Keturah C. Martin
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 16:23 | Ontario Canada
AMBASSADORS OF LOVE DIVINE
A hungry old tramp came in rags to my door,
So starving and faint as he sank to the floor,
The flesh may recoil from the filth of his state,
But what would Christ do had he come to His gate?
An old, thirsty beggar approached with dry lips
So parched she could no longer ask for a sip
Of something to drink, for some cold water, clear –
A word of true love – how her heart yearned to hear.
A stranger roamed helplessly in a foreign land
Without friends or money, no safe place to stand,
So tired and hungry at my door he stood
And I must resolve to respond as Christ would.
And then in the dead of the night a voice cried,
“Oh, please let me in, for my family has died!”
Her house had been burned and so naked she fled
In hopes to find shelter, some clothes and a bed.
The sick and the dying lay writhing in pain
On hospital beds or alone in the rain:
For many have not even one soul to care –
No one to walk with them, the suff’ring to share.
Within a dark jail cell, so crouched in despair
A prisoner languishes all alone there,
The Father in heaven seeks one He can send
To bring hope to inmates as love’s hand they lend.
Each opportune moment let's reach out in love
To represent Jesus as sent from above,
For we are ambassadors of love divine –
The only light many may ever see shine.
“Come blessed of My Father! The kingdom is yours,
For you’ve fed and clothed Me and opened your doors,
To even the least of these that you’ve showed love,
You lived love to Me and are blessed from above!”
- Keturah C. Martin
Marvin & Ada Kleinsasser
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 20:37 | Manitoba, Canada
Dear Ken and Family,
We are leaping with joy alongside of you as we think about your release!! We have prayer much over the past few years, lifting you to God and knowing that He will give you grace and boldness inside those prison walls!!
May Jesus be glorified as you continue to walk in His ways!!
Sunday, 11 March 2018 18:10 | Lynchburg, VA
Check out 419fund based on Philippians 4:19. I created the Christian crowdfunding site to help Philip Zodhiates with his legal fees, and set up a fund for Isabella to use when she returns.
Postcards for Philip's exoneration:
Print on card stock, 1st and 2nd pages front and back.
Saturday, 10 March 2018 09:51
Hallelujah! Ken, may the Spirit work thru you in power to the edification of His Body.
Sunday, 26 November 2017 15:57 | Georgetown, OH
We are praying for you and your family. We want to especially lift up the home confinement situation to God. He is still on the throne and is able to do "exceedingly abundantly above what we ask or think." We enjoy the inspirational articles you publish from time to time! God bless you!
Howard & Sharon & family
Carl A Gordon
Saturday, 09 September 2017 18:48 | Charlottesville
Minda and I pray daily for you and the family. Increasingly around the World the level of persucution and suffering is on the rise for God's children. I'm thankful for your obedience to Christ and to His people!
Monday, 10 July 2017 17:57 | Nicaragua
I sure don't talk to you much, do I? But I do talk to God about you daily. It has become a part of my daily prayers...
And one of the things I find my self asking God is to give boldness to witness. I am sure God has answered that prayer many times.
I also remember that the Apostle Paul wrote a lot while in jail. His letters were and are an important part of Scripture. I just wanted to tell you that your letters are also a great blessing. I often receive emails thanking me for posting your writings. I have received several today, commenting on your last post. That's what reminded me to write you.
Keep on witnessing and keep on writing and we'll keep on praying!
Love you, brother!
Tuesday, 04 July 2017 15:00 | Leamington, Ontario
Dear Miller Family:
We have only recently learned of the trials that you are currently experiencing. We are blessed to hear that you are standing on a firm foundation. As Christians it is easier to give in to sin when times are easy and trials few. Take courage and know that God is allowing this to strengthen not only your faith but the faith of Christians all over the world. 1 Peter 4:16 "Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed;but let him glorify God on this behalf."
Monday, 26 June 2017 11:36 | PA
We continue to pray for you and your family often. Thanks for sharing some of your thoughts and experiences with us through this blog. God be with you, brother.
Carl A Gordon
Friday, 24 March 2017 18:14 | Charlottesville, Va
Daily dear Brother you and the family are in our prayers! Thank you for your loving obedience to Christ and His Word!
