Mshama and Martha Kinyonga2023-01-25T09:51:01-06:00




Mshama Birthday 05/12
Martha Birthday 06/23
Mshama & Martha Wedding Anniversary 05/30
Esther Birthday 03/06
Benjamin Birthday 06/11
Rachel Birthday 01/28

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 of Hammond
507 State St.
Hammond, IN  46320
(219) 932-0711


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




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Mshama and Martha Kinyonga Prayer Letter: Blessings in 2022

Mshama and Martha Kinyonga Prayer Letter: Blessings in 2022The end of February is very near already. We pray that you all had a great Christmas and New Year’s. Ours were both good. We enjoyed our Christmas service. It’s always fun to be together as a church family on Christmas. It was a little different with it being on a Sunday; we had a shortened service. New Year’s was good as well. We didn’t have an all-nighter like we normally have. We decided to change it up and give everyone the option to be home with friends and family to ring in the New Year.


We thank God that we had a wonderful opportunity for ministry last year, and we are looking forward to what God will have us do this year. The fact that we get to serve Him, witness to folks, and have the privilege to disciple is an honor. We were able to go to Kenya a few weeks back, more specifically, Nairobi. There is another missionary there by the name of Charles Newton. He is also with FBMI, and he started Faith Baptist Church roughly nine months ago. They were having their first Missions Conference, and I had the privilege of being their main speaker. I took my wife and a few men from our church. What an exciting new ministry it is. The people are new Christians, who are growing and having fun. Nairobi is very different from Morogoro, so it was neat to be able to enjoy some pleasures from the very developed city. We were also able to “hang out” with a few members from Team East Africa. What a blessing it was to see them and to hear about the different things God is doing through them.

We also had our Valentine’s Banquet. We had 68 people attend. We rented out a beautiful conference hall at one of the hotels here and were honored to have Pastor Tingson and his wife come speak and share with our people about how to strengthen their marriages. We started out all together with games and teaching. Then we went to a split session, followed by more games, lunch, and then the final session. We know that Satan is always trying to destroy the church, and he starts with marriages to attack families and so on. So we try to teach the importance of guarding and fighting for your marriage.

The regular ministries are going well too. Bus, school, Sunday school, Junior Church, and Wednesday Bible time. We are grateful for all of the workers, the prayers, and the effort put into the daily or weekly ministries. Thank you all for your prayer and financial support so we can do these things.


We have finished up the last of our building projects for now. The village church in Giaro has the roof on and is now meeting in their new church building. At their Grand Opening, they had 60 in attendance, and they were so excited. We were able to talk with them via WhatsApp for a few minutes to congratulate them; however, due to the very poor signal, we didn’t get to talk for long. We also finished the building in Mikese. They started meeting there was well. They were grateful and excited to have their own place for Thursday nights, which is when their midweek service is.

Thank you all again for the cards, emails, notes, etc. Thank you for keeping in touch with us. Please let us know if you ever have any email changes; we try to keep our prayer-letter list as updated as possible.

For His glory,

Mshama, Martha, Esther, Benjamin, Rachel, & Sarah Kinyonga

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