It's been two years since Amish: Out of Order aired on the National Geographic Channel. Many of the visitors to my website have been regulars since the beginning. However, Amish: Out of Order recently aired on Netflix, bringing a brand new audience. This blog 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 will begin by answering an oft-asked question. No, at this time there are not any plans for another season of Amish: out of Order. If anything changes, or any new filming begins on any new projects, I will update you at that time.
I will give a brief two-year update on the cast of Ex-Amish that was televised on the show. 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 in this family. Chris met an ex-Amish girl, and they became engaged. Along with the engagement came a precious new arrival, making Chris a daddy, and Albert a grandpa once again.
I see Jonas around 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 his speed a bit.
The Lee Brothers
There are now four Lee brothers living in Columbia. Chris is in construction. Albert has risen in popularity in the cage, putting up a record of 9 and 1, and he has another fight coming up August 22 at Whiskey Wild in Columbia, Mo. (Update. Albert ended his career with a record of 16 and 2.)
Mose & Shana and Family
Not much has changed. A new puppy has been added to the family, but according to Mrs. Gingerich, any additional little people are not happening. There goes Moses' dreams of fathering thirteen children. Mose still works as a sales rep in the automotive industry in Columbia, Missouri. He just passed his four year mark. 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 exactly one month later her cast was off, and her pins taken out.
Abe did the impossible. Not many teenagers manage to leave the Amish, get a taste of the outside world, and successfully go back. Abe broke the mold. With an Amish girlfriend of several years, rumor has it a wedding may be in the near future.
Esther lives several 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 the baby to take care of.
In May we had the Ex-Amish reunion in Columbia, Missouri. As always, it was a large turnout. Among the many Ex-Amish traveling from other states was Joe Keim. Joe and I had a great time catching up on old times. Joe has truly found his role 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 to give religious seminars. 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, employing several Ex-Amish boys. Amos Recently became baptized in a church in the outside world.
Finally… WELCOME to the new visitors.
Amish: Out of Order was filmed, not for ratings or money, but rather, by a handful of Ex-Amish kids who only wanted to make a difference in the world, pave the way for others coming behind, and to educate the world about a secretive sect of people are that call themselves 'Amish'.
Mose's Quote of the day
One should not be judged for the good he has done, but rather, for the good still to come, for it is never finished.