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Smirna Mennonite Church, Coamo Arriba, [[Puerto Rico|Puerto Rico]], was founded in 1950 as an outpost of the [[Bethany Mennonite Church (Pulguillas, Coamo, Puerto Rico)|Bethany]] congregation. The first converts were baptized 21 October 1951. The meetinghouse was erected in 1953. In 1958 the membership was 19, with Jose M. Ortiz and Lester Hershey as ministers.
 
Smirna Mennonite Church, Coamo Arriba, [[Puerto Rico|Puerto Rico]], was founded in 1950 as an outpost of the [[Bethany Mennonite Church (Pulguillas, Coamo, Puerto Rico)|Bethany]] congregation. The first converts were baptized 21 October 1951. The meetinghouse was erected in 1953. In 1958 the membership was 19, with Jose M. Ortiz and Lester Hershey as ministers.
 
 
 
= Bibliography =
 
= Bibliography =
 
Widmer, Gladys. <em>We Enter Puerto Rico</em>. Elkhart, 1952.
 
Widmer, Gladys. <em>We Enter Puerto Rico</em>. Elkhart, 1952.
 
 
 
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Smirna Mennonite Church, Coamo Arriba, Puerto Rico, was founded in 1950 as an outpost of the Bethany congregation. The first converts were baptized 21 October 1951. The meetinghouse was erected in 1953. In 1958 the membership was 19, with Jose M. Ortiz and Lester Hershey as ministers.

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Widmer, Gladys. We Enter Puerto Rico. Elkhart, 1952.


Author(s) Harold S Bender
Date Published 1959


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Bender, Harold S. "Smirna Mennonite Church (Coamo, Puerto Rico)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 20 Dec 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Smirna_Mennonite_Church_(Coamo,_Puerto_Rico)&oldid=85044.

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Bender, Harold S. (1959). Smirna Mennonite Church (Coamo, Puerto Rico). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 December 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Smirna_Mennonite_Church_(Coamo,_Puerto_Rico)&oldid=85044.




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