense religious experience.”

Ex-Amish have created a number of venues which provide support to former members.

The Former Amish Reunion (FAR), a support group run by an ex-Amish woman, holds a twice-yearly picnic.  The group “tends to attract ex-Amish who are sympathetic to the theology of born-again Christians,” explain Hurst and McConnell.

Former Amish have an internet presence, with a number of web sites providing forums for contact and discussion.  Other organizations, such as Mission to Amish People (MAP), or Lancaster County-based Charity Christian Fellowship, act as spiritual and practical stepping stones out of Amish society.  Some organizations are controversial among Amish, who feel that they use aggressive methods to recruit individuals away from the Amish church.

Former Amish cluster in communities in which they find cultural familiarity and practical support.  The Columbia, Missouri ex-Amish community featured in the National Geographic special “Out of the Order” is one example.

In the new clip below (removed), Columbia ex-Amish mentor Mose Gingerich explains how individuals make the transition from Amish society.  He also makes a return visit to his Wisconsin community. “One Amish community’s pretty much the same as the next,” says Mose, comparing settlements in Wisconsin to one in Missouri.

But as Hurst and McConnell document in An Amish Paradox, Amish communities can in fact be quite different–in everything from technology to beliefs about salvation to how they approach shunning.

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    1. Alice Aber

      Thanks Erik! It is a good question,,, how do the Amish shun their own children? It must be very hard on them emotionally. Yet the bible does tell us that God comes first, even before your own family. I imagine I would be quite torn. On one hand, that would be my own flesh and blood, but on the other hand, without God I am nothing. I would truly hate to have to make that decision.

      Blessings, Alice

      1. Wanda

        How religion controls the family

        Being brought up in a quaesy religious family, studing for years with Jehovahs Wittnesses,I observed “shunning”. This is what made me shun all strong fanatical relgions. BUT I believe in God and don’t think being christian is any different from any other relgion,because the goal of relgion is to make us better people.So you get right wing in ALL faiths, but hey if it works for you. ME my God is happy with me and loves me because I try.I don’t have to be perfect, it is assumed I already am.

      2. Joe Emerson

        Free Witnesses

        This reminds me a lot of the community I am in, Ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses and Friends. If by chance an ExJW sees this and wants help from our expanding network, you can email me at jmasonemerson@yahoo.com. Please put “ExJWs&Friends” or something similar in the subject heading so that I and the spam filter don’t think it’s junk email or spam. My own website is located at http://www.christianwitnesses.com. There is “shunning” and then there is “SHUNNING” which is carried to the extremes so much that it causes suicides etc, and ExJWs experience the extremist unChristian type. Thanks to the internet we are beginning to help one another better, and I feel we can learn much from the X-Amish. Keep up the great work!

      3. james nelson

        i must be i phii4:13
        god bless and enjoy the journey of life

      4. rebel

        misleading people

        Well I don’t know what bible the omish use but it’s not the one the God and Father of Jesus Christ is about..I could spend one hour with any sane thinking Omish and if they really believed God’s Word they would know this hell the omish leaders use to condemn people would be out the mind..the word hell in the bible is pit or grave it is not a place of livinf but of the dead no thoughts no knowing your ded oh people love to read into the word and teach condemnation to put people under fear but God says plainlt Romans 8:1.”There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” If your born again it’s done 1-john 3:9..the seed remains.2-Corinthians 5:17,18,21.”Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” It’s not what we do but what Christ did.We are “made the righteousness of God” my lord how righteousness do they think they can be above God?

    2. richard

      i went to that amish web site set-up by former amish, its fairly interesting to me, and im sure some folks can maybe get more insight as to why they are leaving the amish church. just type in your search engine examish.com. for some reason atleast on my end, it does not go to the whole site if you type in the whole address. just go to the link on the search and you will be there…… richard near the amish community of lebanon,pa

    3. Katie Troyer

      Somehow I wish those in Columbia Mo would or could have broadened their scope about other Amish groups and learn that their concept of the Amish is not the only perspective. But me coming from a similar group in Ohio also know where they are coming from… I am rambling…

