God has been so good to our family and our church. As I look back at this year and think about what God has done, I am humbled. We saw more saved this past year than we ever have in our church. Well over 2,000 trusted Christ throughout the different ministries, with many baptized. We were able to host the second Tanzanian Stadium Crusade, as well as have many big days at church. We have seen new families join the church and have had several weddings. We started up our discipleship programs again, as well as started a brand-new ministry, the Faith Baptist College.
In the middle of November, we traveled back to the States for a mini-furlough. We were back for just two months of travel. We had the privilege to present in 12 churches while back. We were also able to spend some time with family over Christmas. I was able to meet with a missionary about a Radio Ministry in Africa and encourage churches to be a part of this new ministry. We had the opportunity to encourage many to be a part of this year’s Stadium Crusade. First Baptist Church in Hammond is hosting the trip and has opened it up to anyone who would be interested in joining them. If you are interested, please visit the FBMI website, and click on the “connect” button, with details and registration for the trip to Tanzania.
Plans for the New Year
We are praying that we will be able to move forward with our radio as soon as we return in January. Please pray that the government officials will give the final go ahead. We will also have some continued church construction. We have been building slowly on our church property as God provides the finances. In July we will again host the 3rd Annual Tanzanian Stadium Crusade. At the end of the year, we will be hosting a medical missions team. These, along with all of our normal ministry, look to make 2017 a very busy year.
I would like to share with you one last prayer request. Please pray for a young man, Sixbert, and his wife who began to come to our church this past year. They first attended our church’s marriage seminar and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. I was able to visit their home and win them both to the Lord. Both he and his wife have attended sporadically these past months. Sixbert has just finished secular college, and we are praying that they would become faithful and more involved this coming year. Pray that we would be able to disciple this young couple.
Your representatives to Tanzania,
Jerry & Rachel Wyatt