A Message From The Executive Director


Few know the challenges created by hunger, drought, job insecurity or loss like the Navajo. For those whose registered tribal home is in Rock Point, Arizona, the distance between home and help of any kind is 50 miles or more. For most, healthcare, jobs, groceries, farming supplies, and entertainment require a working vehicle, many gallons of fuel, travel food and a full day to gather the provisions needed for home and family.

How far are you from the nearest Walmart or Target? Both are a two-hour drive from here.

Less than half of the households have electricity and running water, adding for some the additional tasks of hauling water and collecting wood or coal for heating and cooking.


For 65 years, Navajo Lutheran Mission (better known locally as Rock Point Mission) has partnered with the Navajo people to be an outpost of love and hope. Every day, the 100% Navajo staff feed the hungry, prioritize learning for grades K-2 and focus on fulfilling basic community needs.

We teach the way of Jesus, listen to one another, help one another and stretch our capacity to become the people that God needs in this time and place.

Visitors and volunteers from across the US come to learn Navajo culture and spirituality. The sacred and beautiful landscape adjacent to the Mission provide limitless opportunity for exploring nature’s prominent impact on Navajo thought and spiritual expression. The Mission often hosts ‘Culture Nights’ for guests to experience the food, craft and language of the Navajo people.


​This precious place cannot exist without the investment of prayer, volunteer presence and financial help from generous and committed individuals, congregations, foundations, granting organizations and legacy gifts.


Please browse through the many options for your participation contained in this website. You will gain access to our latest funding campaigns, wish lists, school needs, visitor requests, volunteer projects and more.


On behalf of the entire Mission staff and the Rock Point community, we want to welcome you to our Mission team. Together we are pioneering a 21st century mission. We are looking beyond what we are to what we can become – a strong and vital, loving and hope-filled community. Love changes everything!

With Gratitude,

Patterson Yazzie

Executive Director