There are several Christian denominations active in the country, but the Gospel has been slow to take root among both Javanese Muslims and Hindustani Hindus. Most of the people live along the coast of the country, with only scattered tribes in the interior, which is mostly unreached. Suriname is truly a melting pot of culture and belief; a country that is ripe for the harvest. The world has come to Suriname to find Hope.

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; those who seek find; and to those who knock, the door will be opened." 

Matthew 7:7-8

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another."

John 13:34

Goals For Suriname

  • Provide encouragement and support to the local believers as they endeavor to reach their country for Christ. This is a very long and hard task laid out before them, and our encouragement helps to motivate and to push them forward in their goals of reaching their country for Christ.
  • Train the church and provide resources and ideas for them to reach the lost in their communities. Helping them with pastoral, education, and counseling training to be able to better meet the needs of those they are ministering to.
  • Support in numbers to help them spread their message of hope by participating with the churches in outreach activities and training sessions that attract many people they are trying to reach.
  • Participate and encourage the local believers in one-on-one evangelism. Most Muslims or Hindus that come to Christ will do so through a relationship, so it is imperative that we encourage the local believers to continue to share their faith with their neighbors and friends.

"He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?"

Micah 6:8

A Diverse, Friendly People

- Most homes do not have a knocker or a bell; people just go in (they are a friendly people).

- A casual conversation is initiated by a handshake, and good friends are greeted with a brasa (hug). 

- When you do arrive in Suriname, one of the first things you will notice is the amazing mix of peoples and languages. East Indians make up 37% of the population, Creole 31%, Javanese 15%, "Maroons" 10%, Amerindian 2%, Chinese 2%, and white and other 3%. Eleven different languages are spoken in Suriname, with Dutch being the official language.

- Tropical rainforest make up around 80 percent of the landscape of Suriname.

Go Be a light

Extend Global gives you the opportunity to minister to the least reached of the world in South America. Churches throughout Suriname have taken up the task of reaching their Muslim and Hindu neighbors. They are very focused on church planting and relational outreaches to share the Gospel with them. We are giving

you the chance to encourage, train, and share with the believers and their neighbors. It is an amazing opportunity to see God move in people groups that have long been oppressed and kept from the Gospel.