"The fight for freedom is God's fight.
So when a man stands for freedom he stands with God.
And as long as he stands for freedom he stands with God.
And were he to stand alone he would still stand with God.
A man will be eternally vindicated and rewarded for his stand for freedom."
--Ezra Taft Benson

Monday, March 20, 2017

Letter from Dave

My dear family,

I hope you are happy.  Heavenly Father has blessed us alot this past year.  Be sure to thank him often for these blessings.  Thank him especially for so many good people who love him and us and who have shared so much love with us this past year.

Keep having patience and faith that we will soon be reunited.  I don't know what his plan is for me and us but regardless of what it is I know we must continue being faithful to him at all times and having faith in our glorious reunion with each other in the future. I know I am not a very good writer, but don't ever doubt my love for you.  I constantly think of you all day, everyday.  My heart aches for you, each of you.  I cry to Heavenly Father daily in my prayers that he will reunite us soon.  I know he is aware and will reunite us on his time.  We must have patience and faith in him.  We are his children and he will take care of us.

I am so honored to be your father and husband.  You are all so good and faithful.  I am overwhelmed with gratitude for being able to call you my children and beautiful wife.  Be happy, stay strong, say your prayers, read your scriptures.  I'll love you for eternity.

Love Dad.

Dave is the sweetest and most kindest man.  We are so blessed to have him in our lives.  We are grateful for how strong he is being during this trial.  We can hardly wait for the glorious reunion that we will have when we are reunited as a family once again.  Please continue to pray for our family and all the other families that are involved in this trial.  Heavenly Father does listen to our prayers.  He gives us strength when we feel we can not endure another day.  This trial is extremely hard but we know that if we continue to have patience and faith in his plan that Dave will come back home to our family where he belongs.  We love you all and are thankful for your love and support.  We are indeed humbled and grateful for the kindness you have shown towards our family this past year.  God bless you all.






Friday, March 10, 2017

Birthday Girl

Dave has been feeling really down lately.  He has been feeling this way because he missed our little girls first birthday last year and then he missed her second birthday this last week.  All he could think about is that he is missing on loving this little girl, giving her kisses, tickling her and holding her.  So we decided to go to Pahrump to surprise him so he could see his little girl.  We bought her a happy birthday crown so she could wear it while she talked to him.  This visit really helped to lift Dave's spirits.  Our little girl was really cute she blew kisses to him, waved to him and at the very end said Daddy I love you.  He only could see here through the monitor but it really made his day.  I was glad that we went down to see him but at the same time it breaks my heart that they won't allow any contact visits.  I know Dave would have loved to give his little girl a hug and a kiss.  But you are only allowed contact visits if you have been convicted of a crime.  Our justice system has some major problems.   They say you are innocent until proven guilty but you are treated far worse then those that are found guilty and convicted.  Dave is in a maximum security detention center.  As we were leaving our daughter said, "why do they have all these rolls of barbed wire?"  All of the barbed wire have spikes on them and they are also electric.  Our daughter said, "there is no reason to have so many rolls of barbed wire because no man can jump over the first roll."  It is amazing to me that a 10 year old is smarter and more practicle then the leaders of our justice system.  It is so sad that in America we have more prisoners than any other country.  I thought we were the land of the free.  I pray everyday that the leaders of this country will wake up and realize that our Justice system is broken and needs to be repaired immediately.  Please continue to pray for the political prisoners.  I hope that the next time I go to Pahrump will be to pick up my husband to bring him home. 


Friday, March 3, 2017

One year ago our life changed.

Today marks the one year mark that my husband was taken away from our family.  On March 3, 2016 my husband woke up early to take our nine year old daughter to catch the bus at school to go to a field trip to the State Capital.  I remember him giving me a kiss goodbye before he left.  He then headed to go to work on building our home.  We were so excited for our new home to be built.  We had waited six years to build a home and were so grateful that we were finally able to do it.

