Mshama and Martha Kinyonga2022-07-28T19:23:53-05:00

MSHAMA KINYONGA FAMILY

SERVING IN TANZANIA SINCE 2013

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Mshama Birthday 05/12
Martha Birthday 06/23
Mshama & Martha Wedding Anniversary 05/30
Esther Birthday 03/06
Benjamin Birthday 06/11
Rachel Birthday 01/28

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.

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Mshama and Martha Kinyonga Prayer Letter: Back in Tanzania

Mshama and Martha Kinyonga Prayer Letter: Back in TanzaniaWe finished up September with a few more churches, but the last two weeks were spent back in Wisconsin, preparing to leave on October 2. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in the States. What a wonderful opportunity it is to travel and see how God is using other people in their ministries to further the Gospel. We know that God has called us to be in Tanzania, but it is always a bittersweet time when we have to say goodbye. We want to thank Pastor Noonan and all the folks at Faith Baptist Church for loving us and allowing us to have your church be our “home” when we needed to come back.

On the morning of October 2, we left to head to the airport. (Thank you to all who helped us get there!) We were able to meet a very nice gentlemen who helped us with our 30 pieces of luggage. The Lord truly led us to him. He definitely loved missionaries and said he would help in any way he could. Thank you to all who prayed for that. The kids did great on the plane, for which we were also very thankful. We touched down safely in Tanzania on Tuesday night with all of our bags. So now we are back and ready to do what God has called us to do here.

Our first Sunday back, we had 576 in attendance, with 7 visitors, 4 salvations, and 2 baptisms. We had a wonderful time seeing our church folks and meeting the new ones. We have an afternoon teen class every week, so this week we stayed with them. We do thank God for our teen department. We had 84 teens. We are glad that we can reach the next generation. We don’t have an official youth pastor. We do have some people who volunteer, but if you could, please pray that the Lord would send us a youth pastor. Maybe He will call one of the nationals to step up officially, or maybe He will call someone from somewhere else. It is so important to reach the youth.

We do have a few church projects coming up. We need to redo a part of our roof and also our road. Both need repair because of rain. We haven’t had rain since March, but it left some damage. Our road has been eaten away, and our roof leaks in one particular area every time it rains. We will hit the ground running, so that once the rain does come, we will be prepared.

Thanks again for all of the emails, cards, notes, and gifts we received. We do count it a privilege to team up with you all for the sake of the Gospel. Please know that if we can ever do anything for you, don’t hesitate to ask. We love and appreciate each and every one of you.

For His glory,

Mshama Kinyonga & Family

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