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.

Leaning In

It’s a land of mystery and, most certainly, adventure – with uncharted territories, caravans, Sultans, and a fast-growing capital city. But it’s also a land of tremendous potential for the gospel. In many ways, Chad is unique in this regard.

Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse – Spring 2016

When we were searching for a place to live, I came upon a magazine article in which the mayor of Senoia described his historic town as “twenty-five miles and one hundred years from Atlanta.” That sounded like just what we needed.

50 Things

50 things I love about my wife (written on May 28th 2015 – Our 20th anniversary)

Snow, and Letting go

I cherished every run, realizing that time, sadly, was not standing still. In fact, lately it feels as though it’s sped up some.

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Between Heaven and Earth

Mike’s essays from 12 years as a missionary pilot in Africa.