Dakar is the capital of Senegal, West Africa. It is a port city on the Atlantic Ocean with a population of 3.4 million. Colonized by the Portuguese in the 15th century, Dakar was one of the base cities for the Atlantic slave trade.
With a vibrant economy driven by mining, construction, tourism, fishing, and agriculture, Dakar is one of the more prosperous cities in West Africa. The country enjoys religious freedom and is tolerant of many faiths, but very few of the 91% Muslim majority have come to faith in Jesus.
This is largely due to the Muslim Sufi brotherhoods. These brotherhoods are organized, wealthy, and have the political power, and more than 85% of all Muslims belong to one of them. Despite a relatively large Christian population, spiritual oppression hovers over the city. Dakar is the key to evangelizing this nation.
Dakar is home to 25% of the national population as well as members of every people group, making it possible to reach all of these groups for the gospel. More than 60 evangelical congregations meet in Dakar today.