A mission agency launches an outreach conference in Burkina Faso.

By December 9, 2005

Burkina Faso (MNN)–Burkina Faso is made up of more than 72 distinct ethno-linguistic groups. Of these groups, the religion of choice is a toss up between Islam and fetishism.

However, Fulani are responding to Jesus in greater numbers than ever before. It’s getting the message to them that presents the greatest test, but it’s happening, nonetheless.

The SIM Fulani team is planning a nationwide conference for the Fulani people next week in Eastern Burkina Faso.

Pray that the Holy Spirit would guide the various pastors who will speak. The team is hoping that Fulani who do not yet believe in Jesus would be challenged to believe for the first time.

Many of the Fulani believers are the only Christians back in their own villages, so these conferences are a tremendous encouragement for them. They are hoping to have more than 100 Fulani attend.

The agency has a long history in the region, having begun work there in 1930. Burkinabe and SIM missionaries partner together in seven locations, providing short-term Bible schools in each region.

SIM is also committed to the task of translating the Bible into local languages, reaching youth and street children, and developing HIV/AIDS related ministries. Their challenge is not having enough workers to meet the response.

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