A revival is taking place currently in Gambia’s Trinity Methodist Church. Worship services are conducted here every Sunday now. Christians in Gambia believe that with the turnaround in the political situation a massive revival is taking place among the Christians in the country. As Gambia’s new President Adama Barrow took office the Christian Church regained its previous status within the country. During the previous regime the local Church had to suffer much hardship and persecution. The reason being that during that time Gambia became known as a Muslim country. The local Christians heavily opposed this move. During the previous regime Christians were prohibited to conduct religious activities during the Ramadan season. The worship services had to be conducted without singing of hymns and playing of music.
Another development during the previous regime was that all government sector employees had to have their head covered during working hours. Burials were limited in Gambia’s oldest Christian cemetery. Although the Christian community vehemently opposed this move it did not make a difference. They said that they did not even have the privilege of conducting their funerals in a respectable manner. During that time Christians were afraid of even expressing their views. However as the new President took control he claimed that Gambia is no longer a Muslim country. Religious freedom has also been restored now within the country.