    4. richard

      i can understand your point katie, and the only ones who can answer that are the former amish themselfs. i think all anyone can do is respect thier choice, i know i would hate if everything that i did in my life came into question by someone else.im sure the amish in the long run would rather have someone who really wants to be in the amish church, instead of being sad and very un-happy about it. and as far as i can tell, they are not trashing the amish themselfs, so im cool with them.i think maybe im starting to ramble myself katie, but heres a bright spot to all of this……….. maybe, just maybe a few will go back………. richard near the amish community of lebanon,pa

    5. Karen Pollard

      With the wide variety of beliefs throughout all the Amish communities, you would think someone who is dissatisfied could find a group that are more similar in their thinking. I find it so sad they would leave behind family and friends. The Amish order runs the gamut from extremely strict to a type of conservative liberalism. Surely they would fit in better somewhere.
      I’m guessing though, with the limited knowledge of technology and immmediate information, it may be hard for them to know just what is out there. Perhaps I’m wrong, I really don’t know.

    6. Anita

      That was definitely interesting.
      And- there are vast differences among Amish communities and in the ways different Amish people enforce (or not) the various rules. My mom’s dad let each of his children choose whether or not to pursue a high school education. One of my aunts did. Grandpa had a bit more ‘umph’ to him and didn’t do things the typical Amish way- like shunning. He didn’t/doesn’t do it, period.
      I have pretty strong feelings about a lot of what Mose talked about in the video. I’m glad for Grandpa’s strength of character to do what he felt was right when Church dogma dictated otherwise.

    7. plain lady

      The FAR sounds very interesting. The Amish love their reunions and I guess ‘leaving the church’ doesn’t change that fact. There is a group for ex-Amish on Facebook. When I checked it out I saw that lots of them were communicating in PA Dutch. Like the saying goes, You can take the boy out of the Dutch, but you can’t take the Dutch out of the boy!

    8. tania smith

      I love that Mose is still teaching and mentoring life skills to those who have left too. That is a life changing thing he is doing for them. My husband had a similar opportunity given to him. Giving someone a chance like that is an act of love. Good on him!

      1. andrea taylor

        support for mose gingerich

        I have just finished watching a documentory on the National Geograhic channel on the wonderful work that Mose Gingerich does to help the people that leave the Amish community,this is what religion is,no barrier’s,just God given gift’s of helping your fellow man,may you be blessed and enjoy the reward’s of your kindness,

        Regard’s from New Zealand xxx

    9. rick

      Katie Troyer – are you not blogging any more? I cannot get to it the last few days.

    10. Katie Troyer

      Rick, my blog disappeared in mid air last week when someone hacked my site.

    11. Kate

      Katie! Oh no! Your blog is one I always look to and enjoy so much. I hope that whoever did that is thinking twice about their actions. If you decide to make a new blog would you mind sending me the link so I can follow that one too? Thanks! Look forward to reading your blog & seeing your pics once again,

    12. Oh, Katie, how awful! I didn’t know that could happen. What a mean thing for someone to do! I miss your blog. Will you start a new one?

    13. I remember how, when I first left the Amish, I would generalize my experience, thinking that the Amish could be grouped together for many aspects. Now that I’ve been out of the community for more than 30 years, I am finding just how varied the communities are.

      Having said that, there is one thing I believe is true for anyone leaving the Amish… there is a long healing process we have to embark on if we are to function and thrive in our world. For me this process was soul-wrenching.

      There are many nuanced reasons why I left the Amish… in fact, to include all the nuances of why I left, I had to write a book. Most of these reasons can probably be put under the umbrella of wanting more personal freedom — whether that is the ability to choose how much education I want to pursue, what spiritual community I want to belong to, who to choose for a life partner, or what profession to have. It also means that I can choose how many of the Amish ways I keep and which ones I let go of. The Amish teach their children there is no in between — you are either Amish or not. I disagree — all of us who leave retain some of our “Amishness.” I feel I have a healthy blend of my former life among the Amish and the life I have chosen.

      1. Wanda

        God loves you UNCONDITIONALLY

        The God of my understanding loves each one of us. It is not about your relgion as it is about your relationship with God. I believe you have so much to offer the “outsiders”, that your culture gave you and you still carry with you. I imagine an more open amish culture that would be just as rightous, but more forgiving and tolerant of moderns conviences.
        I think it is wonderful you are continuing community.May God Bless you all.

