Project Clean Health, Wellness; Recovery

Generally I am a pretty healthy person with the occasional seasonal cold or two. This year so far, since the beginning of February, I have had: stomach flu, 2 bouts of Pancreatitis with an enlarged liver, 4 kidney infections, kidney stones, upper respiratory infection, and bronchitis. I ultimately had to quit my job due to not being able to work a full work week. I would get better for a matter of 3 or 4 days to a full week. Then, when the next week rolled around, some other illness came into play.

I feel like a walking disease at this point, and I am not sure how to pay most of my bills and then some of the medications needed and doctor's visits are nearly impossible for me to catch up on. I am requesting a lot of prayer and anything that you feel that God has asked you to give in order to help me get healthy again.

My mom fell and broke both legs in May. She has been home for about a week. We are all working to get her back to semi-normal state. My dad is retired and living on a fixed income, which hinders him being able to pay all expenses. I would be forever grateful for anything that can be donated to assist myself and my family during this difficult time.

God Bless!

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    Isabella Miller

    10 MORE MONTHS BEFORE ISABELLA CAN RETURN TO THIS COUNTRY FREE!

    Isabella Miller will be 18 on April 16, 2020.

    When she was 9, her mom fled the United States with her for parts unknown to everyone except the people that helped them escape the judicial tyranny of the Vermont Federal Court.

    Let's hear the story in Isabella's words: "You see, my mother (before I was even a thought) had a lesbian relationship with another woman and they went to Vermont to get a civil union because same-sex marriage had not yet been legalized in Virginia. I was born in Virginia in 2002, and my mom, Lisa, is my birth mother. Janet Jenkins was 'my other mother.'

    "Something marvelous happened to my mom – she was gloriously saved and became a committed Christian, leaving the homosexual lifestyle, dissolving the civil union, and that’s when all the trouble began.

    "Janet wanted visitation with me. She wasn’t my real mom; she wasn’t even a relative; in fact, given the opportunity twice, she refused to adopt me. So the court battles began – first, in Virginia, then in Vermont, then in Virginia, then in Vermont and on and on.

    "Visitation was set up and began erratically and haphazardly – missed visits, miscommunications. Finally, there were unsupervised visitations. As a 7-year old, I started wetting the bed, having nightmares and wanting to commit suicide; I was under terrible emotional distress, which the courts totally ignored.

    "My mom stopped the visitation. The judge in Vermont was not happy, and he was going to give me to Janet as a result of my mom’s disregard for the court orders.

    "On September 27, 2009, my mom and I fled the country."

    Isabella can return to the U.S. when she is 18 and would need support for school and living expenses. 419 Fund has created a Funding Opportunity to support Isabella when she returns to the United States free from the courts. If you would like to contribute, 419 Fund and Lisa and Isabella would be very grateful.

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    Life-Altering Auto Accident

    It was just a routine trip to the dance studio. Little did we know it would change our lives forever.

    It was April 25, 2017 that our lives took a turn for the unexpected. Even though it was over a year ago, we are still broken and in need of assistance - financially, spiritually (prayers) and emotionally.

    Nicole was taking our daughter Mercy to ballet. While she was waiting to turn left into the parking lot, a car (with the driver distracted, possibly texting on his phone) rammed into the back of the vehicle she was driving.

    As the distracted car was driving in excess of 50 miles an hour, her car was tossed into oncoming traffic, where she was hit a second time, this time as part of a head-on collision. The wreck was so bad that the car had to be cut open from the top in order to get Nicole and Mercy out.

    The lead officer on scene said it was the worst he had seen in 20 years and that it was a literal miracle that anyone survived.

    Mercy is actually the better off of the two; she sustained injuries, but will ultimately be okay.

    Nicole had 7 fractures to her spine, 8 broken ribs, her left arm and right leg are so severely shattered that they required immediate reconstructive surgery with a metal pin currently holding them in place.

    She has now advanced to a wheelchair. Due to her injuries she needs help to do even the most basic of tasks.

    We are tired, still hurting physically and trying to not to think about the hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills pilling up.

