Monday, July 30, 2018


God is full of SURPRISES! As most of you know, we were in America this summer enjoying time with family and friends. We also had the great opportunity to visit churches who have been supporting us. We loved connecting with the body of Christ. We appreciate so much your prayers and financial support of Grace family over these blessed years.
We were less than a week away from our departure from America, heading back to Kenya and Grace family, when David had some news to share with me (Laurel). It was one of God’s big surprises that makes you go wide-eyed and speechless. David said something to the effect of “We are not moving back to Kenya right now because God has been opening up this door, and I feel we need to focus on our family right now.” 
(I feel I need to preface this by saying that in my quiet times leading up to this big surprise, God wanted me to focus on surrendering my plans to His plans for our family and to have a deeper trust in Him by reading His Word and praying.)
As David shared with me this shocking and surprising news that we will be living in America, I felt God had been preparing my heart for such a time as this. Peace surpassed all understanding. I was able to sit with my man and listen to him with a calm mind as he shared his heart of how God had been working in the last few weeks to orchestrate this big surprise.
The big surprise is not only that we will be living in America but that David is going to be the Head Coach of Track and Field and Cross Country at Emory and Henry College in Emory, VA (Exit 26 on Interstate 81)! He will start the beginning of September. The Athletic Director at Emory and Henry College supports our vision for Grace Family so they allowed David to go to Kenya for the month of August to finish up the well project, to complete the finishing touches to the second story of the big house, and to finalize all of the other projects God has given us. Grace family has been well taken care of while we have been in America over the summer, and they will continue to be cared for while we live in America. We are not closing down Grace of God Children’s Centre nor our Primary School on the property. Our school, Grace Family Educational Centre, will continue to be led by our Head Teacher. Our school continues to grow as more children attend from the community. 
As the reality has set in that we will be in America, I find myself becoming anxious to know what is next and how this or that will work out. I have to remind myself: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6  If our Father in Heaven wanted to orchestrate this grand surprise for our family, He certainly knows the good plans ahead, and I have to just trust and go with God’s flow. It is a wild ride for sure, and we appreciate your prayers and support as we continue on God’s journey for our family.
“I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.” Revelation 3:8
God Bless, Laurel

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Pastors Training

We have a great opportunity for you all to partner with us and Highlands Fellowship ( in Virginia as we host a Pastor Training at our home. This will be our first introductory Kenyan G3 (Global Glory of God) conference during August 1st-5thwhere we will do pastor/leader training. We have invited 50 pastors to come stay with us from all over Kenya to join us and our community pastors/leaders who will join us during the day for training! (over 150 pastors/leaders are expected).  It will be a great full house of men and women coming together to learn the Purpose Driven Church Model for churches. Luke 19:10 says, "For the son of man came to seek and to save the lost."  These pastors/leaders who are coming have a passion to seek and save the lost.  We will also have children program (Vacation Bible School) in the evening. We are expecting over 500 children to attend. On behalf of Grace Family, we are so excited to host this vital program. We are still in need of the following items to be able to train, accommodate and feed pastors/leaders, and children: 
Food: ($Total :( ($608)
Cooking oil: $40
All Purpose Flour(Unga): $40
Beans: $200
Rice: $120
Green Grams: $18
Potatoes: $20
Sugar: $50
Cooking pots: $120

Supplies and beddings:( $3,300)
Rental Tent: $100
Tarp: $60
Plates/Cups: $120
Buckets: $100
Blankets: $1200
Mattress: $1600
Cooks/General help: $120

Please use this donation link to make your donation of any amount:  Use General Giving Please click add special instruction on the PayPal button and type “2018G3”.With the help of donations from supporters such as you, we will continue to see more lives impacted, more orphans and children; and adults succeed in life. We are committed to using all contributions to work wisely and effectively; we ensure that all gifts entrusted to us have maximum impact. Your donation is tax deductible under section 170 of the Code under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We have more pictures on our Facebook : our blog :
We are currently in the U.S for the summer until Mid-July.  Have a blessed day and we would love to hear from you all, David and Laurel Cheromei (+1434-258-4908). Here is our 2018 Grace Family YouTube Update :
"Seeking and Saving the lost"

Community outreach

Day to day mode of transportation in Kenya

Let me touch, You feel different ...

Spirit of the Lord on the move at the local church in Kenya

Sharing gospel in Kenyan Schools

Grace Family

We are very thankful for the clean water...will be ready soon

Matatu-Pulick Transportation


Mission trip experience with the with the thankful locals

Laurel reading to the children at Grace Family

Moses smiles!

