No Clear Direction Today

Brother Ken left me a voicemail just now, saying the events of today did not give them a feeling for where the case is headed. Neither did they get an indication of when the ruling would be made. The only final word is "keep praying." Thank you. 

Monday's Hearing

Dear Friends, 

 

Ken and his wife will soon be leaving for Connecticut, where the hearing will be held before three justices of the Second Circuit Court. This hearing, along with four other cases, has been moved from its normal venue in NYC to the University of Connecticut law school for the benefit of the law students. 

Based on the arguments presented in this appeal, the justices will, within a matter of weeks, rule on the appeal. If the ruling does not go in our favor, Ken could be back in prison soon. If it does go in our favor, we are not completely certain what the next step would be. 

Pray for what happens Monday, especially that  we and others would see and acknowledge the presence, the power, and the wisdom of our Father. Pray that Ken and Linda will be at rest.  

 

For anyone wanting to attend, here is the info: 

UConn Law School

William F Starr Hall Reading Room

55 Elizabeth Street

Hartford, CT 06105


Corrected Time: The court session starts at 10:00, and you should be there by 9:30. 

The Millers Have Released a CD

 The Miller family has done a bit of recording and released a CD entitled "Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow." Here are all the tracks on the CD that are in the public domain. Feel free to listen and download to your computer. On the CD are five additional songs that we are not able to place here due to copyright restrictions. To request a CD for free, use the contact link to the right, and include your name and address. 

Download Name Play Duration
download Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow
Ken Miller Family

1:31 min
download In the Land of Strangers
Ken Miller Family

1:42 min
download Heart with Loving Heart United
Ken Miller Family

2:04 min
download Hark the Glad Sound
Ken Miller Family

2:00 min
download I Lay My Sins On Jesus
Ken Miller Family

2:06 min
download All Your Anxiety
Ken Miller Family

2:28 min
download Sometimes a Light Surprises
Ken Miller Family

1:53 min
download Jesus, Still Lead On
Ken Miller Family

1:53 min
download Thou Knowest, Lord
Ken Miller Family

1:35 min
download God, the Lord a King Remaineth
Ken Miller Family

2:26 min
download Blessed Be the Name
Ken Miller Family

1:26 min

Appeal Hearing, and more funds needed

Dear friends, 

 

It's been awhile since we've updated. Ken has been putting his heart and soul again into pastoring at Pilgrim Christian Fellowship, his congregation in Virginia. He's waiting for a ruling on his appeal. The next step is an appeal hearing on January 27th, where the lawyers will present brief arguments. The ruling will follow, hopefully in a matter of months. 

Legal costs are ongoing, and now we're needing around $30,000. Click here to go to the donation page. 

Thank you. 

Dear Friends

Dear Friends

It is now more than six months since those wonderful words "...the Court will order that he be released."

We are still amazed by the mercy of God in allowing my release that day. None of us knows what the future holds, but we know Who holds our future. And all is well, because "All things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose." (Romans 8:28)

I kept a diary during my incarceration. Here is an excerpt which touched my heart recently as I remembered the very present grace which came from God as a result of your prayers.

"I'm sitting here at a gray metal table with three guys off to my left at another table playing cards, swearing, and occasionally singing snatches of ungodly songs. Upstairs, someone's TV is blaring raucous music. I hear the crisp shuffle of playing cards, and in the background the swift rush of the industrial toilet. I hear the swish of the shower, and thank God for at least a measure of privacy in the shower---in this place where one finds precious little privacy. On the table in front of me lies, partially read, Chuck Colson's Kingdoms in Conflict, discovered at the prison library. Could there be a more appropriate book to be reading right now?"

"My heart is strangely full, rich with the experiences of these last days. I am more out of my element than ever before, experiencing significant disorientation. Yet I am strangely warm on the inside. Right now I possess virtually nothing. All I have in personal property that I can call my own is: a KJV award Bible, the "Purple Martin Hymnbook", a pair of old Sunday shoes, two pairs of socks, a shirt, t-shirt, shorts, pants, suit coat, comb, hankie, and two partially filled index cards, plus clothing issued by the prison commissary. But I feel strangely, immensely wealthy. Is this what it feels like to own the Kingdom? If it is indeed the riches of the Kingdom, then may God in His infinite mercy expand my heart to receive it, for if He doesn't, my heart may well burst."

We arrived home on March 5th. The past six months have sped by. I've resumed my duties at the family nursery business as well as the ministry at my home church, Pilgrim Fellowship. Our family is doing well, by the grace of God.

We have filed our appeal with the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York. The prosecution has until October to file a response. Then the Appeals Court will schedule a date for oral arguments and will follow with a ruling. This process could take a year or more.

Thank you for your love and concern and for all your prayers. Let's keep praying for those in need.

Ken Miller

Waynesboro, VA

September 12, 2013