Amish Couple on bicycles (Danl and R...

Amish Couple on bicycles (Danl and Ruanna)

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Kathe

United States

#2 Jul 13, 2010
Shame on you, These are very nice people who pray and do as we are supposed to do . I'm not sure what God you follow to say such hurtful things about other people but take off your blinders and read and with a honest heart you may also be shown the truth not what you are taught in local churches now . Danl & Ruanna are welcome back to stay with us anytime they want Our heavenly Father has them out teaching people they will do anything the Father asks them to do Worldly people and things mean nothing to them they dont steal anything they work to help out what ever they can.What are you so affair ed of if these people scare you then you need to really get in touch with you spirit and pray Because what will happen to you in your after life should scare you alot more..If anyone reads this and comes in contact with them don't be affair ed of them welcome them enjoy their fellowship. we miss them and pray for always . Kathe & Mark & family
Warning to Beware

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#3 Jul 17, 2010
I am afraid of nothing. I walk closely with God and read the scriptures very much so. I am not ashamed of bringing light to such people. I love them very much, in fact, so much it provoked me to write this about them. I worry for their own spirit.
I saw and heard with my own eyes and ears, the change in their beliefs, depending upon the company they were keeping. They said beliefs to some, then opposite to others, depending on the moment and their needs.
I miss them as well, but I know for a fact, they do use people and are not always honest with their words.
I am NOT afraid of telling the truth about them for they need to come to understand how they affect others with their actions. YOU should NOT judge me. Sounds like you should be reading and praying a bit more yourself these days.
Because of the scriptures, that I KNOW to be truth, I realized that they need to not only practice by works of the old testament, but belief of love and grace of the new testament.
They are nice people and I believe they have GOOD intentions, but they are NOT infaliable, and you believe they are, then you need to rethink things a bit.
Danl does not chose to do as he does because GOD tells him to, he does it because HE wants to.. and that is a direct QUOTE, from him.
Righteous is as filthy rags to GOD, and you or no one can get to heaven through works alone. I pray for them and will always do so.. But in the meantime, I am sure they do and will take advantage of people along the way of their journey and leave broken hearts behind.
They did not break my faith, but I fear for others they may from their behavior.
So, don't be so quick to judge. I don't need your preaching. I am fully aware of the afterlife and how we should live in order to spend eternity with our father.
My heart will ALWAYS hurt not only for what they did, but for fear they will never understand.
I didnt say anything to be hurtful, I said it out of fact! I do believe our Father has them out teaching, but I also believe they are not out just for that, I believe they are out to learn as well.
If you have them on a higher pedestal than, that, then possibly, I should be praying for you as well!
hey

Seattle, WA

#4 Aug 5, 2010
they had left VAN BUREN MO a couple months ago they claim to be from Pennsylvania i would go and talk with them every night but then they just left and left some people with a loss of money they are bad people danl had told me before he had left he did not like it here and that he was tired of all the peoples crap after many people had given him shelter and a place to live
hey

Seattle, WA

#5 Aug 5, 2010
Questions raised about Amish couple
Thursday, July 26, 2007 - Bangor Daily
News
CORINNA, Maine - A story featured on the front page of
Wednesday’s Bangor Daily News about an Amish couple’s cross-country trip to
Maine has raised some questions and concerns among readers.
Since the article
appeared, the BDN received calls not only from people wanting to help the
middle-aged couple, but also from some who claimed to have been taken advantage
of. And a Tennessee sheriff reported that Danl and Ruanna Yoder had used several
aliases along their journey.
"They aren’t any more Amish than I am," Ginger
Heath of Sherman said Wednesday. "They’re more like gypsies."

