Mshama & Martha Kinyonga2023-05-19T13:28:27-05:00




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
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: Visitors

Mshama and Martha Kinyonga Prayer Letter: VisitorsIt is always an honor to be able to write and share with you all that God is doing over here in Tanzania. We thank you for your prayer and financial support. We know that without you all teaming up with us, we would not have been able to do what we have done.


In the month of March, we were honored to have two groups of people come and see our ministry here in Tanzania. We enjoyed so much showing them firsthand where their monies are going. Our folks enjoy so much hosting and just getting to know others. We had the privilege to take one of the groups to our village church in Giaro. There we had a service and enjoyed great fellowship together. They have started building their church, and it will be exciting to see the totally finished product in the future. Thank you to all who pray and who have helped get them started on their new property.

We were also able to host a Kids’ Day, with over 900 kids in attendance. We had 12 different teams with 8 different stations of fun activities, Bible memorization, etc. Then everyone came together to hear the Gospel. We saw 142 trust in Christ, with 1 baptism the next day on Sunday. Because of Kids’ Day, we started a new bus route in Kiegea. There were 30-plus kids who came for Kids’ Day, and we told them they were welcome to come every Sunday and continue to grow in the Lord. Since then, 25-30 on a 15-passenger bus have been faithful each week. We are always grateful to expand our influence.

Bro. Matt from Florida came as well. He was able to preach some very challenging and encouraging messages to our folks on Sunday and Wednesday. We are always honored to host groups anytime.

Resurrection Sunday

We had a great turnout for Resurrection Sunday. As you know, many family and friends who don’t normally come to church will come on a holiday. We also had a wedding, so it was a great opportunity to share the hope and joy that only Christ can bring. We had over 980 people come that day. The wedding of Amoni and Eva was beautiful; they are a wonderful, Godly young couple that we are so proud of. Please pray for them as they start their new life together as one.

I do have a quick prayer request. Please pray for my wife, as she just left to go back to the States on April 13. She needs to have some tests run to see what is wrong with her digestive system. We know that God is the ultimate healer but are very grateful that He allows doctors and tests to help diagnose. The kids and I will remain in Tanzania anxiously awaiting her return.

Thank you all for your investment in the souls here in Tanzania. Please know that we pray for you all and the ministries that God has allowed you to serve in.

For His glory,

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

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