Mali ML

1,051,334

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

108,621

Indicated decisions 2014

16.3 million

Population

352,000

Christians
93,600 are evangelical

For detailed information on the Primary and Secondary Cultural Characteristics, go here.

  • Stats for Mali
  • Social Control

    Shame/Fear-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    On the edge of Islamic and African countries, so may have a mix of both cultures.
  • Top 25 Stats

    Gospel Visits to Non-Evangelicals with Internet- 325.18% (5th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Christians with Internet- 34.14% (21st); Gospel Decisions to Non-Evangelicals with Internet- 33.60% (7th).
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Muslim
  • Human Development Index

    176/187
  • Internet Access

    75.23% (31st)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Sub-Saharan African groups such as Malinke-Bambara, Gur, Soninke, Malinke, Fulbe (89.4%); Arab/Berber (10.5%).
  • Common Languages

    French, Bambara, Fulbe, Songhai
  • Economy

    One of the world’s poorest nation,s with 80% living by subsistence farming and fishing.
    Cotton is an important crop, but drought and locusts have been problems in its growth.
    High child mortality and malnourishment are common.
    About 67% of the land is desert or semi-desert, and the desert is expanding.
  • History / Politics

    Independence in 1960 from France; Mali empire existed during the period of 1230-1400 A.D.
    Military dictatorship was ended in 1991 when multiparty elections started.
    Lots of drugs are shipped from South America through Mali to Europe.
    Nation is deeply divided between the north and south.
    In 2012-2013, a coup attempt occurred in the south, and rebels took control of the north.
    Strict Islamic law was imposed in the north, and 500,000 people fled.
    French military intervention and U.N. protection stopped the rebels.
  • Spirituality

    The country's many problems present a great opportunity for Christians to serve.
    Mali is spiritually open and the church has begun to take root.
    Most congregations need to reach out and start evangelizing.
  • Prayers

    Pray that openness in the country will continue and the people’s hearts be opened to God.
    Pray for more outreach by the committed believers.

Note:

All of the information on the number of Christians and Evangelicals is from Pray for the World! or Operation World.