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

Sacrifice

The word sacrifice is defined as the act of giving up one thing for another…

By: Fred Coker
November 01 2011, 9:46 am | Comments 0

Guided to Nafisatu

“Isatta, can you please come?” said my secretary over the phone. “There are things that need to be arranged at the school.”

By: Isatta Coker
October 01 2011, 9:48 am | Comments 0

Thanks to All

We want to take this opportunity to thank all of our supporters, friends and the AFM administration for their spiritual, financial and physical support for our trip to the United States.

By: Fred Coker
September 01 2011, 9:50 am | Comments 0

Unity is Strength

What amazed me most was to witness the unity of everyone working together.

By: Isatta Coker
August 01 2011, 9:51 am | Comments 0

Mistaken Identity

Working as missionaries, it is often nice to be mistaken for a member of a local people group.

By: Isatta Coker
July 01 2011, 9:53 am | Comments 2

Discipling Teenage Girls

I have a burden for the teenage girls of Fria. Teenage life is one of the most complicated stages in human development.

By: Isatta Coker
June 01 2011, 9:54 am | Comments 0

Prayer and Healing

On January 25, we were blessed to be visited by our mission station president, Pastor Kwasi S. Gameti.

By: Fred Coker
April 01 2011, 9:57 am | Comments 0

God at Work in Our School

The recent political tension here in Guinea has now ended, and life has returned to normalcy.

By: Fred Coker
March 01 2011, 10:00 am | Comments 0

Sabbath Fellowship

Sabbath keeping has been an issue for most of our church members here in Fria. After church service, some members go home and just sleep off the Sabbath or spend it discussing secular things or watching soap operas on TV.

By: Fred & Isatta Coker
February 01 2011, 12:00 am | Comments 0

The Gift of Tongues

As the country of Guinea goes through political turmoil leading up to the next election, the Lord continues to bless His little group here.

By: Fred & Isatta Coker
January 01 2011, 12:00 am | Comments 0

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