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
- 22 March 2019
“On 3rd January we were enjoying the Christmas holidays. It had been a long time since we had visited Tsiombivohitra and now we had the time. Iaban’i and nendrin’i Melice, the king of the village and his wife, knew that we were coming and had prepared: a tied chicken was already waiting by the fire… When we first came here as a family in 2016, we asked if we would be welcome as missionaries… There was a loud buzz and above that, nendrin’i Melice declared loudly and clearly that we would be friends… From May last year, Jurgen went there weekly to share the gospel with anyone who wanted to hear in the house of the king and his wife. From the outset, nendrin’i Melice in particular was very interested… On 3rd January Jurgen explained about the two roads [in Matthew 7] when nendrin’i Melice exclaimed: “I am on the narrow road!” She was blissfully happy and later added: “I am going to heaven!” In a private conversation, the king later said that he and his wife now believe, but that it is difficult… They are already starting to experience that believing is walking on a narrow road, but happiness can be read in their eyes. We could not have wished for a better Christmas present than to be in Tsiombivohitra that morning.” Praise God for Iaban’i and nendrin’i Melice’s new faith, and pray that God will strengthen them to walk the narrow path of eternal life.
- 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?”