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

Interruption or Individual?

For them there was no such thing as an unimportant visit, phone call or encounter. I saw an interruption, but they saw a person, and no matter what this person had to say, it was important.

By: Ulrike & Toussaint Baur-Kouato
October 01 2019, 11:04 am | Comments 0


Deliverance can happen in many ways. Sometimes it happens through a power encounter. In this case, however, God showed us that He is strongest when we are weak.

By: Ulrike & Toussaint Baur-Kouato
September 01 2019, 3:02 pm | Comments 0

My Sanctuary

As we walk back, refreshed and happy, the sun sets behind the hilltop. Tomorrow we will be back for another appointment.

By: Ulrike & Toussaint Baur-Kouato
August 01 2019, 2:45 pm | Comments 0

Breaking the Cycle

he started praying that God would help her to forget the pain from the past, overcome the bitterness and embrace Seraphine as her sister in Christ. And Jesus transformed her heart!

By: Ulrike & Toussaint Baur-Kouato
June 01 2019, 4:05 pm | Comments 0

The Battle for Katayinka

In the dream I was fishing with some friends, and we were attacked by a snake. While the others ran away, I faced the snake and fought it.

By: Ulrike & Toussaint Baur-Kouato
May 01 2019, 2:11 pm | Comments 0

Back to top