Mshama & Martha Kinyonga2023-10-06T11:23:09-05:00




Mshama Birthday 05/12
Martha Birthday 06/23
Mshama & Martha Wedding Anniversary 05/30
Esther Birthday 03/06
Benjamin Birthday 06/11
Rachel Birthday 01/28

My name is Mshama Kinyonga, and my wife’s name is Martha. We both graduated in May 2009 from Hyles-Anderson College. Our goal is to reach the people of my home country of Tanzania.

I was saved at the age of fifteen and had a desire to serve God with my life. I attended Faith Baptist Church in Morogoro, Tanzania, and it was there that my desire continued to grow. My pastor, Jerry Wyatt Jr., influenced me to get involved in the ministry. I taught a Sunday school class for children at church and the Bible in the public schools. I also worked in the Puppet Ministry, where we used puppets to go to different public schools, in the Bible Clubs, and in open-air evangelistic meetings. We were able to draw good crowds to present the Gospel. I even had the opportunity to work in the Village Ministry, where we would go to different villages and present the Gospel. The Lord has allowed me to see many people get saved and have their lives transformed in our ministries. In 2005 the Lord gave me the great privilege of going to Hyles-Anderson College to further my life’s calling.

My wife Martha was saved at the age of six. She, too, had a great desire to serve God with her life. She had the opportunity to teach second grade in Kampala, Uganda, at a Christian school. There in Uganda her desire for the African people grew strong. She not only had the privilege to teach English, science, and math; but she was able to teach Bible Clubs too. Throughout her ten-month stay, she was able to capture her students’ hearts; however, the ministry was continuing to capture hers. When she returned to the States, the Lord allowed her to enroll at Hyles- Anderson College, where He would continue to direct her steps.

During our time at Hyles-Anderson College, not only did the Lord bring us together, but He also allowed us the opportunity to get involved in the ministry of First Baptist Church of Hammond. I worked in the Bus Ministry all four years of college, as did my wife. The fact that God gave us a chance to influence people and to bring more sinners to the Saviour was incredible. I thank God for this great college, which trained us to be full-time in the ministry. Not only did we learn practical skills, but also our hearts continued to be softened to the needs of people.

My wife and I are excited to be teaching the people in Tanzania. Our focal point is to transfer the knowledge we received at college to the Tanzanians so they, too, can train others for full-time Christian service.

First Baptist Church of Hammond
507 State St.
Hammond, IN  46320
(219) 932-0711


801 Oak Ridge Dr.
Springfield, TN 37172
BOX 200 Morogoro, Tanzania
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Mshama and Martha Kinyonga Prayer Letter: Ministry

Mshama and Martha Kinyonga Prayer Letter: MinistryLet me first start out by saying, Happy New Year! We pray that God will grow us all more this year and that we will continue to be that beacon of hope the world so desperately needs. Thank you all for your prayers, cards, and texts that have been sent on behalf of our family. We sure do love and appreciate each and every one of you.


My trip back to Tanzania went well. I was able to get a lot accomplished in the short amount of time I was there. A young man named Chris, whom I have had the privilege of discipling for a long time, was getting married. It was so encouraging and a blessing to me personally to be able to marry him and his bride. It was also a blessing preaching and encouraging our people to just continue doing what God wants them to do in every area of their lives, to just stick with it. We had a Teen Camp during the break too. There were 388, with 136 trusting in Christ.

The opportunity to give the Gospel freely is still available in Tanzania, and I’m so glad that God has allowed the door to remain open. Please be in prayer, though, for Tanzania. There has been a tremendous amount of rain, so much rain in fact that streets, bridges, farms, homes, etc. have been destroyed. The rain has turned into flash flooding, with millions of dollars of damage throughout the country. There is a family that lives next to our church, and the flooding went right through their house. So, we are currently sheltering them in one of our Sunday school rooms. Pray that God will use this trial to encourage them to get saved.

I will be heading back to Tanzania in March. Until then, I’ll be doing some traveling to some new churches and visiting some supporting ones. If you would like me to come and give a report, please feel free to reach out. I’m always grateful for the opportunity I have to be able to represent Tanzania.


Martha had a successful surgery on January 5. They were able to remove a foot of her colon. She spent five days in the hospital and then was able to come home; full recovery will take eight to twelve weeks. She has had some good days and some not so good days, but all in all, we are grateful and thankful that the mass is out. The tumor was about the size of a small apple. Her type of cancer has some aggressiveness to it; it is in some lymph nodes and tissues surrounding the colon, so she will need to have more chemotherapy done. We see the cancer team on February 5 to find out more details, like how many more rounds, etc. The doctor said before the surgery, they were hitting it like a sprint, but now this journey is a marathon.

Martha has had numerous opportunities to share the Gospel with nurses, transporters, and others. She’s had so many conversations; people are still looking and searching. We are so thankful for your patience with us. Please feel free to email or call if you would like more details. As of right now, we are taking this season of life one day at a time. Remember, we pray for you all and your ministries, and we are so appreciative of your prayers for us.

For those of you who don’t have them, here are our address and cell phone numbers:

10135 West Cleveland Avenue                                                    Mshama’s Cell: 414.308.7851
West Allis, WI 53227                                                                    Martha’s Cell: 262.666.0008

For His glory,

Mshama, Martha, Esther, Benjamin, Rachel, & Sarah Kinyonga

January 29th, 2024|Tags: , |



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