A small group (maximum of 10 people) from St. Andrew’s led by Pastors Sarah Breckenridge and Amy Mihelich Smith will visit Kipanga Parish on an exploratory visit. The trip is currently scheduled for Sunday, July 23 – Saturday, August 5, 2023.   This will be an ambassador trip; the first time that St. Andrew’s and Kipanga Parish meet face-to-face, the initial visioning visit, and the foundation of this future ministry. If you are interested in participating in this trip, please contact Pastor Sarah Breckenridge at 651.762.9122.

Following are a few details, as we know them in February 2023:
  • The traveling group will be a maximum of 12 people total. This is because two nights of this trip will be in the village of Kipanga, our partner parish in rural Tanzania. It is economically and otherwise very difficult for them to host more than 12 people at a time (overnights will be in homestays).
  • In addition to the Bega Kwa Bega staff,  Pastor Sarah Breckenridge and Pastor Amy Mihelich Smith will be the pastoral leads on this program. Pastor Sarah has led numerous pilgrimages and mission projects throughout the world. Pastor Amy served as an ELCA missionary in Eastern Africa, specifically in Rwanda, which borders Tanzania to the west. They will be an incredible leadership team!
  • The final cost of the trip will depend on airfare, but with a base program cost of $2,500 and flights in that same range, we’re asking people to anticipate a total trip cost of $5,000. 
  • Click here for a basic sample itinerary, for reference. 

We expect we may offer more trips to Kipanga Parish in the years ahead, as well as other opportunities to walk “shoulder to shoulder” with our partner congregation.

Young Adult Scholarships:

We have financial assistance available for St. Andrew’s young adults who may be interested in participating. CLICK HERE for application.