Two Burning Candles is with Project Kenya at the Rescue Center! We have had another good day but a little bit of disheartening news. The price of our solar system has been increased by 2,300.00 because we hadn’t added a freezer to the list of items we needed to run. Also, our quote for raw water has increased which makes our funding very tight. We are trusting that God will show us the way and knowing that we may just have to do what we can and then see what God has in store.
On the brighter side, we thank Tim of Project Kenya for installing our security lights. We had some cabbage and cauliflower that Tim and Teri of Project Kenya are taking home to try. We also got collars for the guard dogs. As they say in Kenya, they look “very smart”.
A day that starts out with a surprise cake can only get better by finally having solar power in the center!!!!!! Sunlink Engineering arrived with supplies yesterday and worked hard all day! What a blessing and how thankful we were to see lights in the all-purpose building! Thank you to each of you that made this possible and thank God for putting each person in place that helped, Water Mission International and Doug Lawson for connecting us with Sunlink Engineering, the supporters that donated to this project, and Tim Hudson of Project Kenya for knowing the questions to ask and being on site to help us understand how solar power works. Second amazing event of a wonderful day!
It has been a full last two days! Church and fellowship on Sunday! A shopping day to buy provisions for the workers on the farm on Monday. As we were completing those tasks, the electrician was continuing to work at the center to hook lights and receptacles up to the solar system!
This morning, I had a What’s App message that was spoken so clearly by our guard, Francis, ( Njogure Wa Mwangi). We are new , this place is much more amazing than before thanks God may praises be to him it feels cool walking around switching on the lights
God is good and we are amazed at the gift of light!
We had a quieter day today but it was very special. Our good friends, Doug and Jennifer Lawson from Water Mission International came and we took the opportunity to dedicate the gazebo in memory of a dear friend, Lee Wallace. He was the greeter at our church. How fitting it is to have this gazebo, dedicated to his memory, be the gathering place for the children who live here.
You know it’s going to be a good day when your guard, Njogure Wa Mwangi, Francis, meets you first thing and tells you he has made a cake for you! We had just eaten breakfast so we asked if we could wait until lunch to share it. It was DELICIOUS and moist! We were so impressed. For the ladies in the U.S., you should know he made this over a fire sitting a pot on three stones! Any volunteers to bake your next cake that way...without cake mix!? See IMPRESSIVE!
It WAS a biblical plague... tens of millions of LOCUSTS! We had to get all over the land and make loud noise for at least 45 minutes to keep them from settling on and devouring the crops. We have NEVER seen anything like it nor have you ever heard such a deafening noise. We also prayed as we were out there looking a bit crazy! And it worked! So the glory goes to God! There were 10 of us out there making a deafening noise and running and hollering. Must have been a sight to behold! Kenya always shows us amazing firsts and we learn to do things that are quite out of our comfort zone!
Since August, a LOT of people from Lakeside Baptist Church and family members have been praying for Samuel. He’s a 6 year old boy who contracted Guillain-Barré syndrome and was paralyzed from the neck down. We went to visit him today. He walked out of the house to greet us and even walked us to the street! He has some more work to do therapy-wise but God has answered prayer in a MIGHTY way! Also, thank you to two special American girls who shared a toy that made his face light up.
Today we visited our friends in the Internally Displaced Peoples Camp! Our Team from Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene funded this classroom after their trip here. It was intended to be a preschool. With law changes and a rapid increase in population due to the shopping area nearby and people relocating to rural areas from cities due to COVID, the school is overcrowded. They have converted a hall into a classroom and now they have taken this building for their 5th grade classroom. There are 55 kids here. Social distancing is a CHALLENGE, but the camp has had no COVID cases! Boston Team, your footprint will forever remain in this area!
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