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

Friday, October 27, 2017

Progress, Mustaches and good food!

 After Tom and Bryan left... I started painting our kitchen. I had drive, inspiration and a determination to get cranking!

 Ever since we have lived here the walls have been only painted with the primer coat and I am so thankful I could start painting on top of it!

 Our kitchen was in disarray for a couple of weeks since we are still working on school and could only get to it on the weekend!

 On another note... I did get this fun design and paint on our veranda before Tom and Bryan arrived.
 I hung up this tapestry which used to hang in my grandparents house! So fun to have it here.
 So much fun on the new playground!

 Another project knocked out in a day! I had some design contact paper in my art stuff just enough to cover the top so I painted the rest white!


 Levi and Lucy hanging out in the yard.

 Lucy tracing her hands and drawing on her legs!
 Back in 2013 when I was dreaming about our house being completed the Lord gave me a lot of inspiration for various rooms in our house. A honeycomb pattern in our kitchen was one of them! It was so fun to see it come to life!

 I also wanted to paint one wall in the kitchen a different color from the rest and I thought it would be green. Something was just not quite right about it so I was thinking and praying and God gave me the idea to do it a bit darker than lavender.
 Levi loved the transformation in the kitchen and was such a sweet encourager!

 Epic blanket fort in the living room with dining room chairs!

 Lily is showing off this ring from my grandmother, Granzie.
Moses and his beloved dump truck with 3 wheels!
 This sandbox has been hours of fun for the younger children! Wow! They have gotten into making roads, towns, etc!

Lily loves how all of the swings work so well!

Sunday school children loving the tire swing working again!

 These mustaches are from my sister, Heather! We found them while cleaning up my desk and had so much fun with them!

Haha! Lily, Levi and Lucy!

 The water tower got some new baseboards to hold it up well on the tower beams. Also a roof and covering were added to it so the tank would be able to last longer in the penetrating African sun!

Lucy and Lily Selfie! 
 The kids and I found this quite funny with the donkeys as the caravan for the presidential reelection campaign!

 Also found this gem of a place in Eldoret with real tasty American type foods!

Lily really enjoyed the hamburger!
Coming soon to Eldoret.... KFC!

 One night we had a cozy time of sitting at the fireplace in our home reading books! Lucy loved looking through her books and cheesing for the camera!

 Just this week we had visitors all the way from Chile! They were here for some running races and touring around. Their tour guide was a Kenyan, Steven, who moved to Chile 12 years ago and has settled there and has a family and who speaks Spanish fluently! These dear people brought us Cadbury chocolate bars, 2 tubs of ice cream, lollipops, corn flour to make ugali, cooking oil, etc! What a blessing and fun treat to have them!

 The visitors loved playing on the playground!

 We also played a fun game with our visitors from Chile where you run around bases playing rock, paper, scissors against the other team to advance to the next base! Crazy fun and lots of laughs!

 I was trying to clean up in the art room and Lucy just had to get into the paint!
 From these pictures though she does not look too thrilled! Ha!

 Another project we are working on is planting more in our garden since all of the children are on break from school until January!

 All the green you can see in the picture is our potatoes growing nicely which should be ready the end of November!

 And this is today... lots of playing on the playground... Levi and Kipchumba

Lucy cannot wait every morning to get out to the playground and swing! Also, she is always on the lookout for Moses her best buddy!

 Another part of the garden was hand dug today to plant some traditional vegetables kind of like kale or collard greens. A dark leafy vegetable called sujot.
Lily loves growing and planting things! She loves to learn from Grace family all about it!

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