Raoul and Karen Armbrister lead Karazim Ministries which ministers to the spiritual, social and physical needs of the people in the Bahamas. They live on the island of Grand Bahama in the Bahamas. With a population of approximately 56,000, people in Grand Bahama face daily struggles such as economic hardship, natural disasters and the usual setbacks of a third world nation.
Because of the social and cultural structure of the country, a large percentage of the male population continues to face the inability to properly provide for their family, which distorts their view of manhood. This results in verbal and physical abuse, alcoholism, drug abuse, incest and overall deadbeat dads.
Thus, the women in this society struggle to raise children, support the household, and fight abuse; which results in male emasculation, authority struggles, and outright physical war in some cases.
Over the past six years, these missionaries have worked with families to bring about phenomenal changes. They have worked with young girls to prevent teenage pregnancy and young men to restructure their views on family life. They have taken a new and exciting approach to changing the face of a nation by changing the heart of its people.
They accepted the Lord through the ministry of local churches in the Bahamas. After leaving highly successful careers, they used their corporate skills and professional influence to properly manage a ministry that is based in Scripture, built on character, and operated with integrity.