Dear friends, IBC is now halfway through the semester, and it is going well. I’m teaching a lot this semester, but am greatly enjoying my interactions with Freshmen in Human Relationships, Sophomores in Introduction to Christian Ethics, and Upper-classmen in Crisis Counseling. The annual student prayer page is coming next month–please continue praying for IBCContinue reading October 30, 2022
Dear partners, The fall semester is underway and our campus housing is full again! Thank you for your prayers: we have seven new students and three students who have returned after a season away and have a headcount of 37 students taking classes (26 students living on campus). The Fall Newsletter (out in November) willContinue reading September 2022
Dear friends and partners, See below for the summer prayer letter that was put in the mail last month. It is a privilege to advocate on behalf of Native staff, and this summer I am sharing about Christina Tree-Lasiloo and her new support-raising efforts. That is below the letter. A few current praises and prayerContinue reading Summer 2022
Dear friends, Tuesday started normally for our family. I (Jason) was in Phoenix with the younger two kids (Angie and David) leading a board meeting for the Association of North American Missions. I first became aware of the fire danger via a friend’s Facebook post. Then Sarah began to text me and call me, and—almostContinue reading April 2022
Indian Bible College Biblical. Relational. Transformational. From the Desk of the President April 2022 Dear friends, Thank you for your prayers for IBC! We are seeing some tremendous blessings in answer to your prayers: In my last update, I asked you to pray for our workshops at the Advancing Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) Conference inContinue reading April 2022
Thank you for your prayers for the board meeting! It was a very meaningful few days as we worked through some important matters from/for IBC’s past, present, and future. I am extremely grateful for a wise and faith-filled board. And I am grateful for the prayer support of God’s people.
Greetings in Christ! The Spring semester is up and running! Four classes were offered in the first two weeks of January by faculty from New York, Washington, Minnesota, and Texas. Many of our staff and a few students came down with COVID (including my family, again) but everyone recovered without too much difficulty or needContinue reading January 2022
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from the Koppens and the Indian Bible College!
Indian Bible College Biblical. Relational. Transformational From the Desk of the President November 14, 2021 First, some FAMILY news: Abby (our oldest) joined high school sports this year! She participated as a freshman in Flagstaff High School’s swim team (three pictures above). Despite her ongoing chronic pain issues, she persevered and performed every heatContinue reading November 2021
Greetings in Christ from the Koppens! I pray this letter finds you enjoying the goodness of the Lord even in the midst of a broken world and challenging days. As I look back over the past 10 months since I last did a full prayer letter, I am amazed at the ways the Lord hasContinue reading September 2021
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!
Planning to travel over 7,000 miles in the winter during a pandemic…what could go wrong?!? One of the great responsibilities of my job as president is to travel on behalf of the school; one of the great privileges is to travel with my family. Here is a “photojournal” of our trip a few months agoContinue reading May 2021
What a month February was! I have four HUGE praises to share with you: 1) We dedicated the Learning Resource Center (as mentioned in my last update). The highlight video was shot and edited by a student, It was posted in early February; see here to watch it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNg54MSXxnM.
Hello friends of IBC! I hope that the first month of 2021 has been a time of encouragement and growth for you, just as it has been for us here at the Indian Bible College and in the Koppen home.
Merry Christmas! IBC Christmas 2020 Newsletter See our IBC’s Christmas newsletter, which we just mailed out last week to over 6000 churches and individuals. This newsletter includes my front page article on all that the Lord has been doing during this “season of COVID”, an update on all four of our institutional initiatives on pagesContinue reading December 2020
Dear friends, Thank you for praying for the requests I sent in my last update. We’ve seen some great answers to your prayers over the last several weeks:
Greetings in Christ! The Fall semester is one-third over, and we are seeing the Lord’s hand of blessing in so many ways. We praise God that we haven’t had any incidents of COVID-19 on campus since the summer. Staff and students are amazingly healthy. We continue to monitor staff and student health closely, thanks inContinue reading October 2020
Dear friends, Greetings in the name of Christ! I apologize that I am several weeks overdue for an update. The last few months have been hectic and challenging, but I wanted to give you a quick praise and prayer update as we are now just a week away from regular classes (which begin on AugustContinue reading August 2020
Happy summer! I pray this email finds you blessed and strengthened in the midst of challenging times. Here are some praises and prayer requests:
Dear friends, We are on our way home! Please be praying for our travels.
Aloha and Happy Easter from beautiful Hawaii! Our sabbatical here has been a great blessing, and we are excited to share with you about it!
Dear friends, Aloha from beautiful Hawaii! Our sabbatical here has been a great blessing, and I was planning to tell you all about it in my first update in over two months; unfortunately the coronavirus crisis is pre-empting focusing on our personal matters, so I’ll send out more information on that next week
Dear friends, I write this to you on the eve of our departure for Hawaii. Our bags are packed (all 17 of them!) and our tasks of handing things off have been completed. We’ve spent a lot of time visiting family here in Oregon, including time with 12 of the 13 cousins. We visited ourContinue reading January 2020
What a blessing to serve the Lord here at the Indian Bible College. And this month we are delighted to share with you a photojournal of our praises and prayer requests.
Dear friends, IBC’s school year is off to a good start! We are halfway through the semester and we are seeing significant growth in student lives! The spiritual warfare I referred to in the previous email is still going on, but we are experiencing God’s goodness and protection–thanks in part to your prayers!