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

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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
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.

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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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BOX 200 Morogoro, Tanzania

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Mshama Kinyonga Prayer Letter: Soul-Winning Seminar

Mshama Kinyonga Prayer Letter: Soul-Winning SeminarIt’s the end of October already. Wow! Time surely doesn’t stand still. Days, weeks, and months seem to fly by. We are happy to report back to you what we have been doing these past months. First of all, thank you for the cards that many of you send us regularly. It’s always fun to get mail. The handwritten notes make us feel very much loved and appreciated. The time, money, and thought that go into sending them are truly noted.

God has been good to us here at Grace Baptist Church in Morogoro, Tanzania. For the most part, we have been averaging 300 or so for the months of September and October, with our highest attendance being 340. It’s fun to see new faces come and then stay. People are growing and having a heart for people without being “spoon fed.” Our ladies got together to start a ladies’ visiting schedule. They thought, Why should the pastors be the only ones visiting? So now the ladies are on a schedule to visit and encourage others. That’s a great sign of growth, and I’m proud of their efforts.

We had a soul-winning seminar in September. It was a great time to be refreshed on the importance of soul winning, as well as teach the new folks who had never been soul winning. We had a few teaching sessions, followed by role playing, so we all could see and react to different scenarios that we might encounter while out soul winning.

We had a great time, as well, with what seems to have turned into an annual soccer match between the teens and the older men in our church. The teens won 5-2, but the spirit was fun and relaxing. We started the day with a church-activity bike race. The entire route was 7½ miles, going and returning. We had 40 men and 15 ladies participate. We love to have these special activities once in a while to bring people together.

It was a joy to have my mother-in-law here for 2½ weeks to see firsthand what God has been doing here, along with getting to know some of our new folks and be reacquainted with the old ones. We also had Kids’ Day while she was here, and she had the opportunity to teach the kids a Bible lesson. We had 411 that day, with a goal of 200. The Lord always seems to go beyond our expectations. We had 168 trust Christ! We had a great time. For our first Kids’ Day at Grace Baptist Church, I believe it was a success.

We never want you to forget how grateful we are for your prayer and financial support. We have exciting things happening here in Morogoro, and we are looking forward to the future. However, it’s not possible without your investment in us, so thank you. Thanks for teaming up with us as we reach, teach, and train the folks here in Tanzania.

Your missionary friends,

Mshama, Martha, & Esther Kinyonga

November 4th, 2017|Tags: , |
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