Rev. Donald McIsaac, accompanied by his wife, Jenny, arrived in Tanzania on October 8th 2019.

Allow me to share, briefly, what God had been doing in their lives up until that point. They are truly an international family: Don was born in Scotland and immigrated to Canada in 1977. Jenny was born in South Korea and immigrated to Canada in 1980. They both studied in the Civil Engineering (Jenny '87, Don '88) faculty at George Brown College of Applied Arts & Technology in Toronto, Canada where they met and also where Don was born again. 

A little over a year after Don graduated, they were married (August 12th 1989).  They have three children: David (b. 1990), Sarah (b. 1991), and Mary (b. 1998).  After several years working in the construction industry (Don), the Civil  Consulting and Architectural Metals fields (Jenny), and 2 mission trips to Russia,  Don and Jenny both sensed the call to serve full-time in His kingdom work. While Don spent several years studying at Bible College and Seminary (BRE '96, MTS '99) Jenny owned and operated a small business (all while raising a family!).

Their first overseas posting was in the Central Asian Nation of Kyrgyzstan where they were involved in founding and running a Community Education and Technical Development NGO for a number of years (1999-2016) and where Don  also taught at the United Bible College (2000 -2005). During a furlough period in  2011/12 Don completed his Master of Divinity studies (MDiv '12), was ordained  into the Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad (Eastern Presbytery), and  completed a post graduate certificate in Project Management (PMP '11). In 2014 Don was awarded a teacher training Certificate for teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL).

While mum and dad served in Kyrgyzstan, David and Sarah studied for their High School years in an English medium boarding school in South India (Hebron) thereby increasing the international experience of the family. Mary however,  spent her entire life with mum and dad in Central Asia. They (Mary, mum, and dad) returned to Canada in 2016 and were determined to reunite with their other children, settle down and live the rest of their lives there.

God had other plans (as He quite often does) and they found themselves unable to settle even after 3 years. Soon, they were introduced to UAUT’s search for a Chaplain. Now, being virtual 'empty nesters', as their children were all grown and independent, they could think of once again going out in faith. They made the final decision after a short visit in January 2019 to commit to this posting for 2 yearat a time or until God calls them home.

Now, the story continues. They are truly blessed to be part of such a group of dedicated individuals and students.

 

In His Name and for His Glory,