WORLD DAY OF PRAYER 2018
The World Day of Prayer 2018 host country will be Suriname and the theme, prepared by the women, is “All God’s Creation is Very Good!” The Bible study text is Genesis 1: 1-31.
The Republic of Suriname lies in the northeastern part of South America. Suriname is named after the Surinen tribe, one of the indigenous peoples of the land. Suriname is part of the Guianas, an ecological region within the Amazon. Religions that are practiced in Suriname are Christianity (approx. 48.4%), Hinduism (approx. 22.2%), Islam (approx. 13.8%), Traditional Religions (approx. 1.8%), Javanism (approx. 0.8%) and a small percentage of the Jewish faith and other religions.
Alice Pomstra – Elmont is a member of the Hervormde gemeente (Dutch Reformed Church). She was born on a ship in the Cottica River near Mocca in the District of Marowijne, lived in the Netherlands and now lives back in Suriname enjoying its rich nature.