We've arrived, settled in, and have had a wonderful Christmas with our families.
We now look forward to continuing our support raising journey and are leading off with a bang!
Sunday, December 29th we will be speaking during the morning service at Winnipeg Evangelical Free Church and hosting a meet and greet afterwards in the Fireside room.
Saturday, January 4th, Tom will be speaking at Grace Bible Church's men's breakfast in Dauphin and we will be presenting our mission during the Sunday morning service on the 5th.
Sunday, January 12th we will be at Westend Community Church in MacGregor, Manitoba
From Monday January 13th to the 23rd we will be near the west coast, visiting family and friends in Victoria, Vancouver, and Vernon, BC.
We still have 3 churches to set dates with and possibly an additional 3 churches to meet with. We look forward to the busy January and it is our prayer that these church dates will result in meetings with families; to get to know congregation members and to share what's on our hearts.
Please continue to pray with us that the remaining funding will come into place and we WILL be heading to Elkhart for our June 1st start date!
As we approach year end, please consider making a donation to our mission fund! Not only will this get us to the field sooner, but also gets you a tax receipt!
HCJB Global is a registered charity in both Canada and the USA.
Call our head office to process a donation via credit card: 1-888-354-4252 (account #4110555)
Mail a cheque (4110555 in the memo line) to:
3-44 Saltsman Drive,
Or simply give securely online here (credit card or PayPal):
IN THE USA:
Call: 719-590-9800 (account #110555)
Mail a cheque (110555 in the meo line) to:
PO Box 39800
Colorado Springs, CO 80949-9800
Or give securely online via this link 🙂
Thank you for al of your awesomeness! Merry Christmas!!
As we sat down to dinner at a dear friend's house the other night, our last meal together before heading west for support raising for an unknown length of time, I commented on the inukshuk statue she had on the table. I hadn't ever noticed it before.
My friend asked if I knew that they were for.
"Direction?" I responded.
"Yes, for navigation." She said. "Do you know why it's on the table?"
The candles flickered in the silence.
"So you know you'll always have a home here with us."
Cue watery eyes.
'They' told me the hardest thing about being a missionary is the constast goodbyes. As per usual, 'they' are right. These goodbyes aren't easy.
In just 12 days, we head west! West to see our families (and introduce our son Matthew!), to celebrate Christmas, and to continue support raising.
We still have 25% of our ongoing support to raise and are moving forward in faith that this will come through - so much so, we are applying for our work visas to begin in Elkhart, Indiana this coming June! We are excited to see what God has in store for us as we head west and are eager to take on this next phase of the journey.
We will be calling La Salle, Manitoba home base for the next while, living in a house a gracious family has offered for our stay. Our phone number, email addresses, and FaceBook accounts remain the same though, so you know how to reach us!
So far on the itinerary is a gathering at Winnipeg Evangelical Church at the end of the month, a meeting in McGregor mid January, followed by a trip to the West Coast. We are eager to add to the itinerary and would love to see you if you are among the awesome people of central or western Canada.
Matthew Adrian Scatliff <3
Born October 28th, 2013
and very, very loved
We are absolutely floored and humbled by the support we've received over the last couple of months. Amazing, truly amazing! This has to be God's hand at work.
Lakeshore Church exceeded(!) their goal of $20000. That puts us so close to going, we can taste it.
So, here's a great big THANK YOU to Lakeshore, and to the anonymous donor... We trust that God will bless you richly, because we can't thank you enough.
We've also had the opportunity to meet with a few more pastors and present at a few more churches. With so many welcoming, open doors to walk through, we feel soooo blessed. A few of those churches will be taking us to their missions boards in the upcoming year. We love the hearts of these congregations, and we'd feel so privileged to have them as part of the team.
In other news: We've started our US work visa application. Keep that in prayer, please.
And guess what! Our little boy Matthew arrived last Monday (hence the pause in blogging!). He'll get his own post right away, so say tuned.
We haven't reached our goal yet,
but have been graciously given 2 more weeks!!!
Yes, the matching donation challenge is still on. Every bit helps, especially because it is DOUBLED. Booya! To get in on this challenge, use the 'donate now' button on the post below this one 🙂
In other great news, we've been blessed with a few more monthly sponsors this past month! We are so grateful and are now only in need of about 27 more families/individuals/churches/groups to come on board on an on-going basis and we are headed to the mission field! People, we are getting CLOSE!
Because departure time is drawing near, we have also started the formal application process for work visas in the USA. We have an attorney helping us with this and are really relying on God to open doors and provide those much-needed visas. Prayer regarding this are very much appreciated!!
An anonymous donor has put forward an awesome challenge -
For the month of September From now until Thanksgiving (!!), any donations toward our mission will be MATCHED DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR up to $10,000!!! (which would then become $20,000!!!). Is that not amazingly awesome?
We are heading into the final stretch of support raising before heading to the field (just need to find
30 27 more monthly supporters), and this is the boost we need to get us closer to our goal! If you've been considering giving, now's the perfect time!
For more information of what we will be up to, this page gives you the low-down, and our recent newsletters can fill in more details. Or, just chat with us about it!
To give a one-time gift towards our mission, receive a tax-receipt, and have your money MATCHED, DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR you can give securely online via the 'donate' button on this page. We will need your mailing address and name so we can get you a tax receipt. These matching-dollar donations will be receipted through Lakeshore Church.
Thank you, everyone, for your support!
As you can see, the new site is live! We have lots to add in, fill out, and update... But it's here!
Let us know if you need a tutorial on how to leave a comment, contact us, or access different pages. Although we were able to bring over all of our previous posts, the comments were lost in the process. Bear with us, it'll be a learning curve, but it'll get better from here. 🙂