From: Tom Cooper ~ Please Read This First:
My son, Sean Cooper is a dual citizen with both the US and Israel. He is currently serving in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
On October 7th, 2023, an unprecedented attack by Hamas flooded over the southern border of Gaza and the greatest loss of Jewish life since the Holocaust took place. Israel immediately called 350,000 troops and reservists to fight and defend the nation.
This massive call to duty caused a great strain on equipment and supplies. Consequently, the soldiers in Sean's unit (Approximately 100) Are using old worn out uniforms and equipment. Two of the most critical problems are they have no bulletproof vests, and they are in the north and winter will set in with snow and freezing temperatures in a couple of weeks, and they have no winter clothing or gear.
Sean’s unit is on the front lines at the very most forward position facing live fire from the enemy. They need these vests immediately as well as winter clothing.
Because of the deep connection to Israel and their patriotic nature, Jews all over the world are responding in this time of crisis. 'Never Again' resounds in the hearts and minds of Jews everywhere. They came home in massive numbers to stand against those who are dedicated to the destruction of the Jewish homeland, however they cannot be fully utilized until there is enough tactical equipment to allow them to join the fight.
We are working with the Army, and contacts within Israel to purchase and distribute top of the line Tactical Equipment that will enable each individual to fight their best.
All Money Collected will be Paid Directly to the Manufacturers and/or Suppliers. Please give as much as you can afford and pass this page to as many people that you know who support Israel. https://GiveSendGo.com/SeanCooper
When he was young, my wife Shelley and I moved with Sean and his sister Erin to Israel. My wife’s Jewish Heritage allowed us to make Aliyah (Become citizens according to the Law of Return) and we spent ten years living in the Judean Hills outside of Jerusalem.
We are also believers in Yeshua (Jesus) as the Jewish Messiah, and indeed the Savior of All Mankind. We love both the U.S. and Israel as our homelands, and we will defend both with our words and deeds.
We moved back to the U.S. to take care of our elderly mothers, but Sean went back to Israel to fulfill his military obligations, not because he had to, but because of a sense of honor, and love for the people and the nation of Israel. He excelled out of a rare ability to push himself to meet any goal. He became a Commander in the Infantry and also served in an Elite Special Forces Unit.
During the entire time he served, his girlfriend Yolanda remained loyal, even visiting him in Israel. Rarely having the opportunity to even speak on the phone, she stood by him, waiting for his return, and completely supporting his decision to fulfill his service.
When he finished his service, he came back home to Colorado and built a career in construction. Just over a year ago he married Yolanda, the love of his life and was fortunate to also inherit her dog named Zadok, with whom he quickly became best friends.
Sean considers Yolanda as his co-commander, who is equally sacrificing in this effort and holding down the fort at home. Together they have placed God at the helm, as the source of their strength, without whom they could not sustain this effort. Like the Jewish tradition of the Challah, they together with the Lord are three strands intertwined and fighting this battle as one.
When the attack of October 7th took place, Sean immediately felt the obligation to his former unit and to the country to return and fight. After spending time in prayer, he felt God's urging to go. He bought a one-way ticket to Israel and gave notice at his job. Everything he has been saving to open his own business, he has given to his wife Yolanda to help her through. Please pray for God’s provision for her while Sean is in Israel. We don't know how long this war will last; speculation is six to twelve months.
Sean has a great desire to see the Jewish people in Israel awakened to the reality of who their Messiah really is. He has always spoken of God and Yeshua everywhere he goes, and that included when he was in the army previously. Today is no different. He is openly sharing the truth about Yeshua, and the soldiers around him are extremely interested. Sean has an incredible heart that makes him a King David like Warrior, and follower of God. He is a tremendous example of someone whose life is a testimony to his faith. Revered among his fellow soldiers, he is having a major impact for God and Israel.
During the last war with Lebanon, I (Tom, his father) spent the war embedded with the troops along the Lebanese border and brought them supplies. Sean wants to do this same thing for the soldiers today. You might say it's a family tradition. I can tell you supplies are often late in coming and in short supply during wartime deployments. This also gives Sean the opportunity to turn their minds towards their Creator, the God of Israel, and to see the believing community in a new light.
If you are Jewish, or a Jewish believer in Jesus, you already have a broken heart for this horrible attack on your people. If you are not Jewish but a believer in Jesus, you have been grafted into the Commonwealth of Israel. You pray to, and honor the Jewish Messiah, and you carry the Word of the God of Israel in your hands. The attack of October 7th wasn't just on some foreign people on the other side of an ocean. It was an attack on Your Family! Please help to bring light into darkness, and please Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem, and the safety of Sean and all of the people of Israel.
Please share this campaign with those whom you believe would want to be part of what God is doing through Sean at this time.
For Sean, Yolanda, Zadok, and All of Israel
May God Bless You
If you would like to donate to help Sean’s wife Yolanda while Sean is away, please donate a separate amount and make a note of it and we will make sure that money goes to her. Thank You and God Bless.