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!
At 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), but our phone number has (574-355-3635) and our temporary mailing address is:
23370 Spring Creek Trail
Thank 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!