Northern African and Middle Eastern Unengaged Peoples

A small percentage of the Moors live in Mali–only 638,000 out of the 7.8 million worldwide–and Mali is an isolated country in terms of the gospel. There is terrorism, unrest, and an inhospitable environment. This has made it difficult for the good news to spread to these unengaged and unreached people. Religiously, the Moors practice folk Islam, meaning that they believe some elements of traditional Islam but mix in many mystic ideas and practices from their ancestors. There are religious leaders who are responsible for teaching children, healing the sick, protecting others from curses, and interceding on behalf of the people to God. Pray that the truth of the gospel will prevail over the Moor’s traditional culture and beliefs. Ask the Lord to send believers to share the good news with these hard-to-reach people.