HARMONSINPR.COM  |   Jerry and Liz Harmon  missionaries in Puerto Rico |  copyright 2012

I was born on October 9, 1956, in Brooklyn NY, where I lived until the age of two, when we moved to New Hampshire. I was saved at the age of four at the First Baptist Church of Concord and baptized later in the same church. I was called to preach and be a missionary while in eighth grade in public school.
I graduated from Concord High School in 1974. I graduated from Baptist Bible College East in Shrub Oak, NY, now in Boston, MA, in May of 1981. Upon graduation, I worked at the Ambassador Baptist Church in Pennsville, NJ for three years.


After traveling for one year with an evangelist as a tutor for his four children, I briefly went on deputation, before arriving in Puerto Rico for the first time in 1985. After teaching in a Christian school for one year while at the same time studying Spanish at both the University of Puerto Rico and at the Berlitz Language School, I returned to the States to continue with deputation.

 

Jerry's Testimony

I met my wife, Liz, at a missions conference in Massachusetts. She had been a director with Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) for four years. We were married on October 31, 1987. We went to Mexico for one year to study at the  Spanish Language School from July of 1988 to June of 1989.

We left for Puerto Rico as a family on February 14, 1990, after the birth of our oldest son, Nathaniel, in November of 1989. Our youngest son, Benjamin was born in Puerto Rico on November 5, 1991.

We started the Fundamental Baptist Church in December of 1990. The church celebrated its 20th anniversary in December 2011. We took our last furlough as a family in 1998.

In addition to starting the Fundamental Baptist Church, we have had the opportunity to teach at the Bible college here, spent nearly 20 years in a camp ministry, had a part in establishing other churches, trained other missionaries, and discipled many men and women, and included them in the ministry. We have also been able to train workers in Puerto Rico, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and the U.S. In July of 2011 we turned the work over to a national pastor, Ricardo Rivera. He is a great man and has a burden for souls.

We praise the Lord for the many souls we have won to the Lord and for all the ministries he has given us to do for him. We are currently on a year furlough. We look forward to what He has for us when we return to Puerto Rico, August 1, 2012.
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