In His mercies,
Thursday, 23 March 2017 08:54
Appreciated your updates. I had to smile at your spirit when reading of your "loud" declaration of God's design for marriage at the wedding reception you celebrated with friends at Petersburg Low. I am sure there were times when our Lord spoke clearly and distinctly and loudly when making a point He felt strongly about. Your many prayer warriors are holding you and your family up before the Father daily. We suffer vicariously with you and pray the days will pass swiftly and that your joy might be full. Only Heaven will fully reveal the benefits of your trial here and the many souls that will saved and strengthened because of it. You are the "real deal", and we are humbled by your testimony. We appreciate and agree with your Anabaptist background and beliefs. With you, we desire that our family members and fellow believers might take a strong stand against the moral decay of our nation, undeterred by the strong resistance of our culture to traditional Christian beliefs. Thanks for reminding us to pray for others on trial for their faith. Thanks for the additional reading you have suggested. " If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us" 2 Timothy 2:12
"Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen." 1 Peter 5:6-11
Thursday, 23 March 2017 08:07 | Amelia, VA
We sang this song at our prayer meeting last night. (Wed. 3/23) It was an encouragement to me to keep pressing on, even when life is hard and discouraging. May God bless you and your family, Ken,as you continue being "an example of the believer".
Go Labor On
Go, labor on: spend, and be spent
Thy joy to do the Father’s will;
It is the way the Master went:
Should not the servant tread it still?
Go, labor on: ’tis not for naught
Thy earthly loss is heav’nly gain;
Men heed thee, love thee, praise thee not;
The Master praises: what are men?
Toil on, faint not, keep watch and pray;
Be wise the erring soul to win;
Go forth into the world’s highway,
Compel the wand’rer to come in.
Toil on, and in thy toil rejoice;
For work comes rest, for exile home;
Soon shalt thou hear the Bridegroom’s voice,
The midnight peal, “Behold, I come.”
Monday, 06 March 2017 10:23 | Lancaster, Pa.
Ken, you and your family are in our prayers as well as our churches prayers! We are praying that you get to reach people in Prison that are at the end of themselves and are seeking the Lord. God Bless you as you share the way of salvation with those you come in contact with! I believe that God is going to do great things through this!
Saturday, 25 February 2017 11:11 | Virginia
Hi Pastor Ken,
Thanks for taking time to write about the celebration you enjoyed with your new friends over your son's wedding.
Ephesians 3 is my prayer for you today . . . That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end.
Praying that Jesus will continue to be praised and proclaimed through your life there at Petersburg. We are also praying for your family today.
Saturday, 11 February 2017 07:42 | England Uk
Sad to hear you were not able to attend you sons weddin ken. However I am please you were able to rejoice in there union over the telephone as well as celebrate with your fellow inmates.
May our blessed Lord continue to use and bless you all .
May the Lord continue to renew your strength daily and that of all the family as you serve the Lord each and every day.
Continue to remember you all inprayer
Friday, 10 February 2017 10:38 | Pa.
We pray for you daily Ken. It is part of my wife and I's daily devotions together in the morning.
We remember Timo also. May Gods continued presence be with you daily. From eternity past God knew all about this. He knew who you would be in prison with, and their need of the Gospel. You are in a mission field. May Satan be defeated in the lives of those around you,and the kingdom of God be enlarged. Only in eternity will we fully understand it all.
May God bless you with a good day. May your extended family be surrounded with God's love.
Tuesday, 03 January 2017 13:25
In my mind, God is still writing Hebrews 11. The trials of our faith affecting our brothers and sisters in Jesus today are no less than those mentioned in Scripture. The testimony of the Faithful today is as inspiring as the testimony of the Faithful in the Bible. Not only does this testimony bring glory to our Creator, our attitude towards those exercised thereby is of great importance to our Father. May we internalize the benefits of the sufferings of the Saints. May our hearts bleed with them in their sore trials that we, together with them, might share in the sufferings of Christ. If we suffer with Him we will also be glorified with Him.
Friday, 23 December 2016 21:29 | Meadville, Pa
My God grant you a wonderful Christmas in spite of you current situation!
Friday, 30 September 2016 08:44 | Newport Maine
Brother Ken and all involved,
Know that you have the opportunity to greatly enhance the Kingdom of God as you humbly and boldly stand on the rock Jesus Christ.
Many people are praying for you. Our prayer is;
As you endure reproach for His sake your joy might be full.
Your faith will be steadfast in the midst of a confused world that stands in opposition to the commandments of our Creator.
Many souls will be touched and changed through your testimony.
Monday, 26 September 2016 14:13 | Missouri
Ken, God bless you for being faithful. As true as God is, so sure is His judgments to man. Im made to think of Jesus words, "Father forgive them for they know not what they do".
Monday, 12 September 2016 22:34 | Montana
Lighthouse Trails has been praying for everyone involved in this situation for nearly seven years. We are advocates for protecting children. May Isabella walk closely with Jesus as she grows into a young woman, and may God give the Kenneth Miller family peace and comfort during this time apart from each other.
Friday, 26 August 2016 15:41 | North Wales, UK
Thinking of you and your family Ken. May the Lord richly bless you. Lots of love from us all :)
Sunday, 21 August 2016 13:50 | Anderson, IN
Your incarceration and recent events in Nicaragua with Timo's case are a reminder of the cost of discipleship. Thank you for being an "example of the believers"!
