About Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa that covers an area of around 105,900 square miles and is surrounded by six countries. It is geographically located in the Sahel―the agricultural region between the Sahara Desert and the coastal rain forests. The climate of Burkina Faso is generally sunny, hot, and dry.  The nation relies heavily on exporting, which includes cotton,... gold, livestock, sugar, and fruit. Even though Burkina Faso is rich in minerals, particularly manganese and gold, exploitation is limited due to transport inadequacies.  Burkina Faso is prone to drought and famine and is one of the poorest nations in the world. Due to the extreme poverty, life expectancy in Burkina Faso is around 50 years old.  There are eighty-one people groups in Burkina Faso, with twenty-seven of them being unreached people groups. Seventeen of those unreached people groups are Muslim.

What's Happening in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso, a West African nation of 19 million, until recently was rated by the Global Peace Index as a peaceful country. Peace co-existed between the 60% Muslims and the 23% Christians. That changed drastically in January of 2016 when Islamic militants began a killing spree. Since 2016, there have been over 200 attacks.   This past April, there were 65 deaths, including attacks on Roman Catholic and Assemblies of God churches....Clearly the work of the devil is escalating through these terrorists, who are probably part of al-Qaeda affiliates, or possibly Boko Haram. The attacks are becoming more focused on Christian villages rather than random killings.  Missionaries, both Western and African, are NOT backing down! Henri Yé, president of the Federation of Evangelical Churches and Missions in Burkina Faso (FEME), told CT, “In the face of blind hatred,   let us ask God to give us the strength to spread love, which makes us the children of God.” We are in the process of rolling Live School out throughout the entire FEME network and believe that what the devil meant for harm, God will turn it for HIS glory!

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

Please Pray for Burkina Faso

Pray that love and the Gospel would drive out Islamic terrorism. Pray for courage among the Christians, to not deny Christ in the face of persecution. Prayer for God’s provision of the thousands of displaced people due to Islamic terrorism.

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