Mshama and Martha Kinyonga2020-03-27T09:42:44-05:00

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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

473 Sibley St, Hammond, IN 46320


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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.


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Mshama Kinyonga Prayer Letter: 6-Year Church Anniversary

Mshama Kinyonga Prayer Letter: 6-Year Church AnniversaryGreetings from Tanzania. We are grateful that God has given us the opportunity once again to write to you all and tell you what has been going on these past months. We are thankful that God has supplied all our needs and has given us plenty of extra blessings as well. We have been praying for you all too. We pray that God will continue to bring peace and comfort as you all continue in the ministry there back in the States. Thank you for staying faithful in prayers and offerings despite the chaos at times throughout the world.

We didn’t have the final numbers of our church’s Six-Year Anniversary by the time the last prayer letter was sent, so let me give you those. The Lord blessed with our biggest day yet. We had 720 people in attendance and 23 salvations! It was truly a busy yet blessed day.

We also started a Wednesday night Bible class for kids awhile back. We had never had one before and thought it would be good for the younger kids to learn Bible truths on their level. We have Bible time, questions, a memory verse, games, and/ or a craft. Well, just to give you an update, we average 40 kids each Wednesday, and we have gotten a good schedule down. The kids are excited every week, and I’m so glad that God seems to be blessing this newer ministry.

Prayer is very important and vital in our individual Christian lives, but I believe it is also important to pray together as a church. We scheduled an all-night prayer meeting back in September. It was a great time. We had some singing, preaching, and prayer from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. We had a schedule so that every hour we all knew what to pray for. We took every family from our church and organized them by where they lived, and each hour we prayed for a specific area. By the end of the night, we had prayed for every church member by family.

Just to keep you updated on the church plant that we have in the area of Gairo—Grace Baptist Church of Gairo. They are doing well. They were able to bring a van full of folks for our Six-Year Anniversary. We took a group of men with us this past month to see how things were going. God sure is blessing them. A few weeks ago, they purchased their own piece of property. Before that, they were using the pastor’s house. So fun and exciting times are ahead for GBC of Gairo. Please continue to pray for them as they try to make a difference and spread the Gospel in Gairo.

We just finished our election on the 28th of October. We thank God for the peaceful election. We have been praying for the upcoming election in the States as well. We are excited, as we plan on heading back to the States on December 8. Thank you to those who have been praying for Martha and the baby. They are doing well. Please continue to pray for a safe and healthy pregnancy.

Your missionary representatives,

Mshama, Martha, Esther, & Benjamin Kinyonga

November 11th, 2020|Tags: , |
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