Mshama and Martha Kinyonga2021-02-19T10:35:08-06:00

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

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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.


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Mshama Kinyonga Prayer Letter: Our New Little Girl Has Arrived!

Mshama Kinyonga Prayer Letter: Our New Little Girl Has Arrived!We are excited that we get to report to you all that God has been doing since our last prayer letter. We are grateful for the ministry opportunities that God allowed us to do in 2020, and we are even more excited about what God will do this year in 2021. We are always encouraged when we hear what God is doing through you all at your churches as well. Thank you all for being faithful and willing so that God can use you.

As you know, we started the year Stateside due to Martha’s pregnancy. January consisted of a lot of doctor’s appointments and adjusting to the snowy weather. Our home base for these months is in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, area. We are grateful for Pastor Dean Noonan and all the folks at Faith Baptist Church for their willingness to help us transition during this time. We will be heading back to Tanzania on May 31.

The Lord blessed us with the early appearance of our daughter. We welcomed Rachel Rebekah Kinyonga on January 28 instead of February 12. We thank God for a healthy delivery; Mother and Baby are doing well. Everyone is adjusting nicely to a new little one. We thank you all for your prayers, gifts, etc.

I do thank God for the ministry opportunities that He has given me so far while we are here. I had the opportunity to preach to high schoolers at City Baptist School (a school for bus kids out of First Baptist Church of Hammond). It was a joy to see them, to answer their questions, and to share a short challenge with them. I also had the opportunity to attend a Missions Luncheon at HAC. What a joy it was to be back at the school I graduated from, seeing some old friends I haven’t seen in a long time and teachers who are still there, being faithful and allowing God to use them still. That in itself was an encouragement to me, but to see the next generation of college students who have a heart for missions and just trying to encourage them to surrender and be willing to do what God would have them to do was a huge blessing.

Life in Tanzania still continues. I keep up with my staff quite often. I am grateful for my assistant pastor and his willingness to step up when needed. I am also grateful for the folks at Grace Baptist Church, as they continue to be faithful and grow spiritually. The Gospel is still going forth, visitors are still coming, and folks are still getting saved and baptized. Please continue to pray for Grace Baptist Church and my assistant pastor, Enoch Mwendesha, as he leads the folks and also for all the ministries as they continue. Pray that God will continue to bless their efforts as they use all our ministries to try and further the Gospel. COVID does seem to be rearing its ugly head lately in Tanzania. Many deaths throughout the country and especially in our town have been more prevalent as of late. We do what we can physically but trust God in the end. Pray that God will use this bad virus to bring more people to come to know Him. Pray that our folks at Grace will have the boldness to speak the truth.

We always like to say thank you to you all. We thank you for your continued support. We know that this is possible because you all are willing to be used by God. God uses people, and we are so glad that you all are teaming up with us in prayer and financial support.

Your missionary representatives,

Mshama, Martha, Esther, Benjamin, & Rachel Kinyonga

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