Since 1984 Navajo Missions Inc. has provided ongoing ministry to communities in the northeast corner of Arizona. NMI has expanded the footprint of ministry from two communities in the beginning to six communities at the present time.
Klagetoh, along with Wide Ruins, was the site for the first Navajo Missions ministry in this area. Short term missionary teams still go to Klagetoh both winter and summer trips to teach Bible classes for preschool - adult age groups and other mission activities. Many ongoing relationships span the years with this community.
Navajo Missions Inc. short term mission trips have been ongoing to the Cornfields community since 2004. In 2007 the church building was first used for the site of Bible School. Mark & Penny Williams began regular services as Cornfields Community Church in June 2014. Plans are being made for Cornfields to be the hub of ministry for all Navajo Missions Inc. work.
For many years Navajo Missions has partnered with the Kayanie Family in the Steamboat area through Steamboat Community Church for both winter and summer ministry to the community. Mark and Penny Williams have continued the partnership with the Kayanies to meet weekly for Bible study and sewing classes for residents of the Steamboat community.
On the grounds of Memorial Baptist Church both winter and summer missionaries provide Bible classes and other mission activities for the residents of the Chinle area. NMI works hand in hand with Memorial Baptist Church, pastored by Pastor Ed Sabordo of the Philippines, to provide ministry to the Chinle community.
NMI’s ministry to the community of Nazlini at the Nazarene Church has been ongoing since 2010 during both the winter and summer mission trips. As with the other sites Bible classes and other mission activities are led by the short term missionaries.
Ganado Presbyterian Church was a VBS site from 2009-2014, providing a place for worship, lodging, and food preparation/service for the teams. Bible classes and other mission activities for Ganado residents were part of both summer and winter trips.