Ulrike & Toussaint Baur-Kouato

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

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.

Frontier Stories

Oh, for a Dentist

What should he do? Travel 140 miles to the next bigger town with a dental clinic? We prayed for a solution.

By: Uli Baur
July 01 2024, 11:46 am | Comments 0

The Gift of Administration

I am thankful that my rather mundane skills are useful for building God’s kingdom.

By: Ulrike & Toussaint Baur-Kouato
May 01 2024, 9:20 am | Comments 0

The Little Goat

I was so thankful that the little lost creature would finally find her home and mom again, and I felt blessed that I had been privileged to be part of a reenactment of the parable of the lost sheep.

By: Ulrike & Toussaint Baur-Kouato
April 01 2024, 8:57 am | Comments 0

The Gauthier Campaign

Although our primary target audience is unreached people, it regularly happens that members and even pastors of other denominations are influenced and touched by our activities.

By: Ulrike & Toussaint Baur-Kouato
March 01 2024, 1:40 pm | Comments 0


Please keep praying that God will continue to strengthen the faith of Chantal and the other Kouaba church members amid persecution.

By: Ulrike & Toussaint Baur-Kouato
January 01 2024, 8:52 am | Comments 0

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