2 Chronicles 7:14
Never before has there been such a cry to God in the country. One can hear people say “let God do something for our country now”. For the first time in the history of the country have its spiritual leaders rendered themselves “en bloc” in a spirit of humility, reconciliation and prayer. The National Interdenominational Prayer Conference held is May 2002 in the capital city Paramaribo. The place of gathering was filled with praise and expectation. Everyday around four thousand believers gathered at the Flamboyant Park, enjoying God’s presence and entering into a deeper dimension of intercession. Those that gathered were of one accord, having a deep desire to be united, standing in the gap for their own people and start praying as never before. The conference was also a launching path to National Crusade 2002 that was be conducted by Chrisma Ministries to the Nations in September 2002.
I had a dream, says Evangelist Eddy van Russel, who's vision made it possible to holding this great Prayer Conference. At that time God allowed me to see this conference happening with my spiritual eyes, I immediately thought of Uganda. I remembered an article which I had read about the revival that hid that country when the believers started to pray in the days of Idi Amin. About the remarkable and positive changes as a result of united prayer after God had visited Uganda. The power of the enemy was broken and the country started to prosper spiritually, economically, and socially. Corruption in all parts of society and also in government was addressed Even the disastrous growth of AIDS had slowed down due to fervent prayer of Christ His Church. All these elements made me decide to invite a prayer leader from Uganda to go to Surinam and teach the Church there about prayer. And so it happened, during my mission in Uganda, I shared my vision with two prayer leaders there. These were Apostle John Mulinde and Rev. Laban Jjumba. Both of them accepted the call to go to Surinam and ministered during the National Prayer Conference.
Several months after our successful National Crusade 2002, we continued to pray for the people of Surinam. This we do because God gave us a remarkable word from the scriptures at the time we were preparing for the crusade. The word is from Amos 8:11 "The days are coming, declares the Sovereign Lord, when I will send a famine through the land - not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the Lord."
In 2004, just after two years, remarkable testimonies of God’s intervention and the move of the Holy Spirit are reaching us. Many people are being saved and demonic forces are loosing their grip on the people they were used to control. The churches are growing tremendously. The attendance of church prayer meetings in some churches is growing exponentially. Even people in high positions in the secular world are turning to Christ.
Our plans to minister in and via Suriname are in full mode. We have established the new foundation "Chrisma Ministries to the Nations - Americas" and opened our office in Paramaribo. We will keep you informed. Click here and read more on our plans on Surinam.