Shanell Leekya (Zuni), Summer Camps Director at Dusty Pines and Zuni Christian Reformed Mission
Sheldon Tamez (Zuni/Navajo), Youth Minister at Zuni Christian Reformed Mission and Dusty Pines
Barlow Gasper (Zuni/Yaqui), Youth Minister at Zuni Christian Reformed Mission & Dusty Pines
AIMI Volunteer Staff:
Bruce and Darlrene Kinde, Hunters Point Community Church, Hunters Point, AZ., book-keeping
Dr. C. (Mike) Hudson, Pastor, Tuba City 1st Baptist Church, Tuba City, AZ.
Mike & Denise Byrd, Columbia, IL., book-keeping and construction
Natasha Natewa (Zuni/Laguna), Zuni Christian Reformed Mission Childfrens Ministry
Monty Gavin, Summer Sports Camp Sponsor
History of AIMI
Bob and Bernice Faulkner were missionaries among Apache and Navajo children through Child Evangelism Fellowship. In 1988 they joined with some friends to put together the incorporation in AZ. with some friends and supporters to form American Indian Missions, Inc. They also helped a church called Indian Bible Fellowship on the San Carlos Apache Reservation. The Faulkners led the mission until 2003, when they began to ease into their retirement, and the mission appointed Roger Scarbro of Gallup,NM. to be AIMI's second director in 2003.
Several other missionaries have joined AIMI over the years, some short-term, and some long-term. AIMI missionaries have taken part in various types of ministries on the Apache, Navajo, Zuni, and other SW reservation areas. Some of these ministies have included youth and children's clubs, sports camps, horse ministry, leadership conferences, discipling schools, church plants and development, Christian retreat center, and more. AIMI added to their ministry base in Globe
In the future AIMI is looking to further develop their disciple-making and church planting emphasis. Our goal is building relationships, teaching, and training converts to be the church...standing with them until they can stand as the church on their own.