Zion Sharing  at Grace Family"Let children come to me"

Tuesday, May 1, 2018


Hello Grace family supporters. We are currently traveling back to America. We would love to visit your family or church to share about what God has been doing at Grace Family. Please let us know soon if we can visit because we are only in America for the summer. Keep us in your prayers as we travel and also for all that God wants us to do. Let us also know if anyone one of you might have a car we could borrow while we travel around America.  God bless

Thank you so much for your prayers, donations and support to the ministry. May the Lord bless you in a mighty way!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Clean Water is Here

Thank you, Lord! We have been praying for a long time for a source of clean and steady supply of water for Grace Family and for the community. God has answered all the prayers, the water drilling happened the beginning of March! We want to thank you for the many blessings. The well drilling extracts water from aquifers, which are underground layers of earth, gravel, or porous stone where ground water accumulates.

This job was bigger than we ever imagined! We had some ups and down during the drilling process. The geologist surveyed that sufficient water should be obtained around 328ft and a maximum of 541ft would need to be drilled to find a good water source. Anyway, we are not God and the geologist made the mistake of not surveying our land properly and according to procedure. We ended up drilling 689ft to find sufficient water! This was very heartbreaking because drilling is very costly and we had already used all our resources for the geologist to survey the land and all the cost associated drilling. However, the drilling company, Hydrotech, was a God sent company. They were willing to work with us, they even said, “God sent us here. We are not leaving you with no water, we see all your great work for the orphans, needy and the community. We will drill your well until we find sufficient water and will work something concerning payment plan later”. This was a huge blessing!

We owe the drilling company $3,000. 
They have already finishing the drilling and casing; they only need to perform test pumping within the next few days. We would also need to buy a pump to stay down in the well and a water storage (tank) after finishing test pumping. We won’t know the type of pump until they complete the test pumping. We are thinking we still need to raise $6,500 for the entire water project to be completed! We are trusting God to provide, we know it’s going to be a blessing to have clean and steady water supply for Grace Family and for the community. We are going to create a water kiosk where anyone in the community can come fetch clean water, right outside the fence of our property. We are also thinking of sharing the water with our nearby dispensary (medical clinic), depending on the amount of water to be pumped daily. We should know this in the next few days after test pumping is complete. We just want to thank everyone who has been praying and encouraging us through this crazy progress. We can use any amount of donation to help complete this wonderful, impactful project.  Here is the link to make donation of any amount

Monday, February 26, 2018

Heart Wrenching Change

As some of you may know we have had many changes at Grace Family. 
Heart wrenching changes that have made us just trust in God 
even when we don't understand it all....

Heart wrenching- When Mercy's mom got custody of her through the court. It was really hard to see Mercy Jerop go back to live with her mother who was the one who abandoned her on our road in the first place. Somehow the police report was changed to say that it was who father who had not had any contact with her... was the one who abandoned her. It was one of those times that it pulled at those heartstrings a mama has... maybe Mercy's mom has changed and she truly wants to care for her daughter. Maybe this is God's way of saying it is okay to let go, she is in my care not matter where she is, it is going to hurt and challenge us but we will make it through. So Mercy went to live with her Mom the beginning of Sept. 2017. We tried to contact her mom to see how Mercy was doing but her mom avoided our calls and did no want us to meet with Mercy. Our daughter, Lily, was heartbroken and wondering why God would take away her best friend? She would pray at night and pray Mercy was safe. There were some dreams that I would even wake up from having an urgency to pray for Mercy.

Now it is the end of February and Mercy has been back with us a month and going to our school-Grace Family Educational Centre. Mercy's mother contacted us toward the end of January realizing that Mercy was missing here too much and wanting her to get a quality education along with her brother Ian. We know God was asking us to trust in His perfect plan. We were overjoyed to hear Mercy would be attending school and staying with Grace family during the school terms since her home is too far to travel everyday. We surprised Lily and said someone was at the gate to see her. Lily hugged Mercy real tight and they have been inseparable ever since. And Mercy told us when she came back that her mom named her Joy when she was born... not Mercy... the trauma of being abandoned must have made her make up a new name for herself. So Mercy-now Joy has asked us and the teachers at school to call her Joy... it has been a hard to remember that as we have always called her Mercy.
Mercy with her gifts from Kogo Donna

Also in 2017 Victor Kiplagat, Dan Kibet and Alex Komen went back to live with their father, Francis Kemboi who used to be our cook. Dan and Alex are in high school and were always giving us such a hard time complaining about the work and arguing with the caregivers and not working hard in school. Kemboi their father was using us to just care for his children so he would not have any stresses in life. We had allowed Kemboi to bring his whole family here because he was a single father who was working at our property and here late sometimes. So we invited the whole family to stay here and when it did not work out for Kemboi to work here any longer we thought it best that we continue to sponsor his daughter, Naomi and not the rest because he had always sent her to her grandmothers to work and not get a good schooling. So Naomi is still with us and in her first year of high school.

