Who we serve

Stage: 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.

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.

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.

Malinke

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

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.

Susu

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