BY “GIVING BACK”, WE BUILD A “BRIDGE OF HOPE” FOR THOSE WHO HAVE ALMOST NO HOPE. BY SHARING ONLY A SMALL PART OF OUR BLESSINGS, WE CAN GIVE THEM A FUTURE.
STEMM is an inter-denominational Christian ministry.
STEMM was founded in 1996 and organized in 1997. The founders, Dr. Steve Meyer, Rev. Jon Gerdts, Mike Boose and Lazaro Nyalandu, led a group of 10 Siouxland residents on the first trip to Tanzania in 1997.
From that experience, Dr. Meyer and his wife Dana were inspired to find a means to provide ongoing assistance to the beautiful and desperate children of Tanzania. They also felt compelled to facilitate a means for others to experience this life-changing journey.
STEMM was specifically created to develop a relational bridge between Siouxland and Tanzania by addressing the priorities of spiritual growth, medical care, and educational opportunities. In building this relationship, the overwhelming AIDS orphan crisis was one that could not be ignored and today is also an integral part of the STEMM ministry.