A Dream So Big: Our Unlikely Journey to End the Tears of Hunger
A Dream So Big Our Unlikely Journey to End the Tears of Hunger Author:Steve Peifer, Gregg Lewis A Dream So Big is the story of Steve Peifer, a corporate manager who once oversaw 9,000 computer software consultants, who today helps provide daily lunches for over 20,000 Kenyan school children in thirty-five national public schools, and maintains solar-powered computer labs at twenty rural African schools. Steve and his wife, Nancy, were enjo... more »ying a successful management career with one of America's high tech corporate giants during the dot-com boom of the 1990's when, in 1997, he and his wife 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 8 days with baby Stephen before he died. Seeking to flee the pain, Steve and Nancy began a pilgrimage that thrust them into a third-world setting where daily life was often defined by tragedy---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 assignment as dorm parents for a Kenyan boarding school turned this ordinary man into the most unlikely internationally recognized hero, and his story will inspire you to pursue similar lives of service.« less
The writing wasn't the greatest, but the story was phenomenal. I am familiar with RVA, but had no idea the poverty that surrounded it. His encounter with the local schools was heartbreaking, but he devised a plan to help these dear children. The story is a triumph. I recommend this book highly. It will uplift you and make you very thankful for what you and yours have, as so many live in horrible poverty.