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Contact Information

Pastor Sarah Ruch Pastor Sarah Ruch Associate Pastor, Missions & Outreach
    402-423-4769 ext. 114
Judy Sorensen, Sheridan Team Leader
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Nebraska Synod Resources

Since 1993, the Nebraska Synod and the Northern Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT), East Africa have shared a deep relationship. The ELCT is one of the fastest-growing Christian churches in the world with over 5.6 million members. Churches in the Nebraska Synod partner with companion churches in the Northern Diocese to provide prayers, financial support and encouragement. We give thanks to God for blessing us so richly and giving us the opportunity to work through his people!

Sheridan’s Partnerships in Tanzania

Tanzania Scholarship Project

Secondary education in Tanzania is not free. Thus, the students consider it a privilege to attend school. We have tremendous opportunities to bless our Christian friends in Tanzania. This scholarship gives 130 students at the high schools in northern Tanzania.

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Mudio Lutheran Parish

Sheridan Lutheran Church began a companion relationship with the Mudio Lutheran Parish in 2005. Pastor Christosia Ngowi leads this 4,000 member church. In addition to sharing our faith and worshiping together, we finished building the Mudio Church. We also built a Montessori kindergarten and a maize mill.

Karansi Lutheran Parish

Sheridan also has a strong relationship with the Karansi Lutheran Parish. Karansi is led by Pastor Joshua Laiser, who has spread the gospel among the Maasai, a nomadic people. Sheridan contributed to building the main church and three sub-parish churches at Karansi. During Advent Conspiracy in 2010, Sheridan raised $48,000 to build the Karansi English Primary School. More than 300 children already attend; most of these children have never been in school. Learn more about Karansi by visiting their website.


Through our Advent giving opportunities in 2014 and the Readiness Fund, Sheridan has completed the Udoro Church building. You can read about the progress here.

Agape Lutheran Junior Seminary

In the fall of 2018, Pastor Godrick Lyimo, the headmaster at Agape, visited Sheridan to share his stories from this secondary school of the ELCT. Currently, funds are being raised for a chapel project at Agape Lutheran Junior Seminary through Sheridan Lutheran Church Readiness Fund.

Visit Tanzania

Vision Trip, 2023

If the public health situation permits and there is sufficient interest (enough registered travelers by June 15), there will be a Nebraska Synod Tanzania Vision Trip next winter (January 22-February 7, 2023). Become involved in Sheridan’s partnerships while seeing some of the most amazing wildlife and scenery on the planet. Synod-sponsored Vision Trips are a tremendous opportunity to gain an understanding of what life is like for our friends in Tanzania. Worship with our partners, visit villages, hospitals, schools, and homes. Experience the breathtaking beauty of the land and the wildlife it supports, especially on our safari to Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti.

For complete details, click here.
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