It’s been two years since “Amish: Out of Order” aired on the National Geographic Channel. Many of the visitors to this website are veterans, and have been regulars since the beginning. However, since “Amish: Out of Order” recently hit Netflix, there is a brand new wave of people stopping by to visit. This post is written for the new visitors.
To save you the time of scrolling down, here is a link to the one-year update I posted.
I now wish to give a brief two-year update on the family of Ex Amish that was kind enough to agree to give their time and life to this show. You all made a difference and each and every one of you had a pivotal role in being part of a powerful series that touched many people’s life’s.
After reading the post in the link above, here are the updates from year one to year two:
The Albert Y Family
Not much has changed here. Chris met an ex Amish girl, and they became engaged. Along with the engagement came a precious new arrival, now making Chris a daddy, and Albert a grandpa again.
I see Jonas around every once in a while. He is still in construction in and around Columbia, and is none the worse for wear since his car accident. Rumor has it that he has slowed down a bit.
The Lee Brothers
There are now four Lee brothers living in and around Columbia. Chris is in construction. Albert has risen in popularity in the cage, now putting up a record of 9 and 1, with another fight coming up August 22 at Whiskey Wild in Columbia, Mo.
Mose & Shana and Family
Not much has changed. A new puppy has been added to the family, but according to Mrs Gingerich, any little people are not in the immediate future. There goes Mose’s desire for thirteen children.
Mose still works as a sales rep in the automotive industry in Columbia, Mo. He just passed his four-year mark there.
Outside the dealership, Mose is currently consulting for a show on HBO.
Ella, six years old, just started first grade. Anna chose Easter Sunday, of all days, to fall and break her arm. In typical Gingerich fashion, she barely whimpered, and one month to the day later, her cast was off, and her pins were out.
Anna & Ella playing with “Rupert”
I wish to answer a still oft asked question here before moving on. There are not any plans in the future for another season of “Amish: out of Order”.
If plans change, or any new filming begins on any new projects, I’ll keep you posted.
Abe did the impossible. Not very many teenagers manage to leave the Amish, get a taste of the outside world for five years, and successfully manage to go back and remain. Abe broke the mold. With an Amish girlfriend of several years, rumor has it a wedding may be in the near future.
Esther is one of the people who lives states away, so it is difficult to remain in close contact. However, her and her husband welcomed the arrival of a baby girl earlier this year. Her cup is brimming with a new business, husband, and baby to take care of.
In May we had the ex Amish reunion in Columbia, Mo. Once again, it was a large turnout. Among the many ex Amish traveling from other states, was Joe Keim. We had the pleasure of sitting down and dining and catching up. Joe has truly found his place in life as a mentor and pastor for Amish and ex Amish alike.
The Lapp Brothers
In June the Lapp brothers and their families traveled to the mid western states giving seminars on different topics. It was good to catch up over some barbecue.
The Lapp Families
Michaela and her family are on the verge of welcoming their second child. She is a proud mom, and blessed in many ways.
Amos made it within the Amish community for several months, but unlike Abe S, the outside world beckoned. He is currently living in northern Missouri, has his own construction business, with several ex Amish boys working for him.
Amos Recently became baptised in a church in the outside world.
Finally, I wish to say “WELCOME” to the new visitors.
“Amish: Out of Order” was done not for ratings or money, but rather done by a handful of ex Amish kids who only wanted to make a difference in the world. Pave the way for others coming along behind. Educate the world on who a secretive sect of people are that call themselves ‘Amish”. And finally, quite possibly touch someone’s life in a positive manner.
Quote of the day:
A man should not be known for the good he has done in life, but rather, for the good he is still capable of doing, for it is never finished. Mose J Gingerich