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!)

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....

Twice saved

Korr, Northern Kenya. I flew in a group from a California church visiting the literacy and church planting work going on here. I went with them into a village in the morning to watch the camels being milked - the whole place was so beautiful in that golden light,...

New years day

I'm thirty-one again. Its my birthday, and I have decided to stop at thirty-one (four years ago.) The kids think its hilarious that I'm getting old, jumping on any opportunity to remind me of my delusional state of being in the "early" thirties. I think they like the...


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Between Heaven and Earth

Essays from 12 years as a missionary pilot in Africa