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DAY 3 - March 12
Bamako, Mali

People Groups Focus

Mali is a landlocked country in the interior of West Africa. It is about the size of Texas and California combined and has a population of 22 million. The capital city, Bamako, is home to 20% of these people.

At one time Mali was a rich trading hub. Mansa Musa, Mali’s ruler in the 14th century, is considered to be the richest person in all of history with a worth in today’s dollars of $400 billion. In his lifetime, Mali’s gold deposits accounted for half the world’s supply.

Sadly, this is no longer the case. Roughly 10% of children will not survive to age five. Of those that do, one in three will be malnourished. 67% of the country’s land is desert or semi-desert.

Islam in Mali tends to be more moderate and uniquely West African. The majority practice a faith that is a mixture of traditional African religions and superstitious folk practices.

In Bamako, more than 3,000 Qur’anic schools teach nearly 40% of the children.


Prayer Emphasis

  • Islamic terrorist groups control much of the countryside. Pray that peace can be restored to the people.
  • Less than 2% of the population are Christians. Pray for their safety as they share the love of Jesus with their Muslim neighbors.
  • Pray for the evangelization of the Bambara people, which would impact other tribes coming to Jesus.
  • Pray for Mali’s leaders to have wisdom to deal with the health, education, and employment issues facing their people.
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