Fulanke People Group, Mali
HOW ARE WE INVOLVED?
We have seen a mighty work of God among the Fulanke people each time we have visited their villages and look forward to returning to Mali to continue the work that the Lord is doing among this unreached people group. We were blessed to witness the first Fulanke baptisms and pray that while we have been unable to visit them due to the political state of Mali, the Word of God is spreading among these people.
WHO ARE THE FULANKE PEOPLE?
The Fulanke, or Fulani people, according to some historians, migrated from the Nile Valley into West Africa. Tradition credits the descent of the pure Fulani to be from Egyptian pharaohs. In Mali, this tribe numbers about 62,000. The common people have adopted the Bambara language, but Fulanke elders and the educated prefer to speak French.
The Fulanke people were originally a no- madic, migrating people of West Africa, moving herds of cattle and trad- ing. Today, the tribe has transitioned to an agricultural society. Most of the Fulanke live in towns or villages, growing cotton, peanuts, mangos, and millet.
WHAT ARE THEIR BELIEFS?
|A monotheistic religion characterized by the acceptance of the doctrine of submission to God and to Muhammad as the chief and last prophet of God||The belief in the existence of individual spirits that inhabit natural objects and phenomena.||The belief that the dead communicate with the living|
- That God would establish a network of praying people from all over the world committed to praying on behalf of the Fulanke.
- That He would raise up laborers who will go to the Fulanke as His ambassadors with love, wisdom, courage and protection.
- For the Holy Spirit to release the captives of the evil one from their darkness and deception, remove their spiritual blindness, and tear down the walls of pride, resentment, and rebellion.
- That Jesus would reveal Himself to the Fulanke, giving each person the opportunity to hear, understand, and respond to the Good News of Jesus Christ.