Mshama and Martha Kinyonga2019-08-23T15:52:17-05:00

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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


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: Benjamin Mshama Kinyonga Has Arrived!

Mshama Kinyonga Prayer Letter:  Benjamin Mshama Kinyonga Has Arrived!Can you believe that June is over?! The year is half over already. Looking back, it doesn’t seem like we have been in the States 3½ months already. God is good and has been good to us these past months.

Our Family

For the month of May and a little of June, we have been going to numerous doctor appointments. Twice a week, our schedule was filled with appointments. I am grateful, however, for the healthcare system here in the States. You can’t compare it to Tanzania. There are obvious differences, like the buildings, technology, and cleanness; but the most important difference is that the doctors who have been taking care of my wife here actually care about her and want what’s best for her. In Tanzania, all the doctors want is money—money is first, not the patient. On June 11, 2019, at 10:45 a.m., Benjamin Mshama Kinyonga made his way into the world. He was 7 pounds 9 ounces, and we couldn’t be happier that he was healthy and his blood sugars were excellent. Esther is excited that she is a big sister. Martha is also doing well and recovering nicely from her C-section.

Ministry Stateside

We are always glad when we can be used of God no matter where we are. The Lord has given us the opportunity to be involved here. The Bus Ministry on Saturdays is fun. It’s been awhile since I was Stateside in college and in the Bus Ministry, so it has been good to be involved in it again—soul winning, knocking on doors, singing songs, preaching to them, etc. Good times! The opportunity also came about to preach during Junior Church and Sunday school. Hanging around good solid Christians is always delightful and fun.

Ministry in Tanzania

I’m always glad to report the news of what God is doing in Tanzania and glad that God is always faithful, even in my absence. I constantly preach to our people that the head of the church is God, and they need to be faithful to God for their sakes and for their families’ sakes so God can continue to use them and grow their faith. Well, since my family and I left, the church has continued to grow. New folks have joined, and baptisms have continued. Souls are still being saved, and discipleship is still going. Last week they had 320 in church, with no special promotion, just faithful folks. We are excited to go back and continue to see what the Lord would have for Grace Baptist Church.

On a little different note, please pray for our church specifically because Shadrack, one of our teenagers, was found dead in his home. They say it was suicide; however, I’m not so sure. The details were “fishy,” but as a church, we did all we could do and have to leave that up to the Lord. Our church members made sure he had a proper funeral/burial, and the Gospel was presented. I am happy that our church stepped up and kept a good testimony.

Prayer Requests

• Please pray that Benjamin will stay healthy.
• Please pray for Martha’s blood sugars to get back to normal; they are still a little high.
• Please pray for Grace Baptist Church in the loss of Shadrack, one of our faithful teens.
• Please pray, as we will start traveling in the upcoming months of August and September.

Thanks again for your love and support. We appreciate all the notes and cards that we receive. Please know that we pray that God will continue to show favor on your families and ministries. Please let us know if we can be a help to you all. We love you guys.

Your missionary friends,

Mshama, Martha, Esther, & Benjamin Kinyonga

July 7th, 2019|Tags: , |
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