Mission to Amish People
Dr. Ray PritchardDr. Ray Pritchard is the president of Keep Believing Ministries, in Internet-based ministry serving Christians in 225 countries. He is the author of 29 books, including Stealth Attack, Fire and Rain, Credo, The ABCs of Christmas, The Healing Power of Forgiveness, An Anchor for the Soul and Why Did This Happen to Me? Ray and Marlene, his wife of 43 years, have three sons-Josh, Mark and Nick, three daughters-in-law--Leah, Vanessa, and Sarah, and seven grandchildren. His hobbies include biking, surfing the Internet, and anything related to the Civil War.
- 2007 Jun 26
Tonight I ate dinner with John Bouquet who is also teaching at Word of Life this week. Because his church is located in an area with many Amish people, they support a ministry called Mission to Amish People. John said there are 60-70 former Amish who have come to Christ and now attend the church he pastors. Joe Keim who heads up the ministry was raised Amish and ultimately left the community when he came to Christ. He is now a deacon in the church John pastors. John said, “Ray, the website will blow you away.” And it did. They send 6400 Bible lessons out to Amish families every month. The stories are quite incredible of how God has opened the door to share the good news of God’s free grace with many Amish, especially the young people. This is the sort of niche ministry most of us never know about.