Suzy & Fidel Baldwin-Noutehou

A career missionary since 1999, Suzy first served the Otammari people of Benin. Now, she and her husband, Fidel, are serving the people groups of the Pendjari region of Benin.

Suzy Baldwin-Noutehou started working with the Otammari people in Benin, West Africa, in 1999. She learned their culture, then how to present the gospel in the context of their and other area cultures. She used friendship evangelism, medical care and health education. She also worked for many years with Ulrike Baur, another AFM missionary.

During that time, Fidel Noutehou was also learning and doing evangelism in another denomination under the mentorship of his uncle. In 2007, God brought Fidel to Natitingou and into contact with Suzy and other SDA members. Fidel would come and borrow books from Suzy, and that was their only contact for seven years.

In late 2013, God convicted Fidel of the Sabbath truth, and he joined the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Over the next seven months, God impressed Fidel and then Suzy that they were to be married and become partners in the work. In 2014, Fidel and Suzy wed and moved to the Pendjari region of Benin to start a new AFM project. They live in a small village outside of Tanguieta, on a farm where they have an agriculture ministry. Their work includes planting churches and mentoring local leaders from the various village church groups.

Now, several church groups have been planted in two of the larger people groups and one church group in the main town near Tanguieta.

Frontier Stories

The Long Labor

We praised God. The following week we went as a group to greet the baby and pray for him and his mother.

By: Suzy & Fidel Baldwin-Noutehou
October 01 2020, 3:37 pm | Comments 0

Snakes, Snakes, Snakes!

Every morning, we pray that God will watch over all of us—the workers, local children, animals and missionaries. We praise God for the protection he gives us every day.

By: Suzy & Fidel Baldwin-Noutehou
September 01 2020, 3:08 pm | Comments 0

New Churches for the Pendjari

Because of a miscalculation, the church in Mantalé ended up being bigger than we intended, but I suspect God may have been behind that. I think He has big plans for that church.

By: Suzy & Fidel Baldwin-Noutehou
June 01 2020, 8:27 am | Comments 0


Please keep Oumar in your prayers as God continues to grow him and reverse the damage of years of spirit possession.

By: Suzy & Fidel Baldwin-Noutehou
May 01 2020, 1:38 pm | Comments 0

Springs of Living Water

Fidel went out for one more look at the tank. As he stood beside it, he heard a voice say, “You asked for a sign. Here is a sign.”

By: Suzy & Fidel Baldwin-Noutehou
November 01 2019, 9:18 am | Comments 0

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