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Rafiki Foundation  |  God's Word at Work

Carolyn and Doug Koepke

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Carolyn and Doug Koepke

Serving In: Nigeria
External ID: 102

Doug and Carolyn Koepke, currently serving in the Rafiki Village Nigeria, have served with the Rafiki Foundation since 2000. Doug is the Village Plant Manager, and Carolyn is the Orphan Care Administrator. After visiting friends serving with Rafiki, Carolyn and Doug began to consider how they could use their skills to serve the Lord. 

Before joining the field as missionaries, Doug served in the United States Air Force and worked as an automotive technician while Carolyn studied nursing, receiving bachelor’s and master’s degrees before becoming a nurse and nursing instructor. The couple was married on June 13, 1987. Carolyn and Doug say that living in Africa and raising two of their daughters on the field has made them seek compassion, wisdom, and patience in all things. They have become less enamored with material goods and more focused on serving the people around them. In their many years on the field, they have been reminded to continually pray and thank God for his provision.

The Koepke’s remain excited about the education every Rafiki child receives. Carolyn and Doug also thank God for the privilege of witnessing spiritual transformations in the Rafiki children and staff through the daily Bible study. 

Daily Prayer Topics
SUNDAY — Spiritual growth in the Word and prayer
MONDAY — Positive relationships with nationals and co-workers
TUESDAY — Work — preparation, creativity, and outreach
WEDNESDAY — Strong witness in our local community
THURSDAY — Family at home, our girls — friendships, schooling, and safety
FRIDAY — Sensitive communication with others and sufficient physical and emotional strength
SATURDAY — A deepening love for Jesus Christ, for the people in this country

Carolyn and Doug Koepke