    If you feel lead to donate money to the medical bills fund that is such a help (one of our biggest) ... with repeated Dr. visits and rehab on the horizon the bills just keep coming.

    Again we humbly thank you!!!! You are helping us to survive this crazy season.

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    June 25 (update from Hayden) - Since several of you have asked here's an UPDATE:

    T I R E D ... That is how we feel right now. Tired and worn. A "year in" and we can't imagine it going further.

    Nicole is still in pain daily and is "shot" after about an hour or two of activity. Her side hurts all day. Everyday. She smiles and tries not to burden us but we see it.  We FINALLY meet with a doctor who says they can help in mid June. We can't stay here.

    Yeah we are needing to schedule a surgery ... but to be frank we have been putting it off as we know if will start us over at ground zero w Nicole being bed ridden once again for weeks if not months. She is scared and I’m at a loss.  I know God is here but at times it hard to see him in the midst of this.

    And this not even going into the PTSD Nicole has suffered since the wreck. She is scared to drive and honestly rightfully so.

    We are hurting in so many ways. Graphic design clients (I am a freelancer) have been lost (around $1200 per month) due to my focus being on family and money is bleeding out of our account ... but we are alive and that is a base level gift that we do not take for granted.

    WAYS YOU CAN HELP ...
    I know many of you have soooo kindly helped but while we know this is not true we now feel forgotten ... we are still here and it seems to be getting worse in some ways. We are sorry to be a burden and hate asking for help. That being said, PRAYER and financial donations are the most needed things as money is slim due to all of this and the practical strain ... not to mention an impending multi thousand septic tank repair that is still looming. By multi thousand I mean 18k.

    Thank you for your prayers and for your help.  We need em. It's how we are staying afloat during this cruddy season.

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    Scriptures for Iran

    12/27/18 - Update:

    From a thank you letter received from Elam Ministries:

    "Mona, a middle-aged Iranian woman, wanted meaning for her life. One day, she met a Christian, Reza, who shared the Gospel with her. Afterwards, Monda had a dream about Jesus. She went back to Reza to learn more and gave her life to Christ. She began telling others about Jesus. Since being saved, Mona has seen God save her daughter and youngest son. She continues to witness to her  husband and other son. Mona recently attended a conference with Elam. She now courageously distributes New Testaments inside Iran. Through her evangelism, seven women have come to Jesus and she continues to disciple them."

    "It is a joy to partner with you to bring the hope of the Gospel to the people of Iran and beyond."

    Update:

    Elam Ministries is in the process of printing 395,000 Farsi (Persian) Scriptures this month. Please pray for us.

    The Church in Iran is the fastest growing in the world. The Church is indigenous - Persian-speakers are reaching and disciplining their own people.

    The harvest is truly plentiful! The cost to put a New Testament into the hands of an Iranian evangelist is $6.00.

    Scriptures for the Persian-speaking world

    These are significant days for ministry to the Persian-speaking world. To make the most of the unprecedented opportunities to reach and disciple Persian-speakers, more New Testaments are needed.

    The Word of God changes nations - and it is having a powerful impact in the Muslim world. As Scripture gets into the hands of Persian-speakers, many hearts and minds are being transformed by the love of Christ. We believe this will result in a growing house church movement inside Iran, increased ministry in Turkey, and tens of thousands of refugees coming to Christ in Europe. Our desire is to never have to say “no” to someone who requests a Bible for a lack of supply.

    This $6,000 project will send 1,000 Persian New Testaments, which cost $6.00 each, into Iran. We are grateful for your prayers and partnership in reaching and disciplining Iranians.

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    Philip Zodhiates

    REACHED 42% OF $42,000 GOAL!

    URGENT NEED:

    WANT TO HELP PHILIP ZODHIATES REDUCE HIS OUTSTANDING ATTORNEYS' FEES BY $81,000?

    IF WE CAN PAY $42,000 BY SEPTEMBER 1ST, THE ATTORNEYS WILL CUT $39,000 OFF THE REMAINING AMOUNT OWED!

    If you have ever thought about donating to Philip's attorneys' fees, now is the time to maximize your donation!

