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Is a Tanzanian trip in your future?
“Come see us. You are welcome.” During their recent visit to New Brighton, Pastor Medson Chengula and his wife Maka, from CtK’s Tanzanian companion congregation, Nduli, repeatedly extended this invitation to us. Preparing to respond to their heartfelt invitation, your Global Mission Team wants to know about your interest in visiting Tanzania to learn more about our brothers and sisters and their culture. The trip would include:
  • Relationship-building
  • Visits to places and projects supported by Christ the King
  • Opportunities to observe God’s animal kingdom in the wild

Since 1992 over 70 CtK members, family, and friends have traveled to Tanzania at least once, many making multiple mission visits! Join this legacy of global partnership. 

>>Please click here to complete a short survey<<
to assist the Global Mission Team in planning future mission trips. 
Survey Deadline: Monday, June 26, 2017

Travel with Global Mission

Apply for a CtK Global Mission Scholarship
Scholarship funds are available for anyone planning to go on a international mission trip.
To apply for a scholarship, download the application (PDF) and a completed copy via email to Trish Blomquist.


Young adults (ages 19-29) from across the Saint Paul Area Synod are invited to walk shoulder-to-shoulder with peers in Tanzania. By connecting change-makers from different parts of the world, we’ll see what new thing God might be calling us all to.

Tentative dates: May 17-31, 2017
Estimated cost: $3500-4000

Additional applications will be received and reviewed until Feb. 1, 2017. For more information or to download an application, visit www.spas-elca.org/youngadults or email info@spas-elca.org.


The Saint Paul Area Synod also partners with the Lutheran Church of Guatemala (or ILAG). The Synod’s Guatemala Task Force is organizing a mission trip to Guatemala for all interested, whether you are part of a congregation partnered with Guatemala or not.

Tentative Dates: May 27-June 4, 2017

Cost: $1900

This trip is intended for anyone who would like to learn more about Guatemala and our mission work there. To apply, email info@spas-elca.org or contact Trish Blomquist at 651-283-3173 or trish-blomquist@comcast.net.

About our partnership

Bega Kwa Bega (Shoulder to Shoulder)

Bega Kwa Bega is the name of our synod’s companion relationship with the Iringa Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania. Bega Kwa Bega—“shoulder to shoulder” in Swahili—describes both the model of accompaniment with the Iringa Diocese and the umbrella name under which a variety of programmatic efforts are carried out, including:

  • Congregational visits
  • Scholarship support for secondary and theological students
  • Congregational projects
  • Various other efforts around health care, agriculture, support for pensions for retired pastors, wells, sanitation and hygiene, conservation, and microfinance—to name just a few.

Iringa Diocese, ELCT

It is because of the generosity of our congregation, we have been able to do so much for the Iringa Diocese including:

  • Support capital improvements
  • Provide scholarships at several schools
  • Support economic development through agricultural initiatives
  • Organize trips to Tanzania for short-term missionary work

As we continue to address the challenges our brothers and sisters face each and every day, we welcome you to join us and continue to bring God’s love to the Iringa Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania. There is nothing more rewarding than building life-long relationships with our brothers and sisters in Tanzania.

Our Missionaries

Christ the King sponsors two missionaries through the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and our Global Missions Team.  Christ the King's current missionaries are Dr. Mark and Linda Jacobson. The Jacobsons have been medical missionaries in Tanzania since 1985.  Mark is a physician serving as Director of Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre in Tanzania, Africa.


Global Mission Team

The Global Mission Team serves Christ by bringing God’s love through Jesus Christ to those in other parts of our world. The Global Mission Team currently works with the Iringa Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT).


Our purpose is to sustain an outward focus for our congregation, reminding us of our larger mission in serving Christ throughout the world. We work to educate the congregation, the community, and the Saint Paul Area Synod about the improvements, accomplishments, and impact our resources have on our brothers and sisters in Tanzania.

Send us a note

Interested in becoming a part of a global initiative locally? Fill out the form below and let us know what you are interested in!

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