Bega Kwa Bega


As of November 2022, we’re officially partnering with the people of the Kipanga Parish, our new congregational partner in Iringa, Tanzania. We’ll walk shoulder-to-shoulder (“Bega Kwa Bega” in Swahili) together. Bega Kwa Bega is the name of the St. Paul Area Synod’s companion synod program with the Iringa Diocese in Tanzania.

To support and sustain our ongoing partnership with the Kipanga Parish, gifts made at will help to provide scholarships and support for our BKB mission program.


The following activities are included in tuition:

1. Prayer

St. Andrew's congregants and the people of the Kipanga Parish promise to pray for one another, as sisters and brothers in Christ.

2. Presence

We commit to being present with one another. We anticipate ways that can happen and watch for news to come regarding what it looks like for us to travel to Tanzania.

3. Projects

This partnership commits us to supporting projects alongside the congregation to sustain their life and ministry in Kipanga Parish.

The Journey

This has been a long journey for St. Andrew’s, and we’re so pleased to be taking this next step. Many St. Andrew’s congregants have been advocates for this partnership, and it’s a blessing to bring it to fruition.

The inaugural Bega Kwa Bega mission trip to Kipanga Parish took place in July and August of 2023. Led by Pastors Sarah Breckenridge and Amy Mihelich Smith, the St. Andrew’s group traveled throughout the region to build fellowship and friendships with fellow Lutherans and see Christ’s love alive and in action in Tanzania.

We covet your prayers for the people of the Kipanga Parish, for the people of St. Andrew’s, for the ways this relationship will continue to grow, and for how God will work in and through this partnership.

Tupo pamoja! (We are together!)

For More Information
St. Paul Area Synod

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