Joy in the Harvest is a Christian mission dedicated to serving Christ in Africa. Our motto is " ... so they may know Jesus... "

Founded in 1992, Joy in the Harvest is a IRS fully approved 501c3 not-for-profit religious organization. Our IRS identity number is EIN 36-3858898.

All contributions to Joy in the Harvest are fully tax deductible. Joy in the Harvest is a member in good standing with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability since 1995.


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Joy in the Harvest is also organized and approved by the government of Tanzania as an incorporated and registered religious organization.

Our stated purpose is "To provide expertise and resources needed by the church in Africa for making Christian disciples." Joy in the Harvest has one full time missionary family -- the Wertzes. The main base of overseas mission operations in Africa is located in Kigoma, Tanzania, on the shore of Lake Tanganyika. Joy in the Harvest has more than 30 African nationals on staff. Our U.S.A. mission operations in the USA is based out of Illinois.


Part of the African staff of Joy in the Harvest


Joy in the Harvest is involved in several types of projects in Africa. We play a supporting role for the work of churches, pastors, and evangelists. Our assistance includes help church construction, training seminars, and practical helps. We also interface and assist other missionaries and mission organizations. We are proud of our involvement across many denominational lines and we believe in the importance of Christian unity.


Seminar for Christian leaders


Joy in the Harvest believes in ministering to the total person. We run projects that help Africans receive training and education so that they might be able to find meaningful employment and support their families.


Our Computer School has trained over 1,000 students.


Our mission believes that as Christians we should render assistance to the poor, sick and needy. We help operate a destitute camp for crippled and handicapped Africans, we run a program of emergency assistance for the desperately needy and sick, and we run a feeding program for the hungry.


We serve 400 to 600 meals, 3 days a week to the hungry.


To get further information or answers to your specific questions use our contact information.  We are always glad to hear from others wanting information.