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Psalm 46

1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.

4 There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.

5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.

6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: He uttered his voice, the earth melted.

7 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

8 Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations He has made in the earth.

9 He makes wars to cease unto the end of the earth; He breaks the bow, and cuts the spear in sunder; He burns the chariot in the fire.

10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

Does Philip’s conviction affect me?

Why does Philip Zodhiates’ case matter to me?

We are in a battle for Christianity in America!

  • Criminalizing Christianity in America
  • Redefining family and marriage
  • Controlling families
  • Stripping parents of their rights
  • Calling marriage between one man and one woman bigoted, discriminatory and lacking any rational basis
  • Stripping citizens of the religious freedom guaranteed by the Constitution
  • Destroying God’s design for marriage
  • Normalizing same-sex relationships
  • Fighting for the hearts and minds of the next generation
  • Blurring of the lines between male and female

What we have already lost

  • Reverence for our National Anthem
  • Ten Commandments posted in courthouses across America
  • Prayer and Bible reading in the schools – failing schools and students
  • Sanctity of human life – abortion on demand; assisted suicide
  • Sanctify of marriage – same-sex marriage, live-ins (no commitment)
  • Sanctify of God’s design – transgenderism
  • Mentally healthy children – children in crisis
  • Christianity – churches preaching falsehoods and bending to the culture

We’ve changed so much in the past 13 years- not all of it good. The video below shows much of that change

HOW CAN YOU CAN FIGHT BACK:

  1. Pray
  2. Only vote for candidates who stand for God’s principles – elections have consequences.
  3. Support groups that are fighting for Christians who are being persecuted by our culture.
  4. Get your Pastor involved.
  5. Write Letters to the Editor of your local paper.

Contact your elected officials about issues that matter to you.

Philip and Kathie

Help Philip and Kathie!

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Press Release

419 FUND, A 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT CHRISTIAN CROWDFUNDING ORGANIZATION, IS TRYING TO RAISE AWARENESS OF PHILIP ZODHIATES’ CONVICTION FOR AIDING A PARENTAL KIDNAPPING

Lynchburg, VA (August 29, 2018) – 419 Fund, a 501(c)3 non-profit Christian Crowdfunding organization, is trying to raise awareness of Philip Zodhiates’ conviction.

Philip Zodhiates, Christian businessman and conservative icon, has lost the appeal of his conviction for helping Lisa Miller flee the country with her daughter, Isabella (United States of America v. Philip Zodhiates, Case #17-839-cr). His sentence is 3 years in federal prison. 419 Fund is hoping to raise awareness of this situation, generate both more and financial support, and pull together a petition large enough to warrant consideration for a pardon from President Trump for all parties involved.

In 2000, Lisa met Janet Jenkins and they went to Vermont to enter into a civil union because at the time, Vermont was one of a few states that had legalized civil unions. They returned to Virginia to establish residency and wanted to start a family, so Lisa was artificially inseminated and on April 16, 2002, Isabella was born.

According to page 34 of “Only One Mommy: A Woman’s Battle for Her Life, Her Daughter, and Her Freedom,” by Rena Lindevaldsen, “’In September 2003, Lisa asked God for forgiveness of her sins and, for the first time, understood what it meant to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.’ She specifically said, ‘It was that night that I became a new creature in Christ.’”

Lisa was committed to raising her daughter according to Christian principles and to leave the gay lifestyle.  Because Lisa is the birth mother of Isabella who was born in Virginia, and Lisa’s name is the only parent listed on the birth certificate, Frederick County (VA) Circuit Court Judge John Prosser declared Lisa to be Isabella’s only mother in September 2004.

Lisa needed to dissolve the civil union, so she traveled to Vermont to do so, and Janet Jenkins sought parental and visitation rights. On Friday, August 4, 2006, the Vermont Supreme Court ruled that Isabella had two mothers. (Miller-Jenkins v. Miller-Jenkins (Miller-Jenkins I), 2006 VT 78, 180 Vt. 441, 912 A.2d 951)

There ensured a tug-of-war between Virginia and Vermont laws with Virginia finally giving jurisdiction to Vermont (Court of Appeals of Virginia, Lisa Miller v. Janet Jenkins, Record No. 2405-08-4). Despite Lisa and Isabella being Virginia residents, Isabella being born in Virginia, Lisa being the only parent on Isabella’s birth certificate and Virginia having a Marriage Amendment stating that only marriages between one man and one woman would be recognized in the Commonwealth of Virginia as legitimate family relationships (Marshall-Newman Amendment, Section 15-A of Article 1), the Virginia Court deferred to Vermont.

