We take joy in all things, Jake's
friends and our firends have been a blessing to us. IF you
have an update, baby's birth, marraige, happy event, event
you would like to share.. email us - email@example.com.
For all you out there
having these sweet new babies.. ever heard of gDiapers?
April and Pat Fraser,
Nolan David Fraser, born 8:03 am 1/16/10, 9 lbs 3 oz, 21 inches
Jen and Brett Chamberlain,
Hadley Chamberlain, just about a week old!
Jacob S. Siefert '01 Memorial Corps Chaplain Endowed Scholarship.
Because of the generosity
of so many people, the first scholarship will be offered fall
of '08. The endowment means that the scholarship will be offered
in perpetuity (for a long time, basically). We have been in
contact with the chaplains at A&M.
We will continue to contribute to the scholarship,
the bigger the endowment, the more generous the scholarship
but we also hope that Crede Deo will affect other
students in other insitutions as we seek ways to support education.
Direct questions about the scholarship can be directed to
Brian Bishop, Development Officer, Corps of Cadets Phone:
- 979- 458-1689 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are in the process of creating a board
of advisors, Jacob's Ladder. These are men and women to whom
the scholarship recipient will have access to for advice on
faith, sucess, and integrity as they navigate university.
Jake would have liked this! Check this page for news and updates
Contributions should be sent to Texas A&M Foundation,
401 George Bush Drive, College Station, Texas 77840-2811.
In the memo line write, Jacob Samuel Siefert. Other questions
you may contact Johnathan Siefert, 713-884-0325. Thanks to
everyone for your support.
Aggie Corner: Aggies and their
families need our prayers.
Lt Jeremy Ray
Need Dry Ice!!? Call Jake's
Corp Buddy Jesse and "A Dry Ice Company"
Request: Jake's friend Mark Miller has asked me to
pass this along. (Jake was Mark's band manager for the 7 months
after his return from Iraq.) Jake loved music and the bond
he and Mark had was forged at least in part in sharing the
joy of writing music.
From Mark: I
am thinking about a new song idea regarding Jake and his influence
on his friends. I want to gather stories from Jakes friends
of how he directly or indirectly influenced their life in
any way. Please send an email with any stories for any memories
or instances you are willing to share.
Need updates from all of you
beforeOctober 20, 2005, for the year 2006
Janet's men's link
Memorial Day, 2010
by Silent Bob
I grieve over the loss of every one of the American military and civilians that are a result of the War on Terrorism. It is a terrible toll of America’s finest. The blood our heroes shed is the price paid for our Freedom and way of life. As much as I wish none of our sons and daughters had to or will have to give their lives, they have and they will again.
What would have happened in Korea in 1950-1953 if the conflict occurred in the modern information age. Remember that five years earlier the Second World War had come to an end with unthinkable loss of life and national sacrifice.The United States participated with the USSR, the United Kingdom and France in dividing up control of Europe and Korea esssentially by what areas each country’s forces had liberated from the Germans, Italians and Japanese. Where the USSR controlled they instilled communist regimes.
When the north invaded the south, I can see endless talking heads espousing the intellectual arguments against intervening in a civil war, how we shouldn’t be involved. Our motives would have been questioned by the media and the expert they would find to support their view of the truth.
We might not have defended the artificially created South Korean nation from the equally artificial North Korean government. Had we not the entire Korean peninsula would be as bankrupt and desperate as North Korea is now. There would be no vibrant economy as the one in South Korea today. The cost was over 38,000 American dead in the four year war. A terrible toll, but the results for the world and millions of South Koreans reinforces the fact that the sacrifice was worthwhile.
So on this Memorial Day, I thank the men and women of the United States Military for their sacrifices made to protect our nation in the past, the present, and most assuredly again in the future.
