Friday, September 21, 2012

Answering Questions ~ LV

Over time I have accumulated a list of questions from my readers that were directed to LV. And today he will be answering them here.
  1. How has life changed since you have left the Amish?  Other than the obvious of now driving a vehicle, having electricity, and the way we dress the thing that changed the most since leaving the Amish is my relationship with God.
  2. Do you ever miss your horse and buggy? Never! I loved my horse and enjoyed riding but using a horse and buggy to go somewhere always took too long. I found that to be frustrating even as a little boy.
  3. How many brothers and sisters do you have? I had three brothers and one sister.
  4. Are you still in contact with your family?  Yes, I am. My parents seem to have accepted our choice of leaving the Amish quite well and we are always welcome at their house. They will even ride in our vehicle with us occasionally. I don't talk to my brothers and sister as often as I should but we are all on friendly terms.
  5. What was your first job?   For my first job I was only fifteen and had to spend a year working for a young family on their farm. I hated it. I had to work extremely hard. I was almost constantly tired. There was never enough to eat and I was constantly hungry. Every once in a while I would sneak over the fields to my sister's house and she would cook a nice meal for me. I don't know what I would have done if it hadn't been for her.
  6. How was it to be the son of an Amish preacher?  My Dad was ordained before I was born so I never knew anything else. I didn't like when people came to talk to him, it always seemed to spoil the rest of our day.
  7. How did you stay cool during the summer while you were Amish?  We were fortunate enough to live in an area where we didn't have extreme heat. Sitting under a tree in the shade always cooled us off nicely and after we built a pond we used to like going swimming to cool off after a day of hay making.


  1. Thanks for taking time to answers these questions. Although I didn't ask any of them, I enjoyed reading them and your answers!

    Have a great weekend. :)

  2. Well this was fun! And I never knew LV's dad was a preacher. I guess that didn't affect his standing when his son left the Amish? Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend ~

  3. I enjoyed reading what LV had to say. Nice of him to take the time to answer the questions. Very interesting!

  4. Thank you for answering the questions. I enjoyed your comments on each question. So sorry about your brother LV Wendy

  5. Well, how fun and interesting! I'm glad you and your family are in a close relationship with the Lord. Thanks for answering the questions. I didn't ask any of these, either, but I enjoyed reading them, too.
    Have a great weekend!

  6. there is a definite worldly fascination with the Amish...and I too enjoyed reading your responses.

  7. I never realized or missed postings that mentioned LV's father was an Amish Minister. Find it interesting that they were accepting of you leaving the Amish. Would think it would be hard on him.

  8. For all those who missed it here is the post I did last year about LV's Dad being a preacher.

  9. very interseting also sorry about your brothers accident LV.
    found the fun page on the Fisher EMail I get great idea for the kids

  10. LV's a great guy for adding his 2 cents! Very thankful that you both had pretty much the same spiritual questions at the same time; God is marvelous in that way ... leading you both into His Saving Grace at the same time! I sure wish some in my family would be listening to his voice... we keep praying.


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