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: First Letter of 2018!

Mshama Kinyonga Prayer Letter:  First Letter of 2018!Greetings from Tanzania! This is our first prayer letter of 2018. Can you believe it is 2018?!. It doesn’t seem that long ago that we arrived here full-time back in 2013. God sure has been good to us. Our Christmas service was wonderful. We had 230 of our church people attend. It was fun and relaxing to be together for a short service, celebrating our Saviour’s birth. We had our choir sing a new song, and our children’s choir sang and quoted a few verses from Luke 2. We ended the service by giving every family a bag of rice.

To kick off the new year, we decided to have an all-night activity at the church. It was fun. We had nine preacher boys preach and challenge us. We also had singing, games, and food; and, of course, we rang in the New Year with prayer. We had 150 people come for this event, and we were especially grateful this year because we had electricity. Last time we had to run the generator all night, but this year, three days prior to our all-night service, the electric company was able to provide us with electricity. There is a government hospital that is just down the street from our church that is about to open, so we were able to connect with their transformer.

On Wednesday nights I have been doing an in-depth series on the 10 Commandments. We have been going through one each week and seeing how we can apply it to our lives on a deeper level. It has been fun. We have had great interaction, and we are seeing our folks excited for the next week and taking notes. It’s the little things that can encourage us sometimes. Seeing people “get it” is very rewarding and makes us more grateful for you all who support us so we can be here.

We had our second Valentine’s Banquet here at GBC. We were privileged to have a fellow missionary come and speak to our couples. What a great challenge we received from the book of Ruth to strengthen our marriages. We had over 40 couples in attendance. Everyone dressed up in their best clothes, and we enjoyed games and food. The fellowship was sweet, and the smiles were worth it.

Please pray for our first-ever, upcoming Spring Program in April. We are looking forward to seeing new faces at the church. May the Lord use this tool to be able to reach more people.

Just so you know, GBC was able to lead over 2,200 people to the Lord and baptize over 250 in 2017. We also averaged 260 in attendance. We were able to do this through different outreach ministries (Bible Clubs, Public School Ministry, soul winning, and church). It was also through the giving and praying of people and churches like yours and, of course, through the Holy Spirit’s conviction on people and God’s drawing them to Himself.

We appreciate so much the cards and gifts that we received. Your generosity is very much noticed. We love you guys.

Your missionary friends,

Mshama, Martha, & Esther Kinyonga

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