Wednesday, 17 August 2016 22:18 | Rustburg VA
Hi Pastor Ken,
Thank you for writing and for continuing to look to our Lord Jesus Christ for daily grace and peace. I thank God for how you are encouraging me through your writing.
I am praying that the words from Isaiah 11:2 about Jesus will be your experience as you prepare for testimony ahead.
"The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord."
I'm also praying 2 Timothy 1:7 for you, that the Holy Spirit will equip you in a special way with "power, love, and a sound mind."
We love you in Christ.
Friday, 29 July 2016 11:53 | Florida
Ken is having a sabbatical:
Sabbatical or a sabbatical (from Latin: sabbaticus, from Greek: sabbatikos (σαββατικός), from Hebrew: shabbat (שבת) (i.e., Sabbath), literally a "ceasing") is a rest from work, or a break, often lasting from two months to a year. The concept of sabbatical has a source in shmita, described in several places in the Bible. For example, in Leviticus 25, there is a commandment to desist from working the fields during the seventh year. Strictly speaking, this means a sabbatical would last one year.
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 09:46 | Stuarts Draft Va
Joy...Joy...Joy...is what is filling my heart, Ken, as I read your posts here.
Praying with everyone else, as we watch the beauty of what God is doing in each one of us...and yes, even in this circumstance!
The blessing I got by reading here...the smiles...chuckles...and even tears...are overwhelming me, this morning.
Oh how special to envision my other Brothers in Christ there with you...I'm just overwhelmed again by God's 'working all things together for good'... Here, my dear Brother is a 'cyber hug' from over the air ways :)
Love and Prayers in Christ our Lord!
Tuesday, 28 June 2016 21:03 | Neepawa, MB
Dear Miller family,
Listening to your CD has touched me. I think of you, and wish the Lord's presence would be with you all in an overwhelming way. His grace is more than enough!
Earl and Angie
Saturday, 11 June 2016 13:05 | Stuarts Draft
Our family has thought your way many times today.We are praying with commitment for you. Our hearts smile when we realize how very much you are here with this special day. Your love, care and direction for your daughter is evident and that is a gift that some daughters cannot experience when a physical presence is granted. The investment you have placed in caring for your family, loving your wife well offers a presence that physical absence cannot take away. What a gift! Thinking of you so much today. We care and love you. Earl and Angie
Monday, 06 June 2016 00:18 | Halsey, Oregon
Dear Ken:Amy Carmichael, a missionary without leave for 40 years in India, came to the realization that every trial, sorrow, disappointment, and reverse in her life was actually an opportunity to die to self; instead of an obstacle, each one should be viewed as an opportunity to glorify God. That's a tough message, but I would commend you on having obviously grasped the principle in your circumstances and truly glorified God by your Christlike response. Thank you; God bless you.
Saturday, 04 June 2016 12:47 | Pa.
We pray for you every day for Holy Sprit protection. Many don't realize it, but the only thing that the child of God is promised in the Bible is Persecution. We are in a wicked world that is not a friend to the true Christian. Thanks for setting a true example for us.
Monday, 30 May 2016 03:41 | Groningen
God bless you! Thank you for your testimony. Please pray for us!
Friday, 27 May 2016 14:48 | Florida
Brother Ken: Thank you so much for writing about your experiences on the inside! You are learning and growing so greatly from this event of imprisonment, that you will never be the same person afterward, had you not gone through this change in lifestyle. I know, it happened to me also, which may explain why I find great joy and some spiritual fellowship since being released from prison by living among the homeless people in American society. God will provide for you both in your present circumstance and in the future, cast your cares upon Him for His yoke is indeed easy and His burden light, compared to that of living in the sinful decadence of today's world! May the Lord continue to be blessed by your testimony as your eyes are opened to the true meaning of what a life of obedience to God's Word requires of us!
Monday, 16 May 2016 22:43 | Australia
You are brave and faithful to God by doing the right thing. Praying for you and your family in this extremely challenging time.
Monday, 16 May 2016 21:39 | Tasmania, Australia
Becoming a prisoner of Christ Jesus [Philemon 1:1] is both an awesome responsibility and a blessing [2 Peter 2:20-23]. Praise God, His Word is not chained [2 Timothy 2:8,9]! The LORD promises that those who honour Him will be honoured [1 Samuel 2:30]. May God sustain our brother and his family by His grace. May God continue to hold Sister Lisa and her daughter under the His wings [Psalm 91:4].
Saturday, 14 May 2016 14:40 | Spain
Although we are catholics, my mother and me got very shaked when we knew about your case. The only thing I can say is that we are convinced about you are a modern hero, now our societies are totally mad!, our countries are becoming into real dictatorships. For thesse reason, in this dark times, people like you is very necessary.
