A Site to Remember

By IET Communications

Did you know that in the 1950s, Navigators teamed with Orient Crusades to minister in 23 Okinawa schools and presented the Gospel to about 20,000 students? Or did you know that during World War II, the Navigator work spread to 1,000 ships, bases and camps? Or did you know that one “Nav Home” in Honolulu, in the 1940s, had guest books filled with 25,000 signatures?!

You can now discover God’s amazing work through The Navigators over the past 80 years at www.navhistory.org, a searchable website published by the International Executive Team (IET) and the U.S. Navigators History Department. 

You’ll find more than just fun facts on the site. NavHistory is designed as a resource for Navigator leaders, staff and constituents, as well as academic researchers who study missions and Gospel movements.

As U.S. Navigator Senior Historian Susan Fletcher writes, “Our story is evidence that God continues to transform lives. . . . By preserving our history, we are creating a collective memory grounded in a rich tradition of faithfulness and perseverance, one that will help guide us into the future.”

Online now is the first phase of in-depth articles about the growth of our Worldwide Partnership, researched and written by Donald McGilchrist, who served with the IET from 1976 to 2005. Susan Fletcher also presents a growing archive of articles and photos about the U.S. Navigators. Additional articles and images will be added in the coming months and years, so we encourage you to visit the site regularly to see new content.