The Gambia, as the nation is known, lies within the West African nation of Senegal, as well as bordering the Atlantic Ocean. So unusual are its borders, it is worth consulting a map or globe to gain a visual appreciation for the layout of this small nation. Or just click here. National population is about 1.6 million, and the capital city is Banjul. Main languages include Mandinka, Wolof, and English. For more on this fascinating nation, see the Wikipedia article.
The Gambia is 85% Muslim. In fact, it was here, in the 11th century, that the first black Africans converted to Islam. The 10% minority who claim to be Christian are primarily Roman Catholics, Methodists, and Anglicans. Sadly, biblical knowledge is minimal, and neither Islam nor the nation’s dilute form of Christianity have been able to save the Gambia from many political and socioeconomic woes.
Won’t you say a prayer for true Christianity to spread in this nation?
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