Area: 163,820 sq km
Northeast coast of South America, between Guyana and French Guiana.
Population: 524,345 Annual Growth: 0.97%
Official language: Dutch. Trade language Sranan Tongo (a Dutch Creole) Languages: 20 All languages
Largest Religion: Christian
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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.
The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Suriname.