Mshama and Martha Kinyonga2018-06-18T15:06:07+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


801 Oak Ridge Dr.
Springfield, TN 37172
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: Let’s Hear It for the “Clear-Color Team”!

Mshama Kinyonga Prayer Letter: Let's Hear It for the "Clear-Color Team"!As 2018 is coming to an end, we want to thank God for the incredible year that He has allowed us to have. We want to thank Him for all the lessons we have learned and for all the different situations we have been in, but most of all, we want to thank Him for continuing to use us here in Tanzania. We are always grateful for the opportunity that we have to serve the folks here and pray that we will continue to do more in the upcoming years. We pray that you all had a great Thanksgiving and enjoyed good food and fellowship with family and friends. We want to thank you all for the Christmas cards and greetings that we have received. Thank you for taking the time to think of us, write to us, and then mail the card/letter to us. We always feel so spoiled.

We had a Kids’ Day on November 17. We never really know how many kids will show up. We had different bus routes pick up the kids, and the event started at 10:00 a.m. We got a phone call at 8:00 a.m. informing us that there were 110 kids already waiting at one of the stops. It’s always good to have involvement. The kids came, and we divided them up into teams by giving them different colored strips of fabric. Over 550 kids later, we had run out of strips, so we said, “Okay, kids, for those of you who don’t have a strip, you all are the clear-color team. Let’s hear it for the clear-color team!” It worked. We had great weather and great participation. The Gospel was preached, and 87 kids trusted in Christ that day. I am grateful for our GBC folks who came to help cook and work the different stations. They all worked hard to make the day run smoothly.

For the month of December, we have our Christmas Day service planned, where everyone will be eating on the grounds. This year, instead of giving each family a bag of rice, we will cover the entire meal, along with one wedding. My parents are getting married, and I’m grateful that I can perform the ceremony. It should be a great day together, celebrating the birth of our Saviour.

Prayer Requests

• We need to put a ceiling in at our church. The heat is coming down, and it is almost acting like a distraction because it is so hot. Please pray as we try to raise the $2,500 needed for this project.
• God has blessed us with Baby # 2 on the way, due in June. Pray for the health of both mommy and child.
• Pray that we can continue to grow as a church and that the Devil will not have his way. Pray that we will stay “healthy” spiritually.

We want to take this time to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We pray that you will have safe travels if you are traveling, and if you are staying in the area, we pray that you will stay safe as well. Enjoy your time together. If you all have different church activities, have fun, and make great memories. We love and appreciate you all very much.

Merry Christmas,

Mshama, Martha, & Esther Kinyonga

December 14th, 2018|Tags: , |
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