Since: Sep 10

United States

#6 Oct 1, 2010
Kathe wrote:
Shame on you, These are very nice people who pray and do as we are supposed to do . I'm not sure what God you follow to say such hurtful things about other people but take off your blinders and read and with a honest heart you may also be shown the truth not what you are taught in local churches now . Danl & Ruanna are welcome back to stay with us anytime they want Our heavenly Father has them out teaching people they will do anything the Father asks them to do Worldly people and things mean nothing to them they dont steal anything they work to help out what ever they can.What are you so affair ed of if these people scare you then you need to really get in touch with you spirit and pray Because what will happen to you in your after life should scare you alot more..If anyone reads this and comes in contact with them don't be affair ed of them welcome them enjoy their fellowship. we miss them and pray for always . Kathe & Mark & family
Hello Folks,
I see you have met Danl and Ruanna. Are you the ones they stayed with and helped with your garden, goats and calves?
They spoke so highly of you. I get cards from them. They sure were touched by your service to Our wonderful Saviour Joshua son of the most high Yahweh. You love and service for children needing homes touched them deeply. Bless you all.
Your son is Mark..(?) Danl says the hand of God is so obvious on you all and Mark, He called you examples of quiet, un pretended service that we all should strive to emulate.
Thank you for posting here and giving me the great honor of sending my love and respect to you.
It is folks like you, that my prayer group loves and rejoices to get reports about.
There are not enough of your wonderful reports in this dying world. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Much love to those children also, I send it in my name a send it in the names of Danl and Ruanna, and freely send it in the loving and eternal name of his Majesty, the most high god, Yoshua, son of Yahweh, and indeed, God in the flesh.

David, senior..:)

Oh, recently, I was texted by a girl we were praying for in Africa. She said.." How could God care about me in this tiny village? He does not even know I am here."
Danl and Ruanna were here. I let Danl read the text. Our Prayer group fell to their knees with Danl. After prayer, Danl had me text this message back to her.
"God know exactly where you are and in a few short days, he is going to sweep you off your feet."

Glory to God!! that was months and months ago, but a few days ago, I got a text from her.....she is in China!!
two days after our prayer, a Chinese University Scout was in her village and he was quietly a Christian.
He was so impressed with her conversation, he asked her to take a few tests. She took them and passed. She was flown, all expense paid, given a full scholarship and is going to college in Beijing, right now in China!!

I praise God!!! this is what we believers feed on!!
This is our God at work! This is our Savior reaching to the forlorn and depressed and offering hope.
Thy word is a light unto my feet O Yahweh!!

Since: Sep 10

United States

#7 Oct 1, 2010
hey wrote:
Questions raised about Amish couple
Thursday, July 26, 2007 - Bangor Daily
News
CORINNA, Maine - A story featured on the front page of
Wednesday’s Bangor Daily News about an Amish couple’s cross-country trip to
Maine has raised some questions and concerns among readers.
Since the article
appeared, the BDN received calls not only from people wanting to help the
middle-aged couple, but also from some who claimed to have been taken advantage
of. And a Tennessee sheriff reported that Danl and Ruanna Yoder had used several
aliases along their journey.
"They aren’t any more Amish than I am," Ginger
Heath of Sherman said Wednesday. "They’re more like gypsies."
I have read this BDN report: The complaint is WHAT???
I am still looking for a complaint. I wonder why this minutia was even published...maybe you , since you are wanting to malign these two wonderful travelers , can point out what the complaint is in this newspaper????
And you name is??
Tell all the gentle readers on here about your life...won't you?
Spell it out like you did..Y-O-D-E-R-S
Maybe your complaint is that Danl was quoted in the Paper as having said; "WE FORGIVE" is there anything else you would have us know? I did not think so...:)
These two have been in your Bible, the newspaper, rest be assured, they have been discussed on the so called "Amish Forum"
Who ever you are;
You can not hurt these wonderful messengers of HOPE and FAITH and eternal Love..none of what you espouse here...
Too many of us know their wonderful works...BTW You make their work seem like a scam..I must ask you: Where is their large Motor home?
Where is their Motel Rooms? What restaurants do they eat at?
Would you travel like them to espouse the poison you are spewing?
Do you believe in your true god enough to travel like this?
The Messiah asked his disciples. "Will ye drink from the cup which I drink from?"
If I am asked who has drunk from the cup of the Messiah: You and Your serpentine cohort, or the Yoders, I am without hesitation answering on behalf of these wonderful yoders.
The Bible says that Fools lash out with their tongues and a thousand stripes will not reprove them.....What did the Yoders bring to your insensible depths that you are bent on this revenge???
Tell us.Confession is good for the soul, after your lies and defamation , in the presence of believers..and it just might be the only thing that will save you and the other malcontent. Try it... others are watching..and we will all pray for you if you confess.