As a mother, Lisa felt an obligation to Isabella to protect her and raise her according to her Biblical beliefs. The court system was not protecting Lisa or Isabella. Isabella was an energetic, outgoing, loving child. After the Vermont Family court ordered visits with Janet, Isabella’s behavior changed. She became insecure, clinging to her mother, wetting the bed, talking suicide and asking her mom if she had to see that “strange” lady again. There had been a 2-year gap between the time Lisa had left the gay lifestyle and when visitation started, and there had been no contact between Isabella and Janet. In fact, Janet had refused to adopt Isabella twice.

According to Vermont Supreme Court Docket #2009-473, “Lisa points to Janet’s testimony that she would not bring IMJ to a church that teaches “hatred and bigotry.”

The court system was giving Lisa and Isabella no relief, and Lisa felt threatened, and her last resort was to leave the country.

This case has been in the court system for the past 14 years with convictions of Lisa; Timo Miller (no relation), Mennonite missionary to Nicaragua; Ken Miller (no relation), Mennonite Pastor; and Philip Zodhiates, Christian businessman, for International Parental Kidnapping.

The three Christian men were convicted of aiding in the parental kidnapping of Isabella. Timo Miller was arrested when he traveled from Nicaragua to the United States to attend a wedding; Ken Miller served a 27-month prison sentence and was released on March 6, 2018; Philip Zodhiates’ appeal was denied, and he is waiting his surrender date to start serving a 3-year sentence in federal prison.

In 419 Fund’s opinion, this is a case of religious persecution. Lisa became a born-again Christian and decided to leave the same-gender relationship, dissolve the civil union and raise her daughter according to Biblical principles, including keeping her daughter from reading the book, “Heather Has Two Mommies,” which Miller says is indoctrination into a gay lifestyle. The three men who aided Lisa are Christians, including Philip Zodhiates.

Janet Jenkins has been aided by the ACLU and Southern Poverty Law Center. According to 419 Fund, the gay lobby is using this case as their “poster child,” and this is the Roe v. Wade of the gay lobby.

When the “parental kidnapping” happened, Lisa had full custody of her daughter with no restrictions on travel. 419 Fund believes there was no crime committed, and this is a case of criminalizing Christianity in America and unless the U.S. Supreme Court accepts this case, it looks like a prison sentence for Mr. Zodhiates.

419 Fund, a 501(c)3 non-profit Christian Crowdfunding organization, is trying to raise awareness of this situation and raise funds for Philip’s attorney’s fees. The 419 Fund is a crowdfunding site that provides an opportunity for Christians to support one another for legal, medical, scholarship, missions and more. 419 Fund was conceived and created to help Christians lift and ease fellow Christians’ financial burdens.  419 Fund approves opportunities for funding including legal fees, court costs, attorney’s fees, fines, individual medical needs, supporting pro-life organizations, and providing aid after natural disasters. Fundraising can also be used to generate scholarships for deserving college students, or to gain financial support for missions and missionaries. 419 Fund is a non-profit organized under laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. For more info: https://www.419fund.com. Email at info@419fund.com.

CONTACT: Jerry McGlothlin of Special Guests: 919-437-0001

Harm will be short lived!

“The Family court concluded that the long-term benefits of the change in custody would outweigh any short-term disruptions to [Isabella].” Vermont Supreme Court Docket No. 2009-473.

The change of custody would be from a birth mother, who had become born again and was raising her daughter according to Biblical principles, to a former same-sex partner.

What long-term benefits? All I can see are long-term disruptions and dysfunction added to an already traumatized child. After visits with Janet Jenkins, Isabella wet the bed, wanted to cut herself, talked about suicide and acted out.

Prior to visits with Jenkins, Isabella was a happy, well-adjusted outgoing child. After visits with Jenkins, Isabella was withdrawn, clinging to her mother.

Jenkins had not seen Isabella for 2 years prior to the Vermont ordered visitation starting. Isabella would come home and ask if she could stop seeing Jenkins.

Isabella was born in Virginia and had spent all but 17 months of her 7 years in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Court in Virginia gave jurisdiction to Vermont, and the Court in Vermont ruled that Isabella had 2 mommies.

Lisa fled the country to seek a safe place to raise Isabella far from the reach of the gay lobby.

Philip Zodhiates has been tried and convicted of helping Lisa. He will spend 3 years in federal prison unless we can secure a pardon from President Trump.

