An Update from Jacob & Noelle

It has been nearly two months since we published our first newsletter.  This past week, we have been diligently working on our second update and we are excited to share it with you.

It's full of great information and will continue to serve as tool to communicate our heart, current happenings and our needs.  As we share about our lives, we also want to hear from you!  We want to know what's happening in your lives and how we can pray for you.  So after reading, take a few minutes - leave a blog comment or shoot us an email and fill us in.


In our January/February update, we communicated our plans to move in with Jacob's Dad.  Well, with lots of great help, we did it.  We are totally settled in and loving our new place.  We are located in Monument, Colorado, which is about 10 minutes north of Colorado Springs.  It's amazingly quiet here - so much peace which is a nice change from living in an apartment.  We are truly blessed to live here rent free which will help us stay on track.


Another big hurdle that's been worked through recently is establishing our first budget.  It's still in draft form and will need some tweaking, but we are thankful to have the foundation laid and a dollar goal in mind while raising support.  We need to raise $4,000 a month to cover basics and to sow back into In His Steps International.  In His Steps is the ministry we are partnering with when we move to Cambodia.  We've also established a fund to support our efforts in transitioning to Cambodia.  This fund will allow us to pre-pay 6 months of rent, utilities and some other necessities.  This fund is also for one time items such as a motorcycle.  If you are interested in contributing to this fund, you can contact Jacob or Noelle at, or you can make a tax-deductible donation at by following the "Donate" button in the upper right-hand corner of the blog.  You will be taken to a secure PayPal site designated to Noelle and I from In His Steps.  Below is a portion from our budget worksheet that breaks down our needs for transition.


Thanks again for being a part of our lives.  We cherish your relationship and look forward to hearing from you in the near future.  Enjoy the newsletter and feel free to leave a comment.

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Jacob & Noelle