BTW several in our out reach Program have tattoos. Your accusation about Danl is an out right defamation.
The ONLY thing Danl could have told you is that if you mock god with your sins..including tattoos, you are hell bound...any objection to that?
Please be more of an example of love as the family of Mark and Kathe were on this page..we do not want spewing, raving and revenge...:)

Since: Sep 10

United States

#8 Oct 1, 2010
Warning to Beware wrote:
I am afraid of nothing. I walk closely with God and read the scriptures very much so. I am not ashamed of bringing light to such people. I love them very much, in fact, so much it provoked me to write this about them. I worry for their own spirit.
I saw and heard with my own eyes and ears, the change in their beliefs, depending upon the company they were keeping. They said beliefs to some, then opposite to others, depending on the moment and their needs.
I miss them as well, but I know for a fact, they do use people and are not always honest with their words.
I am NOT afraid of telling the truth about them for they need to come to understand how they affect others with their actions. YOU should NOT judge me. Sounds like you should be reading and praying a bit more yourself these days.
Because of the scriptures, that I KNOW to be truth, I realized that they need to not only practice by works of the old testament, but belief of love and grace of the new testament.
They are nice people and I believe they have GOOD intentions, but they are NOT infaliable, and you believe they are, then you need to rethink things a bit.
Danl does not chose to do as he does because GOD tells him to, he does it because HE wants to.. and that is a direct QUOTE, from him.
Righteous is as filthy rags to GOD, and you or no one can get to heaven through works alone. I pray for them and will always do so.. But in the meantime, I am sure they do and will take advantage of people along the way of their journey and leave broken hearts behind.
They did not break my faith, but I fear for others they may from their behavior.
So, don't be so quick to judge. I don't need your preaching. I am fully aware of the afterlife and how we should live in order to spend eternity with our father.
My heart will ALWAYS hurt not only for what they did, but for fear they will never understand.
I didnt say anything to be hurtful, I said it out of fact! I do believe our Father has them out teaching, but I also believe they are not out just for that, I believe they are out to learn as well.
If you have them on a higher pedestal than, that, then possibly, I should be praying for you as well!
OMG!!!
Your love is like that of a viper!!
You make my skin crawl!
You dare malign..harm and defame two messengers of the most high god?
it was Satan who first said, "I fear nothing"
"I can save myself"
You walk with God? which one..the god of scurvey, disease, gossip, lies, malcontent..??
It is unbelievable that you are on here doing this...since I know who you are....
Who would have known that Danl Bruised the serpent's head in such a way? Praise almighty Yahweh!! WOW!!!
OH, m and thank your boyfriend's "ex" for telling us you were going to do this...wow!! and the folks who come into the store and talk about you two....you need PRAYER, BOTH OF YOU, SISTER DO IT NOW!!:)

Since: Sep 10

United States

#9 Oct 1, 2010
To the two maligners who posted here...Your remarks concerning Jeff has been a real discussion at our prayer group. It seems Danl and Ruanna escaped the two of YOU, before you did any real harm


I have advised Danl that if you two carry it out, and it was learned that he knew, or heard anything, he would be just as guilty. That is all I am going to say, except that it presents a real delimna...not your accusations against them...
Caviat!!
gary

