After the French military intervention in January 2013, the threat of an Islamist takeover has been averted, at least temporarily, but the presence and infrastructure of Christianity in the north has been largely destroyed. Building up a Christian presence again will be difficult: the Christians who fled the north are afraid to return. Even though most Malian Christians (constituting less than 5% of the population) live in the south of the country, they feel threatened by Islamists in the north and fear of a new uprising remains.
- For believers to be built up in their faith through Open Doors training seminars.
- For wisdom for the new president in steering the country towards peace and stability.
- For good harvests; the conflict has disrupted farming. In July 2013, 1.3 million people were in need of immediate food aid.