Pastor returns to U.S. care

Pastor returns to U.S. care

There are 24 comments on the Myrtle Beach Online story from Jun 24, 2008, titled Pastor returns to U.S. care. In it, Myrtle Beach Online reports that:

After more than four months in a Moscow prison, the Rev. Phillip Miles was released today and returned to the care of American officials, church officials said.

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Wilson

Conway, SC

#2 Jun 24, 2008
So the not too bright pastor got lucky. Really, how dumb can you be, bringing banned items to a foreign country? DUH.

“Who Is JFK1?”

Since: Jun 08

Florence, SC

#3 Jun 24, 2008
So I take it Wilson you've never done anything stupid or as you said dumb. Yeah right try telling that to someone who would believe you. The reason is you were dumb to put in your comment. You see nobody else felt as you do. People that are not self-righteous like you are just glad prayers have been answered, and he can return home to his family, and church.
carolinaman

Dillon, SC

#4 Jun 24, 2008
So the not too bright pastor got lucky. Really, how dumb can you be, bringing banned items to a foreign country? DUH

WILSON
I agree, maybe you have never traveled to foreign countries:
To my understanding I do know the Preacher, have hunted with him, not his real friend, but I do know him.
He has many good points in his life, He is not perfect, neither are you my friend: I imagine he did check with someone concerning this, being he is a avid hunter and has a friend in 'Russia from his many visits he wanted to help his friend, not break any laws while trying to do good to a foreign people.
Lift him up and pray that if you ever need him he will be there, of course he will He is that type of guy. He has not lost his faith, maybe you should check yours.
wilson was right

Pawleys Island, SC

#5 Jun 24, 2008
I'm sorry JFK1 but he was right (if a little offensively smug). It's just dumb to bring ammo ANYWHERE in this world. I can't fathom it. But I'm glad for his family's sake he's able to come home.

Nobody else commented because we all said the same thing, effectively, weeks ago. How many times can you say "REALLY bad judgment"? How many times do you WANT to? Once was enough for me on this story, but I can't your misapprehension of the unpopularity of this thread go unchecked.
Wow

Columbia, SC

#6 Jun 24, 2008
Welcome home pastor.....glad you are okay....you don't know me, but you got lots of friends around here.
Katie

Conway, SC

#7 Jun 24, 2008
Actually the bullets were not banned, the problem was he only claimed them in customs here not in Russia. They let him continue on his missionary trip and stopped him on the way out of the country.
Wilson wrote:
So the not too bright pastor got lucky. Really, how dumb can you be, bringing banned items to a foreign country? DUH.
wilson was right

Pawleys Island, SC

#8 Jun 24, 2008
Make that "I can't LET your misapprehension ..." etc. Carry on.
Concerned Citizen

Columbia, SC

#9 Jun 24, 2008
From Myrtle Beach - This is an answer to prayers!Glory to God!!!!! Yes, it was a costly mistake on the pastor's part, but how many of us have made mistakes?? What a testimony the pastor will be able to give his congregation. God knows the intent of his people, and the pastor had no evil intent whatsoever, when he carried the bullets into Russia. That's why he was freed.
INFORMED

Bay Shore, NY

#10 Jun 24, 2008
Its so sad when people who are not "educated" speak so boldly on something. Pastor Miles declared the ammo in the US but did not realize he had to do so again in Russia. This is a man of God who leaves his wife, kids and church members to go spread the word and minister. The only comments on here should be those applauding this mans work and dedication. I went to CCC for 7 years before i moved out of state and I must say I learned more about myself, and my relationship with God in that time then I had in my entire life. The people at that church are TRUE Christians and so is Phillip Miles! God Bless!!!
Screamineagle

Princeton Junction, NJ

#11 Jun 24, 2008
hmmmm...He forgot? They ask you when you enter, and you fill out a declaration. As soon as he returns, he will tell you himself what dumb move he made trying to conceal this. Thankfully he will have the opportunity to do so.
Legal Eagle

Conway, SC

#12 Jun 24, 2008
A good reason to use FEDEX.
Katie

Conway, SC

#13 Jun 24, 2008
Not that it matters, but it wasn't illegal to bring them into the country. That was the whole point. The state dept. had told him to declare them when he was leaving the country and he did. It was a misunderstanding. Beside that they let him go when he arrived, it was on his way back that they detained him. This isn't a board for arguments it is a board for support for Pastor Miles and his family. Sorry.
Screamineagle wrote:
hmmmm...He forgot? They ask you when you enter, and you fill out a declaration. As soon as he returns, he will tell you himself what dumb move he made trying to conceal this. Thankfully he will have the opportunity to do so.
Local29577

AOL

#14 Jun 24, 2008
Wilson wrote:
So the not too bright pastor got lucky. Really, how dumb can you be, bringing banned items to a foreign country? DUH.
DUH yourself dumbo!

