Testimonial Letter – Dallan’s Mother Nancy Payne Herrara
“He has done that by excelling in school & Seminary, he’s making great decisions, and he still has a humble, teachable attitude with a clean record for the last 18 months. For this, his felony charge was reduced to a misdemeanor, and when he turns 18 with no further problems with the law, his record will be completely expunged.”
March 4, 2010
46 East 200 North, Ephraim, UT, 84627
SUBJECT: Dallan Escobar, Oklevueha Native American Church Recidivism Reduction Program (Vision Quest Program, Designed for Youth)
To whom it May Concern:
My name is Nancy Payne Herrera, and I would like to recommend James Warren “Flaming Eagle” Mooney as a very effective Counselor and Facilitator for helping youth and adults overcome addictions, deviant behaviors and/or needed healing in their families and marriages.
I have known James for almost 10 years, and have worked with him with a variety of people and situations. I have great confidence that he has the best interest at heart for helping individuals heal and find their core values and to develop respect in families for society as a whole.
Because of a deep respect I held for James through many challenges he and his wife helped so many others through, including me, I turned to him when my son Dallan made some poor choices that landed him in the Slate Canyon Youth Detention Center (Provo, UT.) in October of 2008. James was a great help and was so willing to step up to help Dallan. I trusted him completely on this issue. Dallan had worked with James on a very special Eagle Project for the Lakota Sioux tribe at Wounded Knee, S.D. earlier that year and it helped that there was a foundation of trust between both of them. He also learned from James in many fatherly ways that created a bond for both.
The initial hearing with Judge Sterling Stainsbury was very helpful. He recognized James Mooney immediately and granted our request that Dallan be released from custody to enter the Vision Quest program prior to Dallan’s court hearing with Judge Kay Lindsey. It was self-evident that James had an extraordinary influence in the justice and prison systems, it didn’t surprise me how honoring this Judge was toward allowing James to take the lead in our case with this more unusual treatment with my son. The judge even suggested James could help with his own caseload needs there because of his reputation.
Judge Kay Lindsey upon hearing Dallan’s case reduced his multitude of felony’s to just one, ordered Dallan to pay a fine, order him to enter the Vision Quest program, a year to get his grades up, to live with his dad, and to keep a clean record. He has done that by excelling in school & Seminary, he’s making great decisions, and he still has a humble, teachable attitude with a clean record for the last 18 months. For this, his felony charge was reduced to a misdemeanor, and when he turns 18 with no further problems with the law, his record will be completely expunged.
I’m grateful to Oklevueha native American Church Recidivism Reduction Programs and for James personal ministering and opening his life to blessing others over so many years. His work has initiated a positive change for our whole family to be a support to one another as well as for Dallan.
With Highest Regards,
Nancy Payne Herrera