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

Wings of the Dawn

Wings of the Dawn

Although the story was difficult to revisit in some ways, it was fun to mix cameras and airplanes again.

Theatrical Trailer – The Distant Boat

Post-production is well underway for our mission's movie. We are aiming to have the film complete by September this year. Here's the trailer we posted to the movie's website, edited by my team-mate Andy Brown. Check out the film's website for more about the project.

The Making of a Story

The Making of a Story

And in a moment of suspended reality, a battered clapboard fills the frame in front of the lens. “Scene 70, Setup 2, Take 1,” it reads. The clapboard marks the audio and video clips with information to help the editors, and provides an audible spike to later synchronize digital files. But it also marks a kind of boundary between the real world and this one of our own creation.


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Between Heaven and Earth

Essays from 12 years as a missionary pilot in Africa