In the hot, dry northeastern part of Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) live the 206,000 Kulango people. Their villages consist of many extended families led by the eldest male. Ev-eryone is involved in working the family farm which provides food for the winter. The area has only one rainy season a year, and that is sometimes not enough. Their entire living depends on their crops and the harvest they bring in each year. Thus, when there is a drought, they suffer physically.
In the same way that their lives are controlled by the rain or lack thereof, the Kulango’s spiritual lives are controlled by the amount of truth they have. Because the Word of God is not in their language and missionaries are few and far between, they are experiencing a drought of God’s truth. In essence, they are spiritually dying from lack of “spiritual rain.” The Kulango cannot be saved without the Word of God; someone must share it with them. “My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew…Because I will publish the name of the Lord:” Deut. 32:2-3.