The Landomas live much of their lives from hand to mouth, with little or no reserve of money or goods. The harvest of rice and/or millet is always gone several months before the next harvest comes in, resulting in much hunger. Often they find it necessary to go into debt in order to buy food, to buy seed to plant, to build a house, to get married, or to handle other large expenses. When a crop comes in, the debts must be paid. Most Landumas profess Islam; a few are Catholics. Regardless of outward religion, nearly all continue to hold to animistic beliefs.
Social interdependence and community solidarity make it very difficult for a Landoma person to make important decisions on his own. He must carefully consider how those he depends on will react.
Christian workers need to minister to the physical and material needs of the Landoma, being genuinely concerned.
Pray the few followers of Christ among the Landoma will develop strong friendships with other believers, providing a new support system.
The Landomas need people to minister among them to help them learn better farming, business, and health practices. More schools are needed, as well.
"Do you not say, 'There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest?' Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest." John 4:35