Saturday, October 3, 2020

Fundraiser Update

Four checks arrived in the mail this week, sending us well past $4,000. If you are seeing this for the first time, read about how to help open the prison doors for my son James. Then, pray and ask if you are to be apart.

Saturday, September 26, 2020


 How can I express my excitement for these fabulous numbers thus far? Words just won't do. In two short weeks many have responded to the call in gifting so James can be helped. Things are able move forward, I can't wait to see what happens next.

Prayers for open doors, please. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.


Monday, September 21, 2020

As of Sept. 21, 2020


This is thrilling. I am truly surrounded by the most amazing, caring, generous group of people. It is my hope that I can return the friendship you have shown to me and my family.

Friday, September 18, 2020

As of September 18, We are $2,085.00 ahead


This is amazing. I look forward to the day when I can tell you what is happening behind the scenes. Father is bringing help and moving people's hearts to give. Thank you for being apart of something wonderful.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Our hearts are overwhelm by this generous response

 It hasn't even been 24 hours since I went public with our fundraiser. Look at the progress. 

Let's bring those prison bars down.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

This spring three events, that seemed completely unrelated, connected in a most peculiar way.


Hello, friends

As many of you know, my son is in prison.

James has been behind bars now for over seventeen years.


My darkest times began the day I sat in a courtroom after his trial and heard these words, "...guilty of first-degree murder."


Stunned, I asked how could this be true?


I did not believe my son's part amounted to murder.  It seemed clear James' employer threatened or deceived or unfairly obligated him to her.  Something inside kept urging me to hold to the hope that one day more of the truth would be revealed and that James would be let go for the time he'd already served.


Still, my prayers, pleading and trusting didn’t bring any action. I eventually resolved within my heart – no matter what…I would trust in Father’s goodness.


This spring three events, that seemed completely unrelated, connected in a most peculiar way. It appears the answers to my seventeen-years of prayer are being revealed. I felt nervous to hope; afraid to believe. Soon it was too obvious…Father was at work on James’ behalf. He’d been working all along, but His works were hidden until now.


After all these years, I believe we are finally at a pivotal point.



Recently, I met a man who has been instrumental in helping deserving prisoners gain their freedom.  He offered to read the entire transcript from James' trial.  After doing so, he told a friend of mine that in the hundreds of cases he has reviewed, he's come across only ten prisoners who have truly suffered a grave injustice.  He said, "James Fagone is one of those ten." He is working to get James the right sentence he deserves.


Although I have done my best over the past years not to ask friends or family for money, I am humbly asking anyone who may be so inclined to donate a little something to help us pay for the work this man is doing. Each dollar will add significance to pay for his travel, lodging, food, legal assistance, notary fees, and time. Can you help me reach a $12,000 goal?


I realize this is a particularly challenging time financially for many. But, if you are able to spare something, here are the ways you can assist:


PayPal  -

If you send it to a "friend" PayPal won't charge a process fee

Zelle  -  559-281-8410

Venmo  -  Username:  Ralaine-Fagone

Check:  245 Silverbow Dr., Victor, MT  59875

Thank you so very, very much.


Ralaine Fagone

If you would like to follow this fundraising effort I will give a weekly update right here
until we reach the goal.


Note: I want to encourage those of you who have waited, trusted and grew weary believing. When you ask our Heavenly Father for help, He hears you. You may not see relief for years. I know that’s not what you want to hear. But, lift your eyes above your circumstances. You may catch a glimpse of Father working from another unexpected direction. Or, while waiting you will be empowered with strength to stand; Strength that develops you into a mature son or daughter of The Highest One.