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    Short version: Philip is in prison for giving a ride to Lisa and Isabella Miller from Lynchburg, Virginia to Buffalo, New York!

    Lisa was in a lesbian relationship, got a civil union in Vermont, had Isabella in Virginia, got gloriously saved, dissolved the civil union. Janet Jenkins filed in Vermont for parental rights and visitation. Judge granted both, although a Virginia judge had declared Lisa Isabella's only mother.

    Lisa allowed the visitation for a while, but discovered Isabella was being sexually abused. After years in the court system (from 2004 - 2016), Lisa had no choice but to flee the country to save her daughter from the abuse by Janet Jenkins and the court system.

    The sexual abuse was never allowed to be presented in court; thus, Philip was convicted of Aiding International Parental Kidnapping. Mind you, Lisa had full custody of her daughter and their passports, and she was under NO travel restrictions.

    NO CRIME WAS COMMITTED!

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    June 30, 2019

    Sunday, Day 208

    Dear Friend,

    “Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they shall be granted you” – Jesus, in Mark 11:24.

    After visiting with Kathie, William and Josiah today, they encouraged me to write you to pray with me earnestly for my immediate release come August.

    Earlier in June, as a result of the recently enacted First Step Act, I sent a motion to my sentencing judge pro se to request him to vacate or re-sentence me based on two reasons.

    First, there was an “affirmative defense” included in the law under which I was prosecuted which allowed for a parent to remove a child when there was an incidence of abuse. This means I should never have been convicted based on the merits of the law.

    Secondly, affidavits verifying evidence of such abuse had come into my hands within several months of coming to prison, which I have subsequently forwarded to Judge Arcara.

    This past week, Judge Arcara requested a response to my motion to vacate or resentence base on my motion to the U.S. government. The prosecution has until August 3 to respond.

    Keep in mind that the alleged abuse of Isabella Miller was never brought out in my nearly two-week trial. The jury only heard it alluded to in passing perhaps one time, but it would have been easily missed. Many of the hundreds of people who wrote Judge Arcara prior to my sentencing alluded to it, however, as did I at the day of my sentencing. This judge, from what I was told, has never allowed anyone convicted in his courtroom, in approximately 30 years, to go free on bail pending appeal. The probation officer was asking for an eight-year prison sentence and a $50,000 fine.

    But on the day of the sentencing, it was very evident God had moved on his heart. My sentence was three years (the minimum), and the fine a mere $200. He several times mentioned the hundreds of letters and the fact that he had read many, if not most of them, twice. Then, on the next day, he allowed Timo Miller, my co-defendant who had already served eight months in prison, to go free at his sentencing, rather than making him serve more time. He then explained to Buffalo News in an interview something to the effect that we were good people who got caught up in something we shouldn’t have.

    In light of my motion, and these two issues I’ve brought to his attention, please pray with our family diligently that God will indeed speak to his heart once again, and send me home in August. I will be in my eighth month of incarceration.

    Pray that he will recognize the injustice of my case, which would have never happened had it not been for the political nature of it. I am asking God to speak to his heart and that he will heed God’s nudge to say, enough is enough.

    I do not regret this opportunity to spend these months in prison. I believe God has used it in my life and others. Has it been easy? No. Was it as bad as I expected? No. Am I glad for the experience? Yes. Did I learn a lot from the experience? Yes. Would I have chosen to go through it in hindsight? Ask me in a year or two or three. Has God used it to His glory? I believe so, particularly if it encourages others to stand firm for Christ and not cower in the face of persecution.

    Please pray with me and believe in faith, that God will once again touch the heart of Judge Arcara, and not just vacate my sentence, but also dismiss the criminal charges against Lisa Miller, who certainly does not deserve to be a fugitive.

    Thank you so much for your many prayers and support up until this point. God has been moving. Two weeks ago, a judge in the western district of Virginia threw out the lawsuit against us filed by Janet Jenkins. Judge Arcara’s favorable ruling at this time would definitely assist in aiding us in winning the civil lawsuit filed against us by Janet Jenkins in Vermont.

