Mshama and Martha Kinyonga 2017-02-02T14:44:11+00:00

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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


1687 Eagles Place C204 Rock Hill, SC 29732
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: Back in Tanzania

Mshama Kinyonga Prayer Letter:  Back in TanzaniaWe made it back to sunny Tanzania. We arrived on January 25. It was great to be back, but we thoroughly enjoyed our time in the States. We traveled to over 27 churches and put over 14,000 miles on our car but made life-impacting memories. We can honestly say we were blessed with the old friends we were able to see again, along with the new ones we made as well. Our hearts were renewed, and we are so grateful for all the churches and individuals who pray for us and support us here in Tanzania. Our flights were good. We were able to check in our 15 bags with very little trouble. We were charged a flat rate per bag instead of being charged by weight, which ended up being a huge miracle, because some of our bags were 70 pounds. I had the opportunity to lead a young lady named Louise to the Lord. She was from Manchester, England. She was on her way to Tanzania to visit some friends and was asking for prayer, which clearly opened the door for me to present her with the Gospel. So she bowed her head and asked the Lord to sweetly save her right there on the plane. I’m always grateful for divine opportunities.

Well, life continues here. It took us a few days to get back into the routine with ministry and traveling; but God is good, and we are adjusting well. We hit the ground running. In fact, at times we are zooming, but that’s a good thing. Our first Sunday back, we had 270 people, and it felt like we had never left. The spirit was fun and exciting, and we are so glad that the Lord met with us.

Before we left, we had some goals and ideas of future needs that we had for Grace Baptist Church. We told the people to pray and watch and see how God answered those requests. As we were traveling in the States, some churches and individuals asked about some of our needs. We are so grateful that God uses people to help people. It’s awesome to be able to experience that firsthand. Sometimes you’re the receiver, and sometimes you’re the giver. We are pleased to be able to write to you and say that the needs for the new church building, the bus, the well, the fence, the electricity for the church, the PA system, the piano, and the microphones have all been met. We have already started building the new church building. We are so excited to see how God uses these physical things, these tools, to bring more people to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, and we get to team up with some of the best Christians I know to get the job done. Thank you for allowing God to use you in a way that only He can. Thank you for having a tender heart towards people.

Again, we are honored and grateful to represent you here in Tanzania. Please know that you all are welcome to come any time and see firsthand where your monies are going. Thank you for your investment in us.

Your missionaries to Tanzania,

Mshama, Martha, & Esther Kinyonga

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