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C&MA Surinam 선교

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SURINAME

Alliance missionaries came to Suriname in 1975. Since then, the Alliance national church has grown to three organized churches with more than 700 inclusive members. The Chinese Alliance Church there has sent cross-cultural workers to plant churches in other parts of Latin America.

 

National Church

2 organized churches, 3 unorganized groups, 3 ordained ministers, 286 baptized members, and 466 inclusive members

Team Initiatives

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    International Workers in Suriname

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    Demographics

    Population

    Population—438,144

    Infant mortality rate—23.6/1,000

    Life expectancy—69

     

    Capital City

    Paramaribo (217,300) pop.

    Geography

    Slightly larger than Georgia, Suriname (63,039 sq. mi.) consists of flat coastal lands and hilly forests inland.

    Languages

    Dutch (official)

    Surinamese

    English

    Hindustani

    Javanese

    Ethnicity/Race

    East Indian (Hindustani)—37%

    Creole—31%

    Javanese—15%

    Maroon—10%

    Amerindian—2%

    Chinese—2%

    European—1%

    other—2%

    Economy

    Per capita income—$4,300

    Inflation—23%

    Unemployment—17%

    Literacy rate—93% (1995 est.)

    Government/Political Climate

    Constitutional democracy. Paraguay gained independence from the Netherlands in 1975. The civilian government was replaced in 1980 by a military regime that declared a socialist republic. In 1987, international pressure forced a democratic election. The military overthrew the civilian government in 1989, but a democratically elected government returned to power in 1991.

    Religion

    Hindu—27.4%

    Protestant (primarly Moravian)—25.2%

    Roman Catholic—22.8%

    Muslim—19.6%

    indigenous—5%

     

    Support the Mission

    Alliance ministry in Suriname is primarily funded through the Great Commission Fund. Help fulfill Jesus’ Great Commission and make a gift to the GCF today.

 

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