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

Foreign missionaries have perhaps decreased in Suriname in the last decade, though the number of Surinamese missionaries and Christian workers increased. Many international organizations have affiliates or branches run by Surinamese staff (MAF, YWAM, others), while others work in close partnership with local churches. Pray for effective collaboration in discipling and training new leaders, in Bible translation and use, and in outreach to the less-evangelized peoples.

     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.