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

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MSHAMA KINYONGA FAMILY

SERVING IN TANZANIA SINCE 2013

ABOUT

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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801 Oak Ridge Dr.
Springfield, TN 37172
BOX 200 Morogoro, Tanzania

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Mshama Kinyonga Prayer Letter: God’s Blessings

Mshama Kinyonga Prayer Letter:  God's Blessings

APPRECIATION

We first wanted to take this time to say thank you all so much for the birthday and anniversary cards and emails that were sent. Your taking time to remember our special days is always a true encouragement to us. We really do appreciate your thoughtfulness. We also appreciate the money that was sent so we could buy some extra things at the church. We were able to purchase songbooks, benches, windows, and fans; and we were able to complete my office. We know the blessing is from God, but we also realize that God uses people to channel His blessings. Lastly, thank you for praying for our guests who came. They made it here and back home safely, with no luggage lost and all health intact, and we appreciate your praying for them.

MINISTRY

We are now in two other public schools. We go in and teach the Bible each week. We have songs, games, and a Bible lesson. The doors are wide open for now, and we are grateful that our folks at GBC are willing to go and teach. Our Bible college is up and running and going well. We meet only once a month for now, but we have 26 eager and excited students, who are willing and ready to learn. This year for Mother’s Day, we also incorporated a Baby Dedication. This is a new idea for some. We had 19 babies/young kids dedicated to the Lord on that day. Knowing that our people see the importance of dedicating their children to the Lord is always a special time.

Our last big event for the month of June was camp. We had been preparing for a few months and praying for a lot of teens. We wanted to make it an evangelistic camp, not just a camp for our church teens only. We used sports as a way to bring them in; we invited a bunch of teens and even went to the schools. Unfortunately, Ramadan (Muslim fasting) fell during our camp dates. At the last minute, many backed out of coming. We were disappointed at first, but then we realized that we were grateful for the 107 teens who did come and even happier for the 14 people who trusted Christ. One of the teens who trusted Christ was one of our teens at GBC. His name is Yusufu (Joseph), and he realized that he had never really been saved after all the times of hearing the Gospel. Our efforts were worth it for even 1 soul, and God blessed with 14.

PRAYER REQUESTS

• My mother-in-law is retiring and coming to live here in Tanzania full-time in August 2018. Please be in prayer as she finishes her time in the States, and pray that she will adjust well to life here in Africa.
• Pray that the folks who are attending Bible college will continue to do well and that God will open up a door for them to be used in the ministry somewhere, either here at GBC or to start more churches elsewhere.
• Pray for jobs to open up here. Many folks struggle daily to find work, and it can get discouraging at times for them. Pray for their marriages as well.

ADDRESS CHANGE

Please make a note of our new stateside address:

801 Oak Ridge Drive
Springfield, TN 37172

Your missionary representatives,

Mshama, Martha, & Esther Kinyonga

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