With careers as medical professionals in Alabama, missions wasn’t initially on Eric and Heather McDonald’s mind or heart, especially with seven children. In fact, Eric once told God, “I am not a missionary.” Laughing about that now, Eric says, “God continued to work in my heart and confirmed that His call for me was in full-time, career, cross-cultural missions.”

In 2020, the McDonalds left for Tanzania to serve as healthcare professionals at a Baptist hospital. Eric says, “Learning to live in an unfamiliar culture is a full-time job, but God is so faithful. Life looks very different, but God has shown us that different is not bad, it’s just different. We are growing our community every day and enjoying investing in those that are around us.”

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PRAY for the McDonald family as they continue to learn the language and culture in Tanzania and that God would bless their ministry there.