Fighting for Our Veteran

Campaign Created by: Audrey James
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The funds from this campaign will be received by Joshua James.

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Goal : $250,000

Raised : $193,920

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KEEP AN EYE ON UPDATES TO HEAR FROM ME! Joshua James is a retired combat Veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He was arrested on March 9, 2021 and denied bail on March 11, 2021 due to attending the rally in D.C. on January 6th even though he was NOT involved in any violence on that day. He is the primary breadwinner of our family which includes myself (his wife) and our three children. I am a licensed Realtor, however, since having our third child and relocating states, I have brought in little income since 2018. I am unsure how this will affect my business or how to navigate my business as the only caregiver to our kids, one being only 3 years old and needs my constant care. Thankfully, Joshua's retirement benefits will help with the monthly bills (as long as these continue) , but not the magnitude of legal fees this battle will require. Joshua is now facing unexpected and unjust legal battles and we have created this fundraiser as a way to help with the burden. Joshua is an upstanding member of his community. He among other veterans have repeatedly responded to assist in natural disasters rendering help to victims of tragedy, injury and the destructive forces of mother nature. Even in his own community. Now it’s our turn to help him. Please donate if you can and if you're not able to prayers are more than enough! All donations will go towards Joshua's legal fees, incarceration expenses and family expenses including bills, groceries and travel to DC. Thank you for helping us fight for truth, justice and to bring our Veteran home! With Love, The James Family

UPDATES

Addressing a prayer that was submitted....
September 9, 2021
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There is a section where people can submit prayers for us. It took me sometime into this fundraiser to learn I could read and reply to prayers. There is no way I will ever be able to respond to all of them, but when I have a few minutes I sure do try! I was just going through them and found one that was not exactly a prayer...maybe more of a concern and I wanted to address it in case anyone else shares the same concern.

"I will always pray for the veterans , Christians and every decent human being , however Joshua's and his wife have become very greedy , at first they only wanted $10.000 now they're at over $180.000 , it's time for them to stop and let us help other people, there are plenty of Americans that are being charged about the January 6th rally !! I'm not being rude or anything but greed is the reason us God loving conservatives are in this situation right now !!"

This of course is not a good thing to read on top of everything we are going through and I hate that someone would feel this way. 

Some people are aware of what legal fees cost and some are not. When this all started I had NO idea what the legal fees would cost because we have never needed an attorney. I started this fundraiser with only bail money, small legal fees and needing funds to provide for the kids and myself while we fought to get Josh home. NEVER did I imagine it would turn into this. As things progressed, I slowly began raising our goal based on recommendations of others who told me what an attorney in DC would cost. Once we secured our attorneys and discussed finacials, that was when I had a true dollar amount and you will notice that was the LAST time I updated our goal amount (so back in March/April). 

As I mentioned earlier this week....we received a new dollar amount from our attorney's based on if this goes to trial. As we currently stand, if it goes to trial, we will not have the funds to make the next payment unless we do reach the current goal. And if this does go to trial, we will have to temporarily move to DC for the duration! I do not know what that will cost, but I do know it will not be cheap and that it will be a time when both of our businesses will not be able to operate. 

Joshua and I hate that we had to even ask for help to start with. We are always self reliant and are the ones to help others when we are able. This is part of the reason we fought so hard for work release so that we did not have to rely on others. This is why I am working myself to death to grow my business while Josh is home to watch our 3 year old so that no matter what the future holds, I can provide for our children without relying on others. 

In an effort to be even more transparant, I used to get my hair done every 8 weeks bleach blonde. If you saw me now you would be embarrassed for me! I have not had my hair done since February because if I owe someone money there is now way in heck I will spend money on "luxuries". I will be getting my hair done later this month only because I will have received a paycheck and looking professional is a priority in order to have a successful real estate business.

