August Update

It’s Moving Month!

Although saying goodbye to our family, church family, and friends will be difficult we are anticipating the day in a couple of weeks when we will start our new adventure and ministry in Montreal.

We are thankful for the incredible way that so many have encouraged us and blessed us over the past month with financial support, written notes, and genuine care (especially for our kids!).

As we approach the last few weeks of our time in Springfield we ask that you continue to pray for us as this transition is beginning. Here are specific ways you can pray with us:

  • For us to reach our full 100% of monthly financial support before we leave. We are currently at 84% – Praise the Lord!
  • For the logistics and details of moving to run smoothly. (moving truck, traveling, ect.)
  • For continued wisdom and guidance on how to help our children in the midst of this big change.
  • For our hearts to continually be drawn to the Lord and for a continued passion for seeing the lost in Montreal come to salvation in Jesus Christ.
  • For relationships to be formed right away once we settle and for opportunities to share the Gospel.

Again, we are thankful for the way that so many of you have come around us and supported our family as we walk in obedience to the Lord’s calling. From the bottom of our hearts…THANK YOU!

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Our family at our commissioning at Ridgecrest Baptist Church, our sending church! 

It’s not to late to partner with us!

There is still time to join our monthly support team and partner with taking the Gospel to Montreal a city that is 99.5% lost and without the hope of Jesus Christ.

If you would like to help us close the gap on our last 16% of monthly support please contact us and we would love to share more about how you can join us in Montreal!

Click on the green GIVE button on our home page OR visit this link:

Copeland Online Giving 

April Prayer Points

Here are ways you can pray for our family in April:

  • Wisdom and provision for a new vehicle
  • Continued increase in partnerships and financial support
  • James and Abi’s trip to Montreal this month
  • Understanding and peace for our children about the transition
  • For our story to continue to point to God’s provision and be a tool that the Lord can use to see other Ridgecrest families go on mission

We are thankful for your prayers. If you have not received a prayer card and would like one to remind you to pray daily for our family let us know and we can mail one to you! copeland_card

Support Update

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21

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Over the last few months we have had many people ask us how they can give either a one time gift or a monthly gift to support us as we serve in Montreal. We officially have our online support page set up through the North American Mission Board and are excited to see the partners that God already has lined up for us. We are so thankful that we are not alone!

Check out the site here: Partner with the Copeland Family

If your family, your church, or your business would like to support our family in Montreal and be a part of reaching the lost here in North America please take the time to pray about what you might give and visit our fundraising site to get it set up.

We hope to sit down with many of you in the months to come to explain more but if we fail to set up a time please let us know you’d like a sit down and we can make that happen! OR if your church might be interested or you’d like us to meet your pastor and talk about options for your church to partner with us we would love to share!

We also hope that it is understood that this is not a fundraiser we are asking you to be a part of and then never think about again. By partnering with us financially we are asking you to partner with us through prayer and ongoing encouragement. Your giving is an active participation in the work that happens in Montreal and we are so aware that this work CANNOT happen without faithful people willing to give towards something that has eternal value. Our prayer is that our going to Montreal in obedience empowers many of you to do the same, whatever the call from God may be.

If you have any questions please email us: copeland5inmtl@gmail.com