Amanda Harmon Perez and Jair Perez
Jair and Amanda live and serve in Jaco, Costa Rica. Jair was born and raised in Jaco; Amanda is from the Memphis, TN area and followed the Lord’s call in 2016 to serve with locals and travelers in the diverse international community. Their passion is to see their culture transformed from one centered on sexual tourism and prostitution to a lighthouse for the gospel of Jesus Christ. God’s hand is evident in this place as Jaco is transitioning daily into what it was once prophesied to become; a city on a hill that would draw people from all over the world to learn the ways of the Lord.
“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.” Matthew 5:14
Jair and Amanda both serve with Ocean’s Edge Ministry. Ocean’s Edge is a holistic, Kingdom based ministry that works to unite with other ministries and churches in Jaco. Amanda serves as the administrator for the Ocean’s Edge Business School, which is committed to teaching locals to love God with all their heart and found biblical based businesses (BAM) within the community. Through monthly classes and workshops, one-on-one consulting, think tanks, and discipleship, the business program is helping assist the “hope and future” that God has for each individual.
Jair and Amanda also help lead discipleship groups and prayer initiatives, while working to band together the businesses in Jaco through love and prayer. In addition to their work with the business school and ministry at OE, Jair and Amanda are also founding BAM businesses; their vision is to use profits to fund God’s work in the nations.
Jair also serves as a leader with the Costa Rica chapter of Christian Surfers International. Jair is a member of the Costa Rica national surf team and has traveled internationally and throughout Costa Rica. God has given amazing opportunities to teach and share the gospel through surfing; this platform commonly brings him into contact with recreational surfers and professionals from countries all across the globe. Since Jesus picked up some crucial disciples by the sea shores, they know there are some real hidden treasures in the surfing communities of the nations. The hope is to take surfers to a place where they are truly walking on water with the King of Kings!
Jair and Amanda's first child, Jedidiah, was born on March 23, 2018! They are committed to reaching each individual that God sets before them through the love and truth of Christ and are excited to be a part of God’s great harvest as they live everyday as a mission!
To donate by check to the Harmon Perez's Support:
Make checks payable to The Antioch Partners, write “Preference for Harmon Perez Support” on memo line and mail to:
7132 Portland Ave., Suite 136
Richfield, MN, 55423