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

Grip for a day

Just off the eastern shore of Lake Victoria is a beautiful mountain island called Mfangano. Its been years since I had been there, and the little dirt airstrip hidden in the trees was just as bad as it always was - maybe even worse. I flew the Caravan low southward...


Occasionally I get on a flight that can be described as, well... easy. Most are fraught with sweat, but some are just plain fun. On Saturday I flew a group out for a short mission trip with New Directions International. At the tail end of their trip, we flew into the...

The good baroness

Some weeks ago I picked up passengers from Yei, Sudan. They were a lively group from the UK, heading home, but I didn't know much else about them. We had an uneventful hour-and-a-half flight and after landing I bid them farewell as they connected onto another flight....


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Between Heaven and Earth

Essays from 12 years as a missionary pilot in Africa