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 in various roles since January 1999.
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 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 with no Adventist presence in the same area.
We do not yet know how Felicité is doing in her new role as a young wife living in her in-laws’ house. But the Boukombé church members will continue visiting, praying with, and supporting her, whatever her situation. Please pray for Felicité. Please also pray that our team will grow in love, grace and patience.
March 01 2023, 9:55 am | Comments 0
The nosy, pushy young man has become a close and reliable friend to us, and we are exploring different options for how to use his talents to advance God’s kingdom.
December 01 2022, 4:27 pm | Comments 0
I hope and pray that at some point, each of these young people will feel confident to invite a friend or a neighbor to read the Bible together, thus sharing with others the blessings they have experienced in our group.
Ulrike & Toussaint Baur-Kouato
November 01 2022, 9:03 am | Comments 0
Hi, our names are Ignace and Fiacre, and we live with Auntie Uli and Big Brother Toussaint.
Ignace & Fiacre
June 01 2022, 10:53 am | Comments 0