Mshama and Martha Kinyonga 2017-08-10T20:36:55+00:00

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Mshama Birthday 05/12
Martha Birthday 06/23
Mshama & Martha Wedding Anniversary
Esther Birthday 03/06

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

First Baptist Church of Hammond is an amazing church with good, solid preaching and great men and woman we can look up to. We are honored that we can call FBC our sending church

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1687 Eagles Place C204 Rock Hill, SC 29732
BOX 200 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 #162.



Mshama Kinyonga Prayer Letter: A Year of Firsts

Mshama Kinyonga Prayer Letter:  A Year of FirstsWe pray that you all had a very wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoyed the food and the fellowship. Thanksgiving is always a very special time, and it’s always a blessing to share and make happy memories. The year 2017 is nearing its end. Another year gone—can you believe it? Time is flying. Looking back throughout this year, we can see many “firsts” for Grace Baptist Church: the first time in our new building, the first time for our ladies’ meeting being at the church, our first men’s meeting, our first Kids’ Day, and the first time we averaged 300. Actually, if I take the time to think about it, I’m sure there are many more. God has been good to us. We appreciate His showing us favor as we work to evangelize, teach, and train.

These past months have been good—busy, but good. Averaging 300 people and having only 6 bathroom stalls, we were running into a problem—a good problem, but a problem. The time had come to expand our bathrooms. So since November, we have had a new building project. It’s a lot of work physically and mentally to oversee a building project; however, it’s a blessing to see church folks come and use their time and talents to get the job done. We finished just a few weeks into December, and now we have a total of 19 bathroom stalls. Amen.

As stated before, we had our first men’s meeting. We had a total of 80 men. It was a great time of teaching, games, and food. The meeting was a success. Men are easy to please as long as there’s food. The older men wanted a rematch against the teens for soccer, and this time the older men won 4-2. The teens underestimated the elders for sure.

It’s baby time here at Grace. We had three ladies give birth to boys: Daniel, Clement, and David. We also have four ladies who are pregnant now and will give birth sometime in the spring. Here comes the next generation!

We want to thank all of you for the cards. We so enjoy receiving them. Thank you for taking your time to remember us. I know that all the missionaries sure do appreciate them. We also want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year. We are looking forward to teaming up with you for another year and can’t wait to see what God would have us accomplish together this coming year.

Mshama, Martha, & Esther Kinyonga

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