We are are beyond grateful and blessed that so many of you have donated and allowed us to secure our attorneys. However, we are aware our goal set back in March may not be reached and that is okay. We will leave the fundraiser up in case we are blessed enough to reach the goal and know without a doubt we have all the neccessary funds if this goes to trial, BUT we are not relying on it. Again, just one of the many reasons we fought for work release to be able to provide for ourselves and our family. 

I know I did not "have" to address this, but I never want anyone to think we are abusing the fundraiser. And just because the fundraiser remains up DOES NOT mean you HAVE to donate. Your prayers are enough! I wish you could all know us personally, know our family and know our hearts. One day we hope to hug everyone of your necks and thank you in person. I hope this update brings some clarification and maybe peace to the mind of the person who was originally concerned and anyone else who may have the same thought.

Blessings,
Audrey 

9/09/2021
September 9, 2021
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Good Morning! 

Yesterday was the status hearing where the judge heard different motions. No rulings were made on the motions, but there were some good arguments. I read the first article on the hearing this morning that was of course all about Josh. One part stood out to me....in regards to the tampering with evidence charge when it relates to the grand jury investigations:

"Prosecutors argued they don’t need to provide a particular date, only to show that James’ actions interfered with the grand jury’s efforts to investigate."

I am no attorney, but in my mind it seems if he deleted a text before there was ever a grand jury meeting then there was no "evidence" to delete. People delete text messages everyday! Not revealing the date to me is SHADY! 

They are clearly withholding evidence. I know this to be true because a statment made in an earlier indictement made no sense to me until a couple weeks ago when we saw video that made the statement make sense. Prosecution said the video was just discovered, but funny how the video showed word for word what the indictment has said for months!! They only released the video in an attempt to prevent work release and claimed it was "just discovered".

More from the article:

"...a number of issues were raised, including a lengthy discussion on whether the obstruction of an official proceeding charge – under the listed federal statute – applies to the attack on the Capitol. Defense attorneys argued the statute dealt with corruption — such as bribery and destruction of evidence. They contend that it didn’t apply to the conduct charged by federal prosecutors.
Federal prosecutors argued the attack on the Capitol was a corrupt act aimed at impeding the vote certification."

The Judge has requested another brief on the above arguement. Please pray heavily over that topic and the outcome of the brief.

That is all I have for now. I hope you are all well and having a blessed week! Love, Audrey 

 

09/06/2021
September 6, 2021
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Hello...we had a zoom call with our attorneys today. First, I want to express how unbelievably grateful we are for our attorneys. I think we secured THE BEST! (All thanks to you). We did go over financials again today and after the payment I will need to pay tomorrow, we will be on limited funds. If there is no trial, we will be okay. If there is a trial (which is likely) we will need another significant payment for the attorneys. Not to mention the trial is set to last minimum 6 weeks which will require us to find a temporary rental near D.C. (Which means my business is on hault during those weeks).

It is vital that I be present at the trial. Depending on when the trial is officially set, we will have to get crafty with the kids and school. Our daughter is in high school and cheers, runs track, etc.....she will not want to miss any of that and she would be who would help me watch her brothers during trial. If she stays behind, I will need a sitter/nanny during the trial. 

Thankfully, Josh was just put on work release and he can start working again, but unfortunately we have missed the busiest season in his business. Of course I am working hard in my business as a Realtor and now double as Josh's secretary. All computer work and calls for his business fall on me.

Funny how prosecutors tried to say he did not need to work because of our fundraiser and how the majority has gone to legal fees against their political prosecution.  

If you cannot donate, please share our fundraiser and continue to pray! We cannot survive this without you, our family of supporters! 

Stay tuned for another update this week after the status hearing.

Love, The James Family 

09/01/2021
September 1, 2021
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Well, I think it is fair to say someone is unhappy about Joshua getting granted work release because as of today, anyone who shared our fundraiser back in MARCH on Facebook recevied a notification that it was rmoved for "going against community guidelines for supporting a terrorist or dangerous person"!!! Clearly, the judge does not agree that he is a dangerous person. 

