Third, "fast" and gospel songs, such as "Wo ist Jesus mein Verlangen," are sung nearly as slowly as Amish church
Numerous texts reflect still other concerns, both great and small, facing later nineteenth-century Amish church
The latter is described as the growing diversity among Amish church
groups as codified in their Ordming or church discipline.
Indeed, an abortive attempt to start a King Amish church
in Dover occurred the same summer as families migrated to Catlett, Va.
The community-building activities of new Amish settlements can be glimpsed in reporters' dispatches in The Diary, in news items in The Budget and Die Botschaft, and in the histories of new settlements that appear in various directories of Amish church
districts and households.
In an autobiographical piece (written with the help of Susan Fisher Miller), Hostetler summarizes major influences in his life, including the painful story of his father Joseph Hostetler's excommunication from the Amish church
in the Big Valley of Mifflin County, Pennsylvania.