The Bambara are the majority people group in Mali, a neighboring country to Senegal, but many try to leave Mali for a better education, better jobs, or even to flee instability within their country in recent years. Those in Senegal, like those in Mali, devote themselves to Islam and its five pillars. While some Bambara have established themselves in the larger cities of Senegal, most reside in Bambara-exclusive villages. Those in the villages are mostly farmers, dependent upon the rains and good crops to sustain their lives.
“Still other seed fell on good ground and it grew up, producing fruit that increased thirty, sixty, and a hundred times.” (Mark 4:8 CSB)