Unreached of Day: Today

Nanga Dama Dogon in Mali

Nanga Dama Dogon in Mali

The Dogon built their first villages in cliffside caves to protect themselves from nomadic Fulani slave raiders. Isolated and distrustful of outsiders, they grew into a scattering of micro-communities, eventually developing 20 different languages. They cannot understand the dialect of another subgroup. One of their subgroups is the Nanga Dama. The Dogon people live now in a dry, remote savannah area in central Mali, stretching into Burkina Faso.

Ministry Obstacles

Life in the bare rocky cliffs is harsh. It will be difficult for Christ's ambassadors to adapt to their environment.

Outreach Ideas

The Nanga Dama Dogon community knows their religion is not adequate. Perhaps missionaries can demonstrate the power and goodness of the Lord to these people who depend on unclean spirits and a tainted form of Islam.

Scripture Focus

"So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands. My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips,"  Psalm 63:4-5

Scripture Prayer

Pray that much praise reaches the heavens from this people group.

Prayer Focus

Most Dogon subgroups have a strong gospel witness, but this is lacking among the Nanga Dama. Pray for Dogon believers who will live out their faith and lovingly make disciples. Pray for Holy Spirit led workers to go to the Nanga Dama Dogon people of Mali. Pray for spiritual receptivity and an understanding of their need for a righteous savior. Pray for Nanga Dama Dogon disciples who will make more disciples who will make even more disciples. Pray for the Lord to show himself loving and powerful by providing an abundance for their crops this year.

Nanga Dama Dogon in Mali

People Name: Nanga Dama Dogon
Pronunciation:NAHNG-gha DAH-mah DOH-gon
Country: Mali
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 4,500
World Population: 4,500
Language: Dogon, Nanga Dama
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherent: 0.00%
Evangelical: 0.00%
Bible: Translation Needed
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:
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