Levi ShetlerJune 12, 2010
I left the Amish in 2008, at age 17. I left with my friend. We stayed in a barn for the first night and the next morning my cousin Sam from Canada came and picked us up; he helped us get clothes and get us on the bus to go to Iowa.
My former Amish brother was there to pick us up. I was happy to see him. I stayed at his house for two weeks, and then I got a job building hog barns. I worked for them until I got laid off for the winter, and then ended up going to Ohio to get another job.
I moved in with my cousin, then I started going to church with them. I realized that there's more to life than just living for myself. My pastor, Jerry Arman's gospel messages made it clear to me that I needed salvation. I got saved 1/30/2010 in the First Baptist Church in West Salem, Ohio.
I want to thank my pastor and Bennie & Mattie Shetler for their encouragement in my spiritual journey. My goal is to live God's word.
Hope this can be an encouragement for whoever reads this.
God Bless, Levi Shetler
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