Steve Peifer was a corporate manager who oversaw 9,000 computer software
consultants in America when his life was impacted by one small infant. Steve and his wife Nancy were living the American dream with two healthy young boys and financial stability when their lives were impacted by the birth and death of their third baby, Stephen. Stephen lived only eight days due to being born with Trisomy 13.
As the family grieved, Steve struggled to regain his footing in the competitive world of his work and grappled, also, with how to help Nancy in her grief. Seeking a change, the family accepted a year-long position as dorm parents for missionary kids at a boarding school in Kenya, Africa. Nancy had always wanted to be a missionary (and was well-equipped with a degree in linguistics) but had laid that dream down when she married Steve.
The decision to serve for a year at Rift Valley Academy led the Peifers and their two boys to a third-world setting where daily life was impacted by drought, hunger and poverty.
A Dream So Big Our Unlikely Journey to End the Tears of Hunger by Steve Peifer (with Gregg Lewis) begins with a year of commitment to the Rift Valley Academy but does not end there. Steve, the successful corporate executive, shareD many of the hard truths he learned about himself as he faced a world of poverty and pain juxtaposed against the beauty of the land of Africa.
Today, the Steve and his family have established a team of people who have built twenty solar-powered computer centers and provide daily lunches to more than 20,000 Kenyan school children in thirty-five public schools.
Steve now serves as Director for College Guidance for Rift Valley Academy and has been instrumental in getting graduates from the Academy into every Ivy League College in the United States.
A Dream So Big is not just one family’s story…it is a reminder that God can do something through each one of us when we are willing to let Him work.
I received this beautifully produced hard-bound book from Thomas Nelson publishers for review.
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