Miller Family Monthly Support

Thank you all so much for your ongoing support! We are not soliticiting additional pledges at this time.
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$ 1360
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9/23/2016
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
Stephen Burk
We are praying for you, and wonder if God is calling you to testify for Him, like Paul to the needy and hurting, in prison, court rooms and many other plac....es. May God richly bless you for helping precious souls miss that horrible place and make it home to heaven!!! Praise God
Marvin & Ada Kleinsasser
Dear Brother Ken, You don't know us, but we just wanted to assure you of our continual prayers on your behalf. We at "Abide Christian Fellowship" in Manitoba, Canada spent a time of our morning service in prayer for you! We believe that the Lord will be glorified even though it may "appear" like things are a bit confined there in prison....but isn't it just like our J...
Darrell
Thanks be to God, and thanks to Pablo, Loyal, David, and others for your support.

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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Ken Has Moved

We just received word this evening that Ken has been moved to another jail; he's back in Vermont. We think he needed to be in a jail with daily transportation to the courthouse so he can be taken to the courthouse for his sentencing on March 4. Ken has been doing very well so far. Visitors have been up several times, and always come away blessed. He is seeing this time as a kind of spiritual retreat and a witnessing opportunity.  

His new address: 

Kenneth L. Miller

Northwest State Correctional Facility

3649 Lower Newton Rd

Swanton, VT 05488

 

A new visitors list will need to be approved by the jail. Until then, he won't be able to receive visitors. 

Ken Faring Well

Ken has been doing well in his first two weeks in prison. We hear that a guard quieted his enthusiastic singing in the shower. The same guard later awarded him with some extra telephone time. He's been reading about 40 chapters of scripture a day. He's been receiving a lot of correspondence, which is wonderful. At mealtimes, he was asking the blessing for his own food. The inmates at his table asked him to begin saying grace for the whole table. His wife and a few children were up to visit him on the weekend, and found him well. Anyone wanting to visit should contact our coordinating person here in Virginia. Use the contact page on the website to reach us. God bless all of you for your interest, notes, and prayers. 

Write To Ken!

 

Write! Both Ken and his family need our encouragement and support. 

Ken’s Address

Kenneth L. Miller
Northwest State Correctional Facility
3649 Lower Newton Rd
Swanton, VT 05488

 

Family Address

Linda Miller
3301 Stuarts Draft Highway
Waynesboro, VA 22980

 

Guidelines for Writing

Encourage Ken, and affirm him for his courageous stand, but avoid direct references to parties involved. Mail will probably be read by prison officials. Observe the following guidelines. 

Do NOT include the following:

  • Cards with yarn or ribbon.
  • Cards that are padded.
  • Oversized cards larger than 8x10.
  • Laminated cards.
  • Maps.
  • Letters in foreign languages.
  • Sticker or adhesive signs. (Do not use return address stickers, but make sure you include your return address)
  • Excessive magazine and newspaper clippings or photos.
  • Metal or spiral bound notebooks or calendars.
  • Polaroid or laminated pictures
  • Stamps
  • Cash
  • Personal items (find out the rules first).
  • Anything that might be considered a weapon.
  • Internet URL references. (remove all email addresses or web site information)
  • Books or Magazines (must come directly from the publisher)

You are WELCOME to include: 

  • Your own letter, with return address written on both the envelope and letter.
  • Letters from children.
  • Photos
  • Colorful Post Cards.
  • Poems.
  • Colorful one-page calendars.
  • Articles on current events. A limit of 5 pages of printed or photocopied materials (an individual newspaper clipping will be considered one page) may be received within a piece of regular correspondence. In order to facilitate media review, pages or clippings must not be taped, glued, or pasted together or to other papers.
  • Colorful pictures from the Internet (remove all URL information).
  • Crossword Puzzles (on single sheets of paper).
  • Newspaper or magazine clippings (not too many at one time).
  • Birthday or Holiday Cards.
  • Books (direct from the publisher or retailer).
  • Magazines (direct from the publisher).
Guidelines will probably be revised as we become more knowledgeable about what is truly allowed or prohibited. 

 

Our Brother Remains Jailed

Today, another hearing was held to see if Ken would now agree to testify. Of course, he did not.

Our brother said: 

"If I were to bring testimony against a fellow member of Christ's kingdom, for honoring Christ's kingdom's laws, I would be disloyal to his kingdom and to Christ,"

He is now behind bars at least until the March 4 sentencing. 

Burlington Free Press Article

A Man That Can't Be Bought

Please keep him in prayer! 

 

Remember them that are in bonds.

Hebrews 13:3

     “Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.” This admonition comes to us from the writer of Hebrews who writes from Italy to the Hebrew Christians. It is likely that the writer himself is in bonds while he writes. In Chapter 10 of Hebrews he encourages those who “became companions of them that were so used” and “had compassion of me in my bonds”.

     The past number of years here in America have been unusual in the history of the church. For the most part, attitudes of tolerance and acceptance, even appreciation, have prevailed toward those who sincerely seek to walk in an obedient faith toward God. This has greatly enhanced our comforts in this life, but has not always been to our spiritual well being. Complacency, lukewarmness, and backsliding have been evident many times. The lack of a struggle against opposing forces has often produced in us a diminished appetite for truth and lessened our ability to properly discern the issues of life in light of eternity. It has been easy for us to begin to compromise and to seek the approval of those who do not attempt to live a life of faith above the approval of our Lord in Heaven. Perhaps this apathetic atmosphere has even contributed to our tendency to fall into carnal quarrelling among ourselves. There are indications that even our evangelism and mission work have sometimes been somewhat self centered efforts perhaps more than being a result of the work of God in hearts.

     We are not called to seek for adversity- to live and practice our faith in fleshly ways- inviting the adversarial responses of the unbeliever to our own immaturity and inconsistency. We are to “pray for all who are in authority” and “if it be possible, as much as lieth in you” to seek to “live a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty”. Neither are we called to try legislate a standard of morality on society- to carnally impose Bible truths on those whose hearts have not been awakened to seek after God- thus inviting a wicked response from sin-hardened hearts.

     The saints are clearly called to follow the example of our Lord and the early apostles: to “walk as children of light”, to “follow after righteousness”, to “shine as lights in the world” by “holding forth the Word of Life” lovingly, clearly, and unashamedly. This often brings conflict in a world that does not know (perhaps does not even desire to know) our God.

     The writer to the Hebrews is concerned that the church would not neglect to remember and to minister to those who are in bonds or adversity because of a commitment to uphold the testimony of Jesus and live with a clear conscience before God. Evidently he considers it a normal work of church life that we are to accept and endeavor to fulfill as an expression of our own faith in God.

     He calls us to remember and to empathize- that is to relate to those who are in bonds or adversity as if we were the one who was in bonds or adversity. Recently I had the experience of a having minor eye surgery in one eye to try to eliminate my need to wear eye glasses. During the recovery time, it was difficult for me to tell which eye had had the surgery because the other eye was hurting almost as much as the one that had been cut. Perhaps this is an example of the sensitivity we are called to have with and for those who are facing the afflictions of the gospel. We should not take for granted that they are strong and will be able to continue to stand without our support and prayer. We are to communicate this care to them by seeking to meet their needs and the needs of their families at home as God enables us. We are not to be “ashamed of their chain”. This kind of oneness in relationship is also a reflection of the relationship the Persons of the triune Godhead share.

     Our brothers or sisters who are called to suffer are not perfect in the sense that God’s work is finished in their lives. The experiences God calls them to face purify and deepen their own understanding and walk with the Lord.