We'll pray for you a lot. May our Lord Jesus give you the strength you need.
Saturday, 14 May 2016 07:19 | Papua New Guinea
Please know that you and your family are in my prayers daily. I so appreciate you example and the impact you have had in my life and many others', more than you all know. Thank you for your faithfulness!!
Tuesday, 10 May 2016 14:35 | Georgia
God Bless you for continuing in His strength.
Friday, 22 April 2016 22:13 | Idaho
Our prayers are with you Brother Ken as you continue to stand for Christ. You are an encouragement! I cannot imagine being separated from my family as you are being forced to do. God bless you
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 23:01 | PA
Brother Ken, you and your family are in my prayers. May God go with you through your trials.
"We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
Whatever comes your way, remember that GOD'S GRACE IS SUFFUCIENT!
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 04:40 | Papua New Guinea
Please know that you and your family are in my prayers daily from this side of the world. You and your family and your church's testimony have meant more to me than you know. May you know the secret place of the Most High in a special way daily.
Friday, 15 April 2016 13:25 | Minerva, oh.
Bro. Ken. As I observe your life and testimony, I can't help but think about the words of Jesus, who said, "Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake. Rejoice and be exceeding glad! For GREAT is your reward in heaven! For so persecuted they the prophets which were before you."
May God bless and fill you with the peace that passes all comprehension.
Our prayers are with you and your family.
Paul & Edith Yoder
Monday, 11 April 2016 21:34 | Hutchinson, KS
We are praying for you and your family. It is encouraging for us to observe God's faithfulness in ministering to you in your deepest hour of need, giving you the grace to testify of the reality of God's presence and peace! Keep looking to Him Who is within you and Who is also much greater than he who is in the world!
Saturday, 09 April 2016 18:48 | Chambersburg,Pa.
May God' grace continue to be your protection. Nothing happens in our Christian experience without his approval. May this be a wake up call for the rest of us who are free to walk closer with the Master Jesus Christ.
Monday, 04 April 2016 14:54 | Amherst VA
Ken, you and your family are in my prayers as well as our churches prayers! I am praying that you get to reach people in Prison that would never listen to you behind the pulpit! God Bless You Ken! I believe that God is gonna do great things through this!
Serving in Amherst~ Kristi
Robert & Rhoda Miller
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 12:17 | Middlefield, OH
I met your lovely daughter several weeks ago; we are saddened that you can't be at her wedding!
We have been so blessed by your strength and courage through this trial- we'll continue to pray as you face this unknown future. God bless you and your family!!!
Love, Robert & Rhoda Miller
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 19:17 | Greenville, VA
Ken and Family: My heart is with you. I came to Milmont today, but found myself breaking out in tears. I kept thinking, "Ken is in prison for doing the right thing!" I have always fled TO Milmont when the outside world seemed harsh. Today, it seemed that the world came to Milmont to take some of the goodness away. You are in my prayers daily and have been since this all started. I know that God can and will create something good out of every situation, so that is my prayer--that your time away from your family can be used to bring glory to the Lord. Your strength and unwavering faith has been a blessing to me.
Kim and Wade Gayle
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 09:28 | Stuarts Draft, VA
Praying for you and your family for God's
Strength, Courage, Peace and Comfort.
May the time just seem to fly by for you and yours.
Love from the Gayles
Pastor Jess Shingler
Friday, 18 March 2016 16:57 | Orangeville, Pa.
We've never met Ken, but I'm proud to call you my brother. Thanks for not backing down. I will be praying for you and your family. If there's anything I can do to help, please let me know. Your brother in Jesus, Jess Shingler.
Friday, 18 March 2016 00:42 | Arkansas
I don't know how to say this, but you have an *** opportunity, brother Ken, to proclaim God's message to the world! People all around the globe are reading, watching, praying, and you aren't even in prison yet. As a church we are praying that you will remain strong in the grace of God, and that you can be a light house in a dark world. May the Spirit of God empower you to respond in a Christ-like spirit to all that Satan will hurl at you in the coming years! Our God is on the throne. We are on the winning team. Your family's faith and courage are truly outstanding. May God bless you ever so richly!
Wednesday, 02 March 2016 11:39 | Oakland City,IN
Thank you for following God rather than man. Let us know where Ken serves and I for one will write. I have never been in prison, but was a chaplain for Indiana Dept of Corrections ( I am a General Baptist pastor). With good time Ken should be out before his sentence time is complete. Check federal regs to get the exact time. Minimum security is not bad time. Oh for sure nobody chooses incarceration, but you will come to understand what I mean. Ken and the Miller family are in my prayers. From the apostles, to the Underground Railroad, to the American Civil Rights Movement the righteous have goon to prison. There is a mom and a little girl who thank you as well as the entire Bible believing Church. Keep the faith. Philippians 4: 13.