      2. virginia m schllies

        Need to help friend

        She is having a hard time. She left Amish 19 years ago but still has low self esteem. How can I be of help to her?

    14. Douglas Urantia


      If I came across you on the street, I would have no idea you were Amish. IMO, being in any religion is just an accident of birth. Religion is merely an artificial overlay upon the person. If they accept it fine, if they reject it, good also.

      One should be free to make their own decision on these matters. I am sure God does not care what religion anyone might have been…only that they desire to love the Universal Father as he loves us.

    15. Hello, I saw the NGEO Documentary, and coming from a Fundamentalist Pentecostal background, I understand the feelings of the Ex Amish people. I have both heard and seen horror stories committed in the name of the Church against the very souls they were supposed to be saving. It takes a VERY brave person to go find your own Promised Land. I now have a full-time ministry counseling kids in Hollywood that most people would call hopeless. But if there is ONE thing that I have learned in Life is that nothing the Creator made is Hopeless. Thank you for posting. Jodie

    16. Katie as you know I was sorry to hear that too as I’ve always enjoyed your blog. I hope you can bounce back somehow.

    17. Saloma, interesting question, what constitutes “Amishness”.

    18. I grew up in Meadville, the county seat of Crawford County in north western Pennsylvania. In the 80’s and 90’s, Mom hired Amish women to clean her house. (They arrived by van.) She grew very attached to one woman in particular. Her bishop told her and her daughters that they were to shun the husband because he refused to give up smoking. This scrappy little woman told him, “I’m not shunning anybody.” (Eventually the whole family moved to Indiana.)

    19. richard

      i myself would like to know if any go back to the amish community, and to the church?. are they accepted back with open arms, or does that depend on how they left in the first place.

    20. Erik, I think the answer to what constitutes “Amishness” is different for each of us. No matter how many times we remake ourselves, we are still fundamentally the same person. And for those of us who grew up Amish, the culture helped shape us into who we are.

      BTW, I am giving away a free copy of my book (for details please see my blog: aboutamish.blogspot.com). This book explores these questions from my perspective in depth.

      Erik, thank you for a thought-provoking post.


    21. Richard, as in most cases, one cannot generalize about all Amish communities and how they will receive someone back into the fold after that person has left, but I can tell you it does happen… I did it once.

      When I left the Amish the first time, a vanload of Amish people (the bishop and his wife; my uncle and his wife, my brother, my sister, and a friend) came to Vermont from Ohio to pick me up and take me back. On the way back, I was told to sit with the bishop up front in the van to “confess” my sins after I left. Upon return to the community, I was excommunicated for two weeks as “punishment” and then I made a public confession on bent knee, and then I was welcomed back into the community. Then I was promptly criticized the way I’d always been for jogging, the way I combed my hair, or for staying in touch with “those Vermont folks.” And it soon became apparent to me that if I stayed Amish, I would be going through life without a partner… the Amish young men no longer asked me for dates, because they thought that if I left once, I might leave again…. and they were right.

    22. richard

      thank you for your story saloma, it was interesting. how long has it been for you since you were with the amish?. i hope your happy and it must have been very tough for leaving for good, and unless we have walked in your shoes, we will never really know how it was…………. richard very close to the amish community of lebanon,pa

    23. Hello Richard,

      It’s been 30 years since the second time I left the Amish, and 33 years since the first time.

      Leaving the Amish is a phenomenon all its own… leaving any other culture, such as the Mormons, is very different because none of the other cultures or subcultures are a model of a good society, like the Amish, which adds an extra layer of complexity.

      I am happy, thanks. It’s taken many years to get to the place I am, but I love my life.

    24. richard

      im glad your in a good place saloma……..richard

    25. Eli

      Erik, this post is guaranteed to generate a lot of comments because you are widely read by ex-Amish. The reasons for leaving will vary widely. I was one of those respondents to Hurst and McConnell’s inquiries.

      The practice of some communities admonishing your fellow members in every little way including how you look, how you walk and whom you befriend, wears on you. It will either make you into basket case of nerves or more like a zombie. That is only one reason for leaving, but it most closely matches my experience.

    26. Appreciate you sharing as always, Saloma, and congrats on the book. Does sound like an interesting read, and thanks for letting us know.

