Susu

  • Pre-Entry
  • Pre-Evangelism
  • Evangelism
  • Discipleship
  • Phase-Out
  • Completed

About the People

Numbering nearly a million, the Susu are primarily farmers. Rice and millet are their two principal crops. They also grow mangoes, pineapples, and coconuts. Children are expected to help with a large amount of the work.

The Susu are descendants of the thirteenth-century Mali Empire. They moved to Guinea after 1725 when the Fulani attempted to dominate them and managed to convert them to Islam. Today, many Susu are traders and experts in leather and metal crafts. They also fish and mine salt.

Susu houses are generally quite large in order to accommodate extended families. They are built of either mud or cement blocks, depending on what’s available. In the rural areas, roofs are usually still made of thatch. Most cooking is done over open fires.

About the Project

Extended family is important to the Susu. Polygamy is allowed under Islamic law, but only some can afford to practice it. Although the Susu value good relationships, they tend to squabble with their neighbors, especially over money or property. Therefore, each village usually has a “wise man” as well as an elected or appointed leader to help resolve conflicts.

Friday meetings at the mosques are important social events for most Susu. The Susu are 85 percent Muslim, and Islam dominates their religious culture and practices. The New Testament is available in their language.

People-Group Facts

  • Population: 1 million
  • Language: Susu
  • Religion: Islam

Frontier Stories

Catching a Big Fish, Part I

I believed God was going to do something wonderful for Pastor Oumar and his wife.

By: Fred Coker
June 01 2018, 10:29 am | Comments 1

Taking the Message Beyond the Hills

Like Christ, our missionaries leave the comfort of their homes, families and friends to go and serve in underdeveloped countries where things like electricity and running water are privileges.

By: Isatta Coker
April 01 2018, 5:13 am | Comments 0

From Fear to Victory

Please pray for the people around the world who do not know the name of Jesus, and pray that they, too, will be delivered from possession.

By: Natesha Bent
March 01 2018, 4:10 am | Comments 2

Jesus’ Transforming Power, Part 2

Jesus came into my life and changed it. “Thank you, Father, for finding me and making what I am today.”

By: Fred Coker
February 01 2018, 8:56 am | Comments 0

Jesus’ Transforming Power, Part 1

I breathed a short prayer asking God to save me and my friend from this satanic trap. Then I gathered my courage and headed for the Adventist church.

By: Fred Coker
January 01 2018, 3:40 am | Comments 0

Foriforiya

Please pray that the gospel will continue to make headway in Foriforiya.

By: Fred Coker
December 01 2017, 6:44 am | Comments 0

Not I, But Christ

So what’s my job in all this? To live and to let Christ live through me. And when I do that and only that, His power, His love and His truth will be spread.

By: Marielle Griffiths
June 01 2017, 6:34 am | Comments 0

Our Mary Magdalene, Part 4

Only persistent prayers can give us victory over Satan.

By: Fred Coker
January 01 2017, 11:34 am | Comments 0

Our Mary Magdalene, Part 3

“This Jesus who has redeemed you is God himself. If He has transformed you, the Mariam I knew, and chosen Daniel for you, then you can trust Him!”

By: Mariam Diaby as told to Isatta Coker
November 01 2016, 6:40 am | Comments 0

Our Mary Magdalene, Part 2

“Now I want to follow the teachings of my Redeemer. From the bottom of my heart, I forgive you.’”

By: Fred Coker
October 01 2016, 11:05 am | Comments 0

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