Sent from Free Evangelical Church, Marburg, Germany
Karin works in transformational development and Aids ministry in Madagascar.
She began serving with AIM in the Central African Republic (CAR) in 1983, where she worked as a nurse. Following instability in the country, the AIM team left in 1997. After leaving CAR, Karin undertook two years of theological study before beginning service in Madagascar in 2001.
At first, Karin was involved in discipleship training, but God led her into church-based Aids training from 2004 onwards. In 2009, she served as interim Unit Leader for two years. During that time she became involved with AIM’s exciting transformational development work.
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.
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Karin works to train expats and local church workers in transformational development and culturally relevant church planting.
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Latest prayer points
- 5 June 2020
Karin is currently on Home Assignment in Germany and will retire from serving with AIM at the end of October. “Having landed safe and sound on 11th March I found a new preliminary home in Oberweimar… I was a bit confused when, only three days after arriving, the first Coronavirus restrictions were put in place. Like you, I stumbled into these unprecedented contact restrictions. All visits nowadays are by letter, phone, mail or WhatsApp…” Karin asks us to pray that she will find a suitable flat to rent permanently and a new network of friends in her local community.
- 20 December 2019
Karin will retire from serving with AIM in March next year. “’Kairos’ means ‘time’, in particular, God’s appointed time. At the right time, he leads me to the right place. Recently, I was able to help again at such a Kairos mission course in the capital. I am mentioning this because I would love to get involved in the same Kairos courses in Germany. Time will come for me rather soon to transition to Germany. What will change with retirement? For about six months I remain employed by the Mission for deputation, visits to prayer partners and supporters in Germany… Please pray for wisdom and peace as I pack and say goodbyes, and for a suitable flat to rent in Germany.”
- 11 October 2019
“My last six months in Madagascar have begun, since I will reach my legal retirement age in March 2020. A new season of life, as someone encouraged me. However, it is not easy for me to leave this wonderful island after more than 18 years. Even more so, since I am involved in many friends’ families.” Please pray for Karin’s final months in Madagascar and that she will finish well. And please pray for God’s provision for her to return to Germany, such as providing somewhere to live.