Marshall Your Resources
Recently, our attorney Brooks McArthur, told me to prepare to be indicted on new charges. He thinks it could happen within 90 days.
"Marshall your resources," he advised.
Since the Christians' greatest resource is the power of God made available through prayer, and knowing this statement will reach many praying people, I suggest the following:
1. PRAY for the U.S. attorneys prosecuting this case. We believe those in civil authority are put in place by God. The scriptures call us to give them due respect and honor, and to pray for them. Pray that God's purposes will be realized in and through them, and that whatever is not of God's will would be defeated.
2. PRAY that Jesus' saving power would be proclaimed and that many would be drawn to Him.
3. PRAY that God's design for sexuality, marriage, family and parenting would be widely proclaimed in this decadent age.
4. PRAY that all of God's people involved in this situation would faithfully and joyfully stand for truth even if it costs them a great deal.
5. PRAY that God will protect and provide for Lisa Miller and her precious daughter.
6. PRAY for those individuals already indicted at the U.S. District Court in Buffalo. Pray for courage, stamina, wisdom, and adequate financial resources.
Thank you for helping us "Marshall our Resources!"
Update for Website—Sept 29th 2014
ALL LEGAL BILLS PAID! Ken and his family praise God and extend heartfelt thanks to God's people around the world who have helped with legal expenses. The costs far exceeded our expectations, reaching more than $262,000 since December of 2011. It seems like a miracle—to date all the debts have been paid down!
However a new front seems to have opened up in this case. As of Friday, September 19, three more people were indicted in the Western District of New York, each on one count of conspiracy, and one count of international parental kidnapping. Grand Jury charges are as follows:
Count 1 (Conspiracy)
From in or about September 2009 to in or about November 2009, in the Western District of New York, and elsewhere, the defendants, LISA MILLER, PHILIP ZODHIATES, and TIMOTHY MILLER, did knowingly, willfully and unlawfully combine, conspire and agree together and with Kenneth Miller and others, known and unknown to the Grand Jury, to commit an offense against the United States, that is, to remove a child, J1, a person known to the Grand Jury, from the United States and to retain that child, who had been in the United States, outside the United States, with intent to obstruct the lawful exercise of parental rights, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1204.
Count 2 (International Parental Kidnapping)
On or about September 22, 2009, in the Western District of New York, and elsewhere, the defendants, LISA MILLER, PHILIP ZODHIATES, and TIMOTHY MILLER, with intent to obstruct the lawful exercise of parental rights, did knowingly remove, and aid and abet the removal of, a child, J1, a person known to the Grand Jury, from the United States.
This new development could potentially impact Ken and his family as well.
Let's fervently pray that the infinite grace and mercy of God would rest powerfully on these dear people and their families.
Let's pray also that the God's blessing would rest on the U.S. Prosecutors handling the case.
Twenty Five Years: A testimony to God’s goodness.
Adam and Eve. Man and Woman. Husband and Wife. It was God’s idea. (See Genesis 1-3) In an age of broken vows and collapsing social structures, does God’s plan for marriage and family still work?
Twenty five years ago Linda and I walked down the aisle in Rosedale Chapel. In the years since, God has blessed us far beyond our expectations. From our time-tested vantage point, God’s plan for lifelong marriage between one Man and one Woman is supremely satisfying. It works, and works well! We are unworthy, grateful participants in His plan, so privileged to proclaim His goodness. Following are some principles we have found to be important in maintaining a satisfying marriage:
We view the changes that are happening in our society with great sadness. We plead with people everywhere to return to God’s design for marriage, family and parenting. After twenty five years we can declare with all certainty: His plan still works!
My Impressions of Lisa Miller
It was obvious to me that Lisa Miller was a woman of great faith. Her appearance and demeanor demonstrated that she was at peace with God and at peace with herself. The expression on her face reflected an inner joy that was even more remarkable in light of the difficult situation she was in at the time. It was evident to me in the short time I was with her that here was a woman who walked with God.
Later I had the opportunity to read more about her tumultuous and at times tragic journey. It became even more obvious to me that this was a woman who had met Jesus of Nazareth and had powerfully experienced His mercy and grace. I believe Lisa is a living testimony to the Power of Jesus, the Power that can set us free from the burden of sin, even the sins of a sexual nature that all of us face in this decadent age. She would tell us that Jesus is ALIVE and standing by to help anyone who reaches out to Him with the smallest spark of faith. She would tell us that no sin is too great for Jesus to cleanse and heal, that no one is beyond hope of change. She would tell us about the great peace and joy that surrender to Jesus brings.
By all indications Lisa was in full command of her faculties, she was not unstable or delusionary as some reports have suggested.
It was apparent that Lisa’s understanding of marriage, family and parenthood was orthodox. Her views are consistent with the Scriptures, the historical teachings of the Church, the social customs of the human race since the beginning of time, and with the beliefs of the vast majority of peoples around the world right now.
Since Lisa’s personal beliefs on these matters are rooted in the Scriptures, it was obvious that for her, these are issues of faith and conscience, and deeply held religious beliefs.
Lisa is painfully aware that in the United States, with less than 5% of the world’s population, there is a movement to radically redefine and re-engineer marriage, family and parenthood, the basic social elements God designed into the human race. She is well aware that this movement operates through all the agencies of American culture, the media, education, the entertainment world, modern psychology, the law and courts, and even through some churches. Lisa knows from personal experience that this movement is coordinated, relentless, and determined to cause everyone to conform to its ideology, and that it will attempt to marginalize and penalize those who do not conform.
In order to stay true to her faith and conscience, Lisa chose to flee with her daughter instead of conforming. She is still fleeing. She has been charged with kidnapping her own biological daughter and according to recent court testimony is still being hunted by the United States Government—“bouncing around the barrios of Nicaragua,” as some news reports have put it, trying to stay ahead of the authorities.
From what I know about her faith and conscience, I think it could be rightly said that Lisa Miller 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 and deeply held religious beliefs called her to do.
These are my impression of my Sister in Christ, Lisa Miller.
March 9, 2013
We recently received significant donations, and our deficit is way down! Thanks a million to the contributors!