Dearest Ministry Support Family: Hallelujah from Japan! We are very excited to report that after 5 months of personal pursuit, multiple gospel conversations and (more recently) 4 discovery Bible Study lessons with Rachel, Aya repented of her sin and believed in Jesus today. This 35-year-old single mom from Tessa’s Kindergarten was rejoicing with tears that her … More Praise God! Aya believed in Jesus!
6.5 weeks remaining 5.5 million on Hokkaido Island 1.9 million in Sapporo-city, Japan 99.8% do not (yet) know Jesus 1 amazing gospel to proclaim! Please pray we finish strong for God’s glory.
Dearest Ministry Support Family: It is finally here! Rachel & I (Troy) are flying out this afternoon for a week of training at a missionary leadership summit in Taichung, Taiwan. We are really looking forward to the time away together to receive training, build relationships with other missionaries and gain some wisdom for our next … More Prayer Need: Feb 11-17 | Missionary Leadership Summit in Taiwan
Dearest Ministry Support Family: Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ! It is amazing to see the Lord working among the unreached of Hokkaido, Japan! Thank you for your faithful ministry support. We appreciate you praying along with Rachel & I as we serve here in Northern Japan while seeking the Lord’s leading … More Update from Coopers in Japan | Missionary Leadership Summit
Every week the Japanese believers of Grace Church Sapporo distribute thousands of gospel flyers to households (“posting”) or to people on the street (“haifu”). Our family loves to participate in this outreach to the community while also enjoying fellowship together with believers as we do side-by-side ministry. This month the front of the flyer invites … More Inviting Households in Sapporo, Japan to Study the Bible
Dearest Support Family: We have reached the half-way mark of our exciting year of missions in Japan & are continuing to pray through what the next chapter of ministry looks like for the Coopers. We have received much counsel and are currently thinking and praying through the vision of becoming full-time supported missionaries with an organization … More Praying For Next Chapter of Cooper Ministry
My nephew, Braden Olsen (16), used his Christmas vacation to come serve with us among the Japanese in Sapporo, Japan. God is using him mightily to encourage & equip Japanese believers in disciple-making, help them reach out to their lost friends. Short Term Missions not only serves to reach unreached peoples with the gospel, it … More “Call Me Braden” | Japan Mission Trip Anthem
We want to wish all of our friends, family and supporters a very merry Christmas from Sapporo, Japan. This video was originally created for the 12/23 Christmas Eve Eve service at Onward Church in Fishers, IN. It provides an overview of what we’ve seen God do in Hokkaido, Japan over the past 6 months of … More Merry Christmas from Coopers in Japan | December Update
Disclaimer: I am not a writer (if you read this post, you’ll discover that for yourself in the first paragraph). I am a pastor-missionary-trainer-discipler-maker who is passionate for God’s glory will not let my lack of writing skills keep me from communicating what I see God doing around me. Last month my good friend, Jon Mobley … More Attractional event + Missional model? | Jonny Magic Japan Mission Trip Update
We have launched an initiative to begin discovery Bible studies with Japanese people in Sapporo, Japan with the goal of sharing the gospel and discipling new believers to reach their friends and family (multiplication). I (Troy) am leading the “Study The Bible in English” initiative. The believers of Grace Church Sapporo have all been trained … More Want to study the #1 all-time global best-seller?