Albert and Cindy Miller
August 30, 2008
When Albert & I got married, the first week was so good; this was 13 years ago. Then I began to notice the anger and resentment that Albert had toward the Amish preachers and at times he would direct it toward me. So many years I lived in fear and depression; many a sleepless night, praying to God that He would help me, and to touch Albert's heart, as his heart had grown very hard. The only person I could talk to was my mom, but this was not good as she came to resent Albert. But God had a much greater plan - this went on for all these years. I did have one comfort as I would each afternoon go out to the spare van that Albert had here for his crew and listen to a Christian station, this was a huge help to me.
Albert also had a pornography problem at the time that I knew about and this just put more walls up in our marriage. As these walls grew thicker we could feel our relationship fall apart. The summer of 2004, I began to have a growing hunger for the word of God, so I would search the scriptures. Then I began to study with the Jehovah Witness people (this is the other church we attended once), but things weren't adding up as they don't believe in the Trinity.
By this time we had started to build our new house which caused a problem with the Amish as it wasn't your regular Amish home. The preachers were very upset with us. They wanted us to either sell the house or tear the stuff out that they didn't approve of; this was a very difficult time for us.
But then Albert had a very real encounter with Jesus and gave his heart to Him. He was being transformed into a new man; he became very gentle and kind to us and quit arguing with the ministers.
One night they came to inspect our house, there were 6 preachers here, each had a flashlight & they went through the entire house telling us what we had to change in order to stay members of the church. They gave us a few weeks to make these changes. At this time we knew we weren't staying Amish so we just let them talk, not saying a single word. They finally had to leave because they could not get any words out of Albert.
A week later, Albert met Ray Miller as he was working with his brother at the time (Ray was the taxi driver). Albert's crew all quit working for him, when all this started, leaving him with an unfinished house. This was stressful to us, but any way, Albert talked to Ray about our searching the Bible. Ray went to church that Sunday and asked for prayer for us, and then he asked if Ervin & Emma Miller could come and talk to us; they did that next week. When they left that night, we were in awe that somebody this old (having left the Amish for 50 some years) could be so at peace. I wanted this peace too, so I also accepted Jesus as my Saviour - what a joyful feeling I had!!
The Amish were horrified that we would even consider such a move. They came crying, pleading telling us what a big mistake we're making "we'll go to hell" they said. Albert's uncle even said he'd take care of me, if I left Albert. It was a total nightmare. The neighbor ladies came over crying, saying they can't believe I would even go along with such a thing. The letters and phone calls were over whelming at times but the Mapleview Brotherhood rallied around us, and with Gods strength we got through this difficult time. And as we grow in Christ, and our faith grows, we know without a shadow of a doubt, we are truly on the path to Heaven!!! How I marvel at the wisdom of my Lord! Albert & I have been through a lot, but Jesus has changed us into new creatures. There are many things that I could talk about, but we are to go forward and not look back.
So here is our story told to the best of my ability. One of my favorite verses is John 3:16, For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
A sister in Christ, Cindy Miller
Albert & Cindy Miller
Home Phone: 440-272-5516
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
This Testimony has been published with permission from the owner.
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