Mshama and Martha Kinyonga2019-10-15T10:05:41-05:00

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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

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

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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: Soul Winning Still Works

Mshama Kinyonga Prayer Letter:  Soul Winning Still WorksGreetings from Tanzania. We pray that your Thanksgiving went well and that you all enjoyed yourselves together with family and friends. We know that Christmas is just around the corner. We know that many of you have already had your Christmas plays, musicals, parties, etc.; and we hope that everything was a success. It’s a great time to bring the church together with these special activities to celebrate the birth of our Saviour. Here in Tanzania, we are doing well. We have a few special things planned on Christmas. We will have some skits and special music, we will have a couple get married, and we will have a full meal after the service as well. We are looking forward to that day.

Thank you to all who have prayed for our visa situation. Whenever we have to renew our visas, there are always new rules, new paperwork, and even new people who have to approve new things; so this time is no different, except for the fact that they rejected our visa. The president is trying to crack down on corruption; but, unfortunately, innocent people get trapped in the process. We have an opportunity to appeal, which we have taken full advantage of, so now we are waiting. We have some great promises but nothing actually official as of yet, so please continue to pray that God would guide the heart of the person or persons looking at our paperwork.

We had two bus routes combined on one bus for a while. We told the folks that if they wanted their own bus, they needed to grow their route. We told them to go and invite people and pray that God would bless their efforts. Well, they did. The place is called Central, and they grew the route to where the bus they have is almost full already. The area is near a twine plantation, so many folks work in the fields there. It is encouraging to see people “getting it” and coming and sticking with it.

We also had another Soul-Winning Seminar to encourage the new Christians and reboot the old ones. Soul winning still works! The son of our neighbor, Mama Neema, was bitten by our dog some time ago. Even though her son started the confrontation with our dog, we took full responsibility for it, including taking care of all of the medical bills and the daily nurse checkups. Fast forward—now the boy is fine; his brothers and sisters come over quite often. We asked them if they could start coming to church. They came and are still coming. We got to know the mom because of this dog-bite situation. She came to church, got saved and baptized, and joined the church. What started out as a terrible “ice breaker” has worked out for God’s glory.

Again, we always want you all to know how grateful we are for your love and support for us and the folks here in Tanzania. We love and appreciate you all very much. As a reminder, our letters go out every other month. If it has been awhile since you received our letter, please let us know. A lot of times, people change their email and forget to tell us, so we always want to keep our email list current. We want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.

Your missionary friends,

Mshama, Martha, Esther, & Benjamin Kinyonga

December 27th, 2019|Tags: , |
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