Global Mission

Tanzania Partnership

Since 2001, Shepherd of the Valley has enjoyed a vibrant relationship with our companion congregations in Makifu and Tungamalenga Parishes in the Iringa Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania.



Journey to Haiti

Haiti Outreach, Inc. is a non-profit based in Minnesota and Pignon, Haiti, that works with communities in Haiti on water, education, and other projects that the communities initiate, help build, and sustain.

Shepherd of the Valley has partnered three times with Haiti Outreach by sending groups of youth and adults to be immersed in Haitian culture, and serve in responsible ways that promote dignity. We will continue to explore other ways to support this important community development.

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Tanzania Scholarships

Since 2001, Shepherd of the Valley has provided scholarship support for Tanzanian students who would not otherwise have the opportunity to attend secondary school or college. One of the great joys of this partnership is meeting students who have put that opportunity to good use, growing in skills and confidence, preparing for lives of service in their communities.

Each fall, we gather contributions to fund scholarships and educational projects with our partners in the Iringa Diocese. The largest portion of these gifts provides individual scholarships to students in Makifu, Tungamalenga, and Usolanga Parishes. In addition, we support educational projects that improve educational opportunities for a wider group of students.

You can contribute online at or write a check to SOTV with “TZ Scholarship” in the memo line.

Read the student's stories, which educational projects we have supported, and more by clicking here.