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.
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.
I love this.
50 things I love about my wife (written on May 28th 2015 – Our 20th anniversary)
So here we are. Americans again. Forty-three years old and starting over. After becoming to a certain degree “Africans”, we now feel like the proverbial square peg in a round hole. Feeling vulnerable. Feeling lost. Our feet decisively planted on Georgia’s red clay soil, and half our hearts still in Africa.
I cherished every run, realizing that time, sadly, was not standing still. In fact, lately it feels as though it’s sped up some.
After what has turned out to be a “career” on the field, I have never been so inspired by God’s heart for Africa as I am today, and yet at the same time, never felt so inadequate to the task.