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!)

From Mike’s Blog

A wife of noble character

(I started this entry last week on Mother's Day. But the week's flying, and a few bad days with our internet connection have delayed it being posted. But I think it's worth it even a week late.) I found Renee just the other day sitting on the floor in front of the...

Brave journey

Some months ago the kids begged us for a "special night" together. So we pushed back the couch and laid their sleeping bags on the living room floor. Then we all crammed close to one-another watching a movie and eating snacks. For our kids, any time dedicated to "be a...


For more than a decade, our lives have been packed and repacked, re-arranged and uprooted, with the help of a humble plastic box known as the "Action Packer." On a recent home-assignment, I felt some kind of tribute to the container was due. The essay also helped me...


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Between Heaven and Earth

Essays from 12 years as a missionary pilot in Africa