Wolof of Mauritania
The Wolof are a West African people mostly found in Senegal. However, over 230,000 Wolof live in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, a country on the northern border of Senegal. It is illegal to share the gospel openly in Mauritania. Evangelism is prohibited by law. The Wolof in Mauritania are considered inferior to the "white Arabs" who live among them.
· for God to raise up Wolof believers in Senegal who are willing to live among the Wolof in Mauritania in hopes of sharing the gospel despite the law restrictions.
· that in a land that is a desert, both physically and spiritually, God would allow the Wolof to discover the water of life: Jesus.
· that God would allow those who are seeking Him to be bold despite the persecution and possible death they may face upon their acceptance of the gospel.
“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” (Isaiah 43:19 ESV)