Jamesport, Missouri

Our visit with the Hamilton family continues to be a blessing. Tuesday, Dad had planned for all of us to visit Jamesport, Missouri, a small Amish community two hours from here. We also brought Abby along, since Nathan and Melanie had a full day of doctor’s appointments, and they needed someone to take care of her. She was a joy to have along!

We visited several stores, and the one I found the most fascinating was a furniture store. Because the Amish do not use electricity, the store seemed dark as you stepped in, but then your eyes adjusted to the dimness. The wood furniture and hand-crafted items were interesting to look at, and the quality is wonderful.


Anna H. and Christopher
Mr. and Mrs. H.

On our way to the furniture store, we drove past an auction, which we stopped at on our way back into town. It was a produce auction, with many locals attending. I guess it was obvious we weren’t from the area, as someone came over and asked where we were from.

Mom and Anna
We ate lunch at a little restaurant packed FULL of people. In fact, when all sixteen of us trooped in, it became a rather entertaining sight.
The guys' table.
The aunts' table (Aunt Sarah was taking the picture). Abby had a great time :-), and she provided much enjoyment to the people at surrounding tables.
The courters' table.
Downtown Jamesport
A neat sight!

“That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love” (Ephesians 3:16-17).

21 thoughts on “Jamesport, Missouri”

  1. How wonderful! 😀 We live near PA. so we get to go visit some Amish communities and furniture stores too. 😉 They make such beautiful things! 😀 It sounds and looks like you all had a pleasant day with friends and family and a great time of fellowship. 🙂 We’re keeping Anna H. and Christopher in our prayers! Praying that Melanie and Nathan and baby are doing well and they get good news! 😀

    God Bless!

  2. Thank you so much for your posts! The pictures are just beautiful. I’m so glad your visit with Anna and her family has been so joy filled. We continue to pray for Christopher and Anna’s courtship and the Lord’s leading. We also pray for Nathan, Melanie, Abby and baby. Won’t be long now!

  3. Thank you for the update, it is such a pleasure to watch the journey from Washington!

  4. Wonderful pictures! Happy that the visit is a being so blessed! What a treat it must have been to have Abigail along with you! Looks like she is having fun! Thanks for posting the pics of Christopher and Anna! I like seeing pictures of courting/engaged couples seeking God’s guidance! They look very happy! Hoping you’re having a good summer. God bless! Love, Rebecca K.

    How is Autumn Days with the Moodys coming?
    Rebecca–Autumn Days is coming, although I haven’t done anything on it this week :-). It’s still in outline stage, but the Lord is giving ideas, and helping as it’s in the “pre-writing” stages! Sarah

  5. hello Sarah,
    I was just wondering where do you get the pattern for your dresses. I would love to make some for our little girls and my self. I do sew, but ive mainly stuck with making ankle length skirts. Well God Bless and have a great weekend.
    Mrs. Kasey,
    The pattern we’ve used often lately is: McCalls #3129! It is quite simple to make. We did not put zippers in the jumpers, and that
    made them simpler to make and less time intensive. Hope this helps!

  6. Dear Miss Sarah,

    Thank you sooooo much for writing another Moody book. I can’t wait to read it. Do you think you will make more after this? I hope so. 🙂


    She’s begun working on the next one now.
    Steve Maxwell

  7. Anna H. looks beautiful and radiant! And from what I have read about Christopher, is he is a hard-working man of high moral character. I am so excited for the two of you. May the Lord’s blessings shine upon you.

  8. I live in northwest Arkansas. The Amish settlement looks like a neat place to visit. I will have to put it on my list of easy to travel to locations. Abby reminds me of my four girls when they were that age… Best wishes to the courting couple!


  9. The pictures are wonderful. Thank you for sharing your fun outting with the Hamilton’s. Everyone looks very happy to be together.
    We are keeping Christopher and Anna in our prayers as they await God’s perfect timing.

    Blessings, Mrs. Mari

  10. I can imagion! It would be so fun to be packed into resturant like that! We have nine children and find it fun when we (rarely) go out for dinner 😀
    God bless you all, specielly the courting couple as they await Gods almighty plan!
    Jay, Jenna and Co.

