Saying Goodbye to Ken

Dear all, 

Ken is in prison. This morning at 6:30 a large group of us from Pilgrim gathered at the church to see him off. We sang "Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow" and "God Be With You Til We Meet Again." 

 

Goodbye dear brother.... We'll see you soon...

 

 

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In the church. Ken saying goodbye to everyone that showed up. 

 

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Ken's final words before departure. 

Last Letter before Prison

March 22, 2016

I'm going to prison today because a woman's faith and modern society collided.

About 12 years ago Lisa Miller discovered that Jesus of Nazareth was powerful enough to take away her sins. He transformed her life and her lifestyle.

In the long, winding journey since then, Lisa has sought to remain true to her Savior and to her conscience.

By fall of 2009, due to the rulings of the Vermont courts, the reluctance of the Virginia courts, and a strangely impotent Defense of Marriage Act (Virginia law at the time), Lisa was about to lose custody of her own biological daughter.

She saw two choices; capitulate to the New Social Order, or stay true to the Moral Order established by God. She chose the latter.

In September of 2009, Lisa left the United States and fled to Nicaragua in search of religious freedom; the freedom to raise her daughter under God's order as her faith and conscience compelled her to do. She remains in hiding to this day.

Here at FCC Petersburg, I am greatly privileged to stand with Lisa in her quest for Truth and Freedom.

Some things can never be locked up inside prison walls. Truth. Conscience. Moral righteousness. And the saving Gospel of Jesus.

Fellow believer, we are in a war against Satan's tyranny. But remember: "The weapons of our warfare are not carnal (not human, not political) but mighty through God to the pulling down of (these) strongholds." (2 Cor. 10:4)

Our weapons are the Cross of Christ, joyful suffering and loving our enemies. "While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal." (2 Cor. 4:18)

Jesus reigns, His Kingdom is forever. He is coming back soon!

An unworthy servant,

Ken

FCC Petersburg Low

Kenneth L Miller 08464-082

P.O. Box 1000

Petersburg, VA 23804

Reporting For Prison Tuesday

On Tuesday, our brother Ken Miller plans to report to prison in Petersburg, VA. He was heartened to find out the other day that he's on the roll in low security facility instead of the medium security facility, which is the one he was expecting to report to. This will hopefully give him more privileges. We're hoping for the best in terms of visiting allowances, but aren't really sure what to expect. 

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.