Mshama and Martha Kinyonga 2017-08-10T20:36:55+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: Three-Year Anniversary Service

Mshama Kinyonga Prayer Letter:  Three-Year Anniversary ServiceCan you believe how fast the year is going? Many kids are starting back to school already. Wow! It seems like we were just hearing that school was out. We pray that you all enjoyed summer together and made many awesome memories. We are doing well here in Morogoro, Tanzania. “Winter” here, at 65 degrees, is continuing; the cooler mornings here are refreshing. In the mornings you feel much more motivated to get stuff done before the sun comes out and drains all your energy.

We want to thank you all for the encouraging cards that we received, simple notes stating that you all are praying for us or thinking of us. We appreciate the remembrance and don’t take it lightly. Our folks at Grace Baptist Church appreciate the prayers as well. There are many times I remind the folks here that we have a great team of investors in America, and part of the reason that God can bless and give the increase is because many people prayed or are praying while we have services. We know we would not be here if not for your prayers and financial support. Please know that we pray for you all as well. We pray for God’s blessings, that the Devil will not have his way, and that fruit may abound in your churches and ministries. It’s exciting to hear what God is doing through you all as well.

We had a ladies’ meeting back in mid-July. My wife and my assistant pastor’s wife spoke. It was just a fun time for the ladies to come together and relax, play games, have prize drawings, talk, learn, and, of course, eat. You never know how many people will show up; we just prayed that whomever God wanted us to minister to would come. We had 110 ladies, with 8 trusting in Christ.

I wanted to start more Saturday Bible Clubs. I had been praying about it for a while, and I wanted folks who had a heart for it and were willing to do it. I didn’t say anything to anyone; I just prayed that at the right time, folks who wanted to start one would let me know. Praise the Lord! We were able to start three new Bible Clubs. Three families came to me and said that they felt it was time for them to start a Bible Club at their house. They had been getting “taught,” and now it was time for them to step out. It’s encouraging to see growth.

Speaking of growth, we started another new bus route in the area called Mikese. It’s quite a distance away from our church for sure; however, the people were interested, so we sent a van out there. The first Sunday we had 15 riders.
As the ministry is growing, please pray for these needs: more chairs, more songbooks, and a bathroom extension. We know that this is God’s ministry and God’s people, and we are just excited that we get to work for Him.

Lastly, we just celebrated our Three-Year Anniversary. We had 580 people, over 50 first-time visitors, and 45 trusting Christ. We had a great day with singing, preaching, baptisms, two weddings, and more food. Thank you to all who prayed for our big day. What a great God we serve. “For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles . . . .“ (Malachi 1:11)

Mshama, Martha, & Esther Kinyonga

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