Moms In Prayer International

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Moms in Prayer International impacts children and schools worldwide for Christ by gathering mothers together to pray.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Moms In Prayer International
PO Box 1120
Poway, CA 92074-1120


Phone: 855-769-7729

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 330417450

CEO/President: Sally Burke

Chairman: Michelle Kvandal

Board size: 10

Founder: Fern Nichols

Ruling year: 1994

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1998


To stand in the gap for our children through prayer

To pray that our children will receive Jesus as Lord and Savior, then stand boldly in their faith

To pray for teachers and school staff

To pray that teachers, administrators, staff, and students would come to faith in Jesus Christ

To pray that our schools will be directed by biblical values and high moral standards

To be an encouragement and positive support to our schools

To provide support and encouragement to moms who carry heavy burdens for their children

Mission statement

Moms in Prayer International impacts children & schools worldwide for Christ by gathering mothers to pray.

Our vision is that every school in the world would be covered with prayer.

Statement of faith

Moms In Prayer International uses the following to express its Statement of Faith:

1. We believe the Bible to be inspired by the Holy Spirit, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God in all matters of faith and conduct.
Deuteronomy 4:2; Psalm 19:7-9; Proverbs 30:5,6; I Corinthians 2:13; Galatians 1:8-9; II Timothy 3:15-17; II Peter 1:20-21; Revelation 22:18-19

2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Genesis 1:1-3; Isaiah 44:6-8; Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 12:29; John 1:1-4; Acts 5:3-4; II Corinthians 13:14

3. We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit; perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of each person, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
Genesis 21:33; Isaiah 40:28; Exodus 33:14; John 4:24; Revelation 4:8; Romans 11:33-34; Jeremiah 32:17; Ephesians 1:19-20; Jeremiah 31:3; Romans 5:8; II Samuel 24:14; I John 5:14-15

4. We believe in God the Son, Jesus Christ the Savior, the only begotten Son of God, in His deity, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His substitutionary and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His continuous intercession for His people, and in His personal return in power and in glory.
John 1:1, 2, 14, 18; John 3:16; Luke 1:34-35, & 24:27; Hebrews 4:15; Romans 3:23-26, & 8:34; Mark 8:38; Matthew 24:30; I Corinthians 15:3-4

5. We believe in God the Holy Spirit, the Helper and Comforter, in His daily guidance and revelation of truth, in His conviction of sin, righteousness and judgement, and in His indwelling presence at the moment of salvation, enabling believers to live godly lives.
John 3:5-8, 14:16-17, & 16:13-14; Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 4:30-32, & 5:18

6. We believe that everyone is born with a sinful nature, separated from God and in need of salvation. Regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for salvation through the repentance from sin and the acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
John 3:5-8; John 5:24; Ephesians 1:6-7, 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; I Peter 1:23; Acts 2:21

7. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of eternal damnation.
Luke 16:19-26; II Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:23; II Thessalonians 1:7-9; Revelation 20:11-15

8. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:42-47; Romans 15:5-6; I Corinthians 11:23-26, & 12:13; Ephesians 1:22-23, & 4:3-6

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Fellowship Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating408 of 11129 of 32
Fund acquisition rating179 of 11144 of 32
Resource allocation rating429 of 111411 of 32
Asset utilization rating813 of 111224 of 32

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$59,880$63,534$72,852$82,937$97,581
Short-term investments$1,401,014$871,847$608,224$391,275$472,804
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,226,858$2,572,929$1,319,357$848,536$761,883
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$132,310$44,758$59,375$65,316$44,241
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$132,310$44,758$59,375$65,316$44,241
Total assets$3,359,168$2,617,687$1,378,732$913,852$806,124
Payables and accrued expenses$73,389$66,275$61,343$45,188$37,240
Other current liabilities$13,681$14,649$19,515$10,524$24,571
Total current liabilities$87,070$80,924$80,858$55,712$61,811
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$114,001$12,727$15,591$18,261$3,023
Total long-term liabilities$114,001$12,727$15,591$68,446$3,023
Total liabilities$201,071$93,651$96,449$124,158$64,834
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$2,748,776$2,141,305$856,390$447,829$417,687
With donor restrictions$409,321$382,731$425,893$341,865$323,603
Net assets$3,158,097$2,524,036$1,282,283$789,694$741,290
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,746,660$2,542,155$1,444,741$1,309,391$1,179,322
Program service revenue$45,813$48,290$4,319$74,568$93,995
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$55,294$18,096$11,278$11,187$13,334
Other revenue$41,125$32,343$27,644$55,260$55,221
Total other revenue$142,232$98,729$43,241$141,015$162,550
Total revenue$1,888,892$2,640,884$1,487,982$1,450,406$1,341,872
Program services$1,153,058$1,078,143$919,513$1,188,436$1,164,312
Management and general$164,759$147,275$137,743$175,713$174,633
Total expenses$1,367,744$1,268,558$1,101,939$1,403,554$1,399,028
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)$521,148$1,372,326$386,043$46,852($57,156)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$521,148$1,372,326$386,043$46,852($57,156)


Sally BurkePresident$89,627
Jacqueline MarcumTreasurer$51,203
Cathi ArmitageVice President$50,421
Susan BagnellSecretary$24,719

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2023

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When they were starting junior high in 1984, Fern Nichols knew that her two oldest children were about to be faced with their greatest test. Her heart was heavy and burdened with concern as she thought about their upcoming challenges to resist immoral values, vulgar language, peer pressure and philosophies that could undermine their faith. She cried out to the Lord - praying for Him to protect her children. Praying that He would enable them to see clearly the difference between right and wrong and to make good decisions.

1984 - The burden to intercede for her boys was overwhelming and so she asked God to give her another mom who felt the same way - a mom who would be willing to pray with her for their children and school. God heard the cry of her heart and led her to another mom who shared her burden. Others were invited to come, and they began meeting to pray the following week.

This was the beginning of Moms In Touch, now called Moms in Prayer International. As moms began sharing the work of God in their lives and in the lives of their children, more groups began to spring up in the area to pray for children across British Columbia.

1985 - In the summer of 1985, Fern's family moved from Abbotsford, British Columbia to Poway, California. She soon discovered that God had provided her an even greater opportunity for carrying on the work that began in Canada. Once again she prayed fervently that God would raise up moms who were willing to "stand in the gap" for their children. That fall, Fern began the first Moms In Touch/Moms in Prayer group for Poway High School and soon, just as before, God began moving in their community and other groups began to form for schools in that district. This grassroots effort spread quickly as moms prayed specifically for groups to spring up around the state and across the nation.

1987 - In the fall of 1987, Moms in Prayer published the first Booklet and, in January of 1988, the first ministry retreat was held. At that retreat, 35 women prayed for national exposure and God faithfully answered their prayers. Just a few months later, Fern received a call from a producer at Focus on the Family. That May she and twelve other moms were on the air talking with Dr. James Dobson! This first radio program generated more than 20,000 responses.

Today, under the leadership of Sally Burke, Moms in Prayer International continues to carry out the vision of every school in the world covered in prayer. Groups are praying for children and schools in every state in the USA and in more than 140 countries, and our ministry Booklet has been translated into more than 50 languages! God continues to reveal His plan for Moms in Prayer International and to answer the prayers of moms worldwide.

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