Good News!

“Guess who has 1/3rd of a his colon, is feeling on top of the world, and is CANCER FREE!! This morning I got my CT scan results back and I’m disease free and officially IN REMISSION!!

“Thank you so much everyone for all the prayers, encouragement, and support over the past year. I couldn’t have gotten through it all without you all. GOD IS SO FAITHFUL AND SO GOOD.”

BRIAN JOHNSON!   That’s who.

At this point, all of Brian’s medical bills are paid. Thank you everyone who donated to Brian’s cause!

Teaching English as a Second Language

Janalyn, a junior at Liberty University, is studying Interdisciplinary Studies with cognates in Global Studies and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), and will be completing her internship in South Asia next semester.

She has been waiting to go on her internship for two and a half years now, and can hardly believe that she will be leaving in just a couple of months.

DONATE HERE: https://419fund.com/projects/tesl-internship/

To learn more, read on:

She has an unique opportunity to teach elementary level students as well as help the teachers learn new ways of teaching ESL (English as a Second Language), while attending a language school to learn the native language of the country in which she will be working.

She has been reminded time and time again to trust what the Lord is preparing for her as she ventures overseas. The Lord has arranged this internship that will allow her to interact with her future students in multiple facets outside of the classroom as well by directing the spring play and teaching a music class using the harmonica, so she will utilize her past experiences and abilities to share with these students. For security precautions, she cannot disclose the exact location of her internship.

December 5

December 5, 2018 is the date that Philip Zodhiates has to surrender to begin his prison sentence of 3 years for transporting Lisa Miller (who had NO travel restrictions) from Virginia to New York.

Christians, be aware that big government is watching your every move and will prosecute you for such innocent acts of kindness.

Philip still owes nearly $350,000 in attorneys’ fees and his case is accepted by the Supreme Court, that amount will only go higher!

Pray:

  • For Philip and Kathie as they prepare for his 3-year absence.
  • The Supreme Court will accept his case.
  • For an outpouring of financial support for Philip so Kathie is not left with this large debt in his absence.

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

Update on Brian Johnson

UPDATE:

Brian completed his chemo on October 9, 2018. Let’s pray that the Lord will completely heal this young man.

Here are some of his friends’ comments on his FB page:

  • So thankful for everything God has done and will continue to do!!
  • So glad you made it thru the chemo. Praying daily for remission. Love ya Brian.
  • My boy has finished his round of chemo!! Now let’s all pray that his tests and scans coming up turn out good🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏  I was blessed with the most awesome son that God could have ever given me!! I am so proud and love you so much Brian Johnson.
  • I am so thankful that his recovery and treatment was successful. This has reminded me of the power of prayer.
  • MY BEST FRIEND IS OFFICIALLY DONE WITH CHEMO PRAISE THE LORD ‼️🌟

Brian is much loved by his friends. His smile is infectious and his love for the Lord in undaunted by the trials he has gone through.

Brian’s medical expenses are a worthwhile cause. If the Lord leads you, donate here: https://419fund.com/projects/brian-johnson/.

Appeal Denied! Again!

Another blow to Philip Zodhiates and his quest to remain free. His en banc appeal to the 2nd Court of Appeals was denied. An en banc appeal is an appeal for a rehearing before the entire court instead of the 3-judge panel that heard his appeal on April 9, 2018.

He is going to appeal to the Supreme Court, but without God intervening, the odds of getting a hearing before the Supreme Court are very low (3%). Philip may have to surrender within the next 90 days for a 6-year prison sentence.

How would you fare if you took a strong stand for God’s design for marriage and family? Philip and Kathie have been living this persecution since September 2009. He gave Lisa and Isabella a ride from Virginia to New York while Lisa had full custody of her daughter and no travel restrictions. Doesn’t sound like a crime to me.

Since July 2017, 419 Fund has only raised $15,000 toward Philip’s $350,000 in attorney’s fees. We took this on because the “big” crowdfunding site kicked him out.

Do we stand together with our fellow Christians who are standing for God’s standards?  We have the power within us that raised Jesus from the dead! We have nothing to fear!

Let’s PRAY and FAST for God’s intervention. If God leads, Philip would appreciate your donation.

DONATE HERE: https://419fund.com/projects/philip-zodhiates/

Urgent Need!

We have a sister in Christ who is in urgent need of $1,500.00. Can we come together meet her need by October 1?

If the BIG crowdfunding site can reach $1M in a matter of days, we can band together and raise $1,500 by October 1st.

Are you with me?  Will you help Maureen Byrd. (Lynchburg/TRBC, she is one of us!)

DONATE HERE: https://419fund.com/projects/project-hope/

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!

Send postcards to President Trump,Vice President Pence and Attorney General Sessions.

Click here to print on card stock front to back, sign, cut apart and mail.

You could use brightly colored card stock.

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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.