Mshama and Martha Kinyonga2019-10-15T10:05:41-05:00

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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


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




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Mshama Kinyonga Prayer Letter: Headed Back Home to Tanzania!

Mshama Kinyonga Prayer Letter:  Headed Back Home to Tanzania!We are writing you our last prayer letter from the States. The next time we write, we will be back in Tanzania. We have enjoyed our time in the States tremendously, but we are also eager to get back home. We thank God for His provision throughout our time here. Not only have all our needs been met, but He has given us some of our “wants” too. We’ve enjoyed being with old friends and making some new ones as well. He has also allowed us to visit some new churches, and so far, one of them has already taken us on for support. It’s an old saying, but it’s so true: You cannot out-give God. He truly does take care of us more than we can fathom. God uses people to further His work, and we want to thank all the folks God has used to help us. Many folks have been a blessing to us and have encouraged us. As we travel, we have the honor of meeting God’s faithful people who are spread throughout this great country of America. As far as our family goes, thank you to all who have prayed for my wife and Benjamin specifically. They are both doing well. Benjamin is healthy and growing great, and my wife’s health is heading in the right direction.

As we are here, the ministry still goes on in Tanzania. I keep up with my assistant pastor often. I was encouraged when he told me that four people who were backslidden came back to church recently. All were coming at one point. Their families continued to come to church, and we told them to keep being faithful, to keep loving them, to keep praying for them . . . and wait. As a church family, we kept visiting them, and now they are back in church. The church also celebrated its 5-year anniversary on August 11. Many folks were praying and excited for that day. Our choir CD was printed, and every family received a copy. The Lord blessed, and there were 629 people in attendance, with 12 of them trusting Christ as Saviour. I’m so encouraged that the church is not built upon a man, but upon God; He still uses people, any kind of people, to further His kingdom. It’s good that our folks can continue to grow in my absence so that they can really grasp the idea that God blesses faithfulness, not just the senior pastor. We are excited to get back! We have new ideas for outreach and discipleship, and we are looking forward to finishing out the year strong.

Please continue to pray for us as we head into our last month here in the States. We are going to a few new churches. Pray that they will be willing to take us on for support. Pray that our luggage will make it back safely and that we get through customs with no problems. Also, pray that our supporting churches will continue to grow and be a witness where they are; pray that the pastors will continue to lead and have a vision for the folks God has given them. We sure do love and appreciate everyone who prays and supports us. Please know that we pray for you all often and consider it a great honor to represent you in the country of Tanzania.

Your friends,

Mshama, Martha, Esther, & Benjamin Kinyonga

September 10th, 2019|Tags: , |
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