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An organization that fosters Christian fellowship, witness, and systematic Bible study and memorization. It began informally in 1933, when Dawson Trotman discipled a converted sailor, with 2 Timothy 2:2 as his guiding principle. He organized the Navigators as a nonprofit organization in California in 1943. Members worked primarily with servicemen until 1949, when work was begun in the Far East, and a year later in Europe. Their program fosters person-to-person recruitment training and guidance of servicemen, college students, and businessmen into effective Christian witnesses, especially through systematic Bible study and memorization. Headquarters are in Colorado Springs, Colorado.