At 7:20 in the morning I received a phone call that has changed our life's forever.  One of the workers who were helping to build our home asked me where Dave was?  I said, "he went to work on the house."  The worker then said, "well they have blocked off the street and will not let us down the road."  I immediately started to feel sick.  I asked him who?  He said, "the FBI."  I dropped the phone and screamed for my dad to help me.  He drove me to our home and we saw the convoy of FBI agents leaving our property.  Several FBI SUV's stopped me from following them.  I got out of my car and asked them what they were doing with my husband.  They told me they were just doing their job.  I remember yelling and asking them why would they take my husband.  I was so upset that I threw up on the ground.  They told me that I could call their supervisor and discuss it with them and they drove away.  I slowly learned throughout the day that the FBI also picked up thirteen other men on that same day including Dave's brother Mel.  

 My husband was taken to Weber County Jail in Utah.  He was denied bail in Utah because they said he was a danger to the community and a flight risk even though our Mayor and County Sheriff welcomed him back into the community.  He was then flown to Henderson, Nevada.  There in Nevada our lawyer stood up and told the judge that Dave wanted his speedy trial rights and will be ready for trial in May.  The judge denied his speedy trial rights and scheduled the trial for February.  We tried for bail again in Nevada.  Once again Dave was denied because they said he was a danger to the community and a flight risk even though Dave had zero criminal record and our Sheriff was willing to monitor him on pre-trial release.  Dave was then moved to Pahrump, NV to a maximum security detention center.  We were preparing for trial in February when in December the judge informed us that Dave would not be going to trial in February but would have to wait for two other groups to go first before his trial would begin.  We have no idea when his trial will be.  Some say August and now some are even saying the first of next year.

My heart has ached every day since March 3, 2016.  I feel so sick inside to even right this post because it hurts to think he has been gone that long. Our hearts have been broken for a whole year now. Our children have not seen Dave physically in a year.  The home that we were so excited to build is covered in snow and our funds for our home have gone to pay for lawyer fees.   Dave has been deprived of so many moments with our family.  He has missed all of the children's birthdays and all the holiday celebrations.  He has been kept away from hearing our sweet baby talk and grow.  He has missed out on sports games, piano recitals, camping trips with is family.  These are moments and time that he will never be able to have back.
The children have changed also.  You can tell that they are trying their best to be strong but every child needs their dad around.  I find them crying at different times for their dad.  They miss throwing the football with him.  They miss working with him.  They miss his hugs and kisses.  They miss going on horse rides with him.  They miss him tucking them into bed.  I now sleep with at least three kids a night in my bed because these children miss their dad and do not want to sleep alone.

We pray everyday that this trial will be over soon.  Our children need their dad home.  I need my husband and best friend home.  All of the men that were taken need to be home to their families.  These are all good men.  They are patriotic men who love this country.  They are completely innocent of the bogus charges that they are being charged with. They do not deserve or do their families deserve what they are going through.  

Even though this trial is hard Dave and I are not giving up.  We have a very strong love for each other, our Country and God.  Our children love their daddy tremendously. We know that Dave is a hundred percent innocent.  He is definitely not the person that the government is portraying him to be.  He is a wonderful husband and caring father.  He is a great friend and neighbor to others.  He is our hero.

I want to also say that Dave and I are extremely grateful for those of you who have helped us this past year.  Words can't describe how thankful we are for your thoughtfulness toward our family during this difficult time.  We are grateful for your letters, donations, gifts, prayers and many more acts of kindness.  You have helped to lighten our load and share our burdens.  We love you all and are so thankful for all of you.  We wouldn't have been able to make it through this year without you.  We know that God is ultimately in control.  We know that he hears our prayers.  We know that truth will prevail.  Please continue to pray for all of these men and their families.  Please pray that we will never have to spend another March 3 away from our men again.  Pray that justice will be served and all these men will be found NOT GUILTY.  God Bless You All.

This is the picture capturing the joyful reunion when Dave was first taken overnight in 2014.  I am so excited for the reunion when he is found not guilty and returned home to our family where he belongs.









