A Dream So Big is the story of Steve Peifer, a corporate manager who once oversaw 9,000 computer software consultants. Today he helps provide daily lunches for more than 20,000 Kenyan school children in 35 national public schools. He also maintains solar-powered computer labs at 20 rural African schools.
Steve and his wife, Nancy, were enjoying a successful management career with one of America’s high-tech corporate giants during the dot-com boom of the 1990s when, in 1997, he and Nancy discovered they were pregnant with their third child. Tragically, doctors said a chromosomal condition left their baby “incompatible with life.” The Peifers only spent eight days with baby Stephen before he died.
Seeking to flee the pain, Steve and Nancy began a pilgrimage brought them to Africa—a setting where daily life is often defined by tragedies like drought, disease, poverty, hunger, and death. They didn’t arrive in the service of any divine calling, but the truth of their surroundings spoke to their troubled hearts. A short-term, 12-month mission as dorm parent for a Kenyan boarding school turned this ordinary man into the most unlikely internationally-recognized hero, and his story will inspire you to pursue a similar life of service.
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