Mshama and Martha Kinyonga2021-07-01T13:37:37-05:00

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MSHAMA KINYONGA FAMILY

SERVING IN TANZANIA SINCE 2013

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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.

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Hammond, IN  46320
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Mshama and Martha Kinyonga Prayer Letter: We Are Thankful!

Mshama and Martha Kinyonga Prayer Letter: We Are Thankful!Greetings from Tanzania. We pray that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. It truly is a blessing to take time to think about what God has done for us and remember that we can always find something to be thankful for. We appreciate all the emails and cards that we receive. Thank you for making us feel so special. Even though we don’t have all the traditional “Thanksgiving” food here, we try to make do. This Thanksgiving in particular, we are thankful that Baby Kinyonga #4 will be arriving, Lord willing, on March 27, 2022. We will be heading back to the States on January 17.

Ministry wise, things have been going smoothly. We are always grateful for that. We have Bible Clubs in different areas every Saturday. The folks that run these clubs started because they wanted to. We never say, “Hey, run this. We need a Bible Club here.” So, whenever the Lord puts it on their heart, that’s when we start one. Well, one couple was praying about their area and decided they would like to start, so we now have a new Bible Club in an area called Kiegea. We are excited that Baba Lincoln and his family decided to take this next step in ministry.

We also went into a new area for soul winning, an area called Sayuni; it’s right next to the mountains. The area has grown a lot since we arrived. We have a few families from our church that live in that area. One of the ladies is Mama Maria. She and her daughter have been faithful for years, but her husband has never come. Mama Maria’s other daughter just had a baby, so we decided to go and visit. When we arrived, Mama Maria’s husband was there, along with her daughter-in-law. Her daughter-in-law was a Muslim but was searching for the truth. The opportunity came for me to lead her (Mama Tunda) to the Lord. She immediately said, “A huge weight has been lifted.” That was on a Tuesday. That Saturday, we all came for soul winning, and 18 people were saved that day. The next day, which was Sunday, Baba Maria (Mama Maria’s husband) and Mama Tunda (the daughter-in-law) came to church, and they have been coming ever since. It has now been three weeks. We are grateful for growth; it’s small, but it’s a big. Please continue to pray for Baba Maria. He has not yet professed Christ, but his willingness to come to church is absolutely HUGE.

Thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers for us and the souls here in Tanzania. Please pray for rain. We have only had rain one time in the last six months. The city has not provided us water in over six months. When we call, they say, “Go home, and pray for rain.” We have had to order it in. Everyone has taken a hit due to the lack of water, including farmers and animals for sure. We know we will get the rain that we need in God’s timing.

We want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year. Our next letter we will be Stateside. We are also planning to incorporate a trip out West to visit our supporting churches out there when we are in the States. If you are located out West and would like us to stop in for a visit, please contact us to that we can put you on our schedule. We would love to see as many of you as possible since we have not been out West since we have been on the field. We are looking forward to the future and what God will do here in the country of Tanzania. We love you guys.

For His glory,

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

December 1st, 2021|Tags: , |

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