Abundant Life in the Desert

...a journey with the Bowden Family

Jonathan & Dani Bowden - Missionaries in Niger, West Africa

Jonathan and Dani Bowden, along with their children, Isaiah, Anna, Grace, and Micaela, are missionaries in Niger, West Africa.  They work with the ministry of Vie Abondante (Abundant Life) that reaches out to the unreached peoples of Niger through sharing the love of Jesus, church planting, discipleship, Bible schools, children's ministry, primary schools, literacy programs, and famine relief. 


 "The Lord...is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance."

II Peter 3:9

Niger Quick Facts

  • Pronounced: Nee-jair
  • Population: 17 Million
  • Size: About 3 times that of California
  • Climate: One of the world's hottest nations
  • 2/3 desert, 1/3 flat grasslands
  • One of the world's poorest, least-developed countries
  • Over 50% of Niger's population is under the age of 15
  • 1 in 5 children die before reaching age 5
  • Adult Life Expectancy: 55 years
  • Religion: 95% Muslim
  • Literacy Rate: 28%
  • 37 people groups, 28 of which are still unreached.
  • For more information about Niger, click here

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