This video was shot in an Amish kitchen – on the farm where the movie Witness was filmed in the 1980s. In it, Martha Beiler takes us through making a large batch of chicken pot pie. We don’t see her face at any point, but we do see what she’s doing and hear her speak (photos by Paul Kuehnel/York Daily Record).

The occasion was a remarkable visit last December, of 70 people from around the world (story here) – some refugees from places like Congo, Iraq, and Nepal. This was arranged by a local tour group and a refugee “dinner experience” organization.

Let’s call it a nice little “slice of life” – though it’s not everyday that an Amish home hosts 70 non-Amish guests from such a mix of places.

We see a little bit of the gathering at the end – Martha’s husband Ivan leads the group in a silent prayer. And then eating begins. It sounds like it was a memorable event.

If for some reason the video doesn’t play for you, you’ll also find it here.


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