Dear friends and prayer warriors,

I can’t believe the summer is almost gone! The Staff Retreat, which marks the beginning of the new school year for our staff and faculty, is just two weeks away!

If you haven’t had a chance to watch the Commencement ceremony, you can find it here. If don’t have time to watch the whole thing, here are two of the “best parts:”

  • 51:00 to 1:08:00 for Student Testimonies
  • 1:28:30 to 2:04:00 for Bachelor Graduate Speeches

It has been a summer of great work teams: 8 teams and close to 180 volunteers are serving for a week each, and SO much work is being done on campus maintenance and improvements. We praise the Lord for so many of God’s people who believe in His work at IBC to give a week of their summer this way!

It has been a summer of great staffing transition: three graduates have joined our staff…partly to replace the two graduates who left (highlighted in the Spring newsletter). Two other staff have gone through abrupt changes in their roles. We praise the Lord for our new staff; please pray with us for staff unity in these transitions and growing pains.

It has been a summer of great spiritual opposition: the enemy hates IBC’s commitment to see Native people set free in Christ Jesus, and is working fiercely against our staff and students–and prospective students! Pray that the Lord would protect and preserve the staff and students, and help prospective students to answer His call to IBC in spite of the incredible opposition they face (Ephesians 6:12).

Thank you for your faithful prayers! We SO appreciate you being a part of the IBC team in this way!

Dr. Jason Koppen
Indian Bible College