      Eli good to hear from you as well. I wonder if you found there to be any other “categories” of reasons for leaving, or if these two cover most of it.

    27. Slightly-handled-Order-man

      Is there any word on how many “Ex-Amish” date or marry other young people who left the faith?
      I would imagine that sharing that kind of background would generate a certain amount of romantic comfort between ex-Amish men and women.

    28. Mary Ann

      That is so mean whoever hacked Katie’s blog. Katie had a huge following and is missed greatly.

    29. Daniel

      Hello i live in perry county Pa and deal with many Amish and just yesterday they told me that they would gladly accept any amish back into the fold. They just need to go to church and talk to the elders.

      I would love to help any ex amish get back to the amish community. I wish i could join but being in my mid 50’s i doubt i could and plus i take care of an 88 yr old mother in our rustic home here.

      If any true ex amish want to get back please feel free to email me at IfollowYahshua@aol.com and i will help all i can. I have a house with 6 acres and an extra room ro two if anyone is interested in getting back. Or just go to any amish man and ask where the local church meeting is and go.

      Wow i would love to be amish. I do have the closest thing to living amish by being their neighbors and helping them and buying from them etc etc.


    30. Laura

      I saw the anguish and despair in some of the kids that left Amish communities(in the TV programs with Mose Gingerich) I almost cried when Mose talked about being taught that if you leave the Amish you will go to hell and he said he probably would. (I was taught that growing up Catholic)Is there a way to reach out to any of them? To give them a place to stay and food to eat until they can establish themselves? Amish are Christians…so where is the body of Christ reaching out to kids who are shunned? I know a “church” in Indianapolis that teaches rigid rules and regulations and if you don’t buy into it, you are shunned. They don’t even get a rumspringa. I live in a state with few Amish, but I would do what I could to help any that tried to leave.

      1. Beth Beck

        Response to those who feel they will go to Hell if they leave the Amish community

        I was saddened to hear that those who leave the Amish Community feel like they are going to Hell. God doesn’t feel that way. He loves His children. If you confess your sins and accept Christ as your personal savior- you are His- He has written your name in the book of life and He will not turn His back on them. He knows we do sinful deeds- we are still in a sinful body on earth. Our salvation is not based on our actions as much as it is dependent on the Grace of God for forgiveness. If one looks at the Bible – we do not see anyone in their that is perfect- except for Christ. Those that sin- do not lose their Father’s grace. I urge those who leave the Amish community to get in touch with someone on the outside to assist them in their walk with the Lord. He loves them – no matter where they live!

    31. Teresa Miller Adamson

      Leaving the Amish

      My Mother and us children were shunner when I was a young girl. My father was raping my mother on a regular basis and beating her, and when that wasn’t occupying his sick depraved mind he was molesting and raping his toddlers. When my mother after eight years of hurrendous abuse that words can’t even began to describe she divorced the man. He was protected by the church she was cast out like yesterday’s trash.
      However, what the amish have that other religions/cults don’t is they have a close knit bond that’s what is hard and difficult to let go of. You can’t find any other group that is more close knit than the amish. I miss the sense of community. I don’t miss the radical ideals.

      1. Michelle Raymond

        Thank you for sharing your story Teresa. I too, come from an abusive home with the same abuse you describe in your resoonse. We are not Amish, but I have found in these cases, men are excused in religions and women are expected to overlook it and never speak of it.
        Christian churches have their way of shuning people also.

      2. Laura


        I agree that the sense of a close knit community the Amish have is rare, but as I mentioned about the church in Indiana that says it is a Christian community (and they actually feel the are sort of super Christians) I have seen the same controlling and I believe abusive spirit there. They live in a similar community atmosphere as the Amish. What I see are people who are born into it and grow up in it and it is their life. If it’s a nurturing atmosphere it might be a positive experience. But the children there cannot function in American society. They have been “protected” from the “world” their whole life but that leaves their only life the community. So unless it is a wholesome, godly atmosphere, it usually ends up sad. I have family in that community. They were made to cut off all ties with their blood relatives (their only family now is the community) The punishment of children is severe…to break the rebellious spirit. But I see some mean spirited, legalistic young women who disrespect their father and verbally abuse him because he was shunned. Shunned because he questioned the teachings of the leader of this group. I personally think he was right in questioning some of it that borders evil. Very, very sad.

