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

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

The Bible Seed

“Sister, we praise God that you have found Christ. But let me tell you, your journey is not quite over yet!”

By: Hyacinthe Tianati
February 01 2020, 8:46 am | Comments 0


Seraphine’s faith is strong, and she is determined to follow Jesus. But Satan’s traps are often subtle.

By: Ulrike & Toussaint Baur-Kouato
December 01 2019, 5:24 pm | Comments 0

Our Neighborhood

If Christianity is just about going to church on Sunday morning, then why bother?

By: Ulrike & Toussaint Baur-Kouato
November 01 2019, 9:30 am | Comments 0

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