Sometimes bad things happen to good people.
How well do you know all of the laws in foreign countries? Sometimes there are extenuating circumstances, this is not a violent or potentially dangerous man or he wouldn't be admired by so many people in his congregation. This man had to have impacted a lot of lives, I know many people that he's touched so he couldn't be all that bad.

I don't know the pastor but I do know his son and I can assure you his father meant no harm by taking banned items items into their country.
Katie

Conway, SC

#15 Jun 24, 2008
See I knew that we would find something to agree on.
Local29577 wrote:
<quoted text> DUH yourself dumbo!
Sometimes bad things happen to good people.
How well do you know all of the laws in foreign countries? Sometimes there are extenuating circumstances, this is not a violent or potentially dangerous man or he wouldn't be admired by so many people in his congregation. This man had to have impacted a lot of lives, I know many people that he's touched so he couldn't be all that bad.
I don't know the pastor but I do know his son and I can assure you his father meant no harm by taking banned items items into their country.
Local29577

AOL

#16 Jun 24, 2008
Katie wrote:
See I knew that we would find something to agree on.<quoted text>
Same here, he's a good man that has had something very bad happen. I have prayed for him to return to his family safely.

His family has been very strong thru this and thankfully they'll be together again. Finally a happy ending for good people.
Uncle John

Cheraw, SC

#17 Jun 24, 2008
carolinaman wrote:
So the not too bright pastor got lucky. Really, how dumb can you be, bringing banned items to a foreign country? DUH
WILSON
I agree, maybe you have never traveled to foreign countries:
To my understanding I do know the Preacher, have hunted with him, not his real friend, but I do know him.
He has many good points in his life, He is not perfect, neither are you my friend: I imagine he did check with someone concerning this, being he is a avid hunter and has a friend in 'Russia from his many visits he wanted to help his friend, not break any laws while trying to do good to a foreign people.
Lift him up and pray that if you ever need him he will be there, of course he will He is that type of guy. He has not lost his faith, maybe you should check yours.
He had no excuse other than being stupid. This was not even his 1st trip! Stuidity has nothing to do with religion or faith. He should never go from Conway alone.
Uncle John

Cheraw, SC

#18 Jun 24, 2008
Local29577 wrote:
<quoted text> DUH yourself dumbo!
Sometimes bad things happen to good people.
How well do you know all of the laws in foreign countries? Sometimes there are extenuating circumstances, this is not a violent or potentially dangerous man or he wouldn't be admired by so many people in his congregation. This man had to have impacted a lot of lives, I know many people that he's touched so he couldn't be all that bad.
I don't know the pastor but I do know his son and I can assure you his father meant no harm by taking banned items items into their country.
Correct- bad things do happen to good people. No one thinks he intentionally did something wrong. However, when going out of the country one should know all the requirements and customs of the desination. Maybe if his 1st trip they would have let it pass. He should have known better.
Katie

Conway, SC

#19 Jun 24, 2008
I go to that church. Something else you didnt' know. ;) I'm glad that you kept him in your prayers. Good night.
Local29577 wrote:
<quoted text>
Same here, he's a good man that has had something very bad happen. I have prayed for him to return to his family safely.
His family has been very strong thru this and thankfully they'll be together again. Finally a happy ending for good people.
Local29577

AOL

#20 Jun 24, 2008
Katie wrote:
I go to that church. Something else you didnt' know. ;) I'm glad that you kept him in your prayers. Good night. <quoted text>
I didn't know that you went to church and I'm glad you do, it's important to believe in the power of God and prayer. I'll keep you in my prayers too, we may disagree on the bike issue but I know that you mean well and hope you know that I do too. If we all agreed on everything life would be boring. As far as the rally issue goes I'm all for compromising and hope that both sides can come to an agreement for the safety and welfare of ALL involved. I think there is going to have to be some give and take on all parties, I made a suggestion but I think emotions are so high on the subject that it was overlooked.

Back to the subject, I'm happy that Reverend Miles has been released and returning to where he belongs, his congregation and his family.
This is a blessing for everyone of us that have prayed for him to return home safely.

Sweet dreams Katie!
Jon

Myrtle Beach, SC

#21 Jun 25, 2008
How about rejoice, the local pastor is coming home, the husband is coming home, the father is coming home, a friend is coming home. Thank God he is coming Home!!

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