Wassulu of Mali, Guinea, and Cote d’Ivoire

(WAH-soo-loo) – While sharing the gospel of Christ in the spiritually dark regions of the world, a persistent and consistent foundation of prayer is essential. Patience through years of praying for a people group, such as the Wassulu people of “Metter” in Mali, has been the hallmark of the work in that village for over a decade. Historically known for its links to idol worship, it has drawn people to it for as long as residents can recall, and the spiritual battle has been evident. One newly baptized believer was called after his acceptance of Christ to visit his family in another location. He was never heard from again. Another man, known for leading in idol worship, including sacrificial practices, was intensely ridiculed but boldly burned the tools of his trade–literally, his source of income–as a public declaration of his decision to follow Christ. Mali is now home to the recently opened “Africa Center of Sorcery,” so pray for the villagers of “Metter” and many others like it across the region. May the minions of the evil one not prevail, and may the mighty angels of God do battle to protect the believers and those who are drawn to the gospel of Jesus Christ.