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!)

Crossing the GW

Crossing the GW

This is what they call reverse-culture shock. Take a bush pilot from the barren expanse of southern Sudan and drive him into New York City. I pressed my face against a cold window in my uncle's mini-van. Stretching my eyes upward, I watched the massive girders and...

A [grait] day

I woke up on the wrong side of the ocean today. I could tell, in part, by the chill in the morning air of this old house in New Jersey. In part, because there's a glorious box of Captain Crunch on the kitchen table. Our plane landed on Saturday, after a long push over...

Happiness is a bag well packed

Update on Kenya: "A Kenya Redrawn" - NYT article We will soon have the luxury of packing our suitcases. Renee and I are preparing to head home for an early furlough. I've booked tickets for March 7th, and we'll arrive in New Jersey the next day. And so, we are packing...


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Between Heaven and Earth

Essays from 12 years as a missionary pilot in Africa