By Mutua Mahiaini
Mike Shamy, an International Vice President of The Navigators since 2004, will be stepping out of his role as a member of the International Executive Team in February 2018.
Mike, who is from New Zealand, and his wife, Audrey, joined The Navigators in 1980. In 1989, he became the Country Leader of New Zealand. In 1999, he and Audrey moved to the U.S. to lead the Metro Mission. Since 2004, Mike and Audrey have played a vital role in supporting the Navigator work primarily in Latin America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
As long as I’ve known Mike, I’ve seen his passion for helping local Navigators advance the Gospel among those who are learning about Christ. In his many years of travel around the world, he has taught from the Scriptures to equip ordinary men and women who influence their relational networks for Christ. Reflecting this calling, Mike also co-authored the NavPress book titled The Insider with Jim Petersen.
Another area in which Mike has had tremendous influence is developing and equipping a new generation of leaders in our Worldwide Partnership.
Mike is one of those men who is sincerely concerned with individual needs. He’s authentic, the real thing. He’s a man of strong and good opinions, but he’s also very humble. His walk with God is deep, and his love for the Scriptures is vibrant.
Please pray for our dear friends Mike and Audrey as they move into a new phase of ministry in New Zealand.