5, 4, 3, 2… Never mind. Scatliff Newsletter November 2017


Family photo op in front of NASA’s “Rocket Garden”.
(Like our homemade t-shirts?)

5, 4, 3, 2… Never mind.

After a whirlwind of speaking engagements and project deadlines at the office earlier this month the family drove to Louisville, Kentucky to partake in the Global Missions Health Conference. This conference is an annual event that gathers thousands of mission-minded people for networking, learning, and encouraging. During the three day conference there were plenty of interesting workshops, speakers, and time to catch up with people we’ve worked with over the years. For example, a doctor we served alongside during our time in Shell, Ecuador eight years ago, and a nurse from Impfondo, Congo we served with just a few months ago. It was a great time of encouragement.

After the conference the family took a road-trip vacation. With the cooler packed with food and staying at friends’ of friends we made our way to Cape Canaveral, Florida. This is the home of Kennedy Space Center and an absolute thrill for our geeky family. We spent three days at the Space Center and thoroughly enjoyed it. There was a rocket scheduled to launch on our third day, which we were all exceptionally excited about, but unfortunately it was scrubbed with just four hours left on the countdown clock. In the words of six year old Jonathan “That’s okay, look what we get to do instead!” referring to the fun of just spending time together. Sometimes kids just get things right.


There’s no place like home!

After our 1900 km (1200 mile) trip home we are now back at the office for two weeks and preparing for a trip to Manitoba. We will be speaking at supporting churches in the Manitoba area from December 17th through the end of January. We are still putting together a schedule and are eager to meet with groups, speak at functions, and visit churches. Please contact us if you’re willing to host an event or simply want to hear more about our work, time in Congo, and plans for the coming year.

We appreciate you and the sacrifices you make to keep us in ministry. If you are in the Manitoba area, we look forward to seeing you and thanking you in person!