Mshama and Martha Kinyonga2022-02-04T12:53:49-06:00

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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.

First Baptist Church of Hammond
fbchammond.com
507 State St.
Hammond, IN  46320
(219) 932-0711

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Springfield, TN 37172
BOX 200 Morogoro, Tanzania

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Mshama and Martha Kinyonga Prayer Letter: Sarah Elizabeth Kinyonga Has Arrived!

Mshama and Martha Kinyonga Prayer Letter: Sarah Elizabeth Kinyonga Has Arrived!Spring is here. It’s always refreshing to see the changing over of the seasons. All of the details that go into that just remind me of how good God is and how His love for the details and timing is magnificent. We pray that you are all well and continuing to stay faithful where God has planted you. We are always grateful when you take the time to read what God has been doing through us—actually, through all of us, because we are a team in getting the Gospel to Tanzania and helping them grow in their Christian lives as well.

Field News

Grace Baptist Church continues to thrive even though we are Stateside. I’m grateful for the pastors and staff that the Lord has brought to us. They work so hard together to make sure things run smoothly. We have had an increase in growth since the new year. We are excited when we get visitors, but we are even more excited when they come back, stay, and start to grow. We were averaging 350 but are now averaging 400. They have continued that growth since we left on January18. A few Sundays ago, they had 416. It’s not about numbers, although we are grateful when people come. Please pray that they will grow wherever they are spiritually and that we can have even more influence for Christ.

Easter Sunday is always a big day in most churches, and it was the same at Grace Baptist Church as well. We had 750 in attendance, with 1 salvation that we are aware of. There were many visitors, so we will have a busy next couple of weeks following up on them.

Stateside News

Kinyonga Baby #4, Sarah Elizabeth Kinyonga, was born via C-section on March 14, 2022. She weighed 8 pounds 6 ounces and was 19 inches long. Mother and baby are doing well. We thank God that little Sarah’s blood sugars are normal. They watched her closely due to the fact that Martha is a Type 1 diabetic. We thank all of you who prayed for them during Martha’s pregnancy.

I have also had the privilege of traveling to many Missions Conferences since being back. It is amazing how God provides meetings. All of these meetings were new churches due to the fact of my wife’s pregnancy at the time. I am so thankful that these pastors were understanding enough to allow me to come by myself and represent my family. We had five new churches vote to co-labor with us, so God always provides for His work.

Future Plans

We will be traveling out West starting in June. We are excited that we can visit our faithful supporting churches out there and also add some new ones. Please be in prayer already as we schedule visits and try to finalize our summer travels.

Let us know your prayer requests and if there are any needs we can help you with. We would be more than happy to pray for you and help you out in any way we can. Thanks again for teaming up with us. We love and appreciate each and every one of you.

Your missionary friends,

Mshama, Martha, Esther, Benjamin, Rachel, & Sarah Kinyonga

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