Please pray for more workers to reach the Muslim Mandinka people. Though they can access the scriptures, not many of them can read. With that in mind, let’s pray that many Christians will befriend and witness to Mandinka people. Pray, too, that the Mandinkas who turn to Christ will be welcomed, supported and made to feel part of the Christian community.
The Fulani, or Fula, are a large people group, found throughout central and western Africa. They are mostly nomadic herdsmen. The Fulani of the Gambia belong to the Fulakunda sub-group. They are almost all Muslims, with only a small number of Christians and few Christian resources available to them. Pray that Islam will lose its hold on the people, and that those who know Jesus will be a powerful witness. Pray, too, for the mission agencies which focus on the Fulani peoples: that the Holy Spirit will give us wisdom and favour in our work.
Population: 1,882,450 (2013)
Official languages: English
GDP (PPP) per capita: $1,697 (2017 est.)
Life expectancy: 58 years
Religions: 88% Muslim, 7% indigenous beliefs, 3% Catholic, 1% Protestant, 1% other religions