|Sources of Persecution||Islamic Oppression|
|Leader||President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta|
Mali: No Normal Church In The North.
Life in Northern Mali is difficult for Christians because of Islamic extremist groups like al-Qaeda. In the north, those who leave Islam for Christianity are isolated from their families and community. Normal church life isn’t possible without persecution. Churches have been attacked and burnt down.
The majority of Mali’s Christians live in the south. They have greater religious freedom than their brothers and sisters in the north. However, they still experience threats of violence and kidnapping due to their faith. Some missionaries have already been abducted by extremists. Sharing the gospel is still a risk.
Mali is one of the least developed countries in the world. It’s still recovering from an Islamic extremist takeover during the civil war in 2012. Local Muslims are becoming more radical and Christians are increasingly wary of displaying any Christian symbols.
Your help makes a difference for Christians in Mali by:
Pray for believers to experience God’s peace in the midst of increasing violence.
Pray that terrorist attacks will fail to instil fear but will drive more Muslims to the love of Christ.
Pray for Christian girls forced to marry Muslim men that they will lead their spouse to Christ.