"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

Sunday, October 30, 2016


On Thursday afternoon we received the wonderful news that all seven defendants in the Oregon trial were all found not guilty of the charges they were being charged with. We are grateful for God and for his divine intervention during this trial.  We know that God is ultimately in charge and that he is also a God of Miracles.  We are thankful for the jury members who were able to see the truth through all of the lies.  We know that the truth will always prevail. We are indeed grateful for all of the support that these defendants and their families received during this trial.  There were many of you that supported them through prayer, fasting, donations, letters, rally's and visits.  We can not say thank you enough for all of your support during this trial.  May God Bless you all.

I have had so many people ask me what happens to Dave now?  Dave was not involved in the Oregon trial. He has twelve charges against him from the peaceful protest that took place in Nevada in April of 2014.   Dave is not guilty of any of these charges and was only exercising his First Amendment rights.  His trial along with seventeen others is supposed to begin on February 7, 2017. Dave has now been wrongly imprisoned for 8 months.

This picture is of Dave that was taken in April of 2014, while peacefully exercising his         
1st Amendment Rights.

Please continue to pray and support all of the families that have loved ones that have been wrongfully imprisoned.  These next several months are not going to be easy on the defendants or their families especially during the holidays. We pray for the defendants and their families that they will be given the strength to endure.  We pray that they will be given a jury that will not be afraid to stand up for what is right and be able to see the truth.  We pray for the defense lawyers that they will be able to reveal the truth. We pray for God to be with us always and that the truth will prevail.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Gifts from Daddy

My sweet husband was able to send our daughters each a handmade purse from jail.  He had one of his fellow prisoners make these purses for him.  He was able to trade his commissary items for these purses.  I told Dave he should wait for Christmas for me to give them to the girls but he was too excited for his little girls to get them.  Below is a letter that Dave wrote to his daughters when he sent the package:

My dear sweet daughters,

I know it ain't much but I hope you enjoy your hand crafted paper purse made by one of my fellow prisoners.  I love and miss each one of you so very, very much.  You are my little girls and always will be even when you grow into adults.  I want you to always remember how special you are to me, your mom and our Heavenly Father.  Never compromise your standards and you will always be happy.  As sisters always have each others back and take good care of each other all of your lives.  You are sisters for a reason.  Be kind and respectful of each other and serve one another often.  My life has been so sweetly blessed to have each of you as my daughters.  You all have been special blessings from heaven.  I have enjoyed the very special times we've had together.  I have loved every moment with you from the instant you each were born.  You are all so cute and special to me.  I will forever cherish the sweet love you have given to me.  I am so blessed to have daughters like you.

Love Dad

After I read the letter I noticed one of our little girls crying.  She just kept saying that it wasn't fair and she just wants her daddy to come home. The girls all love their purses and cherish them because they are from their daddy.  They show them off to anyone that comes to the house.  They love their daddy and they know without a doubt that their daddy loves them.  Please continue to pray for all the little children and their daddies who are away from each other at this time that they will be able to be reunited together soon.

I am so amazed at the talent that this man has who made these purses.  He is amazing to be able to take paper and trash and make them in a beautiful gift.

Sunday, October 2, 2016


Today, I would like to share with you some of the heartbreaks that our family has faced recently. When our daughter had her birthday in July, she came home from a shopping trip to a beautiful bouquet of flowers that were sent to her from her daddy.  Her daddy had a little helper to help him get this delivery done.  She loved her flowers.  She cried about her flowers.  She even got all dressed up and had me take her around town and take pictures of her with her flowers so she could send to her daddy.  She wanted her daddy to see how pretty her flowers were and how happy they made her.  She placed these flowers right by her bed so she would be able to see them every night. 

  Yesterday, I saw my daughter bring these flowers out of her room.  Now, remember her birthday was in July and now it is October.  I thought she was going to throw them away.  But instead she filled the vase up with water.  I was puzzled at what she was doing.  These flowers are completely dead. They are over three months old.  She then went into her room and I followed her and saw her spraying these flowers with a spray bottle of water.  I asked her what she was doing and she said, "I read if you water your flowers and spray them with water that they will last longer.  I don't want them to die because dad gave them to me."  I had to quickly leave the room because I started to bawl.  She is afraid and scared that these flowers from her daddy will die.  She doesn't want the memory to die.  She loves her daddy and misses him so much.   These flowers bring her so much comfort during this hard time in her life.

Another heartbreak, is that today we had a birthday party for our son.  My sister said to me, "Do you realize that Dave has now missed everyone of his children's birthday's this year?"  Our children's birthday's start in March and go until October.  This also broke my heart.  Dave loves birthdays.  He loves spoiling his children on their birthdays and making them feel special.  He would never miss a birthday.  It breaks his heart to not be able to spend everyday day with his family especially their birthdays.

Lastly, as I was talking to Dave tonight I mentioned to him that I was thinking about taking our four year olds training wheels off and seeing if he could ride a bike.  After I said this, I noticed Dave was very quite and then I could hear him cry.  Again my heart broke for my husband and our children.  I do not like to hear my husband cry because he can't be here to experience moments with his family.

I try to do my best to make people believe that I am strong and a brave women.   But I am definitely not as brave and strong as you think I am.  Tonight my heart is breaking for our children and their daddy.   When people ask me if I am ok I just really want to tell them that I am not ok.  How could I be ok with what is going on with our family and other families in this country?  My heart is breaking for all of the children and their daddies.  Then, I begin getting really frustrated and asking the questions of Why.  Why would the country that we love lock away our daddy/husband for absolutely no reason at all?  Why would they want children and families to suffer?  Why would they not let him come home?

I continue to ask you for prayers and support for all the families involved.  But, also please become more involved by educating yourselves on this issue and make your vote count so that these daddy's don't miss out on anymore birthday's or events in their children lives. Thank you to all of you that do pray and support our families.  We are indeed grateful for your love and support.