Today I am overwhelmingly sad. I have a deep pain that can only be lessened divinely. I have lost a dear friend. She was more of a baby sister, knew her for a few years but the connection was deep.

O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting? [Hos. 13:14.] Now sin is the sting of death, and sin exercises its power [upon the soul] through [the abuse of] the Law. But thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory [making us conquerors] through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:55‭-‬57 AMPC

You will truly be missed my dear Grace. No words are enough to express how we feel now. But with God we shall be comforted. I dedicate these words to you as I share who you were to me and to the community.

O Grace dear,
It breaks me so to say this now
But I miss you, you know
There was no time to say goodbye
And now I watch as time goes by
The pictures… darling I miss you so



But I know
Even Heaven loves a shining star
And as you watch us from afar
Knowing you’ve done your race
 And gone away to rest in Grace
Know you’re imprinted in our hearts



And for your heart
The biggest of hearts I’ve ever known
That made me know I’m never alone
I’m thankful and I’ll forever be grateful
That I’ve walked with you, and known you
The most beautiful of souls.



Your kind of love
For children, for adults and all
Your compassion, a perfect enthrall
Never did I see you turn your back
On a friend or not, in plenty or lack
You loved and you loved unreservedly



Fly on Grace dear
Go be with God and the angels
And as the heavenly host assembles
To receive you into the Glory Eternal
We celebrate a life lived faithfully vernal
Till we meet on that beautiful shore.

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  1. The LORD gives and the LORD taketh away, Praise to His Holy Name. These are words which are easier said than understood, but God is in control. May God comfort each of you, and especially the family of Reverend Charles Kihiko.

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  2. She was indeed a beautiful soul . I knew her since she came to America and she had a queen beauty inside her . May she Rest In Peace . I know the dad had so much love for wairimu they were best friends . To you pastor Lucy I have met you and wairimu together on various occasions and you have lost a sister . RIP grace

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  3. what a tribute, God bless you Pastor Lucy. Grace May you continue to Rest in eternal Peace. May the Lord continue to give Rev Kihiko and his family comfort and strength in this difficult time that they are going through.

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  4. That’s the most beautiful tribute l’ve read in a long time. Pastor Lucy, I’m sorry for the loss of a dear friend who was like a sister to you. God only truly come for his best. There’s hope knowing that you’ll see your sister one day together with the other saints. RIP Grace, you were loved!

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    • OMG 🤭! Tribute that hits my heart ❤️ like a rock.Pastor Lucy my sister, I’m so so sorry for the loss of your best friend and actually your family, I know that was your first family when you first came in America. I know its painful but may almighty God comfort you and the family of pastor kihiko. Wairimu, RIP 😭😭

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  5. Fare well sister, now you’re home
    Tears wiped and heart calm
    No more goodbyes
    In the eternal now

    You’re still missed, yet so near
    Forlornly beautiful song I hear
    She’s home you see
    In the eternal now

    We will see you for sure, soon Wairimu
    Gathered in the new temple
    Unbroken hugs ah yes
    In the eternal now.

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  6. Sorry for the loss. May the Lord comfort you, the family and friends. Take comfort when you reflect on the good times you had together, for that is the purpose for which she lived.

    2Corinthians 1:3-5

    Comfort in Suffering

    3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ.

    IRENE KENYA

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    • I love what you said about grace she will be missed and that all of us loved her so much I’m going to miss when she use to gives me hugs and makes me laugh love you grace

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