Mike & Ana

In August of 2009, we became partners with Africa Inland Mission International (AIM).  This organization gives us an opportunity to fulfill a calling in ... Read more

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Mike and Ana serve as full term missionaries in Eastern and Central Africa through a missionary aviation organization within Africa Inland Mission, called AIM ... Read more

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  • Introducing Otto Zane

    Posted February 10th, 2015 by mapalmiter with No Comments

    Early in the morning on September 18th, 2014 the newest member of our family was born; our son Otto.  We arrived in Nairobi, Kenya after a 5 day road trip from Arua, Uganda just 3 weeks before he was born and had a safe and quite eventful delivery at Aga Khan Hospital in Westlands.  If you are a big picture person, not into details (about births), and just wanted to see if ...

  • On Being Fat and Heavy

    Posted September 11th, 2014 by mapalmiter with 1 Comment

    Ana’s friend Florence had this traditional maternity dress, called “free wear” made for her. Who knew the words fat and heavy would bring such joy (and amusement) to a woman during pregnancy?  I certainly did not expect it.  In fact, I had mentally prepared myself for enduring what the blogs warn of: belly touching, stares from strangers, inappropriate comments about weight, uncontrollable puffiness, and the classic “You look like you are ready to ...

  • August 2014 | Flash Reel

    Posted September 11th, 2014 by mapalmiter with No Comments

    Click below to visit our August re-cap and be linked to our Vimeo page where all previous months can be viewed!  Thanks for following along and getting a glimpse of life through our eyes. This month included: Saying goodbye to Ana’s sister, wrapping up projects around the house and preparing it for our home assignment, one last termite infestation, packing, a 5 day road trip to Nairobi, a healthy ultrasound, date nights in ...

  • July 2014 | Flash Reel

    Posted September 2nd, 2014 by mapalmiter with No Comments

    Click below to visit our July re-cap and be linked to our Vimeo page where all previous months can be viewed!  Thanks for following along and getting a glimpse of life through our eyes.

  • June 2014 | Flash Reel

    Posted July 5th, 2014 by mapalmiter with No Comments

    At the beginning of the year we began documenting our daily lives through 1 second video clips that we then compile as monthly videos.  Click below to visit our June re-cap and be linked to our Vimeo page where all previous months can be viewed!  Thanks for following along and getting a glimpse of life through our eyes.

On the Map...

  • Uganda

    We transitioned to Arua, Uganda in May of 2013 to help establish a new rural station for AIM AIR.  We work alongside one other AIM AIR family and are learning the ropes of living remotely.  Mike captains the Cessna 206 and Ana keeps busy with office work and community building.

  • Kenya

    We arrived in Nairobi, Kenya on February 3rd, 2012. Between February 7th and the 28th we were in Machakos, Kenya for orientation.  Following orientation we did two months of language study.  For over a year we lived in Ngummo just a few miles away from the airport where AIM AIR is based.

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  • Michigan

    It’s where we both consider “home” to be.  While in Michigan, we attend Ada Bible Church and enjoy spending time with our families in both Belding and Midland.  Our favorite things to do there are: relax up north at Sleeping Bear Dunes, eat ice cream, and have bonfires with the family.

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  • North Carolina

    During the fall of 2011 we lived just outside of Waxhaw, NC at the JAARS Center.  It was here that Mike completed his technical orientation for both flight and maintenance for AIM AIR. This orientation introduced many of the skills and procedures he needed to know for working in Africa.

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  • Alaska

    From June through September of 2010 we lived near Chickaloon, Alaska and served with Kingdom Air Corps. King Ranch, (as it is called up there) serves to train young pilots and mechanics for missions. Mike spent time gaining valuable flight experience and training. Ana worked administratively and as a Bible camp coordinator.

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