Spotlight Regions

The Sahel

People in the Sahel need access to the good news of who Jesus is and what He's done for us.

The Sahel is home to the densest cluster of people groups in Africa without access to the good news of who Jesus is and what He’s done for us. The people living in this 5,000-kilometre belt of land face many difficulties, including violence by extremist groups, ongoing drought and economic insecurity.


Sharing Love in the Sahel

Through Jesus, the Sahel has hope. By the power of the Holy Spirit, Christ followers are equipping and sending teams of same- and near-culture believers to make disciples in the Sahel. There are many opportunities to also share Jesus’ love practically and promote human flourishing through relief and development programmes.


Jesus Followers in the Sahel

Very few Jesus followers live in the Sahel; indeed, in the eastern regions, Christians make up less than 4% of the local population. Being Muslim defines the lifestyles and identities of many in the Sahel, and the gospel message faces pressure from cultural and political authorities.

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Pray for the Nations - Sahel (2.54)
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Ways to pray for the sahel

Gather a group of fellow believers in Christ or pray on your own for those who don't yet know God's love.


Increased Prayer

Pray that more Jesus followers around the world will be praying for the Sahel.

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Pray that God would show us, too, how we might join His work in this place.

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Pray that Christians sent out from across Africa to reach the peoples of the Sahel would be showered with support, both in prayer and funds.

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Pray that Christian response to ongoing humanitarian crises would be gospel-centred and Holy Spirit-empowered.

"When he [Jesus] saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd."