Home! Scatliff Newsletter Fall 2014

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God answers prayers! Grinning from ear to ear, we took possession of a house on August 29th! It is in need of a lot of TLC, but we are taking on the task of applying elbow-grease with joy, for WE ARE HOME! Praise the Lord! Thank you for praying for a home for our family. At work things are getting busy and we are so grateful for the projects we get to work on. In addition to the water pump monitor project we mentioned in our last newsletter, Tom is also working on a low-cost, high-power electrical protection unit for our partners with radio stations in developing countries. One of the main reasons radio stations come off the air in these areas is equipment failure due to lightning strikes and poor power supply. This new low-cost protection unit will help guard against such fates for equipment and, ultimately, keep radio stations on the air.  It is a joy for me as his wife to see him use his passions and skills for such an awesome purpose. I will be in Haiti at the end of November to work with Kids Alive International, a partner ministry of the Technology Center. Kids Alive operates a children’s village to care for Haitian orphans and a school and church for the local community. It is my desire that the Lord will use me to improve the nutritional status and health of the young children in their care. Tom will be manning the home-front with the kids (with the help of my mother) back in Elkhart while I am away. And, for our biggest news: This season is one of transition at the Technology Center. After almost 30 years as a ministry of Reach Beyond, the Technology Center has been granted wings to become its own full-fledged non-profit organization, known as SonSet Solutions. The transition to this new organization occurs January, 2015. Although this means very little administratively for Tom and I – as we will remain Reach Beyond Canada missionaries on loan to a US non-profit – it means the work we get to be a part of can adapt more quickly to the ever-changing needs of our ministry partners. It also means that the center will need to support-raise for its own operating expenses and undergo a steep learning curve for operations. We pray for wisdom for our leaders and God’s provision for the center.
Your friendship and support are immeasurable in importance to us. Thank you for taking the time to catch up on what we are up to, please; have us do the same! Write or give us a call and let us know how you are doing. We would love to hear from you.
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Tom and Candice and Jonathan and Matthew 59015 Azelea Court Elkhart, IN 46517 USA 574-575-8735

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Hello from Here! Scatliff Newsletter Summer 2014

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We have arrived... Praise God! After two years of support raising, much prayer, and whole lot of blood, sweat, and tears, we are here in Elkhart, Indiana. The weather is hot, the people are friendly, and we are excited to be getting down to work! pump_monitorAt the Technology Center, Tom is spending most of his time on a water-pump monitoring project. A team has developed a solar-powered pump that can provide clean water to remote communities. These pumps send data (re: water flow, amount of sunlight, depth of reservoir, etc.) via satellite that can be used to monitor the well and detect problems with the pump. Tom is developing the web site that collects and displays this satellite data. A few members of the team are in Ecuador this week installing the pumps in remote communities; Tom is excited to be the one back at the office receiving the data. I (Candice) am the Technology Center’s Community Health Consultant. It is a new position and I’m excited to develop it.  I’m in the office Wednesday afternoons, and while I’m there Tom is home with the boys (and vice-versa). It’s an arrangement that works well for our family, which has been through so many transitions over the past few months. For now, we are staying with friends while we search for a home. We have been so blessed with the amount of help we’ve had during this transition – from packing up our place in Montreal to landing here in Elkhart - but, to be honest, it hasn’t been easy. We definitely underestimated the emotional toll this move would have on us. We miss our Canadian friends, family, church family and community. I know with time we will settle in and call Elkhart ‘home’, but right now life is still in transition and we are yearning to be settled. If you would be willing to pray with us for peace in this transition, we would really appreciate that. We’d also love to hear from you. Our email address has not changed (candice.and.tom@gmail.com), but our phone number has (574-355-3635) and our temporary mailing address is: 23370 Spring Creek Trail Elkhart, IN 46516 family_summer_2014Thank you all so much for your prayers and support. Without you we simply would not be here. And although we are here, we are still in much need of support. Please shoot us an email or follow this link if you are interested in sustaining us in the work we are doing. If you would like more frequent updates on our journey, follow the blog portion of our web site (candiceandtom.com) or friend us on Facebook (Candice Scatliff). Otherwise we’ll keep sending these quarterly updates. Enjoy your summer!

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We are home — but not for long! Scatliff Newsletter Spring 2014

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This past December we left Montreal with a six-week old and a two-year old and headed west; yearning to find the rest of our support team and determined to make the most of the time we had. While on the road we spoke at numerous churches, presented at small groups, met with families, and followed up with any lead possible. We returned to Montreal last week with a near six-month old and three-year old.  The time away full-time support raising was exhausting and exhilarating. I’m thrilled to announce that the Lord provided! Although we are still desperately in need of monthly supporters, we have been given the go-ahead to depart for our field of service - Elkhart, Indiana – for this coming June!! Can I get a woot woot!?! We go in faith that the Lord will continue to provide the remaining funds we need. Please continue to pray with us and if you are interested in joining our support team, please click here to download our “Partner With Us” form or visit our website (candiceandtom.com) and click on the “Get Involved” link in the menu at the top. And so, we are getting ready! Tom has handed in his resignation at his Montreal day job, and is eagerly looking forward to joining the engineering team at the Tech Center. He can’t wait to sink his teeth into radio design and community development projects. I’m looking forward to settling the family (finally!), finding us a home, and putting my knowledge of nutrition to work for those in need. Although we are eager to get there (and by God’s grace, it’s time to go!), there is a lot that needs to happen between now and then:
  1. We want to meet with all of our (prayer and financial) supporters in Montreal before we leave, to celebrate this together!
  2. We need to follow-up with our supporters who wanted to start their financial support when we headed to the field. Well, that time is now!
  3. We need to obtain work visas for the United States. This process is under way. May the Lord provide in his perfect timing.
  4. We need to pack up our home and get ready to depart. Anyone want to help?!
Please join us in prayer that all will work out according to His will. Let’s do this thing!

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Two Exciting Announcements : Scatliff Newsletter Winter 2014

Posted by Candice Scatliff, With 0 Comments, Category: Newsletters,
Family on FerryAs we pulled out of the terminal on the Greyhound bus, both Tom and I with a small child on our lap, the lady beside me asked where we were from and where we were going. I doubt she expected the answer to be so complicated. We were leaving Vancouver on our way to Kelowna, but from Montreal and temporarily stationed in Winnipeg, ultimately trying to reach our (eventual) destination of Elkhart, Indiana. Full-time support raising has been quite the journey, to say the least. God is providing many opportunities for us to share our story and our needs. We’ve been speaking at churches, small group gatherings, and Bible studies. Although being on the road and living out of suitcases has its challenges, we’ve found this time to be quite encouraging and rewarding. We are anxious to see how the Lord will provide for our remaining support needs.Please pray with us for perseverance, wisdom, and patience as we continue this winding journey. Also pray that the Lord will continue to open doors to provide for our remaining financial needs. In other news, we have two exciting announcements! #1 : We have a tentative start date in Elkhart, Indiana of June 1st! We are excited and just a wee bit nervous to be submitting our visa application within the month. It can take up to four months to be granted a response, so we ask for your prayers for a miracle: for us to be granted work visas for the USA to start, Lord willing, June 1st.  On this same note, we cannot leave for the field until we have 100% of our funding in place… So if you’ve been thinking about supporting our ministry, now is the perfect time! #2 : Our organization is undergoing a name change! HCJB Global is now "Reach Beyond". Although the name is different, our job descriptions do not change. Websites and promotional material are currently being updated to incorporate the new name. Let us know if you’d like more info on the change or feel free to check out the blog post about it on our website.  The Canadian HCJB Global site will be updated in due time. Thankfully, the name change requires no administrative changes… If you are a monthly supporter, everything will be handled automatically, you’ll just start getting receipts from “Reach Beyond”. Luggage in Chuck the TruckBeing on the road means we are missing our friends, family, and church family. We’d love to hear from you! Please shoot us a note to let us know how things are going and how we can be praying for you, too. Also, if you know of a church, pastor, or small group that would be willing to hear our story please be sure to let us know!

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Fall 2013

Posted by Candice Scatliff, With 0 Comments, Category: Newsletters,
IMG_1266Presenting the newest member of our missionary family… Welcome to the team, Matthew Adrian Scatliff! Born on the morning of October 28th On the support-raising front we have had an amazing autumn. Our home church, Lakeshore Evangelical Church, undertook a support drive with a goal of $10,000. An incredible anonymous donor offered to match, dollar for dollar, the support received.  We are floored and humbled that the goal was not only reached, but exceeded! The combined amount launches us much closer to our support-raising goal and covers our outgoing expenses. DSC_0217 (2)_20131023164530239 copyThis fall we also welcomed (with grateful hearts) more monthly supporters to the team. We are now only about 25 monthly/annual supporters (families, individuals, or churches) away from being able to head to the field! So close! We are in Montreal for only a few more weeks before heading west. After spending Christmas with our families we will continue our support-raising journey in Manitoba for a few months. An incredibly generous and thoughtful family in La Salle, Manitoba, has offered us their house and car for our time in the area. We could not be more thrilled to have a place to call home and a place to host friends while in the area. We are eager to speak with anyone who may have an interest in hearing our story and joining us on our journey. If you know of a church, family, or pastor in the Manitoba area that may be interested in hearing more, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  And when we say the “Manitoba area”, we mean within about a 1,000 km of Winnipeg.  We’ll travel if we need to! Major prayer item: Visa application! We have embarked down the road of the visa application process to work out of the USA and are understanding that this is (yet another!) item we need God’s hand on. Please join us in petitioning to the Lord for all to occur in His timing. Looking forward to catching up with all of our friends and family as we head back west, and sad to be preparing to leave Montreal all everyone here who have been so amazing to us. We’ll trust that God is walking ahead of us, and do our best to follow his lead.
Inline image 1Tom and Candice Scatliff Home phone: 514-797-8388 Email: candice.and.tom@gmail.com NEW! Web: www.candiceandtom.com 

