We are the Hofmann family: Jurgen & Katja and our 5 children Vanya, Issa, Abbey, Dani and Simeon. Since long we have longed and have received a call to serve as missionaries among unreached people groups. Since we have started to travel along this road it has become clear that we will serve in Madagascar. We have become members of Africa Inland Mission (AIM) in 2013.
We (Jurgen & Katja) were married in 1997. Our children were born in 2004 (Vanya), 2006 (Issa), 2008 (Abbey), 2011 (Dani) and 2015 (Simeon) respectively. We enjoy our family life together.
Jurgen’s study brought us to England, where we lived in a hamlet near Bridgnorth for a year. We deliberately chose for the opportunity to spend time abroad to see what it would be like to be away from friends and family and to adopt to a different culture. We value our experiences and relations that have enriched us. We are still involved – although distant – in the life of Bridgnorth Baptist Church, who also support our work through prayer. In the Netherlands we are part of an evangelical church, where we have been most active in youth work and preaching.
Early in our marriage we got involved in missionary work. We have supported missionaries and have been on a short mission trip to China in 2001. You can find some photos of that trip in our multimedia section below. Since then we have longed to serve the Lord full time. The time just did not seem ripe just then. In 2008 this changed as the Lord began to nudge us towards mission work dependently from another. By now we work and live since 2015 on Madagascar. Here we live among the Antanala people.