Jurgen & Katja Hofmann
with Vanya, Issa, Abbey, Dani & Simeon
Jurgen and Katja work in Madagascar to preach Jesus to the unreached.
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.
It is their passion to tell the good news of Jesus Christ to those who have never heard; to give them the chance to believe and be saved; to see lives – a country – transformed. AIM Madagscar strives to see this transformation. The Hofmann family live among the Tanala people of Madagascar. They are currently studying the local dialect and culture so they can communicate the gospel in the heart language of the people. They have already translated 40 Bible stories in Tanala language. They will use these stories in their second term to go from village to village.
AIM seeks to see Christ-centred churches amongst all African peoples. As part of that commitment, AIM Madagascar has surveyed the Tanala in the east. The Tanala are among the least reached groups and are eager to hear the gospel. On the most recent survey the elders of a village expressed: ‘If the Bible is good news our people need to hear it!’ And then: ‘When will you come?’
As a family they have worked towards being missionaries for years, during which time Jurgen has studied Theology and Katja has started home educating the children.
Could you partner with the Hofmanns in this work?
Partner with the Hofmanns
The Hofmanns live among the Tanala people of Madagascar. They are learning language and translating Bible stories.
If you would like to partner with the Hofmanns 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
- 23 February 2018
“We naturally hope that our work will bear fruit. That a young church may be planted with competent leaders. In that case, our task will mainly be teaching. This is not to say that no missionary work will be needed afterwards. We live in the Antanala area. This area is big, very big. There are also many people living up there, scattered in villages hidden deep in the rain forest. They speak the same dialect (with small deviations) so it would not be difficult to shift our attention. But, this is for the future and only an idea. For the time being we are busy enough in the area where we now live and we rely on God’s wisdom when it comes to future matters. In Madagascar you should not be under the illusion that you can plan far ahead.”
- 24 November 2017
“we look back on a very beautiful period. Yes, a very nice period! It is pioneering work but the fact that we are fully included in the community of Maroamboka and surrounding region shows that people like to see us there. The many contacts and respect that we see over and over makes us feel at home in Maroamboka. The plan is that we will return to our village in March 2018. There is so much to do! Fortunately, the Lord God goes ahead of us. Of course we all have nice plans. We are also armed with 40 fantastic bible stories in the Tanala dialect. But! How will it ever touch the hearts of people if the Lord does not prepare them?”
- 14 October 2016
“…at the end of last month we made our family trip to Sandrohy and the surrounding villages… the goals of the trip were to get to know the area, to meet with the local people and their headmen (mpanjaka) and to see where we might live as a family… We emphasised that we are coming to share the Good News from the Bible with them, but that we need to learn their dialect first. We asked them for their friendship as we will need some people to stand by us. The responses were heartwarming – especially in two villages. In Tsiombivositra the whole village said they wanted to be friends and asked for a photo as a confirmation between us of our friendship. We will print the photo and bring it to the headman on our next visit. We were touched by the fact that it was not just the headman pledging allegiance with us, but it was clearly something in which everyone wanted a part.” Praise God that the Hofmanns are forming good relationships with the people they are seeking to live and work among, and please pray for continued blessing on those relationships, that God would use them to bring his gospel to the Tanala.