HCJB Global-Canada 3-44 Saltsman Drive, Cambridge, ON N3H 4R7 www.hcjbglobal.ca 1-888-354-4252

Make cheques payable to HCJB Global. Please print on the memo line: 4110555


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Summer 2013

Posted by Candice Scatliff, With 0 Comments, Category: Newsletters,
Inline image 1More eager than ever!  That’s how we feel returning from our road trip to Elkhart, Indiana. We visited the Technology Center, where we will be serving, and learned about projects awaiting our arrival. Tom is excited about diving into radios, power systems, and digital media, using his engineering skills to help build God’s Kingdom here on earth. I am looking forward to getting involved in water projects using my background in parasitology, and nutrition in community development projects. We are eager to go, but need to be sent!  We’re incredibly grateful to those currently on our support team– your prayer and financial support mean everything to us!!  And we are eager to meet with those who may be interested in partnering with us to reach our final goal. Once we reach 100% of monthly funding we are headed to the mission field. Our current goal is to leave in January 2014, as a family of four. We need YOU to help us reach the mission field by: Inline image 2 And yes, you heard that right. Family of four! We are expecting our SECOND SON(!!) to arrive late October. We couldn't be more thrilled. Praise the Lord for how He hears our prayers! Because the fourth family member increases our support needs, we are back to 49% despite gaining a few more donors over the past few months… So we need your help now more than ever to reach our final goal. We are eager to go, but need to be sent!
  Inline image 1Tom and Candice Scatliff Home phone: 514-797-8388 Email: candice.and.tom@gmail.com
 

HCJB Global-Canada 3-44 Saltsman Drive, Cambridge, ON N3H 4R7 www.hcjbglobal.ca

1-888-354-4252

Make cheques payable to HCJB Global. Please print on the memo line: 4110555

 

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Spring 2013

Posted by Candice Scatliff, With 0 Comments, Category: Newsletters,
Not sure about your house, but ours is welcoming spring with open arms! Time to wipe the dust off the shoes and get back outside! Inline image 1What else are we welcoming with open arms? Reaching 50% of our required monthly funding. That’s right – we are half way there! To celebrate (and rejuvenate) we are planning a trip to Elkhart, Indiana to visit the team currently on the ground and gain a greater appreciation for what life will be like when we reach our 100% goal (God willing, in 2013). For those of you just joining our newsletter list (welcome!) here’s a recap: my husband Tom, an engineer by trade and radio enthusiast by heart, and I, a nutritionist, are teaming up with HCJB Global, an international mission organization that serves throughout the globe via media and healthcare ministries. We will be based in Elkhart, IN at the Technology Center.  We are currently in the support raising stage, needing to reach 100% of our monthly needs pledged before being able to leave for the field.
Support raising has been challenging, to be sure, but also very wonderful. We have been stretched outside our comfort zone countless times… And met so many amazing people and gained numerous friends. You can read about the process, prayer requests, and progress on our blog: candiceandtom.com.  Stay tuned, we are revamping thInline image 2e place and will have a new site up and running soon!
To help us climb the second 50%, we are currently seeking advocates. What’s an advocate? People who are willing to advocate on our behalf by telling others about our ministry, or hosting a small gathering at their house. We have nearly exhausted our own network, and now are relying on that of others to reach those who God has destined for our sending team. Prayerfully consider: Would you be willing to advocate for us? Big news on the home front: Our son Jonathan turned 2 earlier this month. He is blossoming into such a kind little boy. He has his moments (don’t we all?), but I’m so proud of the little peanut he’s turning into. When you have a minute, we’d love to hear from you.   Inline image 1Tom and Candice Scatliff Home phone: 514-797-8388 Email: candice.and.tom@gmail.com

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