In August 2015, Pastor Ben and Monica McIntire visited our companion congregations in Tanzania. They shared this video at our worship services upon their return.
The photos below document our relationship with the Lupembe Parish in reverse order. Click on a specific photo to enlarge and read its caption. Read more about our partnership with Lupembe, Tanzania on the
Global Missions page.
2015. Lupembe Lutheran Church as seen across a tea field.
2015. Foundation stone of Udinda Parish which tells that the church was dedicated during the visit of Pastor Benjamin McIntire of St. Mark in Storm Lake, Iowa.
2015. Pastor Ben McIntire baptized two infants at Igumbilo Lutheran Church of the Lupembe Parish.
2015. The choir sings at Lupembe Lutheran Church during Sunday worship.
2015. Pastor Nelson Godiwe, the assistant pastor of Lupembe Parish.
2015. Processional before the church dedication at Kanikelele Lutheran Church of the Lupembe Parish.
2014. The Keith Wold Center for Agricultural Development (CAD).
2014. Well project.
2014. Picking chrysanthamum petals. The petals will be made into pyrithum which is used as an insecticide.
2013. Picking tea leaves at CAD.
2013. Visiting the Center for Agricultural Development (CAD). (Colleen Last in center, Ellen Holmgren on right. Others: BVU students and professor, ISU Extension representative and CAD volunteers)
2013. Church Interior.
2013. Bishop Last presents banner to Pastor Seth.
2012. St. Mark information on the Lupembe bulletin board.
2012. Our Pendaneni tree. (Colleen Last in center)
2012. New roof.
2010. Metal for a new roof on the church.
2008. St. Mark members plant an avocado tree in honor of our partnership Pendaneni relationship which means “love one another.” (Left to right: Pastor Mel and Carole Suhr, Becky McDowell, Pastor Connie Spitzack, Ron Ellefson. Also on trip: Pastor Russ and Laura McDowell)
2008. Church Interior.
2008. Before the new roof.
2006. Bishop and Colleen Last delivered gifts.
2006. Communing at Lupembe.