We wanted to reach out and give another update on Grace. She started her homeschool program this week and is doing well. Grace's cousin designed a website for her that follows her story and has links to all her media interviews and articles. There is also a link to a YouTube channel that has videos of her arrest along with the video of her speech to the school board. You can check those out at: www.standwithgrace.com We are so proud of this girl!
There has been some development on the legal front as well. The city of Laramie has already sent a motion to dismiss one of her trespassing tickets and we believe they are going to motion to dismiss the 2nd trespassing ticket as well. We are trusting that God is in control and His will be done as it pertains to the criminal charges against Grace. On the larger civil law case, we have joined two different fights. We are part of a larger class action federal case that hopes to restore liberty back to the people. This will be filled in a federal court in the 10th district and is the case we hope will have the desired outcome for not only Wyoming but other cases like it in the country. Grace is also going to be part of a more local state case that will not only involve her but others from our school district. This case will be more tied to here situation specifically and involve other students from her school district.
On an exciting note; Grace was asked if a House Bill being presented to grant health waivers for the mask and vaccine requirements across the state could be named in her honor. We of course said yes! Wyoming House Bill HB1010 (Grace Smith Medical Feedom Act) is going to be presented to the house today during an emergency session. We are going over to stand on the steps of the capital in show of support! Please keep us and all these things in your prayers. https://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2021/SF1010?specialSessionValue=1
P.S. we are still trying to get through all the messages and emails from all of you and hope we can get responses out to you soon. It is so amazing the amount of support and encouragement we have received from all over the world!
I want to thank each and every one of you! Like my dad said, your comments have been the little light in our lives in the midst of all the chaos. Each donation is truly a blessing and the kind things that you all had to say to me were absolutely amazing! You have no idea how much your support has meant to my entire family over the past week. I wanted to give you all a quick update because I’m sure you’re all waiting to see what I do next!
As some of you may already know, I will be switching to a homeschool program because of personal safety concerns with the school, but also my stance on principle with everything I’ve been fighting for. Now that we know that they will truly enforce this ridiculous rule, I was faced to make a choice to put the mask on and go to school, or stay home, and I didn’t want to continue to push something I didn’t have to. I will continue to fight though! We have retained our lawyer and we will be taking this fight to court with the help of your amazing donations!
We will continue to update you all as my story develops more and more, but for now my family and I just ask for prayer. God is the one thing we all truly have in this broken world and in the midst of trials and tribulation. This fight has already been so taxing on every member of my family so I ask that you pray for peace and protection. We are praying for God to lay his hand on our family because I already know he is holding my hand through this righteous fight!
Thank you again for all of your support, you are each an individual blessing on my life!
"In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world." ~ John 16:33
Love, Grace :)
We are humbled and amazed at what God is doing through the courage of this young lady! I want you all to know that your comments have been our source of strength these past few days. The world is so divided right now you can only imagine the hate our family has received. It is our prayer that God would be glorified and Grace would encourage others to rise up and righteously proclaim their liberties be returned to them! Grace is working through reading each and every comment and is going to write her own thank you. In the meantime we wanted to let everyone know that you are all a blessing! Your passionate words of encouragement have done more for this family than you may ever know! Today is a big day for us with several national interviews, and then we hope to begin having days that are a bit more normal! -The Smith Family