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

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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.



Mshama Kinyonga Prayer Letter: Thanking God for the Many Blessings of 2018

Mshama Kinyonga Prayer Letter:  Thanking God for the Many Blessings of 2018We pray that you all had a wonderful Christmas and a safe and happy New Year. Can you believe that February is over? This year seems to be flying by. God is good, and we can’t complain. We thank Him for the many blessings that He provided us in 2018, and we are anticipating the many more to come as we go through 2019.

We had a great Christmas Day service. We were busy, of course, and I was able to marry my parents, which was an added blessing. We had Christmas dinner on the grounds that day. God was good to the ministry of GBC in 2018. We were able to be a part of 1,302 salvations in 2018, with 102 baptisms. Thank you all for being faithful so that we can stay here on the field. We celebrated New Year’s Eve at church with an all-nighter. There were over 150 people present. We had preaching, games, films, food, and fellowship. We started the New Year on our knees as a church, asking God to continue to help us throughout the year.

We were blessed to have a group come visit us in January. There were eight people in the group, representing two different churches from Wisconsin. We had a great time, and we loved being able to show them the ministry and the country in which God allows us to serve. We were grateful that they were willing to speak at our Ladies’ Conference. We know the ladies from GBC enjoyed hearing our guests teach them and encourage them to grow in the Lord. Our theme for the conference was “You Are Special.” We broke the theme into categories—You are special to God, Family, Church, and Others. There were close to 200 ladies that day.

February is the “love month,” so, of course, we had a Valentine Banquet. It’s always fun to be able to give our church couples some time to come together for games, teaching, and food. We had a great turnout of 33 couples, and we enjoyed spoiling them a little bit and had fun decorating too. Pastor Astante Rabi, from Northern Tanzania near Mount Kilimanjaro, was our guest speaker. We are glad that we have friends who believe the same and are doing things for the Lord in a different area.

We covet your prayers, as we are preparing to head back to the States on March 16. Our baby is due around June 11, and we wanted to make sure we have proper medical care, especially towards the end of my wife’s pregnancy. We will be in the States until October 1.

We want to end by saying thank you to everyone who sent us cards, letters, and packages. We are always so grateful when we receive them. The effort that is made and the money that is spent are never taken for granted. We love you all and pray that God will continue to grow and multiple your efforts to please Him.

Your co-laborers,

Mshama, Martha, & Esther Kinyonga

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