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

Faith That Moves Mountains

The greatest miracle of all is when someone turns from his old ways and gives his heart to Jesus.

By: Ulrike & Toussaint Baur-Kouato
August 01 2021, 12:01 pm | Comments 0


We live in a noisy world, and sometimes we wonder how we will ever be heard with our message. We don’t have a loudspeaker and don’t plan to get one. We also don’t want to wake people up, at least not literally. We don’t want to engage in a competition of who is louder and who is able to drown out all the other noises. When God met Elijah, it wasn’t in the fire, it wasn’t in the earthquake and it wasn’t in the wind. God talked to Elijah in a still small voice.

By: Ulrike & Toussaint Baur-Kouato
July 01 2021, 10:19 am | Comments 0

A Tireless Blessing

One tire became a safety seat for our cook’s baby. Comfortably seated on some old bags in the middle of the tire, the baby can watch everything without falling over.

By: Ulrike & Toussaint Baur-Kouato
May 01 2021, 2:22 pm | Comments 0

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

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