Welcome to the New Executive Director!

Welcome to Jon Gerdts, and his wife Jocelyn!  Jon is the new Executive Director for STEMM.  Jon and Jocelyn have been married for 38 years and have four amazing kids and one grandson.  Matthew lives in Madison, WI.  Josiah is married to Susan and lives in San Francisco, CA with their son, Ethan.  Sarah lives

STEMM Children’s Village Welcomes 9 New Children

The SCV (STEMM Children’s Village) has recently had the privilege of adding 9 new children to their family.  These at-risk children come from the surrounding area and each bring their own story of neglect and lack of basic care and nurturing.   Each of these precious children have now found a “home” with “brothers and sisters”

A Night of Hope- Thank You

We would like to thank everyone that came out to our annual A Night of Hope auction on October 27. We loved having the opportunity to honor Ron Yockey and Sunnybrook Reformed Church for their partnership with STEMM Ministry. It was a wonderful evening and we are excited to see how God uses it to

View STEMM Auction Booklet Here

Our annual “A Night of Hope” auction to benefit the children of Tanzania is coming quickly! It will be held Thursday night, Oct. 27, 5:30-9pm at Bev’s on the River. But don’t worry, there’s still time to buy your tickets online here. View the auction booklet and everything that will be up for bid that

A Night of Hope

    STEMM’s annual “A Night of Hope” auction is coming soon! And we invite you to be a part of it. It will be held at Bev’s on the River on October 27 starting with the silent auction portion from 5:30-7:00pm. The evening’s program and live auction is set to start at 7:00pm. There

A Night of Hope Sponsors

STEMM will be holding our annual “A Night of Hope” auction to benefit the children of Tanzania on Oct. 27 at Bev’s on the River in Sioux City, IA. Each year we give area businesses the opportunity to help sponsor the event which in turn underwrites the costs associated with the auction and supports the

STEMM Starts Feeding Program

Imagine you are a mother in Tanzania sending your child off to school every morning: they leave for their journey,  often walking several miles with little or no breakfast.   They arrive at their classroom where they join their class of 60 or 70 students with one teacher conducting classes using a blackboard without any books

Progress on the Ministry Support Center

As you may recall from a previous post, we are in the process of building a Ministry Support Center at the SCV. This building is part of STEMM’s prayers for the future as we anticipate our growth over the coming years. The MSC is being built to eventually accommodate over 30 people in a dormitory-type

Read our Blog!

Tim and Diane Bannister are the new Tanzanian Agricultural Director and In-Country Director. To learn more about them visit this page. We want to keep you up-to-date on what they’re doing. Check out their blog! Tairin Van Tol is a Dordt student who is spending the summer in Tanzania. Keep up with her adventures by

June 2016 Trip

Dr. Steve Meyer will be leading a medical team to Tanzania June 14-24. While the team is there, they hope to complete some surgeries at the Machame hospital in addition to an exploratory trip of Babati, Heydem, and Singida to figure out what they have for medical centers. Dr. Meyer also plans to meet with