Story number 1 for 3 Jan 2003

By January 3, 2003

(Suriname)–We begin today’s news in Suriname, a country bordering Brazil. While most ministry in this part of the world is welcomed, Gurudatt (goo-rah-DAHT SHEE-wah-daht) and Nadira Shiwdat say their work carries risk. The Shiwdatts are missionaries to Hindus in Suriname, so far, a people group unreached in that area. “As we enter into the communities of the Hindustani, there is persecution. Once they see that you 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.” The Shiwdats are staying at D&D Missionary Homes in Florida while in the States. As they get ready for their work’s next growth phase, Gurudatt says they have identified another need. “Pray that God will send more workers. There is a great need for more missionaries. There is 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.”

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