    I know that my God is mightier than all the lawyers of the Southern Poverty Law Center combined. In Him alone there is victory!

    Please pray with us diligently over the course of the next month for Judge Arcara to allow me to go home in August.

    In His Service,

    Philip

    P.S. Many more pages of my daily journal have been posted at www.romanseight28.com.

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    4/9/2019 - Philip and his wife are still facing a civil suit filed by Janet Jenkins for Philip's actions in keeping her from her "daughter." There will be more attorneys' fees. No Christian should be treated this way!

    SUPREME COURT DENIED PHILIP'S REQUEST; Read briefs here:

    https://tinyurl.com/y4ert7hv - Foundation for Moral Law

    https://tinyurl.com/y6qudex8 - Downsize DC Foundation, et al.

    https://tinyurl.com/y3hu86u3 - Religious Freedom Coalition

    Philip has been leading a Bible Study and several inmates have gotten saved - even two inmates from the Staunton/Waynesboro, VA area have gotten saved.

    He has been receiving our letters and is so encouraged by them. Kathie has been receiving our cards, and is so thankful for them.

    Kathie and other family members have been able to go see Philip. At this particular facility, hugging and kissing are allowed! If he were at Petersburg, VA, there would be a glass barrier between Philip and his visitors.

    January 12, 2019

    Supreme Court denied stay of sentence while his attorneys prepare the appeal to the Supreme Court.

    December 5, 2018

    Philip surrendered to prison today in Ashland, KY.

    October 12, 2018

    A High Profile Conservative who has managed millions of addresses for dozens of large conservative and evangelical organizations for the past 37 years, just lost his final appeal in appellate court, now petitions Supreme Court, in case of driving former lesbian mother across state lines.

    Late this week the Second Circuit Federal Court of Appeals in New York City denied a request by high profile conservative Philip Zodhiates for a rehearing as well as a hearing en banc on his case of driving a former lesbian mother and her child across state lines.

    The only thing now standing between Zodhiates and a 6-year prison sentence is his long shot big appeal to the United States Supreme Court, based on fourth amendment issues, but he also may be spending time in Petersburg Prison awaiting the Supreme Court decision on certiorari, which if granted, would be a rarity..

    Bottom line: Philip Zodhiates needs a miracle.

    Miracles are no stranger to the Zodhiates family as his wife Kathie had a shoulder bone miraculously grow back that was removed by a surgeon at Cleveland Clinic in 1983). Philip was resuscitated from death in 1986, and in 1995 his son healed from severe facial burns in just 5 days, amazing doctors at UVA who said he'd have to have five years worth if plastic surgeries and skin grafts.

    But perhaps this miracle may come in part in the form of Justice Kavanaugh.

    August 21, 2018 -

    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 mommies.

    This case has been in the Virginia and Vermont courts since 2004 with convictions of Lisa, Timo Miller, Mennonite Pastor; Ken Miller, Mennonite Pastor; and Philip Zodhiates, Christian businessman.

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

    It is a case of religious persecution because Lisa became a born-again Christian and decided to leave the lesbian relationship, dissolve the civil union and raise 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.

    June 22 -  On June 22, 2018, the United States Supreme Court today reversed the conviction of a man named Timothy Carpenter who was arrested largely based on the authorities accessing his cell phone location data without securing a warrant.  It has until now been unsettled law as to whether or not cell phone location data, which is routinely kept by cell phone companies is protected under the Fourth Amendment.

    A major part of Philip’s appeal was based upon the very same reasoning; that is, the government did not secure a warrant in order to obtain his cell phone location data from nTelos.  The US Supreme Court ruled such information is indeed protected by the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution.

    Please pray now that the justices in the Second Circuit don’t determine that the "good faith exception" rule applies in the Carpenter case, which means that the Carpenter ruling would only apply to cases going forward.  In other words, the justices in Philip’s appeal can rule whichever way they want and find an excuse to do so.  Pray that God continues to intervene!  They certainly made this argument during the oral arguments of my appeal, which can be heard here:

    http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov/decisions/isysquery/935130a0-403a-4f3f-a1ff-e39ff76c76f9/3/doc/17-839.mp3

    Also, should Philip’s conviction be reversed, the government (U.S. Department of Justice) could choose to try him again.  Obviously, public pressure would help his cause.  Pray that the government will drop the whole matter should his conviction be overturned and remanded and choose not to try him again.

