May 24, 2013 Leave a comment
Dearest Ministry Support Family:
Greetings from Sapporo, Japan! We are 1 week away from our June 1 return to the USA! We have finished out most of our ministry responsibilities and are in the process of helping our children reflect on their life experiences this past year and say goodbye to Sapporo (think “Goodnight Moon” book). Not to mention we are giving things away and packing (Rachel is a packing machine). Additionally we are in the process of saying our goodbyes to people in the church and community with hopes that those who have not yet believed with put their faith in Jesus (Miwako, Yoshi, Miss Sugai, Mr Sato, Satoshi, Megu + others). Please pray for these precious people to repent and believe in Jesus!
June Transition Time: As we return from our year in Japan, we will spend the month of June helping our family regroup and transition back to life in the USA as well as finalize our decision for next steps in ministry. We are praying through a few exciting opportunities and believe we will have clarity after our return to Indy. Thank you for your prayers and support as we continue to seek the Lord. We are praying about attending a missionary debrief program in Colorado either as a couple or a family. It has been recommended to us by other missionaries as an important step in transitioning the family home to prepare for what is next.
Transition Time Support: We are continually amazed at how the Lord has graciously provided exactly what we’ve needed financially and supported us generously though prayer. We are beggars for prayer and would ask that you continue to lift us before the Lord as we transition home. We are trusting Him to continue providing financially during our transition time in June. If you would like to continue monthly support or provide a one-time gift towards our transition time, please read the donation instructions below.
Ministry Donation Update: Castleview Baptist Church has graciously volunteered to handle tax-deductible donations towards our ministry through May 31, 2013. We are so thankful for them and the ministry they have provided to our family this past year. It is important to know that you may also submit tax-deductible donations towards our ministry to Onward Ministries (Onward Church | Fishers, IN) starting now and will continue beyond May 31 as our primary method of receiving financial support.
Two Ways to Submit Donations:
1. Castleview Baptist Church (available until May 31, 2013)
- Online: www.castleview.org/online-giving (follow instructions & select funds “Short Term Missions” & “Cooper Japan”)
- Mail checks (payable to Castleview Baptist Church) to:
Attn: Coopers in Japan
Castleview Baptist Church 8601 Hague Road Indianapolis, IN 46256
*note: please do not write on the check memo line
2. Onward Ministries (available now and beyond May 31 )
Mail checks (payable to Onward Ministries) to:
Attn: Coopers on a Mission
Onward Ministries PO Box 681 Fishers, IN 46038
Thank you, thank you, thank you for your continued love, prayers, encouragement and support. We cannot believe this year has flown by so quickly and are amazed at what we have seen the Lord do here. We cannot wait to return home to our family and friends as we seek the Lord and prepare for what and where He has next!
in the grip of His grace,
Troy + Rachel
Mayah, Malachi, Isaiah, Tessa, Lucy