About Us

Nizhoni Partnership Navajo Missions

The Navajo Nation is the largest reservation in the country with 25,000 square miles and over 250,000 tribe members — half of which are under the age of 18.

About half of the people on the reservation still do not have running water or electricity in their homes. Many of the elderly live in remote areas and are lonely. Many have inadequate resources to even make a hot, healthy meal.

Our Leadership

Ron & Barb Ornelas began their work in leading short-term mission teams to the Navajo Reservation in 2004. Ron & Barb OrnelasTogether they share a great passion and love for the Navajo people.

Ron attended Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri, and spent 8 years serving the Native people in southwest Missouri. In addition to serving as Mission Team Leader, Ron has served as Pastoral Care minister, has lead numerous Bible studies, and uses his gifts after 37 years in commercial and residential construction to help the Navajo people to improve their living conditions.

Barb spent over 25 years helping families in conflict before entering the mission field full time with Ron.