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James and Rose Miller
Brother Ken, {Psalm 121}I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, ...
Repen T. OrBurn
This is an extremely sad and disturbing case, yet one that has inspired many believers world-wide to increase their zeal and dedication to the Lord in these dark days we find ourselves living in. I thank the Lord that there are still true Christians like Ken Miller on this earth, Christians who follow their conscience, no matter the cost. I also thank the Lord for brother Bercot and for this we...
Dana Kinsinger
I just wanted to let you know that we here in Puerto Rico have been praying for you! Some of my favorite verses are in Psalm 63--"O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary. Because thy lovingkindness is better than l...

The Case

Praise God. The Lord has been providing well for Ken's family, through the support of believers around the world. 

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Anticipating prison

Friends, 

 

Ken and the government have come to the agreement that Ken will not pursue further appeals, and the government will not pursue additional charges. 

This means Ken is expecting to serve his 27 month sentence. We are unsure exactly when this will begin, but likely in the next month or two. We are waiting for a status hearing where Judge Sessions will provide us with these details.

We are all hoping that Ken will be able to be here for his daughter's wedding in June. 

Pray for us as family and church work to send him off well and prepare for his absence. 

Appeal Denied

Dear Supporters, Today Ken received a call with the news that the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York has denied his appeal. We've been awaiting this decision for over 2 1/2 years. Unless another appeal is made to the Supreme Court, it looks like our brother will be facing his jail sentence. Please pray as we consider the options.

Marshall Your Resources

Marshall Your Resources

Recently, our attorney Brooks McArthur, told me to prepare to be indicted on new charges. He thinks it could happen within 90 days.

"Marshall your resources," he advised.

Since the Christians' greatest resource is the power of God made available through prayer, and knowing this statement will reach many praying people, I suggest the following:

1. PRAY for the U.S. attorneys prosecuting this case. We believe those in civil authority are put in place by God. The scriptures call us to give them due respect and honor, and to pray for them. Pray that God's purposes will be realized in and through them, and that whatever is not of God's will would be defeated.

2. PRAY that Jesus' saving power would be proclaimed and that many would be drawn to Him.

3. PRAY that God's design for sexuality, marriage, family and parenting would be widely proclaimed in this decadent age.

4. PRAY that all of God's people involved in this situation would faithfully and joyfully stand for truth even if it costs them a great deal.

5. PRAY that God will protect and provide for Lisa Miller and her precious daughter.

6. PRAY for those individuals already indicted at the U.S. District Court in Buffalo. Pray for courage, stamina, wisdom, and adequate financial resources.

Thank you for helping us "Marshall our Resources!"

Ken Miller

Waynesboro, VA

 

 

Legal Bills Paid, Unsettling Developments

Update for Website—Sept 29th 2014

ALL LEGAL BILLS PAID! Ken and his family praise God and extend heartfelt thanks to God's people around the world who have helped with legal expenses. The costs far exceeded our expectations, reaching more than $262,000 since December of 2011. It seems like a miracle—to date all the debts have been paid down!

 

However a new front seems to have opened up in this case. As of Friday, September 19, three more people were indicted in the Western District of New York, each on one count of conspiracy, and one count of international parental kidnapping. Grand Jury charges are as follows:

Count 1 (Conspiracy)

From in or about September 2009 to in or about November 2009, in the Western District of New York, and elsewhere, the defendants, LISA MILLER, PHILIP ZODHIATES, and TIMOTHY MILLER, did knowingly, willfully and unlawfully  combine, conspire and agree together and with Kenneth Miller and others, known and unknown to the Grand Jury, to commit an offense against the United States, that is, to remove a child, J1, a person known to the Grand Jury, from the United States and to retain that child, who had been in the United States, outside the United States, with intent to obstruct the lawful exercise of parental rights, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1204.

Count 2 (International Parental Kidnapping)

On or about September 22, 2009, in the Western District of New York, and elsewhere, the defendants, LISA MILLER, PHILIP ZODHIATES, and TIMOTHY MILLER, with intent to obstruct the lawful exercise of parental rights, did knowingly remove, and aid and abet the removal of, a child, J1, a person known to the Grand Jury, from the United States.

This new development could potentially impact Ken and his family as well.

Let's fervently pray that the infinite grace and mercy of God would rest powerfully on these dear people and their families.

Let's pray also that the God's blessing would rest on the U.S. Prosecutors handling the case.

25 Years Together

Twenty Five Years: A testimony to God’s goodness.

 Adam and Eve. Man and Woman. Husband and Wife. It was God’s idea. (See Genesis 1-3)  In an age of broken vows and collapsing social structures, does God’s plan for marriage and family still work? 

Twenty five years ago Linda and I walked down the aisle in Rosedale Chapel. In the years since, God has blessed us far beyond our expectations.   From our time-tested vantage point, God’s plan for lifelong marriage between one Man and one Woman is supremely satisfying.  It works, and works well! We are unworthy, grateful participants in His plan, so privileged to proclaim His goodness.   Following are some principles we have found to be important in maintaining a satisfying marriage:

  1. Commitment to God’s way first. God’s definition of a “committed relationship” is one man and one woman for life. According to the teachings of Jesus and the apostles, breaking the marriage vows and marrying someone else while the first partner is still living, constitutes adultery. Starting with this premise, divorce has never been an option for us. After June 10, 1989, Linda and I knew we had to make it work. There were no other options. In this way, obedience to God’s plan brings unshakeable commitment to the marriage partner.
  2. Sacrificial Love. This kind of love serves the marriage partner for their good—following Christ’sLiving this way is a never-ending quest with many opportunities daily.
  3. Understanding God’s order. Marriage roles are clearly defined in the Bible in several places, most notably in 1 Corinthians 11, and Ephesians 5. In God’s order, the husband/father is to be the leader and head of the home, always exercising his authority with the love of Christ. The wife/mother follows the leadership of the husband in an attitude of deference and respect. There is no thought of one partner being superior to theWe simply seek to follow God’s design for the marriage roles, and it has worked well for us.
  4. Security and trust. A commitment to each other that flows out of commitment to God, sacrificial love, and acceptance of proper roles (see 1-3 above) brings a comfortable security that breedsYou don’t have to worry that some crisis or personal failure will result in the marriage splitting up because you both know that your commitment to this marriage is based on a higher commitment to God and His way. This is a security that is extremely restful and satisfying.
  5. Growing intimacy. In a long term environment of security and trust, intimacy can flourish on all levels of the personality; spirit, soul andThis is a mutual intimacy that takes years to nurture and is a priceless treasure that leads to total mutual acceptance.  No one-night stands or casual relationships can do this.
  6. Communication. It’s a wonderful thing to have a partner you can talk with about anything. No secrets, nothing hidden from each other. Unspoken communication is as comfortable as verbal communication. Marriage is a great place to learn the art of heart communication.
  7. Satisfying physical relationships. Surveys show that married couples enjoy a much more satisfying physical relationship than do singles or co-habiting couples. (Chapter 6, The Case for Marriage, Linda Waite & Maggie Gallagher) With life-long devotion to one partner, there are endless discoveries and the intimacies of marriage can be enjoyed without shame or regret---or STD’s.
  8. Children as the welcome Fruit of Marriage.  In the first 14 years, God gave us six precious babies. Our desire has been to bring them up in His ways and give each one back to Him. They have been our highest joy and blessing, and we’ve had so many fun times together.

We view the changes that are happening in our society with great sadness.  We plead with people everywhere to return to God’s design for marriage, family and parenting. After twenty five years we can declare with all certaintyHis plan still works!


-Ken Miller