Mshama and Martha Kinyonga 2018-06-18T15:06:07+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: My God Is So BIG, So STRONG, and So MIGHTY!

Mshama Kinyonga Prayer Letter:  My God Is So BIG, So STRONG, and So MIGHTY!“My God is so BIG, so STRONG, and so MIGHTY! There’s nothing my GOD cannot do!” We all remember that song when we were kids, but the words of the song become more real to me as I get older. God is incredible, but so often we don’t really take the time to fathom His attributes of being BIG, STRONG, and MIGHTY. God has been good to us here in Tanzania. We are grateful that we can serve Him here and happy to update you on what’s been going on.

Our Easter Sunday was wonderful! It’s always a special time to be together as a church family, celebrating the Resurrection of our great Saviour. It’s also a great opportunity to invite lost folks who normally wouldn’t come to church. We had 406 that day. The kids had an Easter-egg hunt, our teens put on a play, and we all were able to eat on the church grounds. It also started the first week of our Spring Program. This is the first time we have ever done anything like this. Each month there will be a big prize to win. For the month of April, we will give the winner 220 pounds of corn. They will grind the corn up into flour, which will be a big help to them, because the staple food here is made of corn flour. The following months, the prizes will be a mattress and a water tank. We are looking forward to seeing God bring in new families.

A Quick Update on GBC in Gonja: They are doing well, though the Devil is fighting hard there. Please keep them in your prayers. They are out in the middle of nowhere, and life’s simple pleasures are hard to find. We were able to assist them in buying property and putting up a permanent building. We tried to do another trip up there, but with all the rain, the roads were washed away. When the water subsides, we will do our best to make it up there again.

Also, please be in prayer for our guests who are coming the first week in May. Pray that they have safe travels and enjoy themselves. We are happy and honored that they are willing to come.

We were also happy to hear about and pray for a lot of our supporting churches that had missions conferences. We can remember when we were on deputation going to different missions conferences and how much fun they were and how much of a blessing you all were to us. We are glad that we can team up with such godly people who have a heart for the world. We appreciate the generous love offerings that we received this year during the missions conferences at Riverview Baptist Church of Pasco, Washington, and Liberty Baptist Church of Durham, North Carolina. We are just so grateful for people. We love all of our supporting churches and pray for you all that the Gospel will go forth and the Devil won’t creep in and cause trouble. Please feel free to email us if you have a specific prayer request. We want to be there for you all. Thanks again for your love and support towards us.

Your friends,

Mshama, Martha, & Esther Kinyonga

April 25th, 2018|Tags: , |
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