Gao Evangelical Church (GEC) is working to establish God’s Kingdom throughout Mali by planting churches in unreached towns and villages. The ministry is based in the historic trading city of Gao. However, with the unrest in early 2012, many families, Christians included, were forced to flee. With much of their ministry infrastructure destroyed or looted and with fighting continuing, GEC moved to the southern Malian city of Bamako. A ceasefire in the North May 23, 2014, allowed GEC to return to their home base in Gao and resume ministry.

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Gao Evangelical Church (GEC) is working to establish God’s Kingdom throughout Mali by planting churches in unreached towns and villages. The ministry is based in the historic trading city of Gao. However, with the unrest in early 2012, many families, Christians included, were forced to flee. With much of their ministry infrastructure destroyed or looted and with fighting continuing, GEC moved to the southern Malian city of Bamako. A ceasefire in the North May 23, 2014, allowed GEC to return to their home base in Gao and resume ministry.

Mali is one of the world’s poorest nations, ranking 178th out of 182 countries on the United Nations Human Development Index. Mali’s 15 million people make a living primarily in agriculture and fishing; however, the country’s desert climate and terrain make for only a subsistence living.

Many of the people groups of this area were historically nomadic or semi-nomadic, but because of drought and desertification, they have had to settle along the outskirts of Mali’s larger towns and cities. With few job skills and little desire or knowledge of how to integrate into broader society, many of these families are desperately poor.

Technically, Mali is a secular state; however, it has a large Muslim majority. The churches in the region face major challenges. For every ten people who convert to Christianity, eight convert back to Islam or move to other parts of Africa where Christianity is more accepted. The combination of persecution, isolation, ostracism, and the inability to make a living is a nearly intolerable burden for believers.

Ten percent of Mali’s population is ethnically Tuareg, a group that has long fought for autonomy in North Mali. Sporadic outbreaks of violence have taken place over the years, climaxing in early 2012 when Tuareg rebels forcefully overtook many northern towns and villages and caused much destruction. A ceasefire agreement was signed in May 2014. Today the people are worse off than before, with political and religious insecurities and severe food shortages.

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Dr Mohamed Ibrahim Yattara

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Thanks and Prayers

August 23, 2016

We praise God for the supporters of our ministry. We are surviving and able to minister not only because of your gifts but your prayers. The church is grateful for…

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HIV/AIDS Project

August 5, 2016

One of the headlight activities is the assistance we bring to the HIV Infected Children. They seem to be the most marginalized and most vulnerable. The number of HIV Infected…

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HIV Aids Project

July 23, 2016

The HIV AID Project was able to gather the children for several sensitization meetings and meals. 50 children were registered to get help in terms of food, schooling and clothing….

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GAO Update

June 23, 2016

Now thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place (2 Corinthians 2:14). God is…

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Income Earning for Displaced Women

November 14, 2015

  Through this project, we aim to improve the living conditions of displaced women by training them to start and do business through training on micro-finance. We first trained 73…

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Leadership Seminar equips Church and Youth Leaders

October 31, 2015

We held a leadership seminar geared to empower church and youth leaders by increasing their leadership skills to meet the needs of their churches and society. We hosted this seminar…

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Caring for Needy Children

October 17, 2015

    Northern Mali is the poorest part of the country and has the lowest literacy rate. This project aims to sponsor 15 needy children or orphans by providing school…

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Family Update and Prayer Requests

September 22, 2015

  My wife, our 12 children and I are all doing well. I am busy administrating the Bible school, teaching Bible and theology. I also teach ethics, Islam and Introduction…

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Women’s Rehabilitation Center teaches Job Skills and Literacy

August 29, 2015

  We aim to reach young uneducated and disadvantaged Muslim girls by training them in income-earning activities such as cooking, sewing and literacy class based on a biblical curriculum. The…

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Aiding HIV-Infected Children

August 14, 2015

    We were helping 50 HIV-infected children with food, school supplies and medicines before the crisis. When the militants came and we had to flee northern Mali, most of…

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Gao Evangelical Church (GEC) is working to establish God’s Kingdom throughout Mali by planting churches in unreached towns and villages. The ministry is based in the historic trading city of Gao. However, with the unrest in early 2012, many families, Christians included, were forced to flee. With much of their ministry infrastructure destroyed or looted and with fighting continuing, GEC moved to the southern Malian city of Bamako. A ceasefire in the North May 23, 2014, allowed GEC to return to their home base in Gao and resume ministry.

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