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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Christian leaders across all denominations face challenges within both the Church and society.
a) Church growth necessitates leaders to emerge, from all cultural backgrounds, who possess strong biblical faith and solid ability to minister into Surinames unique context. Pray for the right individuals and families to step forward and lead faithfully.
b) Three interdenominational Bible institutes now provide training in-country for Surinamese pastors and workers, obviating the need to study abroad. Several denominational Bible schools and informal Bible and leadership training programmes serve the church. Pray that these will effectively shape well-trained and well-equipped Christian leaders.
c) Christian leaders must re-lay biblical foundations and standards in this nation that lost its way morally and ethically in the confusion following independence. Pray that Christian leaders seek greater unity in the body of Christ and hunger after the Word of God in order to powerfully impart it to their congregations.
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.