Sent from Free Evangelical Church, Marburg, Germany
Karin works in transformational development and Aids ministry in Madagascar.
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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.
Could you partner with Karin in this work?
Partner with Karin Mende
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
- 20 April 2018
“Often people ask me what ‘results’ we see from our seminars. It is my desire that the interest kindled through the seminars would continue to impact the day-to-day life and, slowly but surely, bring changes in the surroundings. N, a participant, was so excited about the topics, that she brought one of her daughters along. We dealt with God’s plan at creation, worldviews, human dignity, identifying and using one’s gifts and available resources and much more. This went on for 5 very interactive days of group work, sketches and many challenging questions. Afterwards I heard from the daughter, “Karin, we siblings had already given up hope that our mother would ever understand us. In only 5 short days God has completely changed her. We finally feel understood and valued. That is wonderful!” I hope that many lives of the Malagasy who have taken the training would reveal God’s power to change as well.”
- 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.”