  11. Thanks for sharing! We live in an Amish community and favourite place to go is the Amish bookstore. 🙂

    Blessings to you all! Looks like you ALL had a lovely time together.

  12. It looks like an enjoyable time for everyone! Jamesport looks like a fun place to visit. We live in Amish country in PA, I love to go through those small towns and see the horse and buggys and the quilts hanging on the lines. So peaceful! Thank you for sharing. Continuing to pray for your family.


  13. Thanks for sharing! Christopher and Anna look so happy. And Abby is so cute (as always)!

    I hope Melanie’s doctor appointment went well. Praying for her and baby Maxwell.

  14. Hello again. Haven’t got to check in awhile, and here when I checked you had visited in Jamesport, MO –this is where a lot of my relatives live. The pictures you took looked very familiar. The produce auction you stopped at, is where a lot of my cousins bring veg. etc. too. My uncle is often helping there with supplies also. So it was like wow, that is kinda neat. We didn’t get to stop in there this year. We didn’t realize you all lived fairly close to there. Hope you all have a great day.

  15. Greetings in the name of Christ, brothers and sisters!

    I first would like to say that your blog has been such a blessing in our lives for the last year. Many changes that we wanted to make, but didn’t know how, have now been implemented because of your wonderful testimonies.
    We are spending time in the Word, and while it is only the two of us, we have made the decision to homeschool. Even though that decision was met with much displeasure from our families (we are from Delaware, and our families lean more towards moderate and liberal), we have agreed to stand firm in our decision.
    Not only that, but your blog has helped me to see and learn that by placing myself under my husband, I am actually made a better wife and sister in Christ; by doing that, it has helped me physically (I am disabled, and the pain that the worrying and “leading” caused has now dissipated, as soon as I started being the wife and homemaker I was called to be)!
    We are not where I would like to be (we still have TV, though I am praying that changes soon), but I truly believe, through your testimony, we are headed in the direction God would see us. Please, please, keep preaching His word, and keep bringing new brothers and Sisters in Christ to Him. I can only pray that the Lord leads you to do this for a very long time.
    My question is more related to the modesty part of your testimony. I am feeling very called to become more modest in my dress (I feel much prettier when I do, and my husband has even commented on how pretty I am in skirts and dresses!), but I am stuck as to where to go from here. I have very few skirts, and finding skirts and dresses that are decent is extremely hard (an unfortunate lesson I learned the hard way). I am not that proficient at sewing, though I do have some skill. I am a novice when it comes to patterns. Do you have suggestions on easy, simple patterns that can build up my skill and my modest wardrobe, what kind of fabric to use, and how to go about altering the patterns themselves? I read your Corner on sewing, and I would love more suggestions on how to come by the jumpers or even skirts that would fit in with clothing pleasing to the Lord. Seeing all your pictures in this post prompted me to ask; I hope you can help or give me direction on where to go from here!
    Again, thank you for being a true family in Christ, and I pray that your testimony will strengthen our marriage, our lives, and our eternal souls that much more. The Lord bless you and keep you all safe!
    Blessings in Christ,

    We will see how we can answer your sewing questions in time.

  16. Hi!
    Looks like you had a great time!
    We are praying for Christopher and Anna !

    God Bless!
    Kalyn D.

  17. Haha! I love the photo “the courter’s table”! Thanks for all the wonderful photos. What a joy to see you all together!
    It was funny how it worked out. The restaurant couldn’t accomodate us sitting together and you can see from the photos that the tables were full to where two were left over.It did make it easy to pick two for that table. (smile).

  18. Congradulations Christopher and Anna H. !!!

    My heart leaped with joy when I found out of your courtship !!

    I look forward to reading about your Wedding Day !

  19. How precious are these times! As you know, having a daughter in law (love) is a wonderful thing and getting to know and love Anna is so sweet! I have two daughters in law and I love them so much!
    I am so happy to see that you have the opportunity to get to know another family of “like mind” as yours!

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