Bill & Grace Manning and their four daughters moved from the suburbs of Virginia to Hidden Springs on the Navajo Reservation in July of 2018 to make their home in a place that they have fallen in love with + to live in community with the people they have grown in relationship with over the past 20 years.
Bill first came to the Reservation on a high school mission trip when he was 18 years old. Since then, he has committed to come to Arizona once or twice a year. As a student and as an associate pastor, Bill has always had a heart for the Navajo.
Grace’s initial trip to Arizona was eighteen years ago. She had an immediate connection with the people on the Reservation and looked forward to visiting yearly – until she & Bill started having their children.
Each of the Manning girls have been on at least one of the mission trips to Hidden Springs. Like their parents, they have found a love for the land & for the people of this area.
What started off as feelings of sadness each time Bill & Grace left the Reservation grew into a passion to move their family to Arizona. They serve the Navajo through various projects & programs. Not only do they work within the community, but they love their neighbors, seek their good, and inspire hope as well.