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Thanksgiving #10


I would like to start by saying thank you for visiting the blog portion of WildfarmKids.com website. Joshua passed away just just over nine years ago today. He loved Thankgiving, and the food and the football. He wrote in his school journal how as a family we would go to Grandma’s with relatives and Thank God (say grace) eat, watch football and play some pool.

He wasn’t a good writer but he did write in a journal at school. He was a great storyteller. He would tell the bible stories he learned in Sunday school or from church youth group to others in a way that kids would listen. I am thankful he knew the stories to tell. He had friends that didn’t “believe” in God and he worried about them alot. He would ask what he should do and I would say tell stories from the bible and at least they will hear. He would ask what else, and I would say just pray for them. Pray they find Jesus and he would ask me to pray for them too. I did.

Joshua was named after Joshua in the bible, a very courageous and faithful man. And his middle name after his great great uncle Leo whom I respected and grew up around. I am thankful for my husband Chad, Proud to have the Engle name. I am thankful for the men he was named after. I am thankful for all who shared the bible leasons with him along the way.

I was blessed with Joshua Leo Engle for 14 years. 9 months all to myself and 13 years and 3 months with the world. I am thankful God gave him to us even if it was a short time, I know God has a plan and God numbered Joshua’s days long before blessing us with him.

The first Thanksgiving with out him was horrible, the first everything was. We were sad, we are still sad, that never goes away. What you see now is nine years of God giving us strength to live life and tell others what happened. I still cry when I am alone when I am overwhelmed because I miss him so much. I trust God and I know that someday the reason will be revealed to my family when we join Joshua in Heaven. I am thankful for Jesus. It’s okay to be “not okay” and sometimes thats when we need prayer time the most. I am thankful I can pray to God.

Thanksgiving #10 I am thankful for the family who I shared the day with and miss the ones who could not be there. Grace was said and there was good food. For one the food was the first time, mashed potatoes and gravy for our Granddaughter. She loved them and at the same time her silly faces, crinkled nose and leaning toward the spoon for more. Priceless! Yes Thankful for grandchildren and all my children.

Thank you for reading this and please look around the website for the real reason we post here, to educate you about the dangers of the choking game and what to look for in your home.

 “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” 
Numbers 6:24‭-‬26 NIV

Click on the verse above and listen to Joshua’s little sister Josi sing this, Feel the blessing in your heart.

Thank you again,

~ Wendi Sue Engle


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9 years ago

November 21, 2020

Nine years ago life changed. We didn’t know it was going to happen. We didn’t have a clue. Wait we did have clues but we didn’t know what they were. We didn’t know he was playing the game. We didn’t know that someone told him it was safe to do. We didn’t even know there was a game.

Tonight we are sitting at home, around a campfire, celebrating two birthdays, our youngest daughters 16th and Joshua’s Heavenly one.
Please take a look around our website and learn more about the deadly activity that took the life of our son. By themself each warning sign seems harmless but if you see them in your home we urge you to have a conversation and share the information from this website . Share with your friends and family, teachers and coaches so they know what clues to look for.

Happy Birthday Kisandra &
Heavenly Birthday Joshua Leo

God bless us all and keep us safe,

~ Chad & Wendi Engle

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22 in 2020

Happy 22nd Birthday Joshua!

As for me and my house we will serve the Lord” from the book of Joshua 24th chapter 15th verse

In this world we live in; today our family’s faith is stronger then ever. We cherish time spent together and how blessed we truly are. We miss Joshua and wonder what he would be doing. We know God has a plan and Joshua is part of our testimony to love and serve our Lord and Saviour.

Cherish your family, tomorrow is not promised,

Happy Birthday in Heaven Joshy, till we all meet in Heaven some day.



This is a song that all people should hear, because at some point we all grieve, how we handle it differs, but we all hide our feelings…

Truth be told

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Eight and a half year have gone by now. Time is something that can not be rushed but it can be wasted. Waiting on things to happen or change, to grow or be born all takes patience. Seek God and read his words. This to shall pass. We will be stronger and wiser. Most of all with closer to Him.

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

Ecclesiastes 3:1‭-‬8

God Bless us all,

Click here to listen as Josi Engle sings Here’s My Heart

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WildfarmKids 101

I will write a introduction to what WildfarmKids has been doing. It’s been 101 months since Joshua passed away.

