Mshama & Martha Kinyonga2023-10-06T11:23:09-05:00




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.

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Mshama and Martha Kinyonga Prayer Letter: Tanzania Update

Mshama and Martha Kinyonga Prayer Letter: Tanzania UpdateWe are praying that you all are having a wonderful summer. We know many folks go on vacation, go to Youth Conferences, or have Vacation Bible Schools and other different things. We hope that whatever your summer holds, it goes well.

Cancer Journey Update

We wanted to take a moment to give you an update on Martha’s health and share what the doctors are saying. The scan showed rapid growth of the cancer in the liver. Because it started in the colon but moved to another organ, to them, it is incurable, and they want to do chemotherapy indefinitely in order to keep it from spreading/growing. They said that her type of cancer just has bad biology, so there is nothing they have at the moment that can destroy it. This was not the news we had prayed for, but we are CONFIDENT that the Lord will show favor and do a complete healing. We continue to covet your prayers, and we are completely honored and humbled that you would take the time to pray for us and our family.

I thank God for technology because I can keep in contact regularly with my assistant pastors and staff members back in Tanzania. Since my family cannot travel with me, I have been and will continue to travel back and forth to Tanzania about four times a year and stay for two to six weeks each time. We will continue to pray and ask God for clear direction for the future, but as of now, this is what we feel is best for our family.

Thank you for your faithful support. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or need more details (414.308.7851). You can also call our pastor, Pastor Noonan (414.301.9319), and he would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.

Tanzania Update

God continues to bring things together for His glory. Let me tell you a story that has been unfolding for more than two years now. We started a Bible Club two years or so ago in Kiegea, and the family who runs it, Baba Lincoln, started inviting kids to attend. Well, a girl came for many weeks. She started coming to church, and then her mom and brother started coming. They all got saved and baptized and joined the church. Now the dad is coming, and he got saved. He was convicted that he is not married to the mother of his children, so now in August, I will have the privilege of conducting their wedding. So, as you can see, God is still changing lives one person at a time; we just need to remain faithful.

Thanks again for all of the notes, emails, and texts that were sent out for our birthdays and anniversary. We always feel so loved and spoiled. We are honored that we can be your missionaries, but more importantly, your friends. Please let us know if we can be a help to you in any way.

For His glory,

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

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