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Amish Mennonite Aid (AMA), founded 10 November 1955, is the relief and mission agency of the Beachy Amish Mennonite group. In the late 1950s its work was carried on by an executive committee of three officers: Norman D. Beachy president, Elam L. Kauffman vice-president, and Jacob J. Hershberger secretary-treasurer. It was "dedicated to the rendering of material, moral, and spiritual aid, in the name of Christ, to destitute and needy people." Its only project to 1959 was a refugee service center in Berlin, Germany, on behalf of refugees from the East Zone, since 1958 centered in Friedensheim, erected by it in 1958 at Klüberstrasse 26-28, Berlin. In addition to clothing distribution the program included recreational facilities for children, Bible study classes for young and old, and summer Bible school. AMA also had as one of its purposes the stimulation of interest among the Beachy Amish and Old Order Amish in missions and relief.

Author(s) Harold S Bender
Date Published 1959

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Bender, Harold S. "Amish Mennonite Aid." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 28 May 2016.

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Bender, Harold S. (1959). Amish Mennonite Aid. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 May 2016, from

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 1059. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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