The Senufo-Syenara are subsistence farmers who live in southeastern Mali. They are one of the four subgroups of Senufo peoples living in Mali and are distinguished by their language. Many Syenara people practice Islam, but when sickness or other troubles arise, they fall back on the rituals from their traditional African religion, including sacrificing to ancestors or placing fetishes in their homes or on their bodies for protection. A small number of Christians are now worshiping in very small groups. Praise the Lord for these dear brothers and sister and for their leaders who teach them from God’s Word.
“For to this day, at the reading of the old covenant, the same veil remains; it is not lifted, because it is set aside only in Christ. Yet still today, whenever Moses is read, a veil lies over their hearts, but whenever a person turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” (2 Corinthians 3:14–17 CSB)