- Apr 5 As part of our Agricultural Department we practice bee keeping. We started beekeeping as we naturally had a good bee population around the Farm. We harvest honey, process it and package it to help generate income for the Children!
- Feb 28 We are excited to have a new greenhouse and irrigation system, thanks to Watts Bros. Farm LLC in Mobile AL! A new greenhouse and irrigation system has been on our wish list for more than a year. The irrigation system will be great in the dry season!
- Jan 25 Craig and Stephanie Miller, missionaries who have been serving in North Africa arrived at Challenge Farm this past month. We are so excited to have them here at Challenge Farm! They have been missionaries with Globe for over 4 years!
- Jan 2 We had a great year! Our children are growing fast! Being respectful, responsible & a joy to be around is our mantra. With these characteristics our children will be successful in all they do & be able to integrate quickly back into their communities
- Oct 3 On September 1st six senior Kenyan government officers came to Challenge Farm to do an inspection of our facilities. Not only did we fulfill all the government requirements, we were rated as the best institution in the County at 95%!
Cheri Thompson and her late husband, Rick went to Kenya in 1987. Beginning in 1992, Cheri began working with street children in the slums of Nairobi. Ministry grew to a Sunday morning Bible Club and soccer club and then to a drop in center where over 50 street children came to receive a hot meal, medical care and learn about the love of Jesus. In 2003, Cheri opened Challenge Farm in Kitale, Kenya. Challenge Farm is “home” to over 170 children today. 24/7 care is provided for the once orphaned and abandoned children. Hot meals, medical care, counseling, education and technical and agricultural training are provided through the generous gifts of supporters and the child sponsorship program. Some of the current staff of 47 were once street children cared for at the Farm, who went on to University and received degrees and now work in administration, finance, maintenance and social work.
Today, situated on the ten-acre farm are girls’ and boys’ dorms and dining halls, kitchen, food storage, chapel, school (Nursery Class thru Class 8), library, agricultural dept. (cows, chickens, sheep, beekeeping, vegetable gardens), training workshop, soccer field, social work and maintenance offices, administrative offices and a guest house for visitors.
“I know that our Sovereign Lord is in the business of transforming lives and it is always a privilege to see it happening before our eyes. Praise God, it is happening at Challenge Farm.” ~ Cheri E., a recent visitor to Challenge Farm