A Beautiful Place Surrounded By Peace

Set in the tranquil landscape of rural Arusha, the STEMM Mountain View Retreat Center is not your average lodge. Rather it is truly a guesthouse that feels like home. Located only an hour from Arusha and 20 minutes from JRO, meditation on our 80-acre farmland features expansive views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru. In the evenings the sky is light with only stars.


About Us

STEMM is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the people of Tanzania through compassionate care through medical, educational, orphan care and community development. For over 20 years we have been transforming lives and partnering with local Tanzanians to address their most crucial needs. To learn even more about the heart of STEMM click the button below.

Only God knows how much this trip has impacted my life. I expected to be challenged and stretched and overwhelmed at times, but I didn’t expect to feel joy and love at the same time. The people of Africa have filled my heart with so much love and I didn’t even know how far a heart could open until meeting some of the people here.

Rachel Peterson

To be honest, I did not know what to expect before leaving for Tanzania. I was just excited for a new experience. However, it turned out to be so much more. Not only have I learned a lot about who I am, I also feel as though I have grown so much in my walk with Christ.

Krist Harthoorn

The people of this country have done more for me than I could ever do for them. The happiness possessed by these people that have so little is overwhelming! I have seen God’s light shine through a child’s smile who doesn’t know when her next meal will be. Be the change you want to see in the world and God will amaze you!

Megan Deichmann