Please pray for a quick resolution to the war in northern Mali. The United States is now involved through the use of drones. Many people are perishing without Christ.
The Week recently published an article entitled Christians in the Arab world: A guide which included this description of the plight of believers in northern Mali:
Mali had no Arab Spring uprising, but it has seen a fierce Islamist insurgency. In 2012 Salafist extremists linked to al Qaida took over in the north, where they destroyed churches along with Muslim shrines. Islamist rebels singled out the small Christian minority for torture and summary executions, and as many as 200,000 Christians from Mali fled to refugee camps in Algeria and Mauritania. “I deplore the departure of the Christian community,” said Timbuktu Mayor Ousmane Halle, a moderate Muslim, shortly after the Islamists invaded his town. “But I cannot guarantee their safety. And these are people that have lived side by side with us for centuries.”
We encourage you to read the rest of the article which also includes information on the suffering of Christians in Iraq, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Syria.
Finally, the following link includes additional information on the persecution of Christians in Mali: Prayer Needed For Suffering Christians In Mali (Persecution.org).