Dan (Duncan)

Victor Kiplagat

Brenda Kiptoo went to live with her mother this past year.  We know that she was well loved by all the visitors because she was sociable and loved to make everyone feel welcome. It was a hard decision to have Brenda to go back to live with her mother. Ever since we moved back in 2016 Brenda has challenged everyone around her from the caregivers, us and the children of Grace family. She is a teenager, yes, but she also had this attitude of superiority of whoever she came in contact with no matter what age. She had younger kids doing chores for her and threatening them if they did not listen. She would complain to the caregivers that "I would not have to do this work at home"! So we said, "Brenda you may go home. You are always comparing here to home and fighting us on every single request... so you may go live with your mom and sisters and we will help you to pay school fees and whatever your mother needs." It has been good for Brenda to go home, she got better grades in school, she worked harder in studying and she just needed to be with her mom. Brenda just started her first year of high school which we are thankful her sponsors are supporting her in that! We are thankful that God directed Brenda to where she needs to be. Please pray she will continue to work hard in school and search out what the Lord has purposed her to be. 

It has been hard to talk about all of these changes going on at Grace family because we as humans do not understand what God is working in all of this. We have had to cling to God's Word and His Truths through this painful change. Thank you for your understanding, encouragement and prayers. 

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Last Minute

2017 is nearly over but it’s not too late to make your end year donation. You only have 12 more hours to make a tax-deductible donation. We pray that you will be able to consider making a donation to Grace Of God Children’s Project by the deadline of midnight of today, Jan. 31 for the 2017 tax year. All children start school on Tuesday and we are still praying for God to provide towards their school fees. We also start Grace Family Educational school on Tuesday.  We have already added five more teachers and hoping to have more students for the year 2018 this week. 

We are so thankful that God continues to provide so we can continue to make an impact in the communities that we serve. Please check our website ( on how you can get involved in one way or another.  DONATE NOW and DONATE NOW

We are so proud of what we have accomplished in 2017 for His glory. We are grateful to you, our supporters, for making it happen. Happy New Year to all our Grace Family Supporters.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Merry Christmas

Jambo-Hello Grace Family prayer warriors and supporters,

It has been a while since we sent out an e-mail. We pray that you are doing wonderful in the Lord as we do here in Kenya! All the children are out of school for Christmas break. We would like to thank you for your support and prayers towards our ministry; it has been a blessing to have you as part of our Grace Family team for His glory. You are making a difference in the lives of many children and families. Your support provides children with food, clothing, school fees, and medical care that they may otherwise have lived without. In addition to meeting their physical needs, a central goal of this ministry is to provide education and spiritual discipleship to these children and families. 
We have had many internal changes at Grace Family. We’ve had hard decisions and leaps of faith wondering what God is working here. As we have said in other letters, we feel God leading us to preserve families and that means connecting the children more with their relatives or guardians as we continue to meet their needs. Over their August and November breaks from school, most of the children visited where they came from. They loved connecting with their various family members and remembering where they came from. As a result, in the best interest of the children, we identified some of Grace family children who would do better staying with their families. It has been a strange transition as we missed them here but know they have needed their family. Everyone wants to belong somewhere.

In addition to reaching out to children, we have also touched many lives for Christ through our outreach projects. One of outreach projects to the community has been to regularly show Christian movies in our Educational Centre. Since we started our ministry here in Kenya, we have reached hundreds of souls for Christ, and we continue to pursue His calling. We thank you so much for your prayers and support. We couldn’t have done anything without your support and prayers (check out our blog: for updates - this is where you can regularly see what is going on at GOGCC and our ministry in general.)

Our top two prayer and support needs here in Kenya at this point are child sponsorship, especially for their education, and expanding our Grace Family School.  We currently have seven children in High School, and it’s an average of $500 dollars per child per year to attend High School here in Kenya. Please pray with us. We also continue to expand our Grace Family School to meet the need of a quality education. We currently have three grade levels and hope to add some more teachers and students for the year 2018 in God’s will. 

We are so thankful that God continues to provide so we can continue to make an impact in the communities that we serve. Please check our website ( on how you can get involved in one way or another. 

Well! Christmas is around the corner and on behalf of Grace Family, we would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

Lots of love from across the ocean,
David and Laurel Cheromei serving in Kenya, Africa