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

The Power of Story

Looking forward, I see a hard road ahead for the finishing work of the Great Commission. And I believe there ought to be storytellers walking it alongside the church planters, Bible translators, disciple-makers, and others. If for no other reason than to simply “make much of God”, to declare His glory.

the Puppy

the Puppy

Renee gave her the name “Tamu”, which is Swahili for “gentle” or “sweet”. Then began rehab. Countless flea baths, vet visits, medications, bags of the finest German puppy food, more baths, and a lot of TLC.



Even if you don’t usually pay much attention to the stars, you would notice something amiss if you happened to be transported far over the equator and glanced upward. It would feel foreign even if you didn’t know why.


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Between Heaven and Earth

Essays from 12 years as a missionary pilot in Africa