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

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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: Our New Building Is Complete!

Mshama Kinyonga Prayer Letter:  Our New Building Is Complete!You know the old saying, “April showers bring May flowers.” Well, we definitely have the rain. We are truly grateful for it, though, because we went a long time without rain, so it’s making up for lost time.

We are so happy that we get to update you all again on the news of what God is doing here in Tanzania. He has truly shown us His blessings, for which we are honored and grateful. It has been busy, busy here since our last update letter. As many of you already know, we have been in the process of building our new church building. We had a goal of finishing it for Easter Sunday. We thank God for the folks of Grace Baptist Church who came and worked hard every day and used their talents to “build the church.” It was a blessing to see folks working together for one common goal.

That goal was accomplished, and by Easter Sunday we were done. We had been praying that God would bring many people that Sunday. He brought 452 people, with 52 trusting in Christ and 32 getting baptized. Along with that, we had 2 weddings. On top of that, we had food on the church grounds. It was like a sea of people. The day was “crazy”! We were exhausted, but it was so worth it. The ministry can be very rewarding. Please continue to pray as we follow up on these new prospects for church and discipleship as well.

We started a bus route in a new area. The place is called Kingorwira. We started out with very few people. There is one gentleman from there who is very faithful; his name is Saidi. He has a burden for his area. He took a stack of tracts and went door knocking. Week after week, he just kept door knocking and praying. If they came, he would follow up with visitation and encourage them to keep coming. The route that started with 4 people now averages 35 people. They come Sunday and Wednesdays. I’m glad that God is using people to help people. There are 350,000 people in the Morogoro Town area. The sky is the limit for what God can do. We need always to be in a mindset of “How can I help someone today?”

Let me tell you a story about one gentleman in our church named Samuel or “Baba Grace.” He has been coming for a few months. He was invited by a friend. He came, listened to preaching, and left. He did that for about a month or so. He came to help out at the church one day and then called me over to talk about salvation. He said, “I was listening one Sunday when you were talking about going to Heaven, and I would like to get that taken care of today.” You see, he was a former witchdoctor. He had been involved in all of that satanic mess, but he left that and had been searching for truth. On March 13, he trusted Christ as is Saviour, and I had the privilege of baptizing him Easter Sunday. He comes faithfully with his two daughters. Please pray for his wife, “Mama Grace,” as she is coming along slowly. She was asking “spiritual questions” just last week. Pray that her heart will be open to the truth and we can nail down her salvation.

We are always grateful to you all for your prayer and financial support. Please know you are welcome to come and visit anytime. We would love to have you. We know that without you all, we could not be here. Thank you for having a heart for missions. We love you all!

Mshama, Martha, & Esther Kinyonga

May 1st, 2017|Tags: , , |
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