Saturday, February 12, 2022

Church Building

 Philippians 1:6 “ being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”

God continues to do great things in Kaptagat, Kenya. As most of you know we are currently in the process of building a church since June 2021. We divided the construction of the church into 6 Phases as follows:

1.    1st Phase: Ground breaking/Foundation(completed)

2.    2nd Phase: Pillars(completed)

3.    3rd Phase: Roofing( in progress)

4.    4th Phase: Slab and Walls

5.    5th Phase: Flooring

6.    6th Phase: Finishing-Painting, chairs, etc.


We are currently focusing on roofing as our 3rd phase and we have a mini fundraising drive this week. As you know roofing is important to help get the foundation protected from the weather and we would appreciate your help with this! “The Lord will accomplish what concerns me. Your lovingkindness, O Lord, is everlasting; Do not forsake the work of Your hands.” Psalm 138:8

We are in need of the following as of 2/12/2022 to complete the roofing: 

·      Meters iron sheet/metal roof: 60 pcs@$45=$2700

·      8 Meters iron sheet/metal roof: 85 pcs@$40=$3400

·      Ridges (30pieces), Plain sheet(22 Meters), Iron nails(40 KG), and rubbers(40 packets)=$400

 Total amount: $6500


You can make your contribution by  clicking HERE

You can read more information on our website and can make online contribution through 

You can also mail a check to (recommended):

Grace God Children’s Project 

191 Rocky Hollow Road 

Atkins, VA 24311 


Here is the video we sent out, take a look and see what God is doing in Kenya: ( What’s needed) (updates)

Thank for your generosity and support, David and Laurel


Friday, December 24, 2021

Change is coming

 Dearest   “Though the seasons change, your love remains,” this song by United Pursuit has been running through my head and encouraging my heart recently. We have been in America since the end of June after some intense ministry years in Kenya and we were supposed to return in a few weeks as per our itinerary.  God had other plans for our family as He always does.  Our kid’s passports expired while we were in Kenya, and we came back and send them in for renewal. It looks like it going to take a long time to be processed due to everything being behind due to COVID-19. The Lord has now led us to a new season and time to focus on the family. David started working at Mt. Rogers Community Service Board in Marion, VA as a Youth Case Manager. This is the same job he had when Lily and Levi were wee ones and we were living in Damascus, VA.    God has placed staff and leaders in Kenya to help Grace Family, the school (Grace Family Educational Centre), and the church (Grace Family Fellowship) while we are in more of a support role as we live in America. As we shared with you earlier Hillary graduated college and is now working at a place where paints chemicals are mixed and made. Christine is in classes trying to improve her grades for retaking high school exams to one day join nursing college. Sharon Jelagat is in Nairobi at a university studying Banking and Finance. Vincent, Ian, and Winnie Kiptoo completed high school and are still trying to figure out what they want to do next as they stay with family or relatives. Winnie Awino, Naomi, and Brenda are seniors, Dennis is a junior, Timothy and Victor Kirwa are sophomores while Gideon is a freshman in high school. Please keep them in your prayers that they would persevere, have faith, and finish well. Allan Kipchumba is in grade 6, Mercy Jerop is in grade 5 and Moses is in Grade 2. I can’t believe how much everyone has grown and been supported through the years by you! Thank you for helping them through prayers, financial support, and love for them when you visit or connect! We will send out another e-mail sometime soon concerning Grace’s Family needs and prayer. We just wanted to update you of our changes. God bless and talk to you soon

Merry Christmas from Laurel and I, and Grace Family

 Merry Christmas from Laurel and I, and Grace Family  

Here are our two the video of our Merry Christmas and updates from Grace Family to you and your family:  

(1)  Merry Christmas 

(2) 2021 Ministry Update from Grace Family 

You can make online contribution through 

or Mail a check to 

Grace God Children’s Project 

191 Rocky Hollow Road 

Atkins, VA 24311 


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 

Monday, May 24, 2021

May 2021 Updates


A view of the school " Grace Family Educational Centre

A view of the school " Grace Family Educational Centre

Materials for the construction of the new church

A new Sentry house 

New pain on our main gate 

Power Room

A new classroom-6th grade  is already done

Church elders dedicating the Power Room

Outside look of the  "Power Room"

American flag still flying

Wonderful flooring of the Power Room

A view of our field

Main Gate

Plenty of Collard Greens, no buying most of the vegetables

Water station for the community to get water in front of our shop

We are raising chickens for eggs too

A view of our home

Both flags flying!


Pray for our pastor

Water tower- we now have plenty of clean water

Hard work- Community water project. We had to dig deep in some areas

Community outreach-Fellowship 

Power Room is already in use!

Installing new cameras-CCTV

Official opening of the Power Room