The DOJ said he did not need to go back to work because we have the fundraiser. We argued that while we are appreciative for the financial support from the fundraiser and our supporters, Joshua is an able bodied business owner who would like to support his family and NOT rely on others to do so. Not to mention the fundraiser funds are primarily for legal fees since this thing will not go to trial until next year and the trial will take months!

So I guess they are trying to hinder our finances in anyway possible.

Joshua has spent all day in the work trailer trying to get it back up and running. The equipment will need to be serviced and there is some rot on the trailer door and roof from sitting for so long that we will need to tend to first so that is added expenses, but we are SO excited to be back up and running and working for our customers! We are anxiously awaiting the all clear from pre-trial services so we can get started! 

Please continue to pray for us. I can only imagine how hard they will try to come after this fundraiser. Good and God will win! 

Love, Audreey (Joshua and kids, too)

08/30/2021
August 31, 2021
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I am coming to you with GREAT NEWS! Despite the prosecution's opposition, the Judge granted Joshua's work release! God is great! Thank you so much for all the continued prayer's and support! This would not be possible without y'all! 

Update 8/17/2021
August 17, 2021
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Hey Y'all! 

We had a status hearing last week. Not much change other than a new indictment adding new defendants AND them changing the wording of Joshua's charge from "assaulting an officer" to "interefering with an officer". The charge carries the same weight, however, the threat level of each word makes a big difference in my opinion. But they succeeded in the "scare factor" they hoped to acheive by saying "assault" didn't they? Next month is another status hearing to go over motions. Please pray for the defendants still jailed. Seeing their deteriorating appearance on these hearings is heartbreaking. Please also pray for their families as well. 

We are pursuing work release which the prosecution is arguing against so please pray over that. 

Perhaps off topic, but if you are on Facebook and instagram and would like to support my Real Estate business by giving me a follow and interacting, I would greatly appreciate it! I am working hard to build a strong business for whatever the future holds. Even if you are not local...people relocate it all the time to other states! Plus, I keep it humourous from time to time and you may even catch a glimpse of Josh now and then. :) Thank y'all as always for everything! There is not a day that goes by that our family does not think of you and thank God for you! 

FB and Instagram: @audreysellsalabama

Love, Audrey (and family)

Update 8/17/2021
August 17, 2021
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Hey Y'all! 

We had a status hearing last week. Not much change other than a new indictment adding new defendants AND them changing the wording of Joshua's charge from "assaulting an officer" to "interefering with an officer". The charge carries the same weight, however, the threat level of each word makes a big difference in my opinion. But they succeeded in the "scare factor" they hoped to acheive by saying "assault" didn't they? Next month is another status hearing to go over motions. Please pray for the defendants still jailed. Seeing their deteriorating appearance on these hearings is heartbreaking. Please also pray for their families as well. 

We are pursuing work release which the prosecution is arguing against so please pray over that. 

Perhaps off topic, but if you are on Facebook and instagram and would like to support my Real Estate business by giving me a follow and interacting, I would greatly appreciate it! I am working hard to build a strong business for whatever the future holds. Even if you are not local...people relocate it all the time to other states! Plus, I keep it humourous from time to time and you may even catch a glimpse of Josh now and then. :) Thank y'all as always for everything! There is not a day that goes by that our family does not think of you and thank God for you! 

FB and Instagram: @audreysellsalabama

Love, Audrey (and family)

Update 8/17/2021
August 17, 2021
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Hey Y'all! 

We had a status hearing last week. Not much change other than a new indictment adding new defendants AND them changing the wording of Joshua's charge from "assaulting an officer" to "interefering with an officer". The charge carries the same weight, however, the threat level of each word makes a big difference in my opinion. But they succeeded in the "scare factor" they hoped to acheive by saying "assault" didn't they? Next month is another status hearing to go over motions. Please pray for the defendants still jailed. Seeing the deteriorating appearance on these hearintgs heartbreaking. Please also pray for their families as well. 

We are pursuing work release which the prosecution is arguing against so please pray over that. 

