Missionaries David, Elizabeth, Eva and Annie McCormick in the backyard of their home in Maxixe, Mozambique, in 2017. (Photo: Kim Parker)


When parents feel they are called by God to serve as missionaries, how do they answer that call as a family with children?

The McCormick family – David, Elizabeth, Eva and Annie – answers that and other questions about being missionaries in the Still in Mission series video below. Commissioned in 2016, they first served in Mozambique at Chicuque Rural Hospital and now serve in the U.S. as Mission Advocates in the South Central Jurisdiction. David and Elizabeth have a wealth of experience from their seven years of service and their children, now ages 9 and 11, share their thoughts on the tough parts and fun parts of growing up in a missionary family.

David’s and Elizabeth’s advice – find strength in your family and rely on your faith in God. The kids’ advice? If you feel God’s call to become a missionary…go for it!

Watch their video.

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