Wednesday, March 19, 2008

We'll Miss You Samuel

For those of you who have been out here to visit us I'm sure you will remember Samuel. He is one of our young men at church. He grew up Amish. He has a very thick dutch accent. He left the Amish when he was a teenager and then by the grace of God came to our church a year and a half ago and was saved. He's been a blessing to the church, always willing to do whatever needed done. He is moving to Colorado to work on a 400 acre ranch. We're going to miss him around here. Samuel would always make us laugh with some of the crazy things he would say. He has a different outlook on a lot of things having grown up Amish. Matt really had a fun time when he took him to an amusement park, Worlds of Fun, last summer. Samuel went on all the rides including the roller coasters. Afterwards, he said it should be called Buckets of Fun instead of World's of Fun. Last night we had a going away party (or as Ezra mistakenly calls it, a get away party) for Samuel. Of course, I wanted pictures of him but it is very hard for him to have his picture taken being Amish all his life. He kept saying "you'll make me an idol." I promised him I wouldn't and he finally let us take some pictures. The best pictures are the ones I would snap before he realized it.

Samuel with some of the men of our church.

Samuel with some of the kids of the church. The kids always enjoyed Samuel and he enjoyed them.

1 comment:

Susie said...

What a hole Samuel's departure will leave. He will be sorely missed. I am sorry to see him go but I wish him much happiness and growth.