Mission to Amish People was founded in 2001 with the purpose of evangelizing and discipling Amish and Former Amish as well as assisting those that leave the Amish by providing education, housing, and basic life skill training. read more...
The population of the Amish is projected to be greater than the current population of the United States in 215 years if the Amish growth rate, which has held constant for more than 100 years, remains the same.
PARKMAN, OH - Many hands make light work, or so the old saying goes. It was certainly true for this group of men from the Amish community around Parkman, Ohio. A couple of hundred men gathered to manually lift and move a shed for a friend in need.
ELIMSPORT, PA — It was standing-room only at the Washington Township supervisors meeting Monday, with Amish community members standing along a wall and some unable to make it into the packed social hall.
As seems customary, or maybe just lucky, clear skies, a bright sun and balmy weather greeted the 2019 edition of the Amish Clearview School Quilt and Consignment Auction held July 27 at the school grounds on Highway 104 between Brodhead and Albany in Green County. The annual auction—this was the 23rd annual—is held to benefit the Clearview school serving the 40 or so children from the Amish families in the area.
ELIMSPORT, PA – “Blatant discrimination” is what an attorney for Old Order Amish says about proposed ordinances in a rural Lycoming County township that would require horses on public roads to wear a device to collect feces and to have rubber horseshoes.
FARMINGTON, IL — Authorities said Thursday that it was unlikely a 16-year-old would be charged with manslaughter for crashing his truck into the back of a Mennonite buggy two weeks ago, saying it didn’t appear the boy was drunk or driving recklessly.
Pennsylvania has a large Amish population, particularly in Lancaster County, who move around on state roads by horse and buggy. Horse and buggy traffic is increasing in eastern P.E.I. with the arrival of Amish settlers there.
CHISHOLM TOWNSHIP, ONTARIO — At time when public schools in large urban areas like North Bay are amalgamating and schools are up for sale, the need for elementary education is growing in Chisholm where the Amish community hopes to break ground later this year for their second parochial school.
A Moultrie County judge last week awarded guardianship of an elderly Amish woman to the woman’s daughter, capping a fight that has spilled from the insular world of the Amish to the civil court system.
BERLIN, OH — The board of directors of an Amish Mennonite-run charity rocked by revelations that one of its workers sexually abused dozens of boys in Haiti has now placed two of its top officials — Paul Weaver and Eli Weaver — on leave pending an investigation as they have acknowledged that they allowed a confessed pedophile to return to Haiti, where he then continued to serially rape young boys. The man is currently free after fleeing back to the United States, but the organization believes he should be sent back to Haiti to face up to his crimes.