Who we serve

Location: Africa

Angolans

Although the church in Angola is growing, there are still pockets of unreached peoples, such as the Himba, Mbwela, Mumgabwe, Kwangali, and Nyaneka.

Bissau

The Bissau people need your prayers.

Dendi

Benin is the least-evangelized non-Muslim country south of the Sahara.

Fulani

The Fula of Benin are overwhelmingly Muslim. Efforts to evangelize these people have produced only a very small number of converts.

Fulani of Central Africa

Fulani people are generally very dignified and take pride in what makes them distinct.

Fulfulde

The Fulfulde tend to hide their feelings and only through songs do they express love and a need for others.

Hausa

Though all Hausa society is nominally Islamic, many of the rural Hausa are only superficially Muslim and believe in a variety of spirits.

Himba

The Himba cling to their traditions. Himba women are noted for their intricate hairstyles, traditional jewelry and the red coloring they get from rubbing their bodies with red ocher, sap and butter.

Lobi

The Lobi project was incorporated into the West-Central Africa Division of Seventh-day Adventists in November 1999.

Maghreb

The Arabic-speaking Maghreb are descended from nomadic peoples of North Africa.

Malinke

Currently focused on relationship building, the Malinke project continues to grow.

Mandingo

People often first pray in the village mosque, then sacrifice a chicken to the village spirit.

Maninka

The Maninka value honesty, logical thinking, and the ability to speak in public; however, they are very suspicious and men avoid close personal relationships.

Otammari

About 150,000 Otammari live in Northern Benin and Togo.

Pendjari

The Pendjari worship a sun/serpent god through the mediation of fetishes and ancestral spirits—demons in disguise.

Sahara

The Arabic-speaking Saharans are descended from nomadic peoples of North Africa.

Senufo

Senufo art inspired 20th-century European artists such as Pablo Picasso and Fernand LĂ©ger.

Susu

The Susu are 85 percent Muslim, and Islam dominates their religious culture and practices.

Tonga

There are over 1,000 one-day churches in Mozambique, but membership is only about 5-15 in each.