Monday, February 20, 2017

Update on Benches

We are grateful for the support that we have received regarding our fundraiser to help bring our dad home.  We have sold over hundred benches.  Our son couldn't have accomplished this without the help of family and friends. Helen Keller said, "Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much."  Please continue to work together for this great cause to help with Dave's legal fees by helping to spread the word about the benches.  Too some of you a bench might not mean a lot but to our little family these benches are a way that we are able to help bring our dad home.  Dave means everything to our family.  Our hearts hurt every night we are apart from each other.  All we want is for our family to be reunited again under one house.  Every bench that is sold or every donation that is given is one step closer for our family to be together again.  Please help us bring our dad home.

We will be selling these benches for a minimum donation of $50.00 dollar donation if picked up in Millard County or a $65.00 dollar donation delivered out of Millard County.  They are very sturdy benches that are made with high quality products and will look great on your front porch or even in your home.  We have them available for pickup in Millard County, Utah or once we have a big enough order we can deliver them to Mesquite, Nevada, Saint George, Utah, Springville, Utah and Lehi, Utah. We wish we could ship them all over America but we know the cost of shipping would be too expensive.  So for those that don't live close enough to buy a bench but would like to help this young man earn money for his dad then you can make a donation that will go towards purchasing the wood to make the benches. You can make donations through my paypal link and for those that want to purchase a bench please email me your name and contact information or you can put the information on paypal and we will get your bench made as soon as possible.  My email address is marylynnbundy40@gmail.com.  Our paypal link is paypal.me/MarylynnBundy.  Or you can mail a check to PO Box 814, Delta, Utah 84624





Brett working hard making benches. Dave is so proud of our son.

What a great group of men we have helping Brett.

These benches are amazing.

Look how cute this bench turned out.


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Congressman Jason Chaffetz

We are grateful for Congressman who are doing their job!

I invite my constituents in rural Utah to read and share.
This week, Interior Subcommittee Chairman Blake Farenthold and I sent a letter to the Inspector General about Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and their findings regarding an employee accused of deleting documents to obstruct a Congressional investigation.

Please go to link below to read letter:


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Help Bring Our Dad Home

Dave and I are blessed with great kids.  Our kids have had a really hard year but have tried their best to be strong during this trial.  Our eldest son has helped in so many different ways.  He amazes me constantly of how he is willing to take on more responsiblity.  He knows that we need to earn money in order to be able to keep the lawyer that we have.  So he asked me the other day if he could make some benches and sale them to help earn money for his dad's legal fees.  Our son is only fifteen years old but has a heart of gold.  He loves his dad and misses him dearly.  They have always been great buddies.  Dave has always taught our kids how to work hard and be productive.  Our son has not told his dad about his plan and wants to suprise him.



So he has decided to make these cute benches pictured below.  We are selling these benches for a minimum donation of $50.00 dollar donation if picked up in Millard County or a $65.00 dollar donation delivered out of Millard County.  They are very sturdy benches that are made with high quality products and will look great on your front porch or even in your home.  We have them available for pickup in Millard County, Utah or once we have a big enough order we can deliver them to Mesquite, Nevada, Saint George, Utah, Springville, Utah and Lehi, Utah. We wish we could ship them all over America but we know the cost of shipping would be too expensive.  So for those that don't live close enough to buy a bench but would like to help this young man earn money for his dad then you can make a donation that will go towards purchasing the wood to make the benches. You can make donations through my paypal link and for those that want to purchase a bench please email me your name and contact information or you can put the information on paypal and we will get your bench made as soon as possible.  My email address is marylynnbundy40@gmail.com.  Our paypal link is paypal.me/MarylynnBundy.  Or you can mail a check to PO Box 814, Delta, Utah 84624.


The bench measurements are 42 inches long by 14 inches wide and 18.5 inches in height

This cute little girl does not come with the bench.


Please help this young man bring his dad home.

We will also keep track of how many benches he has made and sold and give an update each week on this blog.  Thank you for all your support and prayers.

Monday, February 6, 2017

"The beautiful thing about the truth is that it is so easy to tell."