Grand Island, NE

#10 Oct 22, 2010
The reason I want to report abuse, is because I have known these two for many years. I know all about their travels, and I know the truth behind the lies being spread about them by hateful people.
I have tried to convince Them to file a law suit against the BDN because of the slanderous hearsay they printed as if it where proven fact. I know that what was printed was not fact, and both articals printed by the BDN where filled with errors.
But because of the carelessness and sloppy reporting these two have suffered MUCH grief because of them and each person who has tried to FEED off that artical, and for all I can see, for thier own malicious gain, weather to try and gain some sort of unrealistic sympathy from their readers. I for one do not sympathise for them for I know they are liars, and tell a very one sided hatefilled tale to persuade others to also hate and mistrust these two.
As I said I know them very well, and I will continue to try to get them to file suit against the BDN because I know they would easily win that suit. I am also encouraging them to suit everyone who joins hands with the BDN (such as this site) to spread hateful heresay, rumors and gossip.
Their is no reason for anyone to be warned against these two. They do not and have never had an agenda to get someone to finance a church.
I know what really happened in Maine, in Van Buren, and every where else they have traveled. So the only ones these people can fool, are the fools.
gary

Grand Island, NE

#11 Oct 22, 2010
hey wrote:
they had left VAN BUREN MO a couple months ago they claim to be from Pennsylvania i would go and talk with them every night but then they just left and left some people with a loss of money they are bad people danl had told me before he had left he did not like it here and that he was tired of all the peoples crap after many people had given him shelter and a place to live
I know for a fact that this person does lie.
Several people did not give them shelter. In fact they stayed at only one persons home who they labored for. They also did paintings for many people, that is how they made money to buy their food and food for thier dogs.
Some people came to visit them almost every night, where ever they camped, and sometimes brought hot dogs and marshmellows to roast. These two also shared what food they had,(which they bought with money they earned from selling artwork) with whoever came to their camp.
The main reason they left was because the people their where filled with hate. Mostly for the man who owned the campgrounds their, and talked often of beating him up, and or killing him.
They wanted no part of that kind of hatred and so left, and didn't see a reason why they needed these peoples permission to do so.
zachary w

Seattle, WA

#12 Oct 23, 2010
to david yoder thay had a home here in van buren thay also ate at the mc donalds every day in van buren they have mony and ecorses but they like to scam peopls if any one see's them tell them zac from van buren missouri says hi and that i do miss them. but it is sketchy because they use different last names and i would like to see them again some time and sit down and talk about it
Warning to beware

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#13 Oct 24, 2010
I'm almost giggling at the nerve you have to call me names and you have no clue who I am. I don't know who you are referring to, but I am not them. I am just someone that believes in truth not lies. I helped shelter and feed Dannl and Ruanna for more than two months. I witnessed lies and betrayal from them. Unlike you, I did not call them names and speak an unjust. You have no right to judge me. I recommend highly not to speak against my GOD. For he is GOD, not Dannl. Someone once said,"only fools can be fooled." possibly there are more than one when it comes to these two. May our GOD forgive you for how you judged me, and how you referred to him, for telling the truth has never been a sin in the bible that I read. There is no doubt they are spiritual, but when I saw untruths coming from their lips, my bible says to flee, and that is what I did. If it comes down to choosing between scriptures and a mans words and teachings, I choose GOD's word any day. You spewed evil words, I spoke truth, and you assumed you know who it is you are talking to, just as you assume Dannl is a higherpower. He is a man, with beliefs, I had total and utmost respect until I witnessed lies. I am entitled to my beliefs and I believe people should be very careful when it comes to these two. Learn from them, they have a great deal to teach, but when you see them stray from the word, take heed!
[QUOTE w="Daviiid Yoder"]To the two maligners who posted here...Your remarks concerning Jeff has been a real discussion at our prayer group. It seems Danl and Ruanna escaped the two of YOU, before you did any real harm
I have advised Danl that if you two carry it out, and it was learned that he knew, or heard anything, he would be just as guilty. That is all I am going to say, except that it presents a real delimna...not your accusations against them...
Caviat!![/QUOTE]
Warning to beware

