Remember Nhu

The information on this page was last updated 3/23/2023. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


We're a nonprofit committed to ending child sex slavery through prevention. With the support of people like you, we currently have 120 homes for children in 16 countries and have prevented over 2,340 children from being sold

Contact information

Mailing address:
Remember Nhu
P.O. Box 27000
Akron, OH 44319-7000


Phone: 1.877.435.7648

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 201461313

CEO/President: Carl Ralston

Chairman: Carl Ralston

Board size: 12

Founder: Carl Ralston

Ruling year: 2005

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2014


We are ending child sex slavery through prevention: One child at a time, one family at a time, one village at a time. Find out how prevention is the most effective way to keep children safe and end child sex slavery.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating382 of 110250 of 122
Fund acquisition rating953 of 110397 of 122
Resource allocation rating306 of 110354 of 122
Asset utilization rating108 of 110214 of 122

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$129,658$280,454$20,000$9,378$26,027
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$845,483$943,538$440,384$481,995$714,632
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$840,478$782,329$775,339$737,188$1,473,530
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$840,478$782,329$775,339$737,188$1,473,530
Total assets$1,685,961$1,725,867$1,215,723$1,219,183$2,188,162
Payables and accrued expenses$35,138$77,036$44,096$57,374$53,638
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$35,138$77,036$44,096$57,374$53,638
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$75,100$0$0
Total liabilities$35,138$77,036$119,196$57,374$53,638
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$1,297,588$1,323,339$853,203$769,907$1,824,528
With donor restrictions$353,235$325,492$243,324$391,902$309,996
Net assets$1,650,823$1,648,831$1,096,527$1,161,809$2,134,524
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$3,537,026$3,603,370$3,143,422$3,481,527$3,744,645
Program service revenue$0$0$1,230$1,200$1,645
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$4,047$39($1,462)$84$115
Other revenue$0$0$0$0($103,084)
Total other revenue$4,047$39($232)$1,284($101,324)
Total revenue$3,541,073$3,603,409$3,143,190$3,482,811$3,643,321
Program services$2,955,618$2,427,969$2,754,808$3,074,050$3,249,863
Management and general$170,133$406,033$283,510$230,748$220,488
Total expenses$3,539,081$3,051,105$3,208,472$3,540,600$3,597,478
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$1,992$552,304($65,282)($57,789)$45,843
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,992$552,304($65,282)($57,789)$45,843


Carl RalstonPresident$59,875
Ian NelsonVice President$54,140
Saleena CoxTreasurer$46,195
Rev Bob AbelBoard Member$24,500
John PriesVP Operations$9,000

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2022

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 3/23/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Carl Ralston has been married to his wife Laurie for over 30 years. He has a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from Malone University and a Master of Arts degree in Religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. For years prior to Remember Nhu, Carl owned an insurance agency and attended Hope Church (Christian and Missionary Alliance) in Brunswick, Ohio, as well as Living Hope Church in E. Canton, Ohio.

Remember Nhu was conceived in 2003-2004. Carl was attending a conference hosted by the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Thailand when he was made aware of the horrific problem of child sex trafficking. Particularly striking was the story of Chup Ly, a 16 year-old Cambodian who was sold into the sex-slave trade and died three years later of AIDS.

After telling Chup Ly's story, the missionary speaker then told of Nhu, a 12-year-old girl who had committed her life to Jesus Christ, was baptized, grew as a Christian, and began to share publicly her faith. However, a Buddhist family member then sold her virginity, partly as an act of disapproval of Nhu's conversion to Christ. At that time, the missionary did not know what had become of Nhu. It was in that moment that Carl felt inspired by God to "Remember Nhu," and in December of 2003 committed to God that he would do everything in his power to eliminate the use of children in the sex trade industry around the world.

In 2004, Carl finished a master's degree in Religion in which his final project created Remember Nhu: an organization that would prevent children from entering the sex trade by meeting the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of potential victims. Meanwhile, Carl took 6 trips to Cambodia to look for Nhu and try to meet her in person. Finally in July of 2006, when Nhu was 17, Carl met her for the first time. That meeting would forever change the course of Carl and Nhu's lives. Carl & Laurie Ralston welcomed Nhu into their own family, and she was given a father and mother who would always love and support her. Not only that, but Nhu also became Remember Nhu's first official employee.

Today Carl Ralston serves as the Founder and President of Remember Nhu (which was established formally in 2005). Looking back at the day in which Remember Nhu was conceived, Carl recalls: "When I heard Nhu's story of being sold into the sex trade, God impressed upon my heart, 'Remember Nhu!' I immediately broke down, overwhelmed by the thought of this young girl being raped up to 15 times per day. That day Jesus wrecked my life in a great way! Now I have the best career of anyone in the world."

In May of 2016, Carl experienced one of the greatest joys of his life: walking Nhu down the aisle at her wedding. He had the honor of handing Nhu over in marriage to a man of God, as a free woman, by her own choice. Nhu's story of redemption had come full circle. Carl's dream is that this would become the story for thousands of children around the world who would have otherwise been sold into slavery.

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