Modern Day Missions

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Summary



"Modern Day Missions" is an interdenominational Christian mission organization headquartered in Arlington, Texas. It was founded in 2008 by Elias Reyes to provide fundraising support services to missionaries.

Modern Day Missions offers an exclusive donor management platform that enables missionaries to receive and manage tax-deductible donations. It currently partners with more than 750 missionaries around the world.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Modern Day Missions
PO Box 535578
Grand Prairie, TX 75053

Website: modernday.org

Phone: 469-994-7008

Email: modernday.org/contact-us


Organization details

EIN: 262978592

CEO/President: Elias Reyes

Chairman: Elias Reyes

Board size: 7

Founder: Elias Reyes

Ruling year: 2009

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2012


Purpose

The focus of "Modern Day Missions" is to mobilize Christian missionaries into their calling. As an organization, "Modern Day Missions" offers a donor management platform, administrative services and fundraising support.

"Modern Day Missions" proudly partners with the local church and numerous reputable mission organizations: YWAM, International House of Prayer and Beltway Park Church.


Mission statement

To provide services that enable missionaries to raise financial support so they can fulfill the calling of taking Jesus Christ to the nations.


Statement of faith

The Trinity
It is the testimony of both the Old and New Testaments and of the Christian Church that God is both One and Triune. This biblical revelation testifies that there is only one God and that He is eternally existent in three persons-Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
God the Father - God the Father is the creator and sustainer of all things, and He created the universe in love. He created man in His own image for fellowship and called man back to Himself through Christ after the rebellion and fall of man.
The Son - Jesus Christ is eternally God. He was together with the Father and the Holy Spirit from the beginning, and through Him all things were made. For man's redemption, He left heaven and became incarnate by the Holy Spirit through the virgin Mary; henceforth, He is forever one Christ with two natures-God and man-in one person.
The Holy Spirit - The Holy Spirit is God, the Lord and giver of life, who was active in the Old Testament and given to the Church in fullness at Pentecost. He empowers the saints for service and witness, cleanses man from the old nature and conforms us to the image of Christ.

The Scripture
We affirm that the Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, is alone the only infallible, inspired Word of God, and that its authority is ultimate, final, and eternal. It cannot be added to, subtracted from, or superseded in any regard. The Bible is the source of all doctrine, instruction, correction, and reproof. It contains all that is needed for guidance in godliness and practical Christian conduct. Our decision-making in all aspects of life, work, and ministry is to be based upon God's Holy Scriptures as we interpret them in our doctrine of faith.

The Atonement
Christ's vicarious death on the cross paid the penalty for the sins of the whole world, but its benefits are only applicable to those who receive Jesus as their personal Savior. Healing-body, soul, and spirit-and all of God's provisions for His saints, are provided for in the atonement, but these must be appropriated.

Salvation
The Word of God declares clearly that salvation is a free gift of God, based on the merits of the death of His Son, and is appropriated by faith. Salvation is effected by personal repentance, belief in the Lord Jesus (justification), and personal acceptance of Him into one's life as Lord and Savior (regeneration). The new life in Christ includes the privileges of adoption and inheritance in the kingdom of God's beloved Son. It is secure in the eternal, unchanging commitment of God who does not lie and is forever the same. Salvation should produce an active lifestyle of loving obedience and service to Jesus Christ our Savior.

The Christian Life
We believe that the Scriptures portray the life of the saint in this world to be one of balance between what is imputed to us as Christians and what is imparted to us according to our faith and maturity. Hence, God's provision for His children is total, and the promises are final and forever. The shortcomings of the individual and of the Church are because of the still progressing sanctification of the saints. The Christian life is filled with trials, tests, and warfare against a spiritual enemy. For those abiding in Christ until their deaths or His return, the promises of eternal blessing in the presence of God are assured. To remain faithful through all circumstances of life requires dependence upon the Holy Spirit and a willingness to die to personal desires and passions.

Human Life
We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life.

Marriage
We believe that the term "marriage" has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. We will only conduct and recognize marriages between a natural-born biological man and a natural-born biological woman.

