About Gambia

The Gambia, a country in Western Africa, is situated on the Atlantic coast and is surrounded by the neighboring country of Senegal. It is a long narrow strip of land that surrounds the Gambia River. The land is flat and is dominated by the river, which is navigable throughout the length of the country.   The Gambia is Africa’s smallest non-island country and is also one of Africa’s most densely populated countries. A few towns are located upriver..., but most Gambians live in rural villages.  The Gambia has a wet-and-dry tropical climate characterized by an intense rainy season occurring generally between June and October.  The Gambian economy is heavily dependent on peanut production and export.  The population growth rate and infant mortality rate in Gambia are among the highest in Western Africa.  The population is young, with about two-thirds under age 30.  Over the years, conflict in other western African countries has led to an influx of refugees into The Gambia, many of these refugees coming from Senegal, Liberia and Sierra Leone.  The overall health conditions in The Gambia are poor due to inadequate sanitation and lack of access to safe drinking water. Malaria as well as other parasitic diseases and tuberculosis are common health issues within the nation.   The population is overwhelmingly Muslim in Gambia with the nation consisting of 30 people groups, with 17 of those people groups unreached.

What's Happening in The Gambia

Although Gambia is predominately muslim, the constitution provides for freedom of religion. We believe that God is going to do a mighty work in this small nation.  Our Gambian team is working tirelessly to reach the unreached people groups within this small but mighty nation.  We are believing for laborers to join our team.  The harvest is ripe!

**Our country statistics are provided by Joshua Projects at joshuaproject.net

Please Pray

Please pray for the leaders within The Gambia, as they continue to take the Gospel throughout the nation. Pray for wisdom, provision, and safety.