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

Vacation Bible School

We had 65 children sign up for the program, and we had to turn away about 20 more because we didn’t have space for them.

By: Ulrike & Toussaint Baur-Kouato
October 01 2017, 12:26 pm | Comments 1

Malaria Ministry

To catch malaria cases early before they get serious or even life-threatening, and knowing the financial situation of most of the families in our neighborhood, we test the children at our home and give them medicine for free if the family can’t afford to pay for it. Thank you all for your support that enables us to do this.

By: Ulrike & Toussaint Baur-Kouato
August 01 2017, 12:50 pm | Comments 0

Spiritual Retreats—A Key for Growth

These events really meet a need, and I praise God for blessing us with property and facilities for hosting retreats and seminars.

By: Ulrike & Toussaint Baur-Kouato
July 01 2017, 6:34 am | Comments 1

Let Me See My Baby

He returned to the hospital confused and unsure what to do, expecting to find his wife blindfolded and waiting. But there she was, gazing lovingly at the baby in her arms.

By: Ulrike Baur-Kouato
June 01 2017, 6:39 am | Comments 0

Simeon’s Test

Often when sickness strikes, instead of taking the person to the hospital, they immediately attribute it to sorcery.

By: Ulrike Baur-Kouato
May 01 2017, 6:05 am | Comments 2

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