Baptism & the Lord's Supper
The Word of God enjoins on the Church two perpetual ordinances of the Lord Jesus Christ. The first, baptism, is the outward sign of what God has already done in the individual's life and is a testimony to all that the person now belongs to Jesus. It is identification with Jesus and is effected in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Lord's Supper is a commemoration of the death of the Lord and is done in remembrance of Him until He comes again; it is a sign of our participation in Him. Both institutions are restricted to those who are believers in Christ.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating23 of 11124 of 146
Fund acquisition rating74 of 11138 of 146
Resource allocation rating81 of 11139 of 146
Asset utilization rating105 of 111216 of 146

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
5%0%0%1%0%1%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%0%0%1%0%1%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
99%100%100%100%100%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%0%0%1%0%1%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
1%0%0%0%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
84%95%94%95%95%96%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%97%89%97%99%96%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
82%92%84%92%94%92%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%3%11%3%1%4%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
2%14%49%20%8%21%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
8%5%5%4%5%3%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.333.463.014.093.765.18
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.241.541.721.972.211.17
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.025.345.188.078.336.07
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
18.814.797.885.108.9966.77
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.050.210.130.200.110.01
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.621.782.021.191.281.95
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
7%27%24%39%40%1%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%13%16%30%35%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
67%21%25%15%16%19%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20212020201920182017
Cash$1,369,262$1,008,381$587,522$421,436$447,428
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$82,200$76,366$0$0$0
Short-term investments$43,778$16,845$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,495,240$1,101,592$587,522$421,436$447,428
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$529,119$505,546$505,651$434,327$7,022
Other long-term assets$283,989$289,707$66,409$77,482$70,377
Total long-term assets$813,108$795,253$572,060$511,809$77,399
Total assets$2,308,348$1,896,845$1,159,582$933,245$524,827
 
Liabilities20212020201920182017
Payables and accrued expenses$310,415$137,850$113,126$46,868$6,701
Other current liabilities$2,000$2,000$2,000$0$0
Total current liabilities$312,415$139,850$115,126$46,868$6,701
Debt$306,311$309,010$342,885$326,089$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$306,311$309,010$342,885$326,089$0
Total liabilities$618,726$448,860$458,011$372,957$6,701
 
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$1,689,622$1,447,985$701,571$560,288$518,126
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,689,622$1,447,985$701,571$560,288$518,126
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20212020201920182017
Total contributions$8,202,934$6,402,735$4,868,832$3,538,886$2,819,830
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,572$1,274$1,362$960$1,165
Other revenue$18,039$13,780$15,211$12,736$4,253
Total other revenue$19,611$15,054$16,573$13,696$5,418
Total revenue$8,222,545$6,417,789$4,885,405$3,552,582$2,825,248
 
Expenses20212020201920182017
Program services$7,582,760$5,387,556$4,516,211$3,334,885$2,607,570
Management and general$378,555$292,384$201,052$160,109$69,384
Fundraising$20,762$28,210$26,859$15,426$39,850
Total expenses$7,982,077$5,708,150$4,744,122$3,510,420$2,716,804
 
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$240,468$709,639$141,283$42,162$108,444
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$240,468$709,639$141,283$42,162$108,444

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Marvin SlatonDirector/Program Director$87,567
Elias ReyesFounder/President/Director$37,498

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2021


Response from ministry

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History

In 2005, Marvin Slaton II approached his friend, Elias Reyes, with a prophetic vision he received while on a short-term mission trip in China. The vision was about the words "Modern Day". The Lord spoke to Marvin that, "it was time that the archaic world of missions be married to the Modern Day world of technology and advancement."

From that point, Elias Reyes, Nic Lesmeister & Ryan Young began dreaming of how to facilitate missions to the nations with greater ease. In time, God gave Elias the organizational model for which "Modern Day Missions" would operate. Encouraged by the vision of the organization, Elias's friend, Jeff Bishop, generously donated the startup costs for the organization to launch. On July 1, 2008, "Modern Day Missions" was officially formed as a nonprofit organization, with Slaton being the first missionary to work with the organization

For the past 13 years, we have made it our mission to not only help mobilize missionaries to the mission field but equip them with the tools to stay there. We had no idea in 2008, that over a decade later, we would have partnered with over 1300 missionaries in over 80 countries!! During that same time span we have processed over $30 Million for the Great Commission!!

"Modern Day Missions" is indebted to the Lord and the thousands of missionaries and donors that have turned our dream into a reality! And for that, we say Thank You!!


Program accomplishments

Since 2008, 1000+ missionaries have utilized our services to secure over $25 million in financial support.

$32 million missionary funds processed

80 different nations

$8 million processed in 2021


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