The Bobo Madare are one of the earliest inhabitants of Burkina Faso. Their
language is related to the Mande people of West Africa. They are primarily
subsistence farmers, growing sorghum, yams and maize.
• The Bobo are a decentralized tribe, with each village functioning independently
from one another, and led by the head of an extended family lineage. Pray for the
salvation of these leaders and for their openness to seeing the church established
• The Bobo have mixed their animistic beliefs with Islam. Pray that their
traditional culture, worship practices, and name for the Creator might be redeemed
by the gospel, and might glorify Jesus.
• The Bobo social structure which included slaves and occupational castes was
disrupted by the influence of colonialism. Pray for the remnants of these castes,
to find their true identity in Christ.
Heavenly Father, may your compassion and mercy flow among the Bobo Madare, healing
their wounds, preserving what is good, and revitalizing their uniqueness and
creatvity in Jesus.