Suriname

Completed Grades 9-12 by the start of project date.

Date: July 17-26


Estimated Ground Cost: $600
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About Suriname

This team will travel deep into the jungle on the Suriname River to share the Gospel with the Saramaccan people group. According to the Joshua Project, the Saramaccan are less than 1% evangelical. Most believe in communicating with spirits and the ghosts of their ancestors. In recent years, many have experienced the mighty power of God to overcome the fear that these spirits bring upon them. This team will go into schools and villages utilizing multiple ways such as VBS, Jesus Film and village gatherings to share the Gospel.

Suriname

Why serve in Suriname?

Scenery

The southern 4/5th of the country is almost entirely covered with pristine tropical rainforests.

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Nearly half the population identifies as Roman Catholic or Moravians.

Economy

Its economy is dependent on its extensive supply of natural resources.

Population

Suriname is one of the smallest countries in South America, yet its population is one of the most ethnically diverse in the region.

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Our Focus

This team will go into schools and villages utilizing multiple ways such as VBS, Jesus Film and village gatherings to share the Gospel.

Who will we serve?

  • Saramaccan people group.

What will we do?

  • Go into schools and villages utilizing multiple ways such as VBS, Jesus Film and village gatherings to share the Gospel.
  • Travel to villages and share the Gospel through a backyard Bible Club.
  • Potentially build a church!

Certified Sending Partner:

Church – Skiatook, FBC

Phone: 918-396-1565

Team Leader – Chad Thompson

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How to pray:

  • Pray for increased availability of scriptures in mother tongue languages.
  • Pray for miraculous success by tribal Christians from Suriname who work among the largely animistic Maroon tribes.
  • Pray that the hearts are softened to receive the Good News of Jesus Christ.
  • Pray for true freedom in Christ for the people of this former French penal colony