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: Average Attendance Is Growing!

Mshama Kinyonga Prayer Letter:  Average Attendance Is Growing!“O give thanks unto the Lord for He is good . . . .” (Psalm 107:1) We do serve a mighty and loving God. It has been a busy few months. It’s a spiritual battle every day, but these past few months, it has seemed to be more noticeable. We take our hope and strength from God’s Word and move forward. We are so grateful to be here and appreciate your support, both prayerfully and financially. Thank you for the encouragement as well. Thank you for all the birthday cards and anniversary cards; we read every one of them, and we are grateful for the time you spent to write and send them.

When we first left for furlough back in August, we were averaging 180 people. Since we came back in January up till now, we have been averaging 230. We are so excited that God is bringing the increase, many new families and folks we can just love on. With these people come marriages, and the Devil hates it when married couples get saved, come to church, and start growing. Please pray for the marriages here at Grace Baptist Church. The Devil is fighting hard. Pray that the folks here will stay strong and fight Satan’s blows with the Word of God and remain teachable. Also pray, because witchcraft is big here, and people are dabbling in it. We have folks who are visitors who come, but we don’t know their pasts; it can be a struggle sometimes with the satanic baggage that they often carry. We know that God is more powerful than that, but it takes wisdom and strength to deal with it.

We are grateful for the open door that is still here for soul winning. People still listen and take time to know the real truth. We have had a long rainy season. Many people stay inside to remain warm and dry; you won’t find many folks out and about. Well, the first warm, sunny day in a while happened to be a Saturday, and everyone was out. We were witnessing in our new bus-route area, and we had over 60 folks from our church out, with 71 trusting in Christ. One boy from that day was Emmanuel, a nice teenage boy. I had the privilege of witnessing to him, and he came the next day to church.

We wanted to encourage our teenagers, so we had a Teen Day at church. We had three different men from our church come and preach throughout the day; we had food and camp-style games as well. We divided the teens into four different teams and had great competitions. The spirit all around was uplifting and fun. We had 64 teens attend. The theme was “Be a Voice!”

Thanks again for loving us and teaming up with us as we serve the people here in Tanzania. We couldn’t be here without you, and we are grateful. Please know that we pray for you and the ministries at your churches.

Your missionary friends,

Mshama, Martha, & Esther Kinyonga

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