Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires. ~ L. Tsu
A new Amish settlement is founded in the United States nearly once a month and more than 60 percent of all existing Amish communities sprang up after 1990. There are now Amish settlements in 28 U.S. States.
The Amish live longer than the general population and the average child mortality rate is lower.
1 million Amish will live in the United States across 1,000 settlements in 20 years.The main factor behind the growth is simple: Big families and a high “retention” rate.
The Amish believe that faith and life are not complex.
No cell phones or PDA’s, the Amish find freedom for the mind and soul in their adherence to simplicity.