Jerry and Rachel Wyatt III2021-02-25T10:42:40-06:00

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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




You can financially support our family and ministry by giving here online, or you can mail checks to FBMI, 507 State Street, Hammond, IN 46320, and designate your giving to Missionary #158.


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Jerry and Rachel Wyatt III Prayer Letter: Spring Program

Jerry and Rachel Wyatt III Prayer Letter: Spring ProgramCamp

What a wonderful week of Teen Camp we had this year! We had 57 campers from our church who attended. We were especially blessed, as this was the first year to incorporate the teenagers from our English-speaking youth group as well as the Swahili teenagers. A group from First Baptist Church in Urbandale, Iowa, came over to help us run the camp. Bro. Josh Kent helped with the preaching, and their group helped us run the camp. It was a blessed week, with many decisions made.

Easter Services

We started off our Easter services with our annual English Easter service. This is a time that we look forward to each year, as the English-speaking community comes together to worship the risen Saviour! Our Swahili service followed right after, and what a warm and wonderful service it was! In total, there were nearly 700 in church on Easter Sunday! In our second service, we had the Lord’s Supper in remembrance of our Saviour.

Soul Winning

While out visiting, I began sharing the Gospel with a man right outside of his little shop. As I was in the middle of sharing the Good News with him, he had to get up to help a customer. I was surprised to see Neema ya Mungu etched in the chair that he was sitting in. This means “Grace of God” in Swahili. I was excited to use this as an illustration of relying on God’s grace solely for salvation. When he returned from helping the customer, I sat in his chair without my feet touching the ground as an illustration that we must fully trust in Jesus alone for salvation. It is the “Grace of God” alone that will save us. He was sweetly saved.

Special Sundays

The month of April saw our Spring Program. We started with “Elderly Sunday,” where we honored the elderly in our church and community. We had a special choir of elderly folks, as well as some special gifts and other things to honor them. Next, we had “Meat Sunday,” where we added meat to our regular church-wide meal of beans and rice. This was a special treat for all! I emphasized the need for both physical meat, as well as spiritual “meat” in our lives. Our “Deaf Sunday” was next, with a special service specifically for the deaf on Saturday. We were thankful to see 56 deaf attend this special day. Many of them returned for the special Deaf Day at church the following Sunday. We are thankful for one of our staff members, Ima Masebu, who has taken this ministry, learned Swahili sign language, and put his heart into serving these people.


Last year, we were granted a one-year permit, which is set to expire the end of May. Please be in prayer for the application process to renew our work permit and resident permits. Lord willing, the paperwork will be processed without any issues. This is a great prayer request, and we need to see the Lord work!

Your representatives in Tanzania,

Jerry & Rachel Wyatt

May 7th, 2022|Tags: , |




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