PRAYER POINTS

  • Pray that the Gambia would become vigilant against combating terrorism. Pray that the country would not be a haven for terrorist groups.
     
  • The majority of Gambians are Muslim, but few churches and missionaries have any contact with them. Pray that more Muslims, from all different ethnic groups, will have the opportunity to hear the gospel.
     
  • Pray that Gambian Christians can be encouraged and trained to lead and disciple others.

 

Find ministries and organizations working in Gambia at Joshua Project | Gambia.



 

FACTS
Population: 1,744,000
Total People Groups: 33
Unreached People Groups:17
Region: Central/West Africa
Official National Language: English
Secondary National Language:
Religions: Islam 89.8%, Ethnic Religions 6.0%, Christianity 3.2%, Other 0.6%, Non-Religious 0.4%
Persecution Ranking: Not Ranked
Percentage of People in Poverty: Not Ranked

LOCATION
The Gambia, officially the Republic of The Gambia, commonly known as Gambia, is a country in Western Africa. It is the smallest country on the African continental mainland and is bordered to the north, east and south by Senegal, and has a small coast on the Atlantic Ocean in the west. The River Gambia flows through the center of the country and empties into the Atlantic Ocean.

RELIGION
The Gambia is comprised of 88.8% Muslims and only 4.1% of the population are Christians. The constitution provides for freedom of religion.

CHALLENGES FOR CHRISTIANS
In April 2007, a group of Muslim worshippers in Brikama allegedly tried to attack a Catholic priest. The incident, which may have been led by a police officer, took place when Muslims conducting afternoon prayers at the police station mosque were disturbed by noise from the nearby Catholic Church.


Sources: 24-7 Prayer, Operation World, Wikipedia, Country Reports on Terrorism 2007, International Religious Freedom Report 2007, Open Doors