Perhaps off topic, but if you are on Facebook and instagram and would like to support my Real Estate business by giving me a follow and interacting, I would greatly appreciate it! I am working hard to build a strong business for whatever the future holds. Even if you are not local...people relocate it all the time to other states! Plus, I keep it humourous from time to time and you may even catch a glimpse of Josh now and then. :) Thank y'all as always for everything! There is not a day that goes by that our family does not think of you and thank God for you! 

FB and Instagram: @audreysellsalabama

Love, Audrey (and family)

08/05/2021
August 5, 2021
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Hello Friends, 

I do not have much of an update I can share at this point other than we have a status hearing next week. I am hoping we will have some updates (hopefully good updates) that we can share with you. 

We are in continuous prayers for this situation, those who are still being held without bail ( please keep them all in your prayers as well)...It is still so unnreal at times. As the kids gear up for back to school I am excited yet nervous for them. Thankful Josh is at least home, but sad we did not make memories with them this summer. I took our daughter back to school shopping and we stopped at Josh and I's favorite place for lunch and it felt so sad and not right. We packed it in and went home. It does not feel right not doing it together. But again...still thankful he is home even if it is home detention. 

I am tying to avoid social media because it seems the meanies have picked back up lately with hunting down my profiles whether it is my personal or work. I am still trrying to work like crazy over here so I do not need trolls on my business pages. It is not easy to not stand up for Josh or our family on social but I have to remember the big picture. 

I wish I had moree to share and hopefully next week I will. Josh and I appreiciate you all more than we can express. With love, Audrey

 

7/2/2021
July 2, 2021
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Happy Friday Friends, 

First, we want to thank all of you for your continued donations and support. We receive an email anytime a donation is made and last night Josh was on his knees in tears at your generosity and support. We wish we could thank you in person and hopefully one day we can.

Second, today Josh (and the others) had a status hearing. There is talks of the trial being anywhere from January - April of next year. Again, the road is long. I am hopeful in the near future Josh will be allowed to leave the house and work. We do not know what the future holds, but I want us to make memories with the time we have.

I will also try to do a better job at updating more often. Sometimes there is not much to tell. Anytime there is news or a developement I will post an update.

Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts and have a safe and happy weekend celebrating FREEDOM and what the 4th is all about! I am sure we will put Josh to work on the grill! :) 

Forever grateful,
Audrey and Family 

6/30/2021
July 1, 2021
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Hello all...there have been recent developments in the case against the Oath Keepers and while it is not directtly about Josh, it does affect Josh and our family. Two Oath Keepers have plead guilty to 2 felonies...obstruction and conspiracy. While one of the Oath Keepers we do not know, we do know the other and we are saddened to hear of his plea. He is a wonderful Veteran, 54 years old, with no criminal history. His plea has him facing up to 5 years along with a fine of anywhere from $20k-$200k. Per his charges, much like Josh's, he was allegedly in the Capitol for 4 minutes. 4 minutes of being present in the "People's House" and now facing 5 years plus hefty fines. I am working my way through the plea and highlighting like crazy. The constitutional rights they are forfeiting...and the fact they are agreeing to "tell the truth" but also by signing this agreement they are "pleading guilty because I am in fact guilty of these offenses" makes ZERO sense. Those two statements contradict themselves. 

These pleas are bad news for Josh and any other Oath Keeper because these pleas are setting the standard for everyone else. 

Here is another scary fact: Josh has not been allowed to work during the busiest season of his business, we have turned away so much business due to this and have lost out on a significant portion of our income. If he does more than 90 days, from what I have found via the VA, he will lose his military benefits and pay. Leaving the kids and I with no guaranteed income. Now our attorneys are working to find a way to prevent that from happening so, Lord willing, there is a way. I have been working everyday to build my Real Estate business as quickly as I can so that I will be able to support us if the worst happens. While I am getting busier, I am still newer to the area and it is a commission based business. It also has been a challenge to secure listings in this town since all of this has happened. While yes we have supporter, I am sure there are people who do not want my sign in their yard because of the negative attention it could bring to the sale of their home. 

