Since this newsletter is being sent out a bit later than usual, it seems it’s the perfect time to wish each and every one of you a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving. It has been a strange and trying year but God is on the throne and we can be assured of his promises.
Last month we shared that we were finishing up some projects and starting some new and exciting things. We spent time with Tim Hudson and Teri Crane-Hudson this month just getting to know one another better, planning and sharing communion and prayer. We reviewed applications for the house moms we will hire. Teri taught me what questions to ask and how to look at the applications with a “Kenyan” eye. We also decided that we would return, Lord willing, to Kenya on January 15, 2021. We did something that was a first for the Two Burning Candles half of the team. We went catfishing! What a fun time. There are some stories that must be left in the” what happens when catfishing remains on the river” department, but we can share some awesome pictures.
Tim was our fearless captain! And catcher of a BIG catfish on the last day! Ken helps me celebrate my first catfish! He tried to take my big one away by offering to reel it in at the last minute. No way!
If you really want to hear a funny fisherman story, ask Ken what happens to the bait fish when you drop it in the boat and you can’t find it? Give up? He found it in the pocket of that sweatshirt he is wearing. We did have fun while working but true work was going on also.
We are going to have girls. We are growing food. What did we need next? Tables for them to eat at and study at. A friend of ours who has worked on this project from the beginning built us some beautiful ones. Plans are being made for a basketball court, by text and drawings.
Who would ever think we would be thankful for a lorry of manure? We are. When you grow food, you have to have fertilizer and God created the most natural way to get it!
We received word that the Internally Displaced Peoples’ youth project of growing onions is going well. The onions will be harvested in early December.
Here on the home front, I, Patty, posted my first ever YouTube video thanks to the help of our Board Member, Shari, who has technological skills. I was asked to make a YouTube video for girls because of the rising number of teenage pregnancies during the COVID-19 pandemic and school closures. It is called God’s Purpose for Intimacy. Please pray that as these girls learn how God created intimacy as a good thing for the proper time in their lives, they will be impacted and share the knowledge with their friends. You may not be interested in listening to this but you can hear it by going to this site: https://youtu.be/-naMzpcwc60
I will also be teaching a class for women during a women’s conference held between November 19 and November 22! Please pray for wisdom to teach about marriage and technological mercies. I will be teaching over Skype! Another first!!!
This is the book that Ken has been writing for the past 12 years! It is published and ready for purchase! This is one of his ways of supporting Two Burning Candles. All of the proceeds of the book will be donated to the organization. You can support Two Burning Candles when you purchase a copy. It would make a great Christmas gift! Go to Smile.Amazon.com. Designate Two Burning Candles as the organization you wish to support. They send a portion of their sales to us no matter what you purchase. Ken will donate his proceeds. It is quite an unbelievable feeling for us both to see this in print and hold it in our hands.
1. That we are able to find the perfect house mom and open the center to give children who are struggling in their homes a safe and Godly place to stay when they are not in school.
2. For the Gospel to go forward with food distribution and teaching as we can do it at this time so that God’s word and love can be shared.
3. Continued financial support.
4. Wisdom for, respect between and unity of Two Burning Candles and Project Kenya as we go forward.
Donations can be mailed to:
Two Burning Candles
P. O. Box 7932
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18: Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
God bless you all and Happy Thanksgiving,
Patty and Ken Carter
Founder of Two Burning Candles