Travel

For the majority of those who have made the journey, traveling to Tanzania and spending time with our companions in Iringa has been a life-changing experience. Facilitated by the Saint Paul Area Synod and partner congregations or organizations, these trips are not “mission trips” in the traditional sense of going and doing things for overseas partners. Rather, the focus of BKB travel is building relationships between communities of faith and deepening understandings of the global sweep of God’s mission and our roles as co-participants in it.

For new and experienced travelers alike, planning a journey to a place like Tanzania can be a daunting experience. To accompany you and your group in that process, a team of volunteers is ready to assist you along the way. The first step in travel planning begins by completing the Initial Contact Form below. For additional information, review the resources below, contact your cluster leader, or email begakwabega@spas-elca.org.

Asante Sana & Safari Njema! (Many thanks and safe travels!)

Travel Planning Resources

Date
Info

03/17/23
01. BKB Travel Overview
03/17/23

08/21/23
02. COVID 19 Travel Guidance
08/21/23

04/02/24
03. “Know Before You Go” Travel Resource
04/02/24

03/01/19
04. Group Leader Position Description
03/01/19

02/13/24
05. Cost Guide
02/13/24

03/12/24
06. BKB Travel Budget Planning Template 2024
03/12/24

02/14/24
07. Itinerary Development Options
02/14/24

11/07/23
08. Swahili 101
11/07/23

11/07/23
09. Accompaniment Devotion Guide
11/07/23

11/07/23
10. Accompaniment Overview (from ELCA Global Mission)
11/07/23

Initial Contact Form

To begin planning your visit to Tanzania and the Iringa Diocese, please complete this initial contact form. We’ll be in touch with you shortly to accompany you through the planning process!

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Questions? Please contact begakwabega@spas-elca.org.