Suriname

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Suriname

Republic of Suriname

Latin America

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Geography

Area: 163,820 sq km

Northeast coast of South America, between Guyana and French Guiana.

Population: 524,345    Annual Growth: 0.97%

Capital: Paramaribo

Urbanites: 75.6%

HDI Rank: 97 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 26 (4% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Dutch. Trade language Sranan Tongo (a Dutch Creole)    Languages: 20 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians259,91849.571.0
Evangelicals72,23513.86.3

Challenges for Prayer

Nearly half the population profess to be Christian, but many have little understanding of their faith, and Christian belief is often mixed with spiritism. In the larger Catholic and Moravian denominations, growth has been incremental, but recent Pentecostal and charismatic growth has been rapid. Pray for new life and dynamism to replace traditionalism and syncretism practised by many. Pray for increasing trans-denominational cooperation to continue in Bible-related ministries and outreach to every ethnic group in Suriname.

     For an additional 5 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Suriname.