My brother-in-law Ammon has stated, "The beautiful thing about the truth is that it is so easy to tell."
He is exactly right.  As I sat in the court room on Tuesday to attend my brother-in-law Ryan Bundy's pre-detention hearing I was left speechless.  On one side of the room you have Ryan Bundy who is representing himself clothed in his jail scrubs and sitting beside him is his court appointed lawyer who is only there to assist him,  All he did was humbly tell the truth. Then on the other side of the court room, you have nine prosecutors who are dressed in their high-end clothing.  I couldn't believe how much our tax dollars were being spent on the government side, and all they had to tell is lies!  These prosecutors had to take several breaks.  They took these breaks in my opinion so that they could come together to figure out what lies and misrepresentations that they would tell next.  They would not have to take these breaks if they were just simply telling the truth.  Telling the truth is easy and will set you free.  I was so proud of Ryan and the way he handled his case.  He was amazing.  He agreed to take an Oath because he has nothing to hide and has always been taught to speak the truth.  My question is why don't these prosecutors take an Oath each time before court starts?  They should only be speaking the truth.  Our government should not lie to the American People.

The government has lied about our Bundy Family and the other Patriots that came to participate in a peaceful protest in 2014.  They make you feel that we are deceitful, dangerous and anti-government.  We are exactly the opposite as to what they are portraying us to be.  I want to give you two examples on how they have portrayed my husband, Dave Bundy.  Please for yourself be the one to judge us and decide if the government is correct in their statements.

1.  The first incident took place on April 6, 2014.   My husband was on the side of the state highway leaning against his car taking pictures with his Ipad.  All he was doing was recording the BLM and contract cowboys coming down the road.  He was exercising his First Amendment right.  He never moved from this site until he was thrown to the ground, stomped on and arrested.  The government states in the Indictment against my husband that, "On or about April 6, 2014, R. Bundy and D. Bundy, interfered with impoundment operations by positioning themselves to block a BLM convoy."  Does this look like he was positioning to block a BLM convoy?

2.  The second incident took place on April 12.  My husband and I traveled to the bridge on I-15 to simply participate in a peaceful protest.  When we arrived there the undersheriff Lombardo came over and talked to my husband.  I have attached the video of what was said.


 This is what the government said during Dave's detention hearing in Nevada, quote, "And when the officers -- Metro officers went to Dave Bundy and they asked him, "what are your intentions here at this impoundment site?" he said that they were there to get the cattle.  And when the officers said, "Well, you know, BLM might need more time to negotiate that, they're not ready to give up the cattle.  The government said, "Dave Bundy's response was that was unacceptable."
  Is the government correct in how they quoted the Metro officer and Dave on April 12?  They are absolutely wrong in how they quoted Officer Lombardo and Dave Bundy.  It is correct that Metro Officer Lombardo said, "We had huge progress already.  We got the BLM to stop their operation."  So why was it that five minutes after this talk that the BLM and National Park Service were dressed in their swat gear threatening American Peoples lives?  The BLM were supposed to be packing their bags not threatening American People.

I am only asking and pleading that everyone would be held accountable to tell the truth. But we are all given free agency and we can choose to lie or tell the truth. These lies have caused so much heartbreak.  It is because of the lies and deceit that have been told in this case that these men have been locked away from their families for a year now.  It is because of the lies I as well as others are forced to act as single mothers, and our children do not have their dads at home.  Because of the lies we had to hire a lawyer instead of building our home.  Because of the lies these true American patriots have been denied bail and their rights to a fair and speedy trial.

I know that the truth will prevail.  In John 8:32 it states, "The truth will set you free."  Please continue to pray for all of the families. Pray for the defense lawyers that they will be able to convey the truth. Pray for the Jury that they will be able to discern the truth from the lies.  Pray that the prosecutors will begin to tell the truth.  Pray for the judge that she will be able to listen to the truth.

If you are able to help with any amount towards Dave's attorney fees then that would be extremely appreciative.  I didn't realize how much money it would take in order to rebuke the lies they have said against Dave.  We appreciate all your help and support.  God Bless all of you and America.