Almost a million visitors in the past 30 years have heard the story of how Amish, Mennonites, and Hutterites seek to follow Christ in their common beliefs and unique ways at Menno-Hof in Shipshewana, IN. Regional Conference Minister Clarence Rempel and his wife Amanda invested the month of March as volunteer hosts welcoming visitors from 20 countries including Myanmar, Colombia, and Ukraine. Guests came from 30 states and all religious backgrounds – Assembly of God to Unitarian to Mormon. On our slowest day with blizzard conditions, two young men from Berlin, Germany, walked in at 4 PM, the last opportunity for a tour. Our busiest day was 123 which included two Amish school groups. In the dungeon room, visitors often grew quiet and reflective after hearing the stories of faithfulness to Christ in the face of persecution and death, stories told in the Martyrs Mirror, a book found in almost every Amish home.
Clarence reflects, “It was a delight to witness to Christ through the presentations and the personal conversations. Each day brought new Spirit-inspired encounters.”