Last Updated on 21st April 2023
Rohan Ahmad, Missionary, The Gambia
The Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) launched the 16th edition of the Trade Fair Gambia International (TFGI) 2023 on 10 January 2023. The trade fair was held from 18 February to 19 March 2023 at the National Trade Fair Ground in Brusubi, The Gambia.
There were more than 400 stalls at the trade fair and apart from The Gambia, people from various countries participated in it, such as Egypt, Morocco, Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, India and Mauritania, etc.
Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya The Gambia also participated and organised a bookstall. This was the only religious stall out there. At the stall, with the Holy Quran exhibition, the history of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya The Gambia was also briefly displayed. Some Jamaat literature was also exhibited and made available for sale, which included various books of the Promised Messiahas translated into English and French, the books of Khulafa-e-Ahmadiyyat, salat learning books, Yassarnal Quran, etc. And a corner within the stall was also organised to present the work of The Review of Religions.
The event attracted a large number of people and many visited the Ahmadiyya stall. Most of the visitors held conversations with the Ahmadiyya representatives at the stall and were touched by and appreciated the message of true Islam.
A man from Belgium visited the stall and was briefed about Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya which he appreciated and thanked the community for organising.
A woman passing by the stall stopped and shouted very cheerfully, “Wow, Ahmadis are here. I cannot pass by without seeing them and I love these people.” She was then introduced to the Jamaat and ever since she has been in touch with us.
Amir Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya The Gambia also visited the stall and was delighted with and appreciated the work of the team.