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#14 Oct 24, 2010
Lets see your facts? I believe you have none. And, for your information, they stayed camped for free, because it was paid for, for them, they sold no paintings, until a week before they left. They stayed with a family for only about 2 weeks of the two months they were in Van Buren. If they had so much money, then why were they constantly eating at others homes? What about the dinners, homemade bread, laundry services that were literally taken to their camp. People here, had so much hate as you say, then why would anyone feed two strangers with four dogs? Gary, you have no facts at all. The one that wrote the post does not lie, he is a simple teenage boy that looked to Dannl for guidance and saw a huge display of deceit. Don't blame the kid for being confused, because it is easy to see, you as an adult, are no better off, after hearing only Dannl's side. I'm sorry, but they did wrong here, they did people wrong and are continuing to lie about it apparently. People were left behind hurt after pouring their hearts out to this couple. No, an explanation was not required, but respect was..Apparently, they feel the need to tell tremendous stories of hatred here. Maybe, you should be asking them, why they stayed so long then? Where's their stories of the love they were shown? Maybe you should ask yourself, whats wrong with this picture? Funny to me, they survived here, wanted to stay, yet have nothing to say about the people except bad things. Get real 2+2 doesn't equal 3.
gary wrote:
<quoted text>
I know for a fact that this person does lie.
Several people did not give them shelter. In fact they stayed at only one persons home who they labored for. They also did paintings for many people, that is how they made money to buy their food and food for thier dogs.
Some people came to visit them almost every night, where ever they camped, and sometimes brought hot dogs and marshmellows to roast. These two also shared what food they had,(which they bought with money they earned from selling artwork) with whoever came to their camp.
The main reason they left was because the people their where filled with hate. Mostly for the man who owned the campgrounds their, and talked often of beating him up, and or killing him.
They wanted no part of that kind of hatred and so left, and didn't see a reason why they needed these peoples permission to do so.
Warning to beware

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#15 Oct 24, 2010
And Gary, I don't remember seeing you at their camp one time? There is no abuse here, only facts of how people can come into your life and misrepresent themselves in order to obtain food and shelter. It's documented in Maine as well. You don't have to like it. No more than I liked being used by them.
I cannot believe this

Lake Saint Louis, MO

#16 Oct 24, 2010
Daviiid Yoder wrote:
<quoted text>
OMG!!!
Your love is like that of a viper!!
You make my skin crawl!
You dare malign..harm and defame two messengers of the most high god?
it was Satan who first said, "I fear nothing"
"I can save myself"
You walk with God? which one..the god of scurvey, disease, gossip, lies, malcontent..??
It is unbelievable that you are on here doing this...since I know who you are....
Who would have known that Danl Bruised the serpent's head in such a way? Praise almighty Yahweh!! WOW!!!
OH, m and thank your boyfriend's "ex" for telling us you were going to do this...wow!! and the folks who come into the store and talk about you two....you need PRAYER, BOTH OF YOU, SISTER DO IT NOW!!:)
Speak of OMG!! You DARE to put this man Danl in the position of CHRIST???
I'm done with this topic. YOU people are nuts and attempting to twist the scriptures in defense of this man! HE IS A MAN PEOPLE! One of many vicious lies from what I have been reading. I don't even know what half the remarks are referring to, or who they are about, but somehow it has become a huge twisted excuse for restating scriptures and name calling. May GOD be with you all. Looks to me everyone involved needs, to not only read, but start living by their bibles! Because not a one of you have set a Christ like example on this subject! NOT a single on of you are better than the other! Do you hear me! And for you that takes rejoice in slamming others, you better start finding that soft spot on the carpet for your knees to hit, for you may be there awhile!
Gary

