Africa
Inland Mission

Pray for the
unreached
Fulani people

The Fulani are overwhelmingly Muslim; however, their traditional pre-Islamic rituals and beliefs are still followed today and only vaguely linked with Islam. Our vision is to see Fulani families hear and respond to the gospel and establish a Fulani Church.

Who are the Fulani people?

The Fulani live in Western Niger. The majority of them have settled in and around towns and cities in the Departments of Niamey and Dosso, some have become farmers, although owning cattle is still a key part of their ethnic identity. Fulani culture places a high value on self-control and on a certain stoicism which does not allow any demonstration of weakness. When one Fulani wants to express friendship towards another, he will lend him a cow. The person receiving the cow takes care of it until it has a calf, and then he returns it to the owner.

What do they believe?

The Fulani are overwhelmingly Muslim; however, their traditional pre-Islamic rituals and beliefs are still followed today. Although it’s not fully understood, Islam is part of their ethnic identity, and it has been said that it is not possible to be Christian and Fulani at the same time.

What is being done to reach them?

A joint AIM/SIM team started in May 2016 with the vision to see Fulani families hear and respond to the gospel, and to establish a Fulani Church, where Fulani people can worship the Lord and hear God’s word taught in their own language. The team has already seen a few Fulani come to know Christ.

Prayer Resources

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If you are organising a prayer meeting or just looking for material to help you pray with more insight for some of Africa’s unreached people, why not download a printable Prayer sheet on the Fulani of Niger.

 

Latest prayer updates…

Below are some of the latest prayer updates on the Fulani of Niger.

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Related articles:

  • Seeing eternal transformation - Last summer, Gilles and Myriam Bonvallat, our mobilisers for Francophone Europe, visited the Fulani TIMO (Training in Ministry Outreach) team in Niger...
  • Hearts are turning to God - The TIMO team to the Fulani have been in Niger since May 2016. Angèle tells us how the team have seen God working in the hearts of the Fulani.
  • Sharing hope with the Fulani - Angèle Fischbach moved to Niger last year to live among the agricultural Fulani people. She tells us about the people and their beliefs.
  • Meet new member, Angèle Fischbach - Angèle Fischbach was accepted into membership of AIM in November 2015. She is a member of the Action Biblique Church in Meínier, Switzerland, and a graduate of the Geneva Bible Institute. Here she shares about her journey into mission.