June 1, 2016
I was born to Amish parents in Geauga County, Ohio in 1982. When I was six years old, we moved to a new community in Hart County, Kentucky because my parents didn’t like the partying and immoral behavior going on among the youth in our previous community.
I remember getting the impression that we were better than those in the old community. Why? Well first, our community didn’t allow tobacco or bed-courtship and we were mostly made up of people who wanted something better for their youth. I soon realized, however, that the devil has a thousand ways to mislead people. You can make all the rules you want, but you cannot change the heart.
By outward appearance, I was an obedient young man who never got into any major trouble. But God knew all along what all was inside.
I joined the Amish church for two reasons. First, there was a certain young lady I wanted to get to know better, but before I could date her I had to first join church. Second, my parents wanted me to, and I never considered anything else as a possibility.
In 2012, my sister-in-law went to Door of Hope for counseling and came back a changed person. To make a long story short, in 2013 we went to a DOH conference, and I heard the new birth as explained in the Bible to Nicodemus. It was on that day, November 7, 2013, that I became a new creature through Christ Jesus our Lord!
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