Companion Synod and Congregation in Tanzania


Our mission globally is enriched through a warm relationship with our companion synod, the Konde Diocese in Tanzania. Bishop Edmiston of our Lower Susquehanna Synod was very active in forming the link between our two parts of God’s world. He and many of his committee have visited Tanzania; in return, Bishop Israel Peter Mwakiloye and others from the Konde Diocese have traveled to Pennsylvania to meet and worship with our congregations here. This is an ongoing project and one which has brought wonderful friendships.

St. Paul’s itself has also cultivated a healthy Christian relationship with our sister congregation  within the Konde Diocese, Mpuguso Lutheran Church. The congregations have exchanged visits on many occasions over the past decades.

Though our fund-raising and support, Konde Diocese has been able to build and sustain a secondary school, provide scholarships to college for children of Lutheran pastors there, build a dormitory for secondary school girls so that they are safe while going to school.  A special offering enabled the purchase of a motorbike so that the minister could visit parishioners living at a distance.

Money from the 2015 Cookie Walk ($1,800) was used by Omega Allen for his third and final year of training to become a Clinical Officer in our Konde Diocese hospital.  This was all made possible thanks to our bakers, volunteers, Troop 19, and all those who purchased cookies at our annual Christmas Cookie Walk.

Pastor George Mwakanyamaie from Konde Diocese, Tanzania, Africa visited St. Paul’s September 2016 bringing us greetings from Tanzania.

The Cookie Walk has been a vital part of our support of numerous projects in our sister congregation.  This project has involved more volunteers than any other ministry of our congregation.  The Cookie Walk for 2017 is set for Saturday, December 2, 2017 .  St. Paul bakers, start accumulating new cookie recipes.  You know that the Mpuguso Committee will be asking you to bake cookies for this vital cause.   Click to see more regarding Cookie Walk…