Cote d’Ivoire is one of the world’s largest producers of cocoa and coffee. What a great combination! Sadly, they have had many conflicts that have divided their nation. Missionaries were mostly driven out in previous conflicts of 2002-2007, and the country is divided between Muslim in the north and predominantly Christian in the south. Yet, both religions are mixed with African religion and distorted. Islam has spread rapidly with tribal groups in the north, and have grown from 5% in 1900 to 42% today.
Christian music writing, recording and the Jesus film continue to be influential in Cote d’Ivoire and many other parts of Africa. Pray that the messages of these songs will remain true and not become a mixed religion, and that the Jesus film will continue to be broadcast and heard as a message of truth and hope.