Grand Island, NE

#17 Nov 9, 2010
I know for a fact that you do lie, for they where not even in van buren for two months, and NO one their housed them for two months. They spent just over one week with a couple and there children and worked for them, but I know for a fact they did not spend two months with anyone.
You are so full of hate and lies it is incredible.
I have know these two FAR longer then any of you and know them to be good, honest, loving people. You hate-mongers just love to defame others to make yourself appear to be good. But anyone with any true light in them of the TRUE God would never write even a word against these two, for what you do on to them you have also done unto the Savior (God).
Ye hypocrites go around claiming that none should judge you, yet you go about judging everyone, and spreading hate about people you hardly know. You not the truth no do you care to know the truth for you are all about lies and the spreading of lies, rummor and evil gossip to the hurt of another.
My hope is that God may bring you all into repentence one day and that you will seek these to out to ask for thier forgiveness befor his wrath comes upon you. For your end shall surly be bitter unless you do.
Warning to beware wrote:
I'm almost giggling at the nerve you have to call me names and you have no clue who I am. I don't know who you are referring to, but I am not them. I am just someone that believes in truth not lies. I helped shelter and feed Dannl and Ruanna for more than two months. I witnessed lies and betrayal from them. Unlike you, I did not call them names and speak an unjust. You have no right to judge me. I recommend highly not to speak against my GOD. For he is GOD, not Dannl. Someone once said,"only fools can be fooled." possibly there are more than one when it comes to these two. May our GOD forgive you for how you judged me, and how you referred to him, for telling the truth has never been a sin in the bible that I read. There is no doubt they are spiritual, but when I saw untruths coming from their lips, my bible says to flee, and that is what I did. If it comes down to choosing between scriptures and a mans words and teachings, I choose GOD's word any day. You spewed evil words, I spoke truth, and you assumed you know who it is you are talking to, just as you assume Dannl is a higherpower. He is a man, with beliefs, I had total and utmost respect until I witnessed lies. I am entitled to my beliefs and I believe people should be very careful when it comes to these two. Learn from them, they have a great deal to teach, but when you see them stray from the word, take heed!
<quoted text>
Gary

Grand Island, NE

#18 Nov 9, 2010
They had No home there, they where living in a tent, traveling through and you all knew that. By what streatch of your imagination did the have a home?
Why do you sek to hurt people who have not done anyone any evil.
Why are you all so full of mallice and hate?
Why do you seek to hurt another so viciously?
I know these people, you do not, and I know the True Story for which none of you care to know.
Only hate is what you want to know and the lies and rumors others have told to cover up their own iniquities.
I am happy for them that they escaped your viperous hands. May God almighty keep and bless them always.
zachary w wrote:
to david yoder thay had a home here in van buren thay also ate at the mc donalds every day in van buren they have mony and ecorses but they like to scam peopls if any one see's them tell them zac from van buren missouri says hi and that i do miss them. but it is sketchy because they use different last names and i would like to see them again some time and sit down and talk about it
Gary

Grand Island, NE

#19 Nov 9, 2010
Here is my plea to all who read this forum;
The two implied here by these people are not the hateful, liars, these people are trying to portray.
These two have met thousand of people in their travels and only a very small handfull have anything evil to say against them.
Not I nor David have tried to equal these two to the Savior, the Savior stands alone in Supreamacy over all things.
All we have tried to do here is defend our long time friend against a few slanderous folk who only wish to spread rummor and not fact.
These two have never been and have not been charge with any crime, that also is a fact. mthe reason being is because they have not done anything illegal against the laws of this country or God.This is our last and final reply.
a quote of my dad was
"never argue with a fool, listeners can't tell which is which".
Sable

Papillion, NE

#20 Nov 19, 2010
u no i think its funny how u all were argueing about someone and none of u even no how to spell his name right. kinda shows how much u actually got to know them if u dont even no the simplest thing about them. sorry for just butting in like that but just wondering... why is there a site about them on here anyways... im sure if someone from new mexico or somewhere came through and stayed a week and looked and acted just like the rest of us it would have been dismissed.
Sage

Lincoln, NE

#21 Oct 11, 2011
I want to do a profile on them for my class. Anyone have an idea of how I could contact them? or have any information of that sort for me?

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