The Coopers

Pursuing world Christian discipleship throughout Croatia and all of Europe

Follow us as we follow Him!

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

We are partnering with Kristova Crkva Kušlanova in ministry to reach the people of Zagreb and Croatia. We’re committed to 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: ● Watch, pray, and listen to the Spirit and be open to His leading. ● Partner to develop a a disciple making strategy for Croatia and the region that uses media to connect local believers with spiritually seeking individuals and families. ● Build and connect believers around the world to a prayer network ( as the foundation for a Media to Disciple Making Movement. ● Study the language and the culture so we can assimilate and build deep relationships with our neighbors.

Ways to Give!

Be our Mary Magdalenes, Joannas, and Susannas. Partner with us to make disciples in Zagreb.

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We've been blessed with opportunities to share our ministry strategy with potential new partners in Croatia and beyond.

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We're seeing early signs that God is using our media approach to accelerate a disciple making movement in Croatia!

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We are so blessed by the many of you who have prayed, supported, and loved our family in a myriad of ways!

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We have been blown away by the response of friends and family to help Nash transition to his new international school. He is thriving in his new environment and we are humbled and grateful to all of you for loving Nash in this way. 

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Are you looking for a way to engage the nations in prayer? We have launched to enable individuals, churches, and small groups from all over the world to pray uniquely and specifically for the country of Croatia. 

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Jesus said to them, "cast your net on the RIGHT SIDE."  Launching this spring will be, an online direct media presence meant to target people who are genuinely seeking the Lord in Zagreb, Varaždin, and this region.

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Have you ever wondered if there's something more to life? Well you're not alone. We've been praying about how we can point those searching for something more to the One who can satisfy that longing, Jesus.

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Nash spent some time in the hospital. He's feeling better and learning to manage a new way of life.

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God is on the move. Turns out, so were we. We've got a new place to live and we've been busy making the most of the opportunities God gives us to be a blessing.

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

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Nobody said it would be easy?

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

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  • Padovčeva ulica 4, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia

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