Riverton man's 2-year imprisonment in Venezuela comes to end
Seems like a lot of people, especially Senator Corker and one of his staff have
been working very hard on Holt's release. What specifically did Trump do
to help in the process other than be the current president?
Senator Corker really went the extra mile in a brief opening to secure their
release. President Trump, Senator Hatch, Mia Love really extended themselves and
deserve credit for a job well done.
Welcome home Josh. I can't comprehend what you must have gone through. So
glad it finally came to an end. Hey DN.. You may want to re-think
the headline on the homepage: "After 678 Days of Prayer and Fasting"...
seems like an impossibly long 'fast'. Is that an attempt to make it
seem even more sensational?
Please stop with the Hero part. Draped in an American flag on Memorial Day?
I'm glad he's home, but what he did to get himself in that position
was foolish, not heroic.
From the photos it looks like Josh gained weight. I was expecting him to look a
lot skinnier after reading the horror stories of him falling ill and being
tortured in prison.Glad he is home, prison in Venezuela is no fun.
Welcome home, Josh & Thamy! What a great ending to a horrific ordeal.
Meanwhile, thank you, Deseret News for getting it right. If I hear one more news
report refer to Joshua Holt as a 'missionary'...ugh! Apparently news
organizations outside Utah—New York, here in Arizona, everywhere—put
'Utah man' and 'foreign country' together and assume that
Mr. Holt was in Venezuela as a Mormon missionary, as in the kind that wear white
shirts and ties and nametags. Why do so many "journalists" make up their
Why is Josh a hero?
Sometimes hero welcomes, while emphasizing the positive and joking about the
negative, belie the shock and trauma of the experience.
I never had the privilege of meeting Josh Holt but I am very happy for the final
outcome of this chapter in his life. To see Josh and his wife and daughter
welcomed back home by so many of his family members and close friends has been
very touching. None of us would have wanted this experience in our lives of
what the Holts went through but he has stayed positive through it all. Everyone
that took any part of getting them home, including prayers on his behalf, should
feel very proud today of their efforts. Have a great life Holt family!
Welcome home Josh and Thamy, I'm sure your children are thrilled to have
their Mom and new Dad home, as well as your parents. I've heard much about
Josh being in prison, however, have heard very little about Thamy as it seems
she likewise in prison?I went to Riverton last night to see the
"preparations of love" the community had setup for the Holts. It was an
honor to see the love Riverton has for the Holt family as well as the great
leaders who assisted in their release: Rep. Mia Love and Sen. Orrin Hatch, ,
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob
Corker, R-Tenn, President Donald Trump. I'm sure there are others, I know
there were many in Venezuela who realize that justice was being abused and
reached out to help.This is not the place you want to be in prison.
I do however, commend those in the Venezuela government for seeing that justice
was finally brought to Josh and his wife Thamy.The one I'm
neglecting is their, and our Father in Heaven. He heard the prayers from around
the world. God is real, prayer works, we are not alone.God Bless
I want to see that kind of Congressional effort put into bringing home our
80,000 missing in action vets (MIA's) and that kind of welcome home for
them for their service and ultimate, final sacrifice for their country.Glad Josh/family made it back safely to his family. A great gift and blessing
for them all.