Christian Aid Ministries

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Summary



Christian Aid Ministries ("CAM") serves as a channel enabling the church, in the name of Christ, to be physically and spiritually significant in the lives of impoverished people around the globe. Most of CAM's relief programs involve material aid, which is mostly channeled to needy Christians as a source of support and encouragement. CAM provides aid to Christians and non-Christians alike who are victims of wars, economic hardships, or natural disasters. CAM's primary goal is to spread the Gospel and shine forth as a Christian example while providing aid and relief because everyone's greatest need can only be met with a personal, saving relationship with Jesus Christ.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Christian Aid Ministries
PO Box 360
Berlin, OH 44610

Website: www.christianaidministries.org

Phone: (330) 893-2428

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 341344364

CEO/President: Mr. David Troyer

Chairman: Mr. Nolan Byler

Board size: 11

Founder:

Ruling year: 1982

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1990


Purpose

Christian Aid Ministries was founded in 1981 as a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Our main purpose is to glorify God and help enlarge His kingdom: "...whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God" (I Corinthians 10:31).

CAM strives to be a trustworthy and efficient channel for Amish, Mennonite, and other conservative Anabaptist groups and individuals to minister to physical and spiritual needs around the world. This is in response to the command, ". . . do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith" (Galatians 6:10). Our goal is to connect people who want to help with people who need help.


Mission statement

"Our purpose in providing aid is to help and encourage God's people and bring the Gospel to a lost and dying world."


Statement of faith

1. We believe in one God, eternally existing as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19; Galatians 4:4-6; Ephesians 2:6, 13-18; I John 5:1-13)

2. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. (Luke 1:35; Matthew 1:20-25)

3. We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts of sin, effects the New Birth, gives guidance in life, empowers for service, and enables perseverance in faith and holiness. (John 16:7-11, 13)

4. We believe that in the beginning, God created all things in six, 24-hour days and rested on the seventh day. We believe that God made man in His own image, with a free will, a moral character, and a spiritual nature. (Genesis 1:26-27; Colossians 1:16, 17; John 1:1-13)

5. We believe that human life is sacred and begins at conception. God forms a human being in the womb as either a genetic male or a genetic female. We believe that God disapproves of and forbids any attempt to alter one's gender. A Christian must not take part in any destruction of human life, born or unborn; therefore, we cannot endorse or allow abortive contraceptives. (Isaiah 44:24; Psalm 139:15; Jeremiah 1:5; Luke 1:44; Luke 18:20; Romans 1:26-29, Matthew 19:4)

6. We believe that the Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God, revealing God and His will, both in the Old and New Testaments. (Luke 1:70; II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20, 21)

7. We believe that man, through unbelief and disobedience, fell into sin bringing depravity and death upon the human race; that man as a sinner is self-centered and self-willed, unable to redeem himself. (Romans 3:10-18, 23, 5:12)

8. We believe that there is one Mediator between God and man, the Man Christ Jesus, Who shed His blood and died on Calvary to redeem us from sin, was resurrected from the dead, ascended to heaven, and is sitting at the right hand of the Father interceding for us. (John 3:16; Hebrews 9:12-14, 10:12; Colossians 1:20-22)

9. We believe that salvation is by grace through faith in Christ-a free gift bestowed by God on all who believe in Christ, repent of their sins, are born again, and walk in newness of life. (Ephesians 2:8, 9; John 3:3, 5; Romans 6:1-7, 10:9,10)

10. We believe that those who repent and believe should be baptized with water as a symbol of: new birth, baptism of the Spirit, cleansing from sin, commitment to Christ, and separation from evil. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38, 10:44-48; I Peter 3:21)

11. We believe that the church is the body of Christ, and that all those who are born again and walk in obedience to the Word of God, constitute the true church of which Christ is the Head. (Ephesians 1:22, 23; Colossians 1:18; I John 1:7; I Timothy 3:15)

12. We believe that God provides the church with the necessary leadership, such as bishops, ministers, evangelists, and deacons, to shepherd the flock, teach the Word, administer the ordinances, and lead the church in the exercise of discipline. (Ephesians 4:11-16)

13. We believe that Christ commissioned the church to: evangelize the world, make disciples of all men and teach them to follow Him in a Biblical walk of life, and to minister to the needs of all people. (Mark 16:15; Matthew 28:19, 20; I John 3:17)

14. We believe that the church and state are ordained of God as separate entities in His divine plan, and that believers should honor rulers and be subject to their authority and pray for them. (Romans 13:1-7; I Peter 2:13-17)

15. We believe that the unrepentant, fallen brother or sister shall be excommunicated from the body of Christ in the spirit of love, and shall be received back into fellowship upon repentance and amendment of life. (I Corinthians 5:1-13; II Corinthians 6:14)

16. We believe that the church should observe the communion of the Lord's Supper as a symbol of His broken body and shed blood, in a common union of believers with Christ and one another. (I Corinthians 10:16-21, 11:23-26)

17. We believe that Christ taught both by example and by commandment that feet-washing is a symbol of brotherhood, service, and humility, and should be observed literally. (John 13:3-17)

18. We believe that the holy kiss should be practiced as a symbol of Christian love among the believers, brother with brother, and sister with sister. (Romans 16:16; I Pet. 5:14)

