Mshama and Martha Kinyonga2018-06-18T15:06:07+00:00

Project Description




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

Information Packet


801 Oak Ridge Dr.
Springfield, TN 37172
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 Peek Into the Work Here in Morogoro, Tanzania

Mshama Kinyonga Prayer Letter:  A Peek Into the Work Here in Morogoro, TanzaniaIt is always a privilege to write to you all and give you a peek at what God is doing here in Morogoro, Tanzania. We are grateful that we can be here and serve the people. We are excited that folks continue to grow little by little. While we are always grateful for the big, dramatic changes, we are also encouraged by the little changes like, “I’m going to start coming on Wednesdays,” or “I’m going to serve by helping count how many people we have in church,” or “I’m going to help in the baptistery.” Small things are big things that make the ministry flow smoothly.

In our last prayer letter, we had one month of our Spring Program left. Like I wrote before, it was our first, so we know we can always improve for the next one, but we are grateful that in the three months over which it took place, we had 192 first-time visitors, with over half of them trusting in Christ. We always make sure that when a visitor comes, they get the opportunity to hear the Gospel. You never know how many chances they will have. One visitor who came was a 12-year-old girl named Jacqueline. She was what they call here a “house girl” or a servant/babysitter for one of our neighbors. Esther actually had been inviting her for a while. One Sunday she finally came and trusted Christ. That next week she went home to her village to visit and do “tribal ritual things,” and she passed away. We thank God that she trusted in Christ. You just never know the impact you can have on someone’s life. Being able to give the Gospel just one more time gives us that driving power to keep going. It also keeps us focused.

On August 12, we celebrated the 4-year anniversary of GBC. God has brought us so far, and we are always excited when we get to look back on what He’s done and what He will do in the future. We had 632 people that day, with 62 trusting in Christ. We had 5 couples from our church get married too. It was a long, busy, and eventful day. We want to thank Pastor Noonan and the folks at Faith Baptist Church of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for money that was sent so we could feed all these people. Thank you also for the special treat of allowing us to be able to kill a whole cow. Thank you to all who prayed and who regularly support us as well. We are all teaming up together for a common goal.

My mother-in-law arrived safely with all her luggage and is doing well. She has been here for three weeks and is learning the language and adjusting to life here in Tanzania. We thank all of you who prayed for her arrival and for her adjustment.

Prayer Requests

• We want to start a kids’ program on Wednesdays during the normal Bible Study time. Please pray, as we are making preparations for that.
• Continue to pray for our GBC Bible College.
• We would like to start a Hospital Ministry. Please pray, as we are in the very early stages of that.

We love and appreciate all of you and are honored that we can represent you here in Tanzania.

Your missionary friends,

Mshama, Martha, & Esther Kinyonga

September 1st, 2018|Tags: , |
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