Dan and I finally  got  together  again. Since his probation forbids him from leaving Eastern Washington we met just inside it. I was able to drive up the Columbia River Gorge about 60 miles where we met for lunch and two games of chess. Who won? One game each.

It was so good to see my Son but boy does he look exhausted. He has been working day and night (literally) trying to earn a living and getting the appeal ready. To cap it off his daughter, Sabby, is just starting High School.

Many have asked…How Is Daniel’s-Last-Chance Appeal Doing?

As of today it is still being assembled. It was a massive case the Government used to convict Dan. Just imagine having to go through over 900,000 emails as well as all the other pieces of evidence. Daniel now has less than a month to get the new motion filed. It primarily pertains to prosecutorial misconduct...and may include incompetent defense by his trial attorney.  Your prayers are appreciated.  

Daniel asked me to update you on how I’m spending my “spare time.” I’ve been writing true stories, somewhat like “Chicken Soup for the Soul” (of course not as good :) .  None of these are borrowed. They’re all unbelievable wonders I witnessed  the Lord work for many individuals, couples and groups...and in my own life as well over my 4 decades of counseling ministry.  Some have written, “They’re so touching why don’t you put them in a book?”  But you can read them for free anytime at GodApplause.com    Currently there are about 25 true stories and more being added each week.

 As you all know my Son sacrificed nearly a decade helping humanity and was imprisoned for doing so. I only got to visit Dan three times in prison. But I knew you folks would want to be kept informed so I began penning these Updates. They are quite a bit of work but I intend to continue as long as my health allows. Thank you for your gracious appreciation.

At this moment I’m concerned as the clock is ticking on Daniel’s last-chance appeal.  He has only a short time remaining before his allotted time will expire. Thanks to those of you who have dug deeply and sent donations to fund the appeal. Yet, the total received is still shy of meeting both the known and unknown costs involved.

His new legal motion provides real hope for success. He'd no longer be called a felon - restoring his well-deserved good name. His 3+ remaining years of probation would be cancelled and his criminal charges blotted out. This is great news!   If he prevails, it could mean a complete reversal, which would mean the world to his family, to me and all of you as well!.  

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(This "suite" is simply a type of a post office box - with a street address.)

Please Note: It is still not possible for Daniel to have his own bank account ~ that’s why, I his father, receive it for him. For any checks to be deposited for Daniel’s and his family’s use it needs to be made out to Larry Smith.

Exciting Days Are Coming

Larry Smith

Daniel’s Father