Mshama and Martha Kinyonga2018-06-18T15:06:07-05:00

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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

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: We Serve a Big God!

Mshama Kinyonga Prayer Letter: We Serve a Big God!We are writing this letter Stateside. We have been here in the States since March 17. The Lord has continued to amaze us as we continue to serve Him. As many of you know, the reason for our return is for the birth of our son. We felt it best for mother and baby to return Stateside for delivery, as well as for applying for the needed paperwork. We will be heading back to Tanzania on October 1. Our home base is in Wisconsin near Milwaukee. We are grateful to Pastor Noonan and the folks of Faith Baptist Church for their open arms and their love for people. They have spoiled us tremendously, and we are learning more from them than we could imagine. We are also grateful for the great hospital and health facilities that they have here. Martha went in for her first checkup Stateside, and the doctors tested her blood to find out that her sugar was over 300. We never left the hospital that entire week as they were trying to fix her levels. The team of doctors came in to explain the “luck” that we had for being there at that particular time, but we know that we serve a big and gracious God Who is never late and had already orchestrated this plan before we knew. The doctors have concluded at this time that Martha has gestational diabetes. She currently has to take five insulin shots a day and check her blood sugar four times a day as well. It has been a new and sometimes confusing time, but we are grateful and thankful that God has used these doctors to save the lives of Martha and our baby boy.

As we are here, the ministry in Tanzania must still go on. I speak at least once a week with my assistant pastor, Enock Mwendesha. It’s always a blessing to hear encouraging reports that the people are continuing in what they know to do and are being faithful in serving Him. On Easter Sunday, there were 350 in attendance, 7 baptisms, 5 visitors, and 2 salvations. We are blessed to have our assistant pastor and the deacons of our church to step up and fill the different roles in the ministry. I can feel confident being here, not only because of the faithfulness of the men there but also because all of our members at Grace Baptist Church are stepping up in different areas to help make things run smoothly. Ministry is a team effort, and I am so honored for all the “many hands” that are willing to help.

Please know that we are always grateful for our supporting churches. All the love that we receive by way of cards, letters, emails, etc. always make us feel so special, and we are glad to be your representatives. Thank you for entrusting us with that responsibility. Also, please don’t hesitate to call or email us if we can be of any help to you. Our email is, and our Stateside number is 803.507.8771 until October. Thanks for loving us.

Prayer Requests

• Pray for the health of both Martha and our baby.
• Pray for our assistant pastor as he continues to lead in my absence.
• Pray that GBC will continue to grow and souls will continue to be saved.
• Pray for Tanzania. Many folks are struggling with their daily water supply and the farmers as well.

Your missionaries,

Mshama, Martha, & Esther Kinyonga

May 8th, 2019|Tags: , |
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