Ulrike & Toussaint Baur-Kouato

Short-term Missionary since 1999, serving the Otammari people of Benin.

Ulrike grew up in an Adventist home in Southern Germany. After spending a year as a Student Missionary in Rwanda, she felt the desire to be a missionary to Africa steadily growing in her heart. A few years later God called her to the Otammari Project in Northern Benin where she has served since January 1999 in various roles.

Toussaint grew up in an evangelical family with an animist background. He befriended the AFM team in 1999 and was baptized in 2000. In 2007 Ulrike and Toussaint married. They are now working together to serve the Otammari people.

Ulrike is working closely with several local evangelists. Together they develop materials and strategies to evangelize this animistic people group. While the local evangelists reach out to Otammari villages and plant churches, Ulrike leads the weekly training session where the team meets to study the Bible, discuss different topics and challenges that arise in the villages and develop more Bible studies. Ulrike is also active in the Natitingou church, serving as the treasurer and director of children’s ministries.

Toussaint ministers to the people in their neighborhood, mentoring several boys and young men as well as counseling their parents in various situations.
In the future, the team plans to extend their outreach to other similar people groups in the same area that have no Adventist presence.

Frontier Stories

Kids’ Laundry Day

They immediately get to work filling a row of buckets at our water pump. Then they settle down in the shady place we built just for that purpose and start the process: soaping, soaking, rubbing, scrubbing, all the while chatting, laughing, teasing and helping each other.

By: Ulrike & Toussaint Baur-Kouato
March 01 2021, 5:15 pm | Comments 0

Raphael’s Faith

We don’t want people to make deals with God. We want them to trust God no matter what.

By: Ulrike & Toussaint Baur-Kouato
February 01 2021, 9:06 am | Comments 0

The Case of the Missing Rooster

Someone might very well have stolen the rooster. There are a lot of thieves around. In that case the truth would never be revealed. But there was nothing we could do about that. We left the situation in God’s hands.

By: Ulrike & Toussaint Baur-Kouato
January 01 2021, 8:23 am | Comments 0

Daniel

His relatives ask him why his God is not healing him completely, but Daniel and his wife have set their minds on Jesus.

By: Ulrike & Toussaint Baur-Kouato
December 01 2020, 2:34 pm | Comments 0

Bawa

One of the twins had been sick often in the past few weeks. I wondered if the sickness had turned deadly.

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October 01 2020, 3:36 pm | Comments 0

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