    The civil trial will go on against Philip regardless in Vermont, unless God does a miracle in that arena.  The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has a whole “army” of lawyers working on this case.

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    https://tinyurl.com/y88et3g9                                            Video interview with Philip Zodhiates

    Help Philip Zodhiates pay his attorney's fees incurred for court proceedings for conspiring with and aiding a former lesbian (now a Christian) defy court-ordered transfer of custody to "other" mother.
    Philip Zodhiates is appealing his unjust September 2016 conviction in the Western District of New York Federal Court of aiding and abetting an international parental kidnapping and conspiracy to commit an international parental kidnapping, charges to which he pled not guilty.
    He was sentenced in March 2017, to two concurrently running 3-year prison sentences. He is currently out on bail pending appeal in the 2nd Circuit Federal Court in New York City. The federal government alleges Mr. Zodhiates in 2009 drove former lesbian Lisa Miller and her natural daughter, Isabella, then seven years old, from Lynchburg, Virginia, to Buffalo, New York. From there, the government proved, Lisa and Isabella took a taxi to Canada and flew to Central America. Their current whereabouts are unknown.
    Lisa and her former partner, Janet Jenkins, both Virginia residents, went to Vermont to enter into a “civil union,” which was subsequently dissolved when Lisa became a born-again Christian. Janet subsequently moved back to Vermont where she “married” another woman.
    However, news reports allege the Family Court in Vermont intentionally refused to consider the alleged sexual abuse of Isabella by Janet Jenkins during her unsupervised court-ordered visits. Lisa and Isabella were residents of Virginia at the time their “civil union” was dissolved, and Lisa and her attorneys rightfully claimed she was protected by Virginia’s marriage amendment and the Federal Defense of Marriage Act, and was not obliged to put her daughter in the position of continual sexual abuse.
    The sexual abuse has been allegedly intentionally ignored because Vermont, LAMBDA Legal Defense, and the A.C.L.U. saw Lisa’s case as a political opportunity to set national precedence forcing the rest of the nation to recognize Vermont’s “civil unions” as marriage. They saw it as a means to forcibly negate the Federal Defense of Marriage Act, which Congress had passed into law, as well as the constitutional amendments in the majority of states protecting its citizens from courts recognizing the same-sex “marriage” of other states.
    After Lisa and Isabella were discovered missing, custody was immediately transferred to the alleged sexual abuser, Janet Jenkins, by the Vermont Family Court, arrest warrants issued by the DOJ for Lisa, Philip Zodhiates, Ken Miller (an Amish Mennonite pastor) and Timo Miller (an Amish Mennonite missionary in Nicaragua), the latter two who were also accused of aiding Lisa Miller and subsequently imprisoned.
    LAMBDA and the A.C.L.U. also filed on behalf of Janet Jenkins a civil lawsuit in federal court in Vermont against Zodhiates and other parties involved.
    Zodhiates’ attorneys believe his case has excellent merits to be overturned on appeal. Legal expenses at the time of this post have actually approached the $1 million mark.

    The goal is $350,000.

    FAQ

    When is the appeal of Philip's conviction?

    It was April 9, 2018. According to Philip: "It did not go well."

    Please pray for the decision to be made by the 2nd Court of Appeals of New York City.

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    Request a pardon for Philip from President Trump by sending postcards.  Click here:

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    It has been confirmed that our gracious Lord has allowed information re the reprehensible arrest, trial, conviction, sentencing, appeal, and upcoming court date at the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York City on April 9, 2018 re Philip Zodhiates, to be transmitted to a member of the White House Staff whose first name is "Paul".

    Please pray with all your families and friends that "Paul" will be diligent in researching all the particulars of the case and will present them to our president who might then direct a complete pardon and cessation of the prosecution.

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