A Letter from Lisa Miller
Here is the first letter Lisa sends us from her new Florida home/prison. Obviously she still needs our prayers and encouragement. But I can’t help but feel her upbeat spirit and her assurance that God is with her, fulfilling his purposes in her journey. She is being a witness for Jesus in the place God has chosen for her right now (Hebrews 12.1).
Praise the Lord!
Dear Brethren and Friends,
Greetings in the name of our Lord, the ONE Who is All-Knowing. I greet you today from the Florida Detention Center in Miami. I arrived here on Jan 27 and I am still in quarantine — day 21 (my bunkie tested positive for COVID, so instead of being released, today I took another swab COVID test and will wait for the results right where I am — in quarantine.), in a 2 bunk, approximately 14 x 7 feet cell which is locked 24/7.
My food is served through a 12 x 4 inch slot (within the main door) which is also kept shut and locked except when used to pass items such as mail, clothes and books from guard to inmate or when we needed to be handcuffed (we turn our back to the door, stoop a bit and thrust our hands through the opening).
I am so grateful that God knows all I need. Even though I am in prison, God has blessed and spoiled me with rest and quietness after the experiences of being propelled through the realities of being handcuffed by marshals (I had 5 escorting me at one point!), patted down, strip searched, questioned endlessly, fingerprinted at every “station” of processing, and other such memorable actions before being placed in cell 31 of the Solitary Housing Unit (SHU) (in lieu of being brought directly into the women’s unit). My God knows just what I need.
Thank you to all who have written to me. Words cannot express enough how I have been encouraged and built up in Christ by your kindness. Even though you may not receive a personal thank you, (I am limited to how many stamps I can order per month and I am not permitted to receive stamps from the outside), please know that you have blessed me by your letters of encouragement and with your prayers for both my daughter and me. THANK YOU!
Please continue to pray for my daughter. Even though I believe God IS taking care of her she still needs the prayers of His people. I miss her! Even so, I feel comforted knowing that she has prayer coverage.
Please continue also to pray for me. Pray that I will “make myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them” (I Cor. 9:19b), and that I “give no offense to Jews or to Greek or to the church of God” ( I Cor 10:32). Personally, I have prayed (for years) that God would put me in the places where He wants me to be; consequently, I know that I am to be here. Please pray that I honor God in His choices for me.
In His Service,
Lisa Miller #27502-509 [note this number is different than provided on previous newsletter]
P.O. Box 019120
Miami, FL 33101
**Important: Please note my current direct address. If you do not use this address with my correct prison inmate number of #27502-509, I may not receive my mail. 🙁
Also, do not only put the name, address and prisoner’s number on the envelope, but also directly on the letter or card you send.