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Jim Cookson's Unplanned Medical Expenses in Israel

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We are Jim and Jan Cookson’s children, Joann (daughter), Jeremy (son), Jamie (daughter-in-law) and Mike (son-in-law), we are asking for your support. Join us in bringing Jim and Jan home with a freewill offering to help cover the medical & travel expenses incurred but not covered by either Medicare or the travel insurance they secured ahead of time. Anything not needed to cover those expenses will be used to bless those who have supported them in Israel.

If you are not yet familiar with Jim's amazing story and God’s overwhelming hand at work, here is how it began…
Sunday, March 12 while hiking in Tel-Arad outside of Be’er Sheva, Israel, Jim had a massive heart attack. It just so happened that a park ranger on patrol, Eden (pictured with Jim), was there and began CPR within 30 seconds of Jim’s collapse. ALSO,  it just so happened that a tour-guide training camp with 5 EMTs was in the area and joined the park ranger within 5 minutes. For the next hour this team performed CPR until the ambulance came to rush him to the hospital where they performed immediate surgery. At this time it was unclear if Jim would have massive brain damage or if he would even wake up. Since then God has provided. With so many amazing more “it just so happened that”s… (Jim's story has been journaled about from the beginning at

Not only has God brought him back, but He has provided so many amazing extras to continue to show that God has a purpose.

We now invite you to be the next miraculous “it just so happened that…”

Please do not feel pressured to give, we serve a mighty God who has provided abundantly throughout every step of this journey, and we have no doubt that He will provide in His perfect timing and His perfect way for all of our needs.

We have established this fund because so many have asked, so many have wanted to help out in a tangible way and for that we are forever grateful and humbled. How beautiful it has been to watch the body of Christ come alongside us and support us throughout this trial—we stand amazed at our great God and the worldwide Church of believers!

All praise, honor, and glory be to Him!

***Note this fund has been started at $200,000 because we are unclear as to how much will be needed. As we get a clearer picture we plan on adjusting the pricing accordingly. Anything raised above what is needed will be donated to those ministries who were faithful to God’s call in their support of Jim and Jan in Israel.

note: if you do not feel comfortable donating on gofundme, Jamie can accept via Zelle, Venmo, PayPal or cash if you prefer ❤️

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  • Anonymous
    • $200 
    • 1 yr
  • Ross Buchanan
    • $5,000 
    • 1 yr
  • Anonymous
    • $2,000 
    • 1 yr
  • Anonymous
    • $500 
    • 1 yr
  • Anonymous
    • $500 (Offline)
    • 1 yr

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Jamie Cookson
Tehachapi, CA
Janet C Cookson
Joann Phillips
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