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Karin works in Transformational Development and Aids ministry in Madagascar.
Madagascar The world’s fourth biggest island boasting flora and fauna that exist nowhere else on earth. 92% of the population exist on less than £2 per day. 41% of the population identify with Christianity, 7% with Islam, the majority follow Traditional African Religions.
She began serving with AIM in the Central African Republic (CAR) in 1985, where she worked as a nurse. She left CAR for a couple of years’ theological study before beginning service in Madagascar as a theological education leadership trainer in 2001.
Since 2012 Karin has been working to equip the Malagasy church to serve and reach out to those suffering from HIV/Aids. This also involves networking with church and community leaders, and leading training sessions for churches.
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Karin work to train expats and local church workers in transformational development and culturally relevant church planting.
If you would like to partner with Karin in your prayers, gifts and practical support, please download and complete this form and return to Freepost RTJH-JRZE-XXKX Africa Inland Mission, Halifax Place, Nottingham NG1 1QN.
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Latest prayer points
- 9 June 2017
“During April and May Mami, Nina and I had an opportunity to teach the most important lessons of our seminar to a group of church leaders at a new missionary training centre. The participants were amazingly open. One remark of a pastor shows how he applied the newly-learnt principles: ‘Following on from what we learn here, I will have to change the way I preach.’ Wow! We pray that those leaders will pass some of the transformation on to others in their churches or work places so that God’s kingdom will grow.”
- 24 February 2017
“After years of preparation Mami, Nina and I could finally accept the invitation to hold a transformational development seminar in Chad… Two organisations collaborated to help us with visas, transport and a place to stay in Chad. 32 women came to spend six days with us. Most of them were pastors’ wives, but others were involved with vulnerable women… During our discussions we learned that many Christians in Chad struggle with mixing different faiths. With the help of many true stories we were able to explain why the Christian God wants to be worshipped as the only God. Spirits, ancestors or other cults cannot take God’s highest place. To end the workshop, the women drew up plans of how to integrate some of the newly-learned concepts into their lives. Some were greatly encouraged to follow Jesus with their whole lives. Mami, Nina and I are truly grateful that we were able to help and encourage others.” Praise God for the workshop and the women who came, and please pray that what they have learned will make a difference in their lives for many years to come. Pray for strength and power to truly follow Jesus alone and forsake all other gods and idols.
- 9 December 2016
Karin has recently been to the island Nosy Be off the coast of northwest Madagascar. “One highlight of my time in Nosy Be was visiting and worshipping with a new group of Sakalava followers. After two and a half years with a special team of missionaries (TIMO) a dozen believers meet and pray regularly in their own language. To reach them, however, we had to walk an hour in heat and humidity. After years of praying for the unreached Sakalava people group, I was now deeply moved to actually worship God together with some of the first Sakalava believers. Their faces radiate joy and peace! Hallelujah!” Praise God for these new believers, and please pray that God will grow their faith.