We’re Mike and Renee. Missionaries in Africa from 1997 to 2014, we now live in the Atlanta area and continue to serve with Africa Inland Mission. These pages offer some of our stories, family updates, and perspectives on the missionary life. (Karibu!)

To certain poor shepherds

For a week in November I traveled throughout the “mountain kingdom” of Lesotho. I visited with a missionary family living in a quaint village tucked within a breathtaking valley on the eastern side of the small country. Over the course of several days, John introduced...

Return from the mountain kingdom

Return from the mountain kingdom

I’m sitting in a window seat over the wing, just a couple arms lengths from the giant turbofan engine of a 737 high above Zambia or Tanzania -- I’m not sure which -- on our way back home. The sky is serene and the light is fading fast below the horizon -- blue and...

Inch by inch

I've been doing a lot of thinking lately. That's partly why the blog has fallen behind. I haven't wanted to subject you to all kinds of disjointed thoughts. Sorry if we've left you wondering where we've been, or how we've been doing. It's still hard for me to stroll...


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Between Heaven and Earth

Essays from 12 years as a missionary pilot in Africa