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!)

Where I’ve been

I have on several occasions tried (started and stopped more than once) to figure out what sort of things to write here. Here in this blog which looks altogether the same. In this world which looks altogether different to me since a month ago. I think I've been at a...

Smalltown girl in the big city

Renee is one in a million. The kind of girl who never really wants anything for her birthday, except a surprise. And it doesn't matter much what secret gift is bestowed, only that it is planned in advance. Because all she really wants is to be remembered, and made to...

Reporting from the mothership

We’re officially New Yorkers now, and I’m not sure how I feel about that. We were in the state a mere ten minutes when I got a speeding ticket. I was rocketing along at 32 MPH as the officer explained it to me. I think the Jersey tags on our borrowed car had something...


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Between Heaven and Earth

Essays from 12 years as a missionary pilot in Africa