The road (battle) ahead is getting longer and scarier each week. We appreciate your continued support and prayers. We will continue to update as we know more and can. Thank you. 

Love,
Audrey

6/30/2021
July 1, 2021
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Hello all...there have been recent developments in the case against the Oath Keepers and while it is not directtly about Josh, it does affect Josh and our family. Two Oath Keepers have plead guilty to 2 felonies...obstruction and conspiracy. While one of the Oath Keepers we do not know, we do know the other and we are saddened to hear of his plea. He is a wonderful Veteran, 54 years old, with no criminal history. His plea has him facing up to 5 years along with a fine of anywhere from $20k-$200k. Per his charges, much like Josh's, he was allegedly in the Capitol for 4 minutes. 4 minutes of being present in the "People's House" and now facing 5 years plus hefty fines. I am working my way through the plea and highlighting like crazy. The constitutional rights they are forfeiting...and the fact they are agreeing to "tell the truth" but also by signing this agreement they are "pleading guilty because I am in fact guilty of these offenses" makes ZERO sense. Those two statements contradict themselves. 

These pleas are bad news for Josh and any other Oath Keeper because these pleas are setting the standard for everyone else. 

Here is another scary fact: Josh has not been allowed to work during the busiest season of his business, we have turned away so much business due to this and have lost out on a significant portion of our income. If he does more than 90 days, from what I have found via the VA, he will lose his military benefits and pay. Leaving the kids and I with no guaranteed income. Now our attorneys are working to find a way to prevent that from happening so, Lord willing, there is a way. I have been working everyday to build my Real Estate business as quickly as I can so that I will be able to support us if the worst happens. While I am getting busier, I am still newer to the area and it is a commission based business. It also has been a challenge to secure listings in this town since all of this has happened. While yes we have supporter, I am sure there are people who do not want my sign in their yard because of the negative attention it could bring to the sale of their home. 

The road (battle) ahead is getting longer and scarier each week. We appreciate your continued support and prayers. We will continue to update as we know more and can. Thank you. 

Love,
Audrey

6/30/2021
June 30, 2021
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Hello all...there have been recent developments in the case against the Oath Keepers and while it is not directtly about Josh, it does affect Josh and our family. Two Oath Keepers have plead guilty to 2 felonies...obstruction and conspiracy. While one of the Oath Keepers we do not know, we do know the other and we are saddened to hear of his plea. He is a wonderful Veteran, 54 years old, with no criminal history. His plea has him facing up to 5 years along with a fine of anywhere from $20k-$200k. Per his charges, much like Josh's, he was allegedly in the Capitol for 4 minutes. 4 minutes of being present in the "People's House" and now facing 5 years plus hefty fines. I am working my way through the plea and highlighting like crazy. The constitutional rights they are forfeiting...and the fact they are agreeing to "tell the truth" but also by signing this agreement they are "pleading guilty because I am in fact guilty of these offenses" makes ZERO sense. Those two statements contradict themselves. 

These pleas are bad news for Josh and any other Oath Keeper because these pleas are setting the standard for everyone else. 

Here is another scary fact: Josh has not been allowed to work during the busiest season of his business, we have turned away so much business due to this and have lost out on a significant portion of our income. If he does more than 90 days, from what I have found via the VA, he will lose his military benefits and pay. Leaving the kids and I with no guaranteed income. Now our attorneys are working to find a way to prevent that from happening so, Lord willing, there is a way. I have been working everyday to build my Real Estate business as quickly as I can so that I will be able to support us if the worst happens. While I am getting busier, I am still newer to the area and it is a commission based business. It also has been a challenge to secure listings in this town since all of this has happened. While yes we have supporter, I am sure there are people who do not want my sign in their yard because of the negative attention it could bring to the sale of their home. 

The road (battle) ahead is getting longer and scarier each week. We appreciate your continued support and prayers. We will continue to update as we know more and can. Thank you. 

