The Gambia

The GambiaAglow Leader:
Bertha Oubda
National Committee President

Capital: Banjul


  • Our prayer is for God to raise committed and dedicated men and women to lift the mantle and restore and revive the Aglow ministry in Gambia.
  • We also need prayer for financial partners to join with us for trips from the National Director.
  • We ask for prayers for God’s divine provision for funds for an upcoming outreach to revive Aglow in The Gambia.


  •  We proclaim His kingdom to arise to recover and restore the Aglow ministry in the Gambia.
  • Arise, shine; for your light has come!  And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you.  For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the LORD will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you.  Isaiah 60:1,2 (NKJV)
  • Lift up your heads, O you gates! Lift up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is he King of glory. Selah Psalm 24:9-10 (NKJV)

Interesting Facts About The Gambia

Gambia flagBackground: The Gambia gained its independence from the UK in 1965. Geographically surrounded by Senegal, it formed a short-lived federation of Senegambia between 1982 and 1989. In 1991 the two nations signed a friendship and cooperation treaty, but tensions have flared up intermittently since then. Yahya JAMMEH led a military coup in 1994 that overthrew the president and banned political activity. A new constitution and presidential elections in 1996, followed by parliamentary balloting in 1997, completed a nominal return to civilian rule. JAMMEH has been elected president in all subsequent elections including most recently in late 2011.

Government Type: republic

Population: 1,883,051 (July 2013 est.)

Ethnic Groups: African 99% (Mandinka 42%, Fula 18%, Wolof 16%, Jola 10%, Serahuli 9%, other 4%), non-African 1% (2003 census)

Languages: English (official), Mandinka, Wolof, Fula, other indigenous vernaculars

Religions: Muslim 90%, Christian 8%, indigenous beliefs 2%

Interesting Facts information from the website. Read more about The Gambia

2 thoughts on “The Gambia

  1. Barbara Salminen, Aglow in NE Mn.

    A mighty MIRACLE to share: Since I have been praying for the people of the Gambia since our conference in 2016, while at the 2017 Global Conference in Richmond I inquired at the registration tables if anyone had come to the conference from Gambia. I was told, that at that time, no one had come or been pre-registered from Gambia. However, I was constantly asking people if they had met or heard of anyone from Gambia. I had a burning within me to conect with someone from this country that I had been praying for .
    Heading back to our hotel, later in the day of the flag prcoession. I am amazed to see a woman get on OUR BUS with her sash or banner still on, that says “Gambia”. We only had minutes to talk but it was so awesome. We thanked the Lord that we both spoke English. She shared with me that she and her husband had been muslims until her husband had a dream about Jesus. They both were saved and now are pastors of the church in their town and she is the Aglow President in her area. The Lord knew the desire of my heart and did the miracle to see it happen for which I am so very grateful. Also, i am so pleased that this March, we as Aglow have been praying more specifically for the Gambia. I would love to somehow get in touch with this dear sister in Gambia, but do not want to jeopardize their safety. Also, thank you dear leaders of Aglow for your faithfulness in this powerful, on target ministry which is led by Holy Spirit.


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