There is only one small pocket where the Songhai are found naturally in Burkina Faso and it is surrounding an area called Gorom Gorom. We have made several trips there in the past few years and this past February we saw some of the first Songhai coming to Christ in the surrounding villages.
There is a great missionary who has lived in that area for 25+ years. He and his family were evacuated by military a few weeks ago as it was discovered they were the target of an impending attack.
Pray for peace in that area. Gorom Gorom sits in the same position as Ayorou does in Niger: right on the Mali border.
While we have hope that God can work a miracle in this region, the current outlook is dreary at best. Pray that God would open a way for the missionary effort to continue in Gorom Gorom. Pray for God to give this missionary family a sense of direction as they will not be allowed to return for at least another 5 months.