Love,
Audrey

6/8/2021
June 8, 2021
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I just wanted to share a verse from today's devotional. Joshua and I are taking comfort in this:

“Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.” James 1:2-4

Update 06/02/2021
June 2, 2021
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Yesterday, we had a status hearing and more charges were added to Josh.We anticipated these charges based on the info the prosecution released when they attempted to re-open his detention hearing previously. Of course I would love to share Josh's side and my thoughts, but I do not know what can and cannot be shared. We just have to trust in God and know that truth will prevail. 

Since prosecution has to be on board with work release, and they have added new charges, it is unlikely he will be allowed to work while awaiting trial like we had hoped. The next status hearing is in July. 

Thank you for the continued prayers and support. It means more than you know and we definitly need it. These are scary times. Love,  Audrey 

5/26/2021
May 26, 2021
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Hello! I am sorry it has been so silent over here. There is not much of anything to report at this point. We are just enjoying having time together as a family and preparing for whatever comes next. Since Josh is home to help with the kids, I am working hard to build my business in order to help with the financial burden of him not working and whatever may come our way. I just wanted to say how grateful we are for all of you for your continued support. Not a day goes by that we don't think of you all and how important you are to us. We could not get through this without you all! With Love, The James Family 

4/27/2021
April 27, 2021
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"For I am the Lord your God, who holds your right hand, who says to you "Do not fear, I will help you." Isaiah 41:13
Another battle won this morning! Thank you all for the continued prayers, donations and support! Keep them coming. Truth, justice and God will win this battle! We love y'all! - Joshua, Audrey and Kids 

Update 4/16/2021
April 17, 2021
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We need you now more than ever ! Prosecution is working hard to revoke Joshua's bond! He's complied completely with his conditions and this is unheard of. We need your support and prayers now more than ever. We have started a Facebook group for support of our family and Joshua. The support of the community, those known and unknown, have helped more than you know! Please join our Facebook group to be closely connected and to continue supporting our fight ! The volume of support matters! Thank you!! 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2750541475257743/

Joshua is HOME !
April 10, 2021
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We are so excited to share that Joshua was released yesterday, April 9th, and allowed to come home to await trial! The fight is not over, but this is a step in the right direction. We are so grateful to all of you for your help making this possible! Your support and continued prayers are so important to us! I am going to make a video of Joshua for y'all as well very soon. With love, The James Family 

Update #7 Happy Easter!
April 5, 2021
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Happy Easter! We pray you have had a beautiful day with your loved ones. I wanted to give a praise report. Joshua and I had been looking forward to Easter this year because we knew it would be a day of memories with our 2 year old, Wyatt. Wyatt loved Halloween so much and we knew his excitement level would be the same for egg hunting. Unfortunately, Joshua could not be here in person, BUT thankfully we were able to do a video call and I carried the laptop around the yard so he could watch Wyatt, Alivia and Quentin hunt their eggs! We are blessed to have had that opportunity. 

We need your prayers big time this week as some updates are rolling in. I hope to be able to share more praise reports soon! 

With love, Audrey 

Update #6 03/31/2021
March 31, 2021
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Hello all! I wanted to provide what little updates I have to our supporters. Joshua has been moved from the quarantine pod to General Population and still has not been transferred to D.C. Going into General Population was an adjustment. A year ago Joshua sustained an injury to his shin at work and weirdly enough almost a year to the date the wound is swelling and becoming infected and he has been trying for 2 days to get medical attention at the jail with little luck. So please pray for his health regarding that situation. We have been advised by our attorney to not make any public statements at this time so they cannot be manipulated and used against us going forward. It has been VERY hard to not speak out.

We know we need all the support we can get so if y'all can help me keep our story alive until we are clear to continue speaking publicly I would greatly appreciate it! 

We are hoping to have news of a new bail hearing with a D.C.judge soon and I hope once that happens I will then be able to share the best news yet with y'all ! 

