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The Wolofs

Wolof Family

They are an unreached Muslim people group (98% Muslim). According to joshuaproject.org, there are over five million Wolofs worldwide —About 64,000 of them live in the United States. Many Wolofs live in Senegal, Africa.

There are few Christians in Wolof society, primarily because Islam and Wolof culture are very tightly intertwined.  This makes it very difficult for a Wolof to live his/her Christian life without emotional and/or physical consequences. Many times, sons and daughters are disowned or one’s spouse will divorce him/her, often meaning that the Christian will also be separated from his/her children.

There are several missionary groups around the city of Dakar, where the majority of the Wolof live.  Even though these missionaries are trained to speak Wolof, living in a country where the culture is in ways, still foreign, it is often difficult to adjust to their ways of living.  Missionaries are vulnerable when in a land that is unfamiliar to them.

Prayer Points
Pray that missionaries will, through Christ, come to understand and love the Wolof as only He can and that through His love, others will be drawn to Him.

Pray that the Lord will help missionaries to adapt to what the land has to provide them and that He will give them His peace as they follow His guidance so far from their homeland.

Pray that God will send messengers to help spread Jesus’ Gospel to the Wolof in the United States, Senegal, and other parts of the world.

Pray for continuing unity among the various mission groups working with the Wolof.

Pray that God will bless the agriculture in West Africa so that the crops necessary for people’s existence and livelihood will be plenteous.

Pray that those working with the Wolof will wholeheartedly and patiently trust God for the fruition of their labor.

Pray for religious leaders among the Wolof, that they will come to know Christ as their Lord and Savior and that they will in turn, influence and direct others to Christ.