Located on the Gulf of Guinea, the hot and humid West African nation shares borders with Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east, and Burkina Faso and Niger to the north. Each year on August 1, the Republic of Benin celebrates its Independence Day commemorating the day in 1960 on which it gained its full independence from France. It is celebrated as the country’s National Day, a public holiday. Benin was once known as the Kingdom of Dahomey. Over one million people were taken from Benin as slaves
in the past. The practice of Voodoos originated in Benin. Benin has one of the youngest populations in the world. Pray for Beninese to shun the superstitious practices and accept Jesus Christ the true ling God (The Bible, 1 Timothy 2:5).