As a missionary Amos was a good administrator and manager. He was elected bishop in 1934. For most of his term of service he was treasurer of the Argentine mission (1927-58), chairman of the building committee, and bishop. The family was faced with tragedy in 1947 as their daughter Doris and her husband Clifford Snyder and two children were en route to missionary service in Argentina; Clifford died of a cerebral hemorrhage on board ship. Health conditions meant retirement for Amos in 1963. The couple moved from Argentina to Kitchener, Ontario.
Bender, John, ed., Pilgerleben, Pilgrims, Peragrinos. Western Ontario Mennonite Conference, 1984.
Springer, Nelson and A. J. Klassen, compilers, Mennonite Bibliograpy,1631-1961, vol. 2. Scottdale, PA, 1977: 509.
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