Praising God in song
The Western Niger Fulani enjoy music. Herder boys play flutes made from grass reeds. Sometimes men will play thumb harps or turn hollowed gourds upside down to use like drums.
The body of Christ among the Fulani is growing. Instead of using Americanized church songs translated into their language of Fulfulde, some believers are eager to have Fulani-created songs.
Praise God for Western Niger Fulani believers and their desire to praise God in song! Pray as they meet with Tom, an IMB missionary and ethno-musicologist, to learn more about writing their own worship songs. Pray that the songs will be heartfelt and will communicate to nonbelievers about the truths of faith in Christ. Ask God to use these songs for many years to come.