For now; I ask for prayers for our world as we are in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. We ask that you trust God and know He is listening. Together we will get through this and together with random acts of kindness helping one another, we are all be blessed

God give us courage and patience to trust and obey. Let us shelter in place on our own as much as possible. AMEN

WildfarmKids family




Faith is our foundation.
Family keeps us focused.
Friends keep us engaged.
Fellowship is a blessing.
Farm is our refuge from chaos.
Freedom let’s us choose to protect our loved ones and ourselves.

Click here to listen as Josi Engle sings Here’s My Heart

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…who YOU say I AM

This website has been around since 2012 and oh the people and places we have reached. We talk and share our information in person, on social media and also send out letters and flyers. The worry of not reaching enough families crosses our mind daily. Every conversation with new people I meet is ended with me saying “One more thing” and then I ask them to take a look at the website. If they ask questions, I answer. I have never had a bad experience doing that. God is alway included and I know it is part of His Plan. Many times the people have a story to share with me about the “activity” and I listen and tell them that they can use their story to help warn parents. I say God Bless You for sharing. It is who I am. It comes easy for me to talk about Joshua and God.

I know God has a plan and I know that having a strong family of faith is key.

We love our Church, it was where I asked Jesus into my heart in March 1975. I still have that King James Bible. After Joshua passed away we all started going there. A new start for the family and coming home for me…

It is a blessing to see Josi with that same musical talent Joshua had and watching her sing for the congregation. And what a song. “Who you say I am” by Hillsong. Watching her sing, sharing her faith and a testament to all that life goes on and we never forget and we never quit on Jesus because Jesus never quits on us!

If you would like to watch Josi sing with the worship team click “here“. You can also see more of her singing at WildfarmKidsVids on YouTube.

God Bless you all!



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Hello Friends,

We want to take a moment and say please remember that God wants us to carry each others burdens. If you need to talk or vent, mad or sad, maybe you just need to be heard. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are here for you and want to lift you up. We see you as friends and God placed us in each other’s lives for a reason. What can we do to help you, guide you, hear you.

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2″

Blessings to you all as we enter into the second week of 2020. May this year be filled with people who lift you and encourage you to be your best.


Photo is Joshua July 7th 2011. He was helping Aaron that day and was carrying tagged corn stalks that had been recorded. Joshua was very proud to be helping Aaron in the field.

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Lay an 8 on its side and it is the symbol of infinity.

Its been just over 8 years since GOD called Joshua Engle Home to be with HIM for all eternity, an infinite number and has no end just as GODs Love for us has no end.

Today is the beginning of Advent. As a Christian family we celebrate the birth of JESUS CHRIST on December 25. JESUS is the Gift of Salvation that we are blessed to receive when we open our heart and ask HIM into our life.

Christmas is a season of giving thanks and rejoicing in the blessings GOD has given us, most importantly HIS SON.

This season is not about money or how many things you think you need to buy someone. It’s about Love, Kindness, Fellowship and Sharing the Life of Jesus with others.

Each year beginning December 1st I read one chapter of the book of Luke from the Bible a day. I am asking all the friends and family of Wildfarmkids to do this also and by Christmas Eve you will have read the whole story of Jesus from birth to ascension with me. Luke was told all about Jesus and thought this treasure of knowledge was so important that he wrote it down for all of us to know. Luke also wrote the book of Acts and the two go hand in hand in the Bible.

Our family knows that Joshua believed in GOD so much that he shared JESUS and stories from the bible with his friends. We know Joshua is Home with JESUS now in Heaven. We thank GOD for the promise of Salvation everyday HE offers all to receive.

God bless you and keep you safe all this glorious season.

Love; WildfarmKids Family

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Choking Game Awareness 2019

Are kids really dying playing the choking game?


These are a few of the many who lost their life to this deadly activity having no idea what the cost could be.

October is Choking game Awareness month.

Please take action and help us get information to all parents.

Sharing with Love,


🎬VIDEO CREDIT – Debbie LaRocque

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Oh darn it, Yeah Good job!

Sports fans;

Mind your manners, it matters.

Its not all about winning or losing; its how you play the game.

In a household with 6 kids we have been to countless sporting events. We would like to remind our fellow sports fans that it is very easy to get carried away and that excited fans can get frustrated in a split second. Please be mindful and remember how we act at a sporting event also reflects our character in daily life. Be the encouraging fan and not the bully. Things go sideways and how we respond in respectful ways is key. Everyone around us sees our behavior, especially the young fans and players. Don’t be the “Bleacher Bully” the players do hear you and although you walk away, that player hears your voice for a long time.

Be a role model for encouragement and compassion. Don’t get arrogant with a good play or hostile for a bad one. Have fun and remember there is always a next time in sports.

PSA brought to you by WildfarmKids

Go Team!

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