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

Ebola Arrives in Fria

Jesus is our Protector, even in the worst of situations.

By: Fred Coker
April 01 2015, 4:51 pm | Comments 0

Marching On

Under heavy fire, God’s work marches on.

By: Fred Coker
March 01 2015, 6:54 am | Comments 0

Our Persecution

Forces conspire again to close our doors.

By: Fred Coker
January 01 2015, 9:58 am | Comments 1

Meet Victor Millimouno

God knows the way into every man’s heart.

By: Fred Coker
December 01 2014, 9:25 am | Comments 1

DOOR OF TRUTH, LIGHT, AND LIFE

PLANTING LITTLE SEEDS OF FAITH

By: Laurie Smit
November 12 2014, 5:29 am | Comments 0

Great and Mighty Things

God’s promises are not only for Christians.

By: Fred Coker
November 01 2014, 8:49 am | Comments 0

Tons of Enthusiasm and Dedication.

We believe that these young people in Fria church is part of the end time generation through who God is going to finish the work.

By: Laurie Smit
September 26 2014, 10:37 am | Comments 0

God at Work in Fria

Our God does nothing apart from love.

By: Laurie Smit
September 01 2014, 11:32 am | Comments 0

Desert Garden

We did the only thing we could do—we fasted and prayed and claimed God’s promises.

By: Fred Coker
September 01 2014, 9:41 am | Comments 0

The Wedding

For several months, we had been praying for Sika, and now the crucial moment had come.

By: Fred Coker
August 01 2014, 1:04 pm | Comments 1

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