I was privileged to speak with Ken for a bit on the phone today. He is doing well, by the grace of God. He said he has a fine cell block to stay in, a group of men with whom he feels a comradeship. His cell mate is a Christian, and a lot of men in his unit read their Bibles. He's had good spiritual conversations with some of them. He feels your prayers and is very appreciative to all.
The rest of us also feel the support of your prayers. May God richly bless you, each one!
Linda Miller and family
Ken sent the following this morning. He is Vermont about to face a Grand Jury for questioning. Pray that he would have wisdom and direction from the Holy Spirit today, and be able to represent our Savior and the kingdom to these people.
On Thursday morning, Jan. 24, Ken Miller is scheduled to appear before a federal grand jury in Burlington VT to give testimony in the government's ongoing investigation of the Lisa Miller case. Ken feels a great need for the prayers of God's people over this time. Please pray that God's purposes would be accomplished in all of this and that Ken might be filled with wisdom, courage and love.
As I last reported, in December the Second Circuit Court of Appeals orally told the prosecuting attorney that it would be unconstitutional to try to enhance Ken Miller’s sentence if he exercises his right to remain silent at his grand jury deposition. The appellate judges asked the prosecutor to furnish the court with a letter stating he would not attempt to do that.
The prosecutor has since furnished the Court of Appeals with such a letter of assurance. Once they received the letter, the appellate court dismissed our appeal. The grand jury hearing has now been rescheduled for Thursday, January 24. Although we would have preferred to have the hearing postponed until after Ken’s sentencing, we rejoice that we accomplished our primary purpose through the appeal—which was to obtain protection from the government’s threat to ask for enhanced punishment if Ken exercises his right to remain silent at the grand jury hearing.
Please continue to pray for Ken.