Dear praying friends, The newsletter was finalized just moments ago, and I am thrilled to be sharing it with you here: 2023 Fall Newsletter. I’m pretty excited about the content, and am confident you will be too. The hard copies will be in the mail in about a week–for the first time in full colorContinue reading November 2023
From the Desk of the President It is a beautiful October here in Flagstaff. October is my favorite month here in Northern Arizona, as the days are sunny and warm, the evenings cold, and the leaves changing colors are spectacular—especially the Aspen leaves.
Summer 2023 Update from IBC President Jason Koppen July 1st marked 15 years of being employed by the Indian Bible College and on July 5th, I turned 50. As I look back at the last decade-and-a-half at IBC (and five decades on this earth), I am amazed at all God has done, and how muchContinue reading Summer Update 20323
Thank you, praying friends, for your prayers for the IBC and Koppen families. Here are some answers to your prayers: We had a very uplifting celebration weekend. You can watch the video of Commencement here . The student awards and graduate testimonies (the most encouraging part) begin at 31:40. These were the BEST testimonies asContinue reading June 2023
Dear friends, Normally I lead with school needs and occasionally end with a personal request, but tonight I need to get straight to the need for prayer for our daughter Abby: Please pray for a successful surgery to install a stent and quick recovery. So many of you have prayed with us for so long;Continue reading May 2023
I am so excited to tell you of an incredible answer to your prayers: Wednesday afternoon we finally got a diagnosis for our oldest daughter Abby. The recent MRI clearly showed that Abby has May-Thurner syndrome, which requires surgery to install a stent and life will often return to normal. We are waiting for aContinue reading April 2023
Dear praying friends, Spring has sprung–but not very well! It is snowing again in Flagstaff…and it has been the second snowiest winter on record! We are so thankful for a wet monsoon season last summer and a wet snow season this winter–even though it has had quite an impact on my family in the aftermathContinue reading March 2023
Dear friends of the Indian Bible College, I’m writing this on my way home from the annual conference of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (www.abhe.org) in Orlando. Over the last two days I sat with several Bible college presidents who are facing significant obstacles, hardships, and transition in their leadership. It was a starkContinue reading Late February 2023
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:9-14
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: