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Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

ELCA — Roseville, Minnesota — Established 1957


Summer 2017: We are planning a mission trip to Tanzania, contact Caryn for more info.

SACCOS: Our friends in Bomalang' ombe have organized a Savings & Credit Cooperative Society (SACCOS) to provide loans for farms and small businesses. They are working with Inringa Hope and the Micro Finance Institute at the University of Iringa in Tanzania.

Through Prince of Peace's own Micro-Grant Program, we have the opportunity to match our gifts up to a total of 2,500 thus the combined gift of $5,000 will allow SACCOS to give loans to more people and causes.  

Questions? Contact Kent Olson, VP of Iringa Hope USA.

Missions & Outreach: Tanzania

Shaking HandsThe vision of the Tanzania Mission Partners at Prince of Peace is to hold us in Christ and free us to walk shoulder to shoulder [Bega Kwa Bega] with our brothers and sisters in Boma La Ng'ombe, the Iringa Diocese, and Tanzania.  We will strive to nurture relationships, create understanding, and grow in faith together through prayer, education, sharing, and communication.

Since 1999, Prince of Peace has participated in mission work at the Boma La Ng'ombe parish, in Tanzania. The Saint Paul Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is partnered with the Iringa Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania. There are over 60 Parishes in the Iringa Diocese, and nearly all of them are partnered with congregations in the Saint Paul Area Synod. Prince of Peace is partnered with the Boma la ng'ombe Parish in the Iringa Diocese.

Tanzanian Visitors

As part of our covenant with Boma La Ng'ombe Parish, we agree to learn more about each other's congregation and community; exchange information through letters and photographs, develop individual-to-individual relationships; pray for each other at every opportunity, including regularly scheduled worship services; keep each other informed of projects underway; give of ourselves to each other even as Christ has first given himself to us; and to exchange visits by members of our congregations as frequently as possible.  Prince of Peace provides financial support of $1,000 per year that is to be used for building projects in the Parish.

Youth Across CulturesPrince of Peace is currently providing secondary-school scholarships for twenty students from Boma La Ng’ombe Parish. The government provides education for seven years in the primary schools.  To continue on in the secondary schools, the students need to pay for their own education. Most of the secondary schools are boarding schools, so they need to pay room and board as well as tuition. The secondary schools provide four years (Form I to Form IV). Those who successfully complete Form IV have the option of going on to Form V and VI. Beyond that, they can go on to a university.

Tanzania DinnerThe Tanzanian Mission Partners sponsor the annual Tanzania Dinner each November. Typical Tanzanian food is served along with Tanzanian music.  A free-will offering is taken, with the proceeds going toward secondary school scholarships for the students we are sponsoring.

2006 Mission Trip

Members of Prince of Peace have gone to visit our brothers and sisters in Boma La Ng’ombe, to develop relationships with them. There were four visitors in 2002 and seven in 2004, including two youth. Another group of ten, including two youth and a Pastor, went to Iringa and Boma La Ng’ombe in 2006.

 Prince of Peace 2004 Tanzania Trip

This flag symbolizes our mission work at Boma La Ng'ombe, reflecting our attitude of working together.

If you have specific questions about this mission initiative, or if you wish to travel with the next visiting delegation, please contact Caryn Josephson via the church office.

Our 2010 visiting group is shown in the photo below.  Together with our church partner, we've developed a logo for the 2010 mission trip — shown at the right.



Front Row: Caryn, Sandi, Maddie, and Erin

Back Row: Laura, Judy, Lee, Jim, Philipo

2010 Tanzania Trip Blog

The travelers are updating a blog while they are in Tanzania. See the updates.

2008 Tanzania Trip Report

View the report on the 2008 trip to Boma La Ng'ombe at that trip's web page.

Tanzania Blog