Mission Possible

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Summary

We DEVELOP individuals through education, leadership development, community support, church growth, and medical support led completely by Haitian and Dominican Staff.

We EMPOWER others with a Hands Up not a Hand Out approach to aid. When one has training and ownership in the development, leaders are made and change can occur.

We IMPACT communities through our churches meeting the needs around them.

Mission Possible USA and Mission Possible Canada work together in joint ministry, with members of each Board serving on a management committee which oversees the international work.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Mission Possible USA
PO Box 1026
Findlay, OH 45839-1026

Website: www.ourmissionispossible.org

Phone: (419) 422-3364

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 341290940

CEO/President: David Rath

Chairman: Dr. Mark Yoder

Board size: 20

Founder: Jack Snyder

Ruling year: 1980

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1997


Purpose

Non-profit organizations have existed in Haiti and the Dominican Republic for years. Well-meaning people have offered help by providing aid to individuals in need. In times of crisis and disaster, relief is necessary, but in everyday life, it creates a system of dependency. Individuals need to know how they can help others around them and make a difference. The people of Haiti and the Dominican Republic have the ability to impact their communities in a positive way. The dependency on others created in these countries needs to shift and individuals within each country need to become the hope for the future.

Mission Possible believes the key to this change is through leadership development. When a local church disciples leaders, identifies needs in their community, and offers hope to those around, people thrive, grow, and feel empowered to make a difference. By developing Christ-centered leaders in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, Mission Possible can be a conduit of change, and the cycle of dependency can be replaced with communities working together to impact the world around them.


Mission statement

To equip the next generation of Christ-centered leaders.


Statement of faith

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe by His word and for His glory, God freely created everything. He made man and woman in his own image and they sinned against God and apart from grace, are incapable of returning to the right relationship with God.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and humankind and by His death and resurrection, the penalty of human sin can be removed and we can be reconciled to God.

We believe the Holy Spirit is the divine agent of sanctification. By the ministry of the Holy Spirit, people are enabled to know God's grace, experience God's love in Christ, and live a Christ-centered life.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto eternal life with God and they that are lost unto eternal separation from God.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, with equality across racial, gender, and class difference.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating915 of 1022111 of 128
Fund acquisition rating859 of 102596 of 128
Resource allocation rating530 of 102564 of 128
Asset utilization rating956 of 1022122 of 128

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
4%9%6%8%8%9%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
4%8%5%6%7%8%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%86%83%77%88%87%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%7%6%6%7%7%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%14%17%23%12%13%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
84%84%84%85%84%84%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
92%121%81%103%107%118%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
76%101%68%88%90%99%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
8%-21%19%-3%-7%-18%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
11%-13%16%-2%-6%-11%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%10%9%9%9%9%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.130.650.630.760.820.67
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.274.253.507.678.448.65
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.632.782.195.826.905.81
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
21.0226.3943.7222.8811.8214.34
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.040.040.020.040.080.07
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.794.155.341.971.591.92
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
8%9%8%10%10%9%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
79%139%146%118%110%135%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20212020201920182017
Cash$283,929$434,986$61,819$82,352$80,127
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$913$38,107$2,882$1,667
Short-term investments$117,534$101,591$109,602$106,745$110,057
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$401,463$537,490$209,528$191,979$191,851
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,328,383$1,381,479$1,442,246$1,468,762$1,484,285
Other long-term assets($23,252)($38,064)($45,115)($40,639)($17,210)
Total long-term assets$1,305,131$1,343,415$1,397,131$1,428,123$1,467,075
Total assets$1,706,594$1,880,905$1,606,659$1,620,102$1,658,926
 
Liabilities20212020201920182017
Payables and accrued expenses$15,210$12,293$9,159$16,242$13,377
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$15,210$12,293$9,159$16,242$13,377
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$139,468$146,829$155,868$150,845$139,779
Total long-term liabilities$139,468$146,829$155,868$150,845$139,779
Total liabilities$154,678$159,122$165,027$167,087$153,156
 
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$1,227,182$1,427,884$1,235,374$1,272,737$1,633,204
With donor restrictions$324,734$293,899$206,258$180,278($127,434)
Net assets$1,551,916$1,721,783$1,441,632$1,453,015$1,505,770
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20212020201920182017
Total contributions$793,082$1,211,689$911,461$1,086,515$819,893
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$8,032$7,632$6,584$5,800$4,142
Other revenue$119,090$236,531$265,219$147,125$121,964
Total other revenue$127,122$244,163$271,803$152,925$126,106
Total revenue$920,204$1,455,852$1,183,264$1,239,440$945,999
 
Expenses20212020201920182017
Program services$933,036$991,891$1,036,635$1,116,894$938,533
Management and general$110,722$111,884$111,618$116,903$98,188
Fundraising$73,201$75,805$70,217$90,043$77,408
Total expenses$1,116,959$1,179,580$1,218,470$1,323,840$1,114,129
 
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)($196,755)$276,272($35,206)($84,400)($168,130)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($196,755)$276,272($35,206)($84,400)($168,130)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
David RathPresident$70,000
Trace RothDirector of$47,350
Pastor Herb CodingtonBoard Member$22,000

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020


Response from ministry

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History

In 1969 several men from Northwest Ohio went to Haiti on a short-term mission trip outreach. The men were deeply moved by the situation of the native people and began to raise funds for ministry in Haiti. Eventually, Mission Possible (USA) was formally established by them in 1979 in Findlay, Ohio. In 1980, Mission Possible (Canada) was formed as a sister ministry.

The mission began with a single school in Montrouis, Haiti about 50 miles north of the capital, Port-au-Prince. Initially a guesthouse and mission center was also established in Port-au-Prince. From this base Mission Possible reached out into the mountain villages around Montrouis, constructing and establishing schools, providing much-needed food and relief supplies, and fostering evangelism. In 1983, it established a mission center in Lanzac, a small community near Montrouis and subsequently the Port-au-Prince facility was closed.

Also in 1983, Mission Possible's USA headquarters was relocated to Fort Pierce, Florida after the ministry acquired a 73-foot ocean vessel to ferry relief supplies to Haiti. However, due to the overwhelming cost of repairs to the ship, the shipping ministry closed in 1989.

David Stitt had the vision for the Dominican Republic ministry. In 1987, he spotted little children dancing to the beat of voodoo drums in the heart of Batey Central (a poor neighborhood of Barahona, DR). His vision of a DR ministry was born that day as he vowed to win these little souls to the Lord. The work was formalized in 1992 with the establishment of Ebenezer Educational Center. The work in the Dominican Republic has been expanding under the direction of the Mission Possible Dominicana Board of Directors.

In 1997 the Mission became a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), and in 2003, Mission Possible Canada became a Full Seal Member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities (CCCC).

In 2006, because of the changing Board and staff leadership, Mission Possible's USA headquarters was moved back to Findlay, OH where it all began.

In recent years, Mission Possible's priorities have shifted from a relief-oriented mindset to one of educating and equipping Haitian and Dominican leaders, increasing the focus on evangelism and discipleship, improving the school programs and student health, and upgrading facilities.

In Haiti, the ministry now includes nine Christian schools (pre-K through 13th grade), a church at each school, discipleship classes, a Bible Training Center, and a Vocational School. We currently have schools in the communities of Montrouis, St. Marc, Degeance, LaHatte, Lanzac, Dupin, Chardene, Cartienne and Pinson.

On the Dominican side of the island we have four thriving churches, as well as a modern educational facility in Barahona serving students in pre-K through 6th grade.


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