While in Niger, Phil & Shannon met when he arrived 5 days
after her, to also work at Sahel Academy. A friendship grew and
On Dec. 3 1994, Phil & Shannon were married in CA, and a month later returned to Niger to continue serving for 2 more years at Sahel Academy as construction manager and teacher.
In December of 1996, they returned to the US on furlough with hopes of beginning a family. In July of 1997, Phil & Shannon took a leave of absence from SIM, and Phil found employment with a commercial construction firm in San Jose, CA.
On March 20th of 1998 Phil & Shannon welcomed Noah Pearce Maxwell into their family. After returning to active status with SIM in 1999, Phil & Shannon attended French language school in Quebec, Canada.
In May, 2000 they returned to California to await the arrival of their second child, Micah Ethan born August 16th. Noah & Micah are a cherished part of the Maxwell family.