Miller Family Monthly Support

Fellow Believers, with Ken in prison, the family needs support. Click here for a recurring or one-time donation.
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$ 1500
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Updated
4/29/2016
You can also mail your support check, payable to Pilgrim Christian Fellowship. Address: Pilgrim Christian Fellowship Miller Family Support P.O. Box 946 Stuarts Draft, VA 24477
Charlotte Miller
Hey my dear brother, Just want you to know your sis is thinking of you often, wondering what you are doing, praying for strength and grace for you and yours. I especially am praying that your ministry where you are will be fruitful and that there will be a "ripple" effect on the lives of all you touch in there. Who knows how far reaching your influence could be in a 'captive' ...
Edwin Eby
Hold fast Brother, you give us courage. Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I...
Josh & Esther Eicher
Bro. Ken and family, 1Pe 4:12-14 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and o...

The Case

Friends, Fellow Believers, Supporters: As Ken is now unable to support his family, we are soliciting monthly donations. We at Pilgrim Fellowship church are planning to provide a signficant portion of their support, and his wife is working part time as well. The Miller household includes six children--the oldest is making wedding plans for June of this year.

Contact Us if you would like to pledge an amount to be sent by mail, or for any other questions.

You can make changes to this amount later in your Paypal account under "Subscriptions," or by contacting us.  

Monthly Amount

 

A Grandmother's Faith

A Grandmother’s Faith—Corrected Version
My great-grandmother, Salina Kanagy, lived and died in the Amish community of Kishacoquillas Valley in central Pennsylvania.
With a thresher-man husband and 14 children to feed and clothe, she didn’t have an easy life. 
I never met her as she died more than 50 years ago. But it seems I heard her voice a few years back, in a most unlikely place— Burlington, VT.
Brother Leon Zook attended my trial in August of 2012.  While sitting in the courtroom he remembered a poem he got from his mother in the 1960’s.   It had come to his mother from her favorite aunt, my great-grandmother Salina. 
Sitting there on the fifth floor of the federal court, Bro. Leon recalled that poem and wrote it down, word for word. 
That scrap of paper is one of my most precious possessions. Reading it, I hear my grandmothers’ faith speaking across eternity.  It will be inside my Bible on March 22, 2016. 
I share it here for all of our encouragement.
Up the hill He gently leads us
Through the clouds His eyes can see
And it makes us trust our Savior
And we say, “Lord I love thee.”
 
Often Satan comes to try us
He would like to bend us low
And we tell it all to Jesus
And He answers “Child I know.” 
 
If it were not for the trials
If the days were never dim
If we met no disappointments
Could we see the need of Him?
 
And if Satan never tried us
Could we flee to Christ for aid?
And would we learn to trust Him
When he says “Be not afraid.”
 
(Can be sung to the tune  of “In The Rifted Rock I’m Resting” or “Shall We Gather At The River” etc. )

 

A Grandmother’s Faith—Corrected Version

My great-grandmother, Salina Kanagy, lived and died in the Amish community of Kishacoquillas Valley in central Pennsylvania.

With a thresher-man husband and 14 children to feed and clothe, she didn’t have an easy life.

I never met her as she died more than 50 years ago. But it seems I heard her voice a few years back, in a most unlikely place— Burlington, VT.

Brother Leon Zook attended my trial in August of 2012.  While sitting in the courtroom he remembered a poem he got from his mother in the 1960’s.   It had come to his mother from her favorite aunt, my great-grandmother Salina.

Sitting there on the fifth floor of the federal court, Bro. Leon recalled that poem and wrote it down, word for word.

That scrap of paper is one of my most precious possessions. Reading it, I hear my grandmothers’ faith speaking across eternity.  It will be inside my Bible on March 22, 2016.

I share it here for all of our encouragement.

Up the hill He gently leads us

Through the clouds His eyes can see

And it makes us trust our Savior

And we say, “Lord I love thee.”

 

Often Satan comes to try us

He would like to bend us low

And we tell it all to Jesus

And He answers “Child I know.”

 

If it were not for the trials

If the days were never dim

If we met no disappointments

Could we see the need of Him?

 

And if Satan never tried us

Could we flee to Christ for aid?

And would we learn to trust Him

When he says “Be not afraid.”

 

(Can be sung to the tune  of “In The Rifted Rock I’m Resting” or “Shall We Gather At The River” etc. )

Assigned to Petersburg

We've been wondering where Ken's prison will be. Now we know. He's been ordered to a federal medium security prison in Petersburg, Virginia. The good news is that it's not terribly far away. The bad news is that we were really hoping he'd be placed in a minimum security camp, as the judge recommended. This may be a space issue, and hopefully later he can be moved to a camp, where he'd have more access to the outside world. 

Ken's Persepective

Q. Why does God allow hardship and trials? A. For our good, according to Romans 8:28. “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to those that are the called according to His purpose.” “All things” would include extreme trials such as the death of a loved one, or a major illness; it would include a job loss or prison time.

What is the good that “all things working together” actually accomplishes? Romans 8:29: “For whom He did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His dear Son…”

God allows hardships and trials to make us into the image of His Son. THAT’S GOOD. So if this time in prison makes this poor sinner a little more like Jesus, it will be good and I will be happy.

We are not discouraged or depressed about the future, because God is in the future and we are with God, therefore we are encouraged.

There are some things that can never be locked up behind prison walls. Truth. Conscience. Moral righteousness.  The saving Gospel of Jesus.

“If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” (John 8:36)

By the grace of and mercy of God we will remain free, free indeed.

Ken Miller

Waynesboro, VA

Feb. 4, 2016

Jail on March 22

Dear supporters, 

 

Judge William Sessions III has ordered Ken to report to serve his 27 month sentence on March 22nd. We're thankful they gave him a few more weeks with his family, and that he'll be able to be with his son when he visits in March. 

Thank you for all your notes of encouragement on the guestbook page and contact page, and your prayers. 

Any donations that are not needed for legal fees will be used to support Ken's family. Thank you so much. 

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.