19. We believe that marriage is designed by God to be the union of one naturally-born man and one naturally-born woman for life. Therefore, any sexual relationship outside this marriage is sin. Furthermore, adultery, fornication, homosexuality, pornography, lesbianism, and any other sexual involvement is condemned by God. (Hebrews 13:4; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:24-28; Matthew 5:27-28; I Corinthians 6:9, 10)

20. We believe that God has established unique roles of authority for man and woman. Therefore, a man's head is to be uncovered in praying and prophesying, and the woman's head is to be veiled, and her hair uncut, signifying their acceptance of God's order. (I Corinthians 11:1-16)

21. We believe that anointing with oil, accompanied by the prayer of faith, is honored by God in the restoration of physical health, in accordance to His will. (James 5:14, 15)

22. We believe that the personal appearance and lifestyle of Christian men and women should be modest, free from worldly fashion and adornment, maintaining simplicity in all areas of life, living as strangers and pilgrims in this world, seeking a city not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. (Romans 12:1, 2; James 4:4; I John 2:15-17)

23. We believe that all human beings bear the image of their Creator, God, and must be treated with dignity and respect, showing the love of Jesus in a way that draws all men to God. (Galatians 5:14; I John 4:7)

24. We believe that Christians should live a nonresistant life style, without any acts of retaliation, demonstrating the love of Christ in our daily walk. (Matthew 5:39-46; John 18:36; Romans 12:19-21)

25. We believe in the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, the blessed hope of believers, and that upon His return He will resurrect the righteous to eternal bliss in heaven, and the unrighteous to eternal damnation in hell. He will sit on the throne of His glory, judging all nations in the last day. (I Thessalonians 4:16, 17; Matthew 25:31-46)

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating94 of 102511 of 85
Fund acquisition rating128 of 10279 of 85
Resource allocation rating43 of 10274 of 85
Asset utilization rating520 of 102541 of 85

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%1%1%1%1%1%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%1%1%1%1%1%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
99%99%98%99%99%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%1%1%1%1%1%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
1%1%2%1%1%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
85%97%95%97%96%97%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
93%102%91%94%94%94%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
78%99%87%91%91%92%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
7%-2%9%6%6%6%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
14%-3%13%12%12%11%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
7%2%3%2%2%2%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.491.541.351.721.811.84
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.221.281.241.241.291.33
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.111.971.682.142.322.44
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.5934.5637.8335.0523.9219.92
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.030.030.030.040.05
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.715.926.955.454.954.67
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
11%2%2%2%3%4%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
54%63%72%57%54%52%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$17,376,092$8,576,007$9,973,862$11,397,150$10,024,857
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$26,700,063$44,333,897$32,734,590$29,861,581$28,883,728
Short-term investments$24,448,178$19,027,139$19,824,238$12,373,231$7,358,448
Other current assets$0$357,181$627,443$494,282$402,131
Total current assets$68,524,333$72,294,224$63,160,133$54,126,244$46,669,164
Long-term investments$676,095$636,783$611,932$1,009,162$1,263,255
Fixed assets$17,361,747$16,878,056$14,530,694$14,537,727$13,910,433
Other long-term assets$984,671$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$19,022,513$17,514,839$15,142,626$15,546,889$15,173,688
Total assets$87,546,846$89,809,063$78,302,759$69,673,133$61,842,852
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$1,663,760$1,431,913$1,259,653$1,565,576$1,513,036
Other current liabilities$318,914$479,200$542,376$696,799$830,189
Total current liabilities$1,982,674$1,911,113$1,802,029$2,262,375$2,343,225
Debt$66,000$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$66,000$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$2,048,674$1,911,113$1,802,029$2,262,375$2,343,225
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$63,174,625$74,390,785$60,082,099$52,913,769$48,410,636
With donor restrictions$22,323,547$13,507,165$16,418,631$14,496,989$11,088,991
Net assets$85,498,172$87,897,950$76,500,730$67,410,758$59,499,627
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$130,831,431$130,831,248$142,827,204$132,327,983$120,397,696
Program service revenue$1,085,090$1,196,272$1,108,292$1,055,556($706)
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$446,889$756,951$253,527$89,831$141,370
Other revenue$163,713$182,117($77,916)$223,886$193,798
Total other revenue$1,695,692$2,135,340$1,283,903$1,369,273$334,462
Total revenue$132,527,123$132,966,588$144,111,107$133,697,256$120,732,158
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$130,767,761$116,011,427$130,427,120$121,378,769$110,670,529
Management and general$2,486,865$4,159,257$3,286,635$3,094,055$2,002,773
Fundraising$1,672,275$1,398,684$1,307,380$1,313,301$1,242,936
Total expenses$134,926,901$121,569,368$135,021,135$125,786,125$113,916,238
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)($2,399,778)$11,397,220$9,089,972$7,911,131$6,815,920
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($2,399,778)$11,397,220$9,089,972$7,911,131$6,815,920

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
David N TroyerPresident$133,069
Philip TroyerVice President$99,577
James R MulletTreasurer$87,438
James YoderExecutive Committee Member$85,828
Weston ShowalterExecutive Committee Member$76,579
Roman B MulletSecretary$65,873
James B MulletDirector$18,858

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020


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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 9/27/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


History


Program accomplishments

2021 Annual Report
133 countries and territories received aid, literature, or teaching.
Over 14 million people were impacted by the ministry.
24.1 million people saw a CAM gospel billboard each day (2020 average estimate).


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