Coopers in Croatia

Pursuing world Christian discipleship in Zagreb

Follow us as we follow Him!

About Us

About Us
After nearly 20 years of ministry and nonprofit leadership, we are excited to respond to the Great Commission in a new way. In August of 2018 we made the transition with our two boys to live out our call in Croatia. Since then we have been adapting to our host country, learning the language, and adjusting to the culture.  

But why?
We get asked this question often by our Croatian neighbors. Maybe you're wondering too? :) It is our greatest desire to see all nations and all peoples gathered together in one multitude glorifying our Lord, Jesus Christ (Rev. 7:9-10). This is our future! To stand with the multitude with our own voices worshipping. So we respond to His call to go to all the earth to make disciples, baptizing and teaching (Matt. 28:16-20). We know that He is drawing people unto himself (John 6:44-45) and the white fields are all around but the workers are few (Luke 10:2). It is simply our heart to be obedient (John 14:15) and to live out the Shema (Deut. 6:4-9) among our neighbors. So we come to this place to speak boldly of the Kingdom of God until all have heard the word of the Lord and have had an opportunity to respond (Acts 19:8-10).

We want to say how much we appreciate you taking the time to learn more about the ministry God has called us to in Zagreb. Please keep us in your prayers! We believe that the enemy bows to the authority of Jesus who lives in the hearts of his followers (Luke 10:19).

You are a blessing to us!

"I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance." -Ephesians 16-22

"Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well." -1 Thessalonians 2:8

John, Susan, Nash & Van Cooper

Mission & Ministry

What we're up to and why

We are partnering with the Kušlanova Church in ministry to reach the people of Zagreb. We’ve committed to spend the next five years (or longer) learning the language, loving the people, and sharing the Gospel with our neighbors. Our ministry focus is to emphasize that a relationship with Jesus is transformative and life-giving, not merely religious behavior. We believe in the power of the Holy Spirit to change people’s hearts and minds and that God will be glorified in Croatia as more and more come to experience freedom in Christ. These are some of the specific things we hope to accomplish under the supervision of the Kušlanova eldership over the next five years: ● Study the language and the culture so we can assimilate and build deep relationships with our neighbors. ● Pursue connections made through current evangelistic efforts like Champs Camp, Let’s Start Talking, and DMM. ● Host weekly prayer gatherings and Bible studies. ● Develop biblically-based resources, interest groups, and training/educational opportunities to support families and address the issues that affect them. ● Watch, pray, and listen to the Spirit and be open to His leading.

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Ways to Give!

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'We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope." -MLK

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A simple multiplication equation. Go x Make Disciples x Baptize x Teach = All Nations.

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Hope shines brightest in the dark. Central Europe needs a hope everlasting.

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Nobody said it would be easy?

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English Club is a great way to use what we know to show the love of Jesus to young people!

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Svaki dan (every day) we're doing our best to learn Hrvatski jezik (Croatian language). Croaticum is helping!

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We're excited that we get to live love with these dear brothers and sisters!

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"Abilene, Abilene, prettiest town I've ever seen."

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You and I didn't choose Jesus. He chose us for a purpose. This is good news!

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Want to be a part of what God's doing in Croatia? We would love for you to partner with us!

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Easter: The reason we're moving to Croatia.

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From [A]bilene to [Z]agreb

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  • Jagnjić Dol, Ivanska Ulica 54, 10431 Sveta Nedelja, HRV Croatia

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