HARMONSINPR.COM | Jerry and Liz Harmon missionaries in Puerto Rico | copyright 2012
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Puerto Rico Mission Field Statistics:
The major religions are : Catholic (85%), Protestants (8%), non-religious (2.3%), and others (3%). Churches of many denominations can be found throughout the island. Some islanders ascribe to spiritism, and others practice Santeria, an Afro-Caribbean belief system brought to Puerto Rico from Cuba. There is also a small Jewish community and a small Muslim community as well.
Out of 78 municipalities, there are 37 that do not have an Independant Fundamental Baptist (IFB) church. That's well over 1,000,000 souls (1/4th of the island's total population) that do not have access to a Gospel Preaching, Bible-believing IFB church in their area. Of the rest of the municipalities that DO have an IFB church, most of them desperately need several more. San Juan has a population of over 700,000. The San Juan metropolitan area has 2,000,000 (1/2 of the island's total poulation) with only five IFB churches. Each of these churches has less than 50 people. There is such a great need! That is why the Harmons are missionaries to this spiritually needy island.