Reaching Hindus in Suriname

Jan 03, 2003 02:55 PM EST

Suriname -- Missionaries in Suriname, a country bordering Brazil, comment upon the risk involved in their work.

Gurudatt and Nadira Shiwdat, missionaries to the Hindus in Suriname say, "As we enter into the communities of the Hindustani, there is persecution. Once they see that [we] have made inroads into their community, and that people are being reached for the Gospel of Jesus Christ, when they see that we are laying a good foundation, then they will persecute us."

Currently, the Shiwdats reside at D&D Missionary Homes in Florida. As they prepare for their return to Suriname, they see the need for more missionaries.

"Pray that God will send more workers. There is a great need for more missionaries. There [are] only a handful of missionaries that work among the Hindustani, and only about two or three percent have been evangelized. So, the harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few."

By Pauline C.