Jerry and Rachel Wyatt III2022-09-15T12:26:22-05:00




Jerry III Birthday 03/08
Rachael Birthday 05/06
Jerry III & Rachael Wedding Anniversary 08/05
David Birthday 11/05
Kate Birthday 06/13
Andrew Birthday 06/20
Lauren Birthday 08/19

Jerry was saved at a young age. He surrendered to preach at a tent meeting under the preaching of Tony Hutson. Jerry’s parents answered the call to missions in 1993 and arrived on the field of Tanzania in 1995. While in Africa, Jerry was always involved in the ministry by teaching out in the villages, public schools, Bible Clubs, and Sunday school. He also worked on the evangelistic puppet team that has seen hundreds of people saved. When Jerry was seventeen years old, he surrendered to go back to Tanzania. God’s calling was clear during a sermon at Pastors’ School. Soon after surrendering, he enrolled at Hyles-Anderson College and graduated in 2007. While attending college, he captained a bus route and taught a boys Sunday school class. He also worked at the college for two of the years he was enrolled.

Rachel was born and raised in a Baptist preacher’s home (Dr. Larry Brown). At the age of nine with the help of her mother, she received Christ. As a young person, Rachel surrendered to do whatever God wanted. In February of 2003, her father hired her as the full-time secretary of their church, Marion Avenue Baptist Church. She worked in this position until September of 2005, when she enrolled in college. Jerry and Rachel met at college and began dating. While dating, Rachel was able to visit Tanzania, and after a time of praying and seeking God’s will, she knew that the mission field is what God had in store for her.

Jerry and Rachel were married on July 6, 2007. On November 5, 2010, the Lord blessed them with a son, David Jerry Wyatt; and on June 13, 2012, they were blessed with a second child, Kate Dianne.

Jerry is currently the pastor of Faith Baptist Church Morogoro. He and his wife have served the Lord in this ministry since arriving on the field in 2009, and in 2012 Jerry became pastor. The Lord has truly blessed this ministry with the inception of an orphan home in 2013 and many other new ministries. Pray as God continues to work in this truly needy field of Tanzania.

We are Independent Baptist missionaries to Tanzania, East Africa. Jerry is the pastor of the Faith Baptist Church in Morogoro. Our ministries include church planting, Bible clubs, public school ministries, an orphanage, deaf ministry and evangelistic outreaches. We have been in Tanzania since January of 2009. Please join us in prayer as we do the work that the Lord has called us to do.

Marion Avenue Baptist Church
215 S Marion Ave
Washington, IA 52353

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2610 Nutmeg Avenue, Washington, IA 52353
P.O. Box 1070, Morogoro, Tanzania




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Jerry and Rachel Wyatt III Prayer Letter: 20th Anniversary Service

Jerry and Rachel Wyatt III Prayer Letter: 20th Anniversary ServicePermits Granted

We praise the Lord that our work visas and resident permits have been granted for another two years! This is a huge answer to prayer. In years past, we have had major trouble getting this permit; but this time around, it was fairly simple, and we were granted them without delay. Thank you for praying for this!

A New Church Is Born

In May, we were privileged to fly to Kigoma, Tanzania, to establish another church. The existing church plant that was started there in 2015 had a burden to start another church in an area about 30 minutes away from them. What a privilege it was to help start this church! I was blessed to be able to baptize the first new convert of this church right there in Lake Tanganyika.

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day weekend was a blessed one! We had our annual spring Ladies’ Meeting on Friday. This is always a special time for our church ladies and for the many visiting ladies who attend. We praise the Lord that 6 ladies trusted Christ as their personal Saviour during the meeting. Sunday morning, we were excited to honor over 140 mothers for Mother’s Day. They each received a special gift.

20th Anniversary

Thank you to everyone who prayed and supported us for our Anniversary Sunday. It went very well! Our attendance was much higher than we had expected or planned for, but we are thankful that we were able to fit everyone in and had enough food! At the end of the day, we had over 1,850 in church, over 100 salvations, 5 baptized, and over 240 adult first-time visitors. We had special material printed for this special Sunday. Almost all of our church members and our family had special outfits made to commemorate this event. We were blessed to have my parents and Dr. and Mrs. Ray Young with us as well. Dr. Young preached a wonderful message on salvation.

Faith Baptist College Graduation

What an honor it was to see two men graduate from our church college! We had a wonderful service, with both men preaching short sermons as part of the graduation. Dr. Young gave the convocation, reminding them of the importance of being Spirit- led. We are seeking the Lord to continue to use this Bible college to train many others for the cause of Christ.

Salvation Story

Derick began riding our buses to come to church. Just he and his brother attend faithfully. It is so exciting to see his fire for serving the Lord. I teach a boys’ character class every Saturday morning, and we encourage the boys to serve the Lord. Derick shared with me that he recently was at school during his religious instruction class. When the teacher did not show up, he took the opportunity to stand up and share the Gospel. I was amazed when he told me that 29 of his fellow classmates bowed their heads to trust the Lord as their Saviour. Derick feels God wants him to be a pastor, and we are so excited to see what God has for his future.

Busy Summer Ahead

Please be in prayer for the Tanzanian Stadium Crusade that will take place the last Saturday of July. We will also be having our special Soccer Sunday. We are asking God to continue to work during these events.

Your representatives in Tanzania,

Jerry & Rachel Wyatt III

July 5th, 2022|Tags: , , |




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