    32. Russ

      Amish in America

      I’m watching the program on Natgeo Canada here about the Amish in America and leaving I have a lot of sympathy for these young people venturing to a world that is basically alien to them low education only being able to go to grade 8 is a way to keep these young men and women in the community a lack of education is like a chain.

      I’m curious though how someone in America can be born, probably at some point part of a census and yet no birth certificate or other identification.

      I have a buddy works for the State Education board in KS and mainly with undocumented aliens in the state and I see little difference between undocumented aliens and the Amish in America. No SS number or birth certificate pretty near makes them undocumented in their own country. Perhaps another chain to keep them home and not leave.

      I think they are very brave for venturing out on their own Mose Gingerich is a saint for helping these men and women Get an education and helping them make the transition and encouraging those he helps to pay it forward and incorporate the old community with these people on their journey.

      Having to use terms like ‘kidnapping’ to liberate some of these people wanting to leave the Amish is kind of scarey

    33. Lawrence

      Mentoring from the heart.

      Mose Gingerich in my opinion is a Great man of conviction whom I believe that God has chosen to mentor and help out the youth of his former community into a life of freedom to enable them to be all that God has called them to be w/out the shackles of religion…I applaud Mose’s and his wife’s work and wish that there were more mentors such as he…May God richly Bless and keep you both in good health and may your hearts remain as beautiful and strong as God leads the way… Hugs 🙂

    34. aisha luyando

      contact with me

      Hi, I’m from Mexico and I would like to contact someone who is ex- Amish and wants to come to work and live with me in my country, please contact in ma mail aishaluyando@yahoo.com.mx

    35. aisha luyando

      contact with me

      Hi, I’m from Mexico and I would like to contact someone who is ex- Amish and wants to come to work and live with me in my country, please contact in my mail aishaluyando@yahoo.com.mx

    36. Elizabeth

      Amish Family Values

      Hello, I am writing a research paper on the Amish and how their family ways and how the men and women differ in the roles of the family. I was wondering if there is anything you can possibly tell me to help me. Also if there is anyone who is ex-Amish that wouldn’t mind emailing me and telling me there stories. My email is me.7654_2@yahoo.com. Thank you so much.

    37. Melissa


      Danka and yah to Elizabeth if you still are researching I would be willing to help. delapamelissa@yahoo.com

    38. Rob Mullin

      Amos Miller

      I am actually looking for Amos Miller,he is a young guy on the television show Ex-Amish Out of Order who is seeking his GED and College Education.If someone knows who I am speaking off and could forward him my contact information.

    39. Valerie

      Try MAP Ministries

      You maybe should try contacting Joe Keim of MAP ministries who knows alot of former Amish, especially the young ones and Joe has had alot of experience with these types of films. I’d be surprised if he didn’t know of Amos.
      jkeim@mapministry.org-he’s very nice and helpful-but very busy so may take a day or so to hear back.

      1. Rob Mullin

        Thank you!!!! Although I am in my 20’s his story is so similar to mine!

      2. DouglasU

        the go to man is Mose Gingerich

        this guy knows most of the Ex-Amish.


    40. DouglasU

      I forgot to mention Mose Gingerich was on that TV show……so he might well know where to find him. Besides that, Mose G. is one good man.

      1. Rob Mullin

        Yes Mose was a mentor to Amos on the show,how would I contact Mose?

    41. DouglasU

      go to his Facebook page that I linked and send him a message or msg him at:


    42. Coco

      How can I help?

      Is there any place to make contributions to help
      the people who left? I would love to help..

    43. DouglasU

      The Amish are very selfish in the way they shun their own beloved children if they want to leave the church. Selfish, selfish people are not loved by God, the Universal Father.

      The Amish need to just get over themselves and their narrow minded ugly ways. We all need to love each other, UNCONDITIONALLY.

