Bafu kiko wapi? (Where is the bathroom?) (25/10/10)
Oct25

Bafu kiko wapi? (Where is the bathroom?) (25/10/10)

Our house is on the market!  After a month of preparation, we are ready for our first open inspections.  As the weather becomes more delightful (for those of us in the southern hemisphere), we are reflecting on how much we love this place and will miss it. We would appreciate your prayers – we’d love our home to sell to people who’d be willing to rent it back to us until we leave in April, or for a furnished rental...

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Logistics, hovercrafts, and eels (10/9/10)
Sep10

Logistics, hovercrafts, and eels (10/9/10)

So much has happened since we launched our website – we are so grateful to all of you who have signed up for our updates and for your offers of support.  We could not do this without the encouragement and partnership of our wonderful community across the world, and we feel strongly that we should not try to do this on our own. We have had Andy’s Mom and Dad visiting us over the last 3 weeks, and it has been wonderful to...

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Welcome! (8/8/10)
Aug08

Welcome! (8/8/10)

Thanks for visiting!.  We are excited to start on this journey and grateful for the support of those who are walking alongside us.  This site is a work in progress, so check back often for updates.

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It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door…
Aug05

It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door…

“He used often to say there was only one Road; that it was like a great river: its springs were at every doorstep, and every path was its tributary. ‘It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door,’ he used to say. ‘You step onto the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to.'” -Frodo tells the other hobbits Bilbo’s thoughts on...

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For one of the least of these…
Aug04

For one of the least of these…

Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’  “The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me. (Matthew...

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Where we serve
Apr06

Where we serve

  Kenya is located in East Africa and is bordered by Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania. It has a population of over 36 million, with an average annual income of US$1475. 21% of children under 5 suffer from moderate to severe malnutrition, and about 12 out of every 100 children will die under the age of 5. Around 1 in 100 women who deliver a child will die in childbirth and around 6% of the population aged over 15...

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Our projects and work
Apr06

Our projects and work

We are passionate about serving and loving people in the resource-poor world.  Mardi, a pediatric emergency physician, serves primarily in three areas of focus:  clinical work amongst the poor and marginalised, equipping  East African health care workers, and team leadership.  Andy, a civil engineer and project manager, is passionate about seeing projects & project teams in medical missions succeed from concept to commissioning....

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Why?

Good question. Injustice, poverty (spiritual and material), and people in need surround us, both in Western neighbourhoods and in the under-resourced world.  To be fully ‘human’ is to reach out and give help to the helpless and hope to the hopeless wherever we are – whether it be a co-worker whose marriage is failing, a recently-arrived refugee in a Western city, or an orphan in Russia.  But what does it mean to be...

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About the Steeres
Apr01

About the Steeres

  We are Andy, Mardi, Riley and Liam Steere, and we are a mixed bag of nationalities.  Andy (from Michigan in the US) and Mardi (from Adelaide, Australia) met in 1997 when he was studying abroad (pun intended!) in Australia, and were married a year later. Following Andy’s engineering undergraduate studies, he spent 6 years as a nuclear submarine officer, including three years deploying on the USS Maine (SSBN 741).  After...

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Intentional Humility

“The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom, and before honor is humility.” -Proverbs 15:33 Have you ever wondered what it really means to be humble? How does a truly humble person look and act? How do I respond when someone publicly compliments me on something I have done? What are my actions and emotions when confronted by a co-worker or colleague with a mistake I have made? How do I react when my spouse or...

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