Our ministry partner TNT is working to share the Good News and bring holistic transformation to the West African Muslim nation where they minister. It is one of the world’s poorest nations. Its 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 the larger towns and cities. With few job skills and little desire or knowledge of how to integrate into broader society, many of these families became desperately poor. Attacks from Muslim fundamentalists in the past few years have brought on increased persecution, insecurity, and food scarcity.

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Our ministry partner TNT is working to share the Good News and bring holistic transformation to the West African Muslim nation where they minister. It is one of the world’s poorest nations. Its 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 the larger towns and cities. With few job skills and little desire or knowledge of how to integrate into broader society, many of these families became desperately poor. Attacks from Muslim fundamentalists in the past few years have brought on increased persecution, insecurity, and food scarcity. Two-thirds of the northern part of the country is experiencing a food crisis. Even if the people can find staples such as rice, millet, sugar, and milk, the cost of these items is highly inflated.

Ten percent of the population is ethnically Tuareg, a group that has long fought for autonomy the northern part of the country. Sporadic outbreaks of violence have taken place over the years with Tuareg rebels forcefully overtaking many northern cities and villages, including the city where TNT is located. Hundreds of families were forced to flee to the South, but have since returned home after a peace agreement was signed.

Though this country is a secular state, the churches in the region face major challenges. The combination of persecution, ostracism and an inability to make a living makes it very difficult for new believers. TNT seeks to help Christians and non-Christians alike through vocational training, relief and development, child sponsorship, uplifting radio messages, church planter support and a youth center that provides tutoring, meals, clothes, medical care and Good News outreach.

 

 

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General Ministry Fund – Tahanint N’Massinag E Timbuktu (TNT), Mali

Our ministry partner, Tahanint N’Massinag E Tinbuktu (TNT, translated “Merciful Grace of God for Timbuktu”) is working to share the Good News and bring holistic transformation to the Muslim nation of Mali. The ministry is based in the historic city of Timbuktu. During the unrest in early 2012, many people, Christians included, fled their homes and city. Much of TNT’s infrastructure was destroyed or looted, so for over a year, the ministry relocated to the southern Malian city of Bamako. A ceasefire agreement was signed May 23, 2014, and the leadership returned to carry on the ministry in Timbuktu, only to find increased persecution, insecurity, and food scarcity.

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