Jake, founder of The
Solas Group, was passionate about new opportunities. One
day you may see his and Josh's dream for a restaurant or bar
listed here. Until then... We are
happy to report that Sola
Gratia Logistics, LLC covering intrastate hot-shot
needs, has completed three full year + of business! . Watch
Deo - Places to make a difference. The Solas Group
has a philanthropic entity, so check out opportunities here
to be a part of the vision of making a difference.. For a more
random and eclectic listing of people who we think deserve some
attention for their desire to make a difference..
Fort Hood Soldier
keeping soldiers safe.
Did you ever wonder "what the heck is all this solas stuff?!"
It was Jake unobtrusively acknowledging and proclaiming his faith...
By Grace alone (Sola gratia),
through Faith alone(Sola fide),
in Christ alone (Sola Christus),
according to Scripture alone (Sola Scriptura), for God's Glory
alone (Sola Deo Gloria)
Crede Deo - trust in God
Greater love hath no man than this,
that a man lay down his life for his friends." John
If anyone has pictures, updated
information, addresses, others to add, please email them
Drop a line, pray, or email to any of those serving!
Cafe Paris - Some of the
National Guard will be deploying again ( know Jake's buddy
Garrett will be).. go here
to see how one of Janet's high school classmates, Kenny
Daus and his family, and others are helping with some of
our National Guard fellows who will be leaving for Iraq
soon.. God bless.
honor those who are serving our country ...
we are praying daily for
Ferguson, Jake's friend from Guard, deploying to
Middle east soon.
Manuel Garcia In Iraq.
Cameron Wilson, reporting
for duty, US Navy, March 2nd.
SPC. Matthew Franklin
Is BACK HOME!!!
Redgie Daus - Iraq, HOME on leave!!
Scott Garrett - Iraq (Jake's buddy
when he went to Iraq)
Joshua P. Droz - Afghanistan..Morrow
donor to Aggie LeAnn Scott
1st Lt Michelle Campos - deployed
Captain Chris Brawley - deployed
Moran , back from in country.... home,
safe and sound!
Lt Dan Moran - injured
3644 Binz-Engelman Road, No 5105
San Antonio, Texas 78219
for his talk at church go to www.cfbc.org for his wife's blog..
2LT Josh Siefert HOME!!!
Wilkinson is BACK HOME! The VFA-211 Checkmates
HM3 Jeff Wright
VMGR-352 Det. A
FPO AP 96426-1147
Cpl Melvin Miller
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055
Cpt Ryan Renkin -
Camp Roberts, CA
1Lt Michael Adams - the
ultimate sacrifice, March 16, 2004. Jake's convoy was escorting
and Jake was one of the first responders. Jake wrote about
this in his journal and prayed continuously for him and this
family although he didn't know his name. We do now and we
1Lt Jeremy E. Ray -
the ultimate sacrifice, 3rd ACR, December 20, 2007, Kanaan,
Sergeant First Class
Jonathan A. Lowery - the ultimate sacrifice, 3rd
ACR, of Houlton, Maine, who died on December 14th in Mosul,
Staff Sgt Brian Craig, the ultimate
Capt. Chad Ogden - Marines,
1Lt Joe Trevnio - Corp buddy, in country
C Co 1-149th ARB
APO AE 09391
Capt. David Fraser - the ultimate sacrifice,
contribution in memory of David can be made to The Captain
David Fraser Memorial Scholarship Fund may be sent to P. O.
Box 680132 Houston, Texas, 77268-0132. Honored with a memorial
flag pole at TOPS Surgery.
2LT Sarah Frederickson
Safely back in the states!!
Jake's A1 Corp of Cadets buddies:
Lights of That City.....
Grace - Louis Armstrong
Me, Lord- Kris Kristofferson
for a sore heart- Work in Cuatro Cienegas,
Coahuilla Mexico..contact email@example.com to donate computers
Mark Miller Country - Jake's
friend and country singer. Jake spent a lot of time and effort
as Mark's manager..
There is nothing in the world so much like
prayer as music is. ~William P. Merrill