Busanga in Ghana

Busanga
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People Name: Busanga
Country: Ghana
10/40 Window: No
Population: 287,000
World Population: 1,150,000
Primary Language: Bisa
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Christian Adherents: 5.00 %
Evangelicals: 2.00 %
Scripture: New Testament
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Mande
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Busanga (or Bisa) are a large ethnic group centered in Burkina Faso. Their homeland is Burkina Faso's southeast region, with some settlements in northern Togo and Ghana. While details of their history are unclear, they may have entered their present location as early as the 14th century.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Busanga live by subsistence farming, raising millet, maize, rice and peanuts. They sell cotton and some vegetables for cash. Since 1980, primary education has advanced, roughly two thirds of the schools in the region have been built since then. Still, however, less than one third of the boys, and one fourth of the girls, are enrolled in school.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Busanga people have their own ethnic religion which is a central part of their identity as a people. They worship and serve spirits that they think will provide them with favors and refrain from causing misfortunes.

What Are Their Needs?

They need the opportunity to turn to the Living God, the only one who can actually bless them and give them abundant life.

Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to provide the Busanga people with an abundant harvest this year as a testimony of his power and goodness.
Pray for them to have the spiritual hunger it takes to seek out Christ and follow him no matter what the cost.
Pray for Busanga disciplers who will make more disciples.

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