Bambara in Mali

The Bambara are the largest and most dominant group in Mali. During the 1700s, there were two Bambara kingdoms: Segu and Karta. In the 1800s, aggressive Muslim groups overthrew these kingdoms, leaving only a few anti-Muslim Bambara to oppose their occupation. But today, the Bambara are majority Muslim. However, many people still follow their traditional beliefs in ancestor worship. The Bambara believe that the ancestral spirits may take on the forms of animals or even vegetables.

Ministry Obstacles
Mali is not very hospitable to Christian workers, so creative means of access is helpful.

Outreach Ideas
Christians need to build bridges of trust and friendship with the Bambara, helping them with physical and material needs.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for the followers of Jesus among the Bambara, that they will live holy lives and be a shining testimony of the Lord's goodness to their own people.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Bambara tribe may be able to care adequately for their families, as they live in a harsh environment.

Scripture Focus
"The time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and see My glory." Isaiah 66:18



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