Monday, May 11, 2015
ELMER ANSWER'S SOME OF YOUR QUESTIONS
Are their Amish in Canada? Yes, there are Amish in the province of Ontario. In fact, there are about 6000 or so of us. There are also Old Order Mennonite in Ontario.
Someone asked about reading the Bible in High German and Low German. As I have said, different Amish groups are allowed different things. I have a Bible in High German, one in Low German and another in English. We are allowed this in our Old Order Amish - not all are.
Also, when I was brought up, I learned the Low German and the High German when reading the Bible in our home. My parents taught us, not through lessons, but our Father using it during prayers and Bible readings in our home, daily.
I asked David what they use in their home. They have a German Bible and an English one. Their Old Order Mennonites are allowed to have them and use them.
Please ask more questions so it gives us an idea of what you want to hear about. We sometimes can't think of anything to write about.
Anna thanks everyone for your concern and advice on her Mother. When I was child, we use to call Alzheimer's - Old Folks Diease because many older folks got it. We didn't think it would have a name like Alzheimer's. We never thought it was as bad as it was and is.
Anna will try to be on here as much as she can. In addition to helping with her Mother, she is also planting her garden and flowers, cooking, cleaning, and all the other duties the ladies do. Our children are also helping her and Hannah. We do not believe in putting people in nursing homes. It is our obligation to take care of our parents when they get older. Our view is they took care of us - it is now our turn to take care of them. We love our parents and want them with us as long as we can. When the times comes that they pass on we want them in their home, if possible.
Many other Amish come and help when necessary. Right now Hannah, Anna and our daughters are doing well, but when the time comes, others will help. Anna has, many times, gone to help others to give them a rest from caring for someone or letting to be able to go some place. It is our way to help one another.
It is at times like that we must really:
Trust God's Wisdom,