    44. Lance

      A person is only shunned by an Amish church if they had become a member and then leave. Those that leave without becoming members are not shunned but may still have strained relationships with family and friends. As for those that had joined the church and then left, those that remain Amish are required by scripture to socially avoid the ones that have left. The Amish give a person many warnings and opportunities to repent, and take no pleasure in shunning anyone, family or not. Many Amish now days drop the shunning if the person joins a acceptable Anabaptist church for a certain period of time. Still others don’t shun their banned family members at all, and thereby risk being banned themselves. Some conservative groups bann and shun a person until they rejoin the church that banned the person, even if it was not their church that originally banned them.

      Scriptures related to social avoidance, or shunning are: Mt 18:15-18, 1 Cor 5:1-13, 2 Thes 3:6,14-15, Titus 3:10, Rom 16:17, 2 John 1:11, Gal 5:9, Eze 36:17-24,Joshua 7
      (sources: Dortrecht Confessions and “1001 Q & A on the Christian Life”)
      When the Amish read the Bible, they use the Luther High German version or mostly the King James version. Both are available online at http://www.biblegateway.com

      No doubt, shunning is harsh. God has commanded it, so the Amish obey God, rather than man. As to why these verses are little used in other Christian churches, that you will have to ask them. The Amish and certain other Anabaptist churches obey them, but few others do. That is between them and God.

    45. DouglasU

      All of the Rules the Amish follow are man made to control the flock. No God would ever demand any such inhuman behavior. The God of this universe is a God of love…not hate or even punishment.

    46. Lance


      I feel very sorry for you. Only a few minutes of research revealed that the urantia religion has a different authority than that of the Bible alone and in its entirety. Rev 22:18-19 tells that adding to or taking away from the Bible as a whole results in separation from the God that wrote it. Urantia does that and like many others that do that, those that believe in it will suffer severe consequences. I pray that God will change your heart while you are still alive on this earth. May God have mercy and to Him be all the Glory.

      Rev 22:18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

    47. DouglasU

      I guess you and I will just have to disagree. God did not write the Bible. The only words that come close to God are the teachings of Jesus. Are you familiar with them? Try to follow them and love your neighbor.
      Its sad that The Amish are so hidebound. They could be a wonderful example to the world if only they would get rid of the nonsense. Some have and its only for the better. There have been too many suicides of those poor loving souls would could not abide by the ridiculous made made ‘Rules’.

      Please do not feel sorry for me. My knowing is my strength. And please know that The Urantia Book is NOT a religion….never has been and never will be. It has no churches and no ministers.

    48. Valerie

      Clearing up falsehood

      You seem to have an agenda here? Were you former Amish?
      However you are spreading falsehood here too. You claim God is love. That is truth. You claim He didn’t write the Bible.
      2 Timothy 3:16: ALL scripture is given by INSPIRATION OF GOD and is profitable for doctrine, for reporoof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. There’s several scriptures claiming it’s authority from God in entirety, by the HOly Spirit-penned by men as the Spirit moved them.Jesus Himself quoted scripture (even, when contending with the devil).

      Urantia is just this-2 Timothy 4:3: For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears. 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, ahd shall be turned unto fables.
      (Urantia, would fall in that category)

      Please repent of this and turn to Jesus Christ-the only way to protect oneself from all the false teachings is to repent, give your heart to Jesus CHrist, be baptized & then, the indwelling Holy Spirit will protect you and anyone else from the many, many false teachings prophesied to come before the second coming of Jesus Christ. Urantia is only one example. Spreading false doctrine is serious, with eternal consequences.

      1. DouglasU

        Freedom of speech....

        Hi Valerie: Have you written to me before? I don’t remember exactly. Anyway, nice to hear from you. You ask if I’m ex-Amish. That’s an interesting question. I’m not here to debate the veracity of the Bible with anyone…sorry. Take care….and ever increasing faith. ..Mose Gingerich….my hero and a good man.

    49. KEN HUDSON

      IF I CAN HELP?



      KEN HUDSON:-)

    50. Melanie

      Interested in getting to know an ex-Amish guy

      Hello! I came on here because I want to find a nice genuine Amish guy. Amish men are raised to respect women, work hard and very smart. I have dated a few guys but non of them are ready to grow up and be responsible. I’m 31 and I don’t have time to be with someone who can’t be his age. I’m pure to myself and respectful of myself and looking to meet someone the same. Well if your looking for a kind girl from Massachusetts email me at Melbabez13@aol.com