The kids and I are hanging in there. Some days are better than others. Our middle son still cannot talk to Josh without crying and he sometimes gets excited to see his truck when he gets off the bus only to remember Josh is not home. :( We still get some mean people trolling our business pages and emails, but recently also received a postcard. Thank you to the main stream media for prodcasting our home to the crazies. So pray for protection over the kids and I, please. 

It is the busiest season for Josh's business and it has been painful to not be able to help past and new customers. I only hope that when all this is over we can pick up the peices and rebuild. 

Thank you all for standing by us and please keep praying! With Love, Audrey 

Update #5
March 24, 2021
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I do not have any real updates at this time. We are praying for good news soon. I just found out I can see and reply to the prayers you all have submitted for us! I will be working to reply to them all and I am sorry for the delay. I did not realize that feature was an option until today. Hopefully, I will be able to read some of the prayers to Joshua soon. I will check in soon and hopefully I will have good news or atleast positive progress! Thank you all so much for everything! -Audrey 

Update #4
March 19, 2021
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Today I was able to send the retainer to our chosen attorney thanks to you amazing people! It was terrifying to send and I cried when I got back into my car. Without y'all we would not be able to retain an attorney and I will forever be grateful beyond words. Now I can allow the attorney to take over the legal part of things and I pray for good news on that end asap!

Joshua had asked for me to send him a Bible and constitutional law books, but unfortunately, the jail he is currently in will not allow me to send books. We are both disappointed.

We have been blessed with friends and community members dropping off dinner for us! Joshua is our personal chef and a dang good cook so the kids and I are grateful for help on that end as well! 

I wanted to share a little humor with you all. I go to bed early, but Joshua usually stays up late cleaning. I always fuss and ask him to clean during the day like a normal person, but now I am realzing how spoiled and well taken care of we are thanks to Joshua. I am having to pick up the "slack" in a lot of places without him. I told him this week "I guess I get to learn how to mow the lawn!" 

I read the messages with your donations to Joshua when I can. Sometimes our calls are only 3 to 5 minutes, but I tell him all about YOU! Thankful to Tom from Give Send Go calling to pray with me this week and to every single one of you praying, donating, sharing our story and bringing food ! I hope one day I can hug your neck in person with Joshua by my side!

With a lot of love and thankfulness, Audrey

Update #3
March 16, 2021
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Today was the toughest day yet in regards to the harrassment that has befallen our family. It  was an unimaginabe and scary day...BUT we have selected  our attorney! So that is a blessing and one less thing to worry about. I am so grateful to have y'all supporting us and backing us. I am drawing my strength from my children, the Lord and you, our supporters. I cannot thank you enough. I will update you when I have more. <3

Update #2
March 14, 2021
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No new updates at this point. I have been on the phone all day everyday with different attorneys and organizations. We have been trying to arrange a call for Joshua to speak with an attorney to see how he feels in regards to retaining this particular one, but with it being the weekend the jail is not making it easy. I am getting some legal guidance on the best way to manage this fundraiser. The support is mind blowing, overwhelming (in a good way) and we will never be able to thank you enough, but will spend forever trying! I am working to make sure any unused funds will be returned. Again, thank you again for all the support and prayers. They, along with the Lord, are keeping us going. I will update when I have any news! 

Update #1
March 12, 2021
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Thank you all for the overwhleming support and prayers! We can never thank you enough! I had a brief call with Joshua just now and he is overwhelmed with emotion and gratitude. He could barely process the information. He wants you all to know this means everything to him and our family! I am on constant calls trying to find an aggressive attorney who can take Joshua's case and help us bring him home. I have never had to even think of needing an attorney or a  fundraiser, so bear with me as I try to make sure all the info is accurate and up to date. I will update you when I know anything more! Thank you, thank you! Audrey 

PRAYER REQUESTS

  • That the Lord guides us to the right attorney to help bring forward truth and justice for Josh and our family!
  • That Joshua is able to be brought home on bond SOON!
  • That Joshua remains safe and strong while he is detained.
  • That the harassing and scammer calls subside.
  • Now that we have our attorney , we are asking for good news soon regarding Joshua's bail and charges.

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