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

The Name Game

No matter what your name is on this earth, whether it has a special meaning or not, when Jesus comes to take us home, He will give us a new name. I’m sure it will have a very special meaning, and it will be beautiful!

By: Ulrike & Toussaint Baur-Kouato
July 01 2020, 9:02 am | Comments 0

The Weather Man

It was as if God wanted to make sure the guard got the point. He came by in the morning, his pants rolled up to his knees, sheepishly complaining that it had taken him hours to get all the water out of the house.

By: Ulrike & Toussaint Baur-Kouato
June 01 2020, 8:35 am | Comments 0

The Feeding Project

We want to fill not only bellies, but souls as well.

By: Ulrike & Toussaint Baur-Kouato
May 01 2020, 9:20 am | Comments 0

Seeking the Lost

Would you please pray for the Holy Spirit to touch our Otammari peoples’ hearts and open their eyes so they see their own condition?

By: Ulrike & Toussaint Baur-Kouato
April 01 2020, 3:22 pm | Comments 0

Pathfinder Campout

The Pathfinder work in our area has had a real boost since Bruna came here. She came as an STM in 2017, spent two years on the project and then decided to stay in Benin, where she continues to invest herself in Pathfinders and children, making a real difference in young people’s lives.

By: Ulrike & Toussaint Baur-Kouato
February 25 2020, 3:52 pm | Comments 0

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