The Koppen Family has been very active these last four months. This is a glimpse into our lives in 2019.

Our first venture into team sports was a great success. Lizzy (11) and Angie (9) both played on low-pressure teams through the local YMCA (pictures to the right). They both had a great time. David (8) is always fighting imaginary bad guys, and regularly declares that he wants to tell people about Jesus when he grows up. Abby (12) is very tall for her age, and continues to be a kind and gentle servant of others.

The kids are at the age where family adventure and exploration is fun for all of them. We’ve enjoyed local explorations and adventures, including trips to an event focused on fish at the local museum and to Bearizona.

David having his “gape” measured to compare to that of the fish!
Lizzy, Abby, and Angie holding a 30-pound catfish!
At Bearizona
At Bearizona


Sarah is leading a homeschooling Classical Conversations campus for the second year. She has been praying for someone to take the directing role next year, and the Lord has answered those prayers. Sarah is mentoring five women at the Indian Bible College and is helping fill in for the Dean of Women, who is on sabbatical. She is also teaching in the classroom for the first time, helping our Dean of Students teach the family counseling class. She is really enjoying her first teaching experience.

Our house church has recently reached several new families (and is seeing several people baptized every year) and is in the process of transitioning into a cell church, which has been the goal for the last five years since we started it. This is a thrilling answer to prayer, and also means we aren’t hosting every Sunday, which is a relief for Sarah.

Laughlin, NV
Laughlin, NV
Pile on dad!

This semester I (Jason) have traveled a lot. Fortunately, I’ve been able to take the family with me on many of my overnight trips. As a family we’ve traveled to Laughlin, NV (January; 2 nights); Phoenix, AZ (February; 3 nights); Texas and Oklahoma (March; 11 nights); and Albuqerque, NM (April; 4 nights). Thanks for praying for our family as we serve Native people TOGETHER!

Jason, Sarah, Abby, Lizzy, Angie, and David