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

Becoming a Master Guide

I wish there had been time to dive deeper into the honors, but true to the pledge—I did my best.

By: Suzy & Fidel Baldwin-Noutehou
September 01 2023, 10:22 am | Comments 0

Honors, Kiddos and Lots of Pinterest

The program is coming together quite well, even as we iron out the wrinkles. 

By: Suzy & Fidel Baldwin-Noutehou
May 01 2023, 2:47 pm | Comments 0

13th Sabbath Celebration

Please pray for our churches to continue growing together in the grace of God and reaching outward to our communities.

By: Suzy & Fidel Baldwin-Noutehou
April 01 2023, 10:27 am | Comments 0

VBS 2022

With the materials all packed up and set aside, we can hold the “Joseph” VBS next year in another church.

By: Suzy & Fidel Baldwin-Noutehou
March 01 2023, 10:01 am | Comments 0

The Move to Nati

Jihadists came to our house in Tanguieta a few months ago to try and steal our cows, but God filled them with fear, and they fled before our guard and one of our dogs.

By: Suzy & Fidel Baldwin-Noutehou
January 01 2023, 8:48 am | Comments 0

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