The 2.5 million Fulakunda Fulani are spread across five different countries. In the Gambia, the Republic of Guinea and in Mauritania, they are particularly in need of workers. They do have access to the New Testament, so please pray that God will speak through his word, and pray for those working among the Fulakunda to explain Scripture faithfully, in the power of the Holy Spirit.
The Wolof live in 12 different countries and number 6.2 million. In most countries, the Wolof people have the New Testament in their language. But in the Gambia, there is a special need for workers, and the Wolof only have access to portions of the Bible. Please pray for workers, who must be sensitive to the muslim culture, and will reach more of the Wolof people with Christ’s love.
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