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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 1983, where she worked as a nurse. Following instability the AIM team left in 1997. After leaving CAR, Karin undertook two years of theological study before beginning service in Madagascar as a theological education leadership trainer in 2001.
At first, Karin was involved in discipleship training. But, God led her into church-based Aids teaching from 2004 onwards. After a ‘coup d’état’ in Madagascar (2009) and a leadership crisis in AIM’s unit, I served as interim unit leader for 2 years. During that time, I got involved with AIM’s exciting transformational development work.
Beginning in 2011, I started to organise seminars for church- and community leaders and/or missionary teams. With a few Malagasy co-workers we continue to train and encourage national ownership.
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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
- 1 September 2017
“I can hardly believe it, Hary’s wife and third child died in June in childbirth. He has been an evangelist among the Bara tribe for 8 years now, a servant of God who endured hardship, hostility and health problems, he who has also seen real transformation in cattle thieves, he is going through immense suffering right now; – many questions remain unanswered. His pain has become my pain as well. I feel utterly helpless. It is near impossible to find words of comfort. He was here again today to look for help from God’s word and asking for prayer. His own relatives and ‘friends’ only have empty words and criticism to pass on. Please pray for Hary and his two boys, especially for God’s consolation and guidance for the future. May God bring life out of his wife’s death.”
- 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.