Mshama and Martha Kinyonga2020-03-27T09:42:44-05:00

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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

473 Sibley St, Hammond, IN 46320


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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: Two Young Couples in Our Church Get Married!

Mshama Kinyonga Prayer Letter:  Two Young Couples in Our Church Get Married!We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. We thank God for what He allowed us to do in 2019. We had 2,379 souls trust Christ last year, 410 visitors, and 82 baptisms. We are looking forward to what God will allow us to accomplish this year. Thank you all for the encouraging emails, cards, notes, and prayers. These things encourage us and strengthen us here in Tanzania. We thank you for partnering with us and hope you all will be encouraged as well to see this fruit that was added to your account.

Many have been praying for our visa situation, so we wanted to keep you informed. First of all, here in Tanzania you need two visas. One is a work permit visa, and the other a resident permit visa. You cannot apply for the resident visa until you are granted the work visa. Back in October, we applied for the work visa, and we were just granted it on February 12. That was a huge answer to prayer. Now we take that visa and go to Immigration to start the process for the resident visa. Please continue to pray that this process for the resident visa goes smoothly and quickly. Once everything is settled, our visas should be good until February 2022.

As we wait for the final process of our visas, the ministry here in Tanzania still continues to grow. We went to a new area for soul winning back in January. The area was called Nane-Nane (translated it means “Eight-Eight”). We had 70 people come out that day, and the next day we had 10 visitors. Well, since then, we have started a Bible Club in that area and have been averaging 35 kids each Saturday afternoon. The kids said they wanted to come to church, so one Sunday we piled 17 people in our 7-passenger vehicle. They have been faithful, so the last two Sundays in February, we rented a vehicle for them. On Sunday, February 23, we had 41 come. We now officially have a new bus route.

We love to see God’s people growing in the Lord. These past two months, we had the privilege to marry two young couples from our church: Efeso and Rehema and Zebron and Harriett. We thank God for people who come to church and meet, and then we get to see how God grows their love for Him and for each other. It’s always a joy to be able to celebrate with them on their special day. We are looking forward to seeing how God will continue to use them in the ministry here at GBC.

We want you all to know how much we love and appreciate every single one of you. We could not be here without your prayer and financial support. Please know that we would love to have you come for a visit anytime. If we can do anything for you guys, just shoot us an email; we would love to help in any way that we can.

Your missionary friends,

Mshama, Martha, Esther, & Benjamin Kinyonga

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