What you can do:

Pray

Send postcards – https://419fund.com/wp-content/uploads/Postcards-1.pdf

Print front to back on card stock (colorful would be great!).

Write letters

Donate: https://419fund.com/projects/philip-zodhiates/

I want to personally thank everyone who has donated to Philip. He and Kathie are the most godly couple I have ever met and they don’t deserve what is happening to them. BUT GOD WILL GET THE GLORY AND HAVE THE VICTORY IN THIS SITUATION!

Janet Stasulli, Co-Founder and President of 419 Fund.

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Guilty – Appeal Denied

Convicted, appeal denied for helping birth mother save her daughter.

Philip Zodhiates, Christian businessman, has lost the appeal of his conviction for helping Lisa Miller flee the country with her daughter, Isabella. Lisa is the birth mother of Isabella who was born in Virginia and the court in Winchester, VA declared to be Isabella’s only mother.

Because Lisa was in a lesbian relationship with Janet Jenkins and entered into a civil union in Vermont, the Vermont court declared that Isabella had two mothers.

This case has been in the Virginia and Vermont courts for 14 years with convictions of Lisa, Timo Miller (no relation), Mennonite Pastor; Ken Miller (no relation), Mennonite Pastor; and Philip Zodhiates, Christian businessman.

It has a tug-of-war between Virginia and Vermont with Virginia finally giving jurisdiction to Vermont; even though Lisa was a Virginia resident, Isabella was born in Virginia, and Virginia had a Marriage Amendment stating that only marriages between one man and one woman would be recognized in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

It is a case of religious persecution. Lisa became a born-again Christian, decided to leave the lesbian relationship, dissolve the civil union and was committed to raising her daughter according to Biblical principles. All the men who helped Lisa protect her daughter are Christians.

Janet Jenkins has been aided by the ACLU and Southern Poverty Law Center.  The homosexual lobby is using this case as their “poster child.”

When the “parental kidnapping” happened, Lisa had full custody of her daughter with no restrictions on travel. There was no crime committed.

This is a case of criminalizing Christianity in America!

LET’S NOT LEAVE KATHIE WITH $350,000 IN ATTORNEY’S FEES WHILE PHILIP IS IN PRISON.

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Stories of Glory Mission

Jackie Towns is raising funds for pastors to join the students at DE&A Bible School in South Asia so they can take the Stories of Glory: An Orality Journey Through the Bible course.

After the completion of this course, they will be able to trace the metanarrative of the Bible by focusing on fifty key biblical stories, which will provide a firm foundation to tell and teach God’s redemptive story from Genesis through Revelation. This storyline ties all the books of the Bible together and gives purpose and hope to our lives. Through this course, the students and pastors will gain a greater understanding of God’s covenantal love, His faithful commitment to the redemption of His people, and His longing for an authentic, personal relationship with each one of us.

A $100.00 donation pays for a pastor’s expenses: room and board on campus while he is taking this course.

We have 9,000 pastors in South Asia who need to take this course. The school is praying for the funding for 20 pastors to come each semester.

Please help make this possible. Your donations are much appreciated. Thank you so very much. To God be the glory.

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Anything, but an Ordinary Day!

April 25, 2017 started out an ordinary day, but one that would change the Miethe Family forever!

On that day, over a year ago, the car Nicole was driving and daughter, Mercy, was riding in was slammed into on-coming traffic by the vehicle behind them.

April 25, 2017:

 

 

While awaiting more surgery for an accident-related injury, Nicole broke her arm.

This family has been through so much!  Accident, loss of income, surgeries, more surgery anticipated, broken refrigerator, failing septic system. Hayden is the sole-caretaker for his injured wife while taking care of their 9 children and trying to run a small business.

Hayden has a great attitude – trusting the Lord all the way. This is his Facebook profile:

He isn’t giving up and throwing in the towel. He covets our prayers, while trusting the Lord for provisions for his family.

Let’s put feet to our prayers and give financial help and encouragement to this father of nine!

Donate here: https://419fund.com/projects/miethe-family/

Happy Birthday!

On July 17, 2018, 419 Fund published its first Funding Opportunity!  We are now 1 year old!

Some statistics:

  • We have had 84 donations from 48 donors.
  • Total paid out to our Funding Opportunities: $11,572.83.
  • Blog entries: 77
  • Facebook “likes”: 181
  • In the past 90 days, our Facebook Ads have reached:  18,534
  • There have been 532 video views  and 585 post engagements in the past 90 days.

Your 419 Fund Team