Children's Relief International

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We are a Christian, international relief and missions organization. For two decades, we have shared Christ with those living in deep poverty through Word and deed. We have built houses for widows, drilled water wells, provided nutrition and medicine, erected churches, trained pastors, cared for and educated children, and raised the quality of life in their communities.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Children's Relief International
PO Box 2470
Rockwall, TX 75087


Phone: (800) 570-2217

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 364353904

CEO/President: Jason Pieratt

Chairman: Dr. Alan Pieratt, PhD, MNM

Board size: 7

Founder: Dr. Alan Pieratt, PhD, MNM

Ruling year: 2000

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2010


We seek four outcomes from our work. They form the acronym CARE: Care, Awaken, Raise, and Enable. These outcomes lead to the Church's growth and strengthening worldwide.

Care-To address the most urgent spiritual and physical needs in our world, we begin with children. Learn how we care and educate children, their families, and their community.

Awaken-We share our experiences with others. As we were awakened to the needs of the poor, our goal is to awaken God's people to compassion and generosity.

Raise-To those open to life-directing decisions, we offer exposure to God's Word and overseas experience at our project sites.

Enable-We recruit, train, send, and support international and Western missionaries.

Mission statement

Our mission is to share the light of Christ with the poor of our time.

Statement of faith

Children's Relief International's board of directors produced our doctrinal statement. It gives an overview of a biblical doctrine that is evangelical in nature while reflecting the historical Christian creeds and confessions. The Statement defines the biblical perspective that guides our missions.

1. We believe that God is one and living, the fountain of all being and beauty, of Whom, through Whom, and to Whom are all things (Rom 11:36). In the unity of the Godhead, there are three persons, one in substance, power and eternity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

2. We believe that God the Father is the Creator and Sustainer of all that is (Ps 135:6; Ac 17:25-28).

3. We believe that God the Son is Jesus Christ, born of the Virgin Mary, true God, and True man, "the one mediator between God and men" (1 Tim 2:5). "There is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved (Ac 4:12). Jesus Christ is the holy and righteous one who was put to death for our sins, "the righteous for the unrighteous, that He might bring us to God" (1 Pet 3:18).

4. We believe that God the Holy Spirit is the sanctifier of God's people (1 Cor 6:11). Apart from the work of the Holy Spirit, our witness to Jesus is futile (John 16:8-11). The work of the Holy Spirit is to convict of sin, impart faith and new birth, and provide Christian growth.

5. We believe that human beings were created in the image of God (Gen 1:26-27), the acme of earthly creation, designed for communion with the Triune God. But because "sin came into the world through one man and death spread to all because all have sinned" (Rom 5:12), men and women are "dead" in their sins (Eph 2:5) apart from the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit.

6. We believe that salvation is not earned by any good works or merits of our own but is received through faith: "By grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God" (Eph 2:8) Faith is not merely intellectual assent but an act of the whole person, involving the mind, the will, and the affections, issuing in a changed life (Eph 2:9-10)

7. We believe that all human beings will be raised from the dead in the next life (1 Cor 15:42-44). Those in union with Christ shall be raised by the spirit for honor and joined to a glorious body (Phil 3:21). The lost shall be raised to anguish and distress in hell. (Rom 2:8-9; Lk 16:23-24)

8. We believe that all teaching, life, work, and ministry are accountable to the final authority of Holy Scripture, which is the Word of God in written form (2 Tim 2:13-17; 2 Pet 1:21). The Scriptures are the inspired revelation of God, totally true and trustworthy, the only infallible rule for faith and practice.

9. We believe the church consists of everyone who is personally united to Jesus Christ. By the spirit, every Christian is united to every other true believer in Jesus. The one church becomes visible on earth in all local congregations that meet to do what Scripture commands the church to do (Eph 2:19-22, 4:1-16).

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating228 of 110425 of 143
Fund acquisition rating118 of 110517 of 143
Resource allocation rating307 of 110540 of 143
Asset utilization rating666 of 110476 of 143

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$185,138$0$0$0
Short-term investments$427,558$126,838$184,549$159,564$95,921
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,549,386$2,738,172$1,916,513$1,386,094$1,242,409
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$30,983$6,000
Total long-term assets$0$0$0$30,983$6,000
Total assets$2,549,386$2,738,172$1,916,513$1,417,077$1,248,409
Payables and accrued expenses$5,671($2,456)$351$0$14,616
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$5,671($2,456)$351$0$14,616
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$9,062$947$904$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$9,062$947$904$0$0
Total liabilities$14,733($1,509)$1,255$0$14,616
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$2,534,653$2,739,681$1,915,258$1,417,077$1,233,793
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$2,534,653$2,739,681$1,915,258$1,417,077$1,233,793
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,531,462$2,632,588$2,356,564$2,492,128$2,383,344
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$58,914$11,696$35,179$18,870$39,139
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$58,914$11,696$35,179$18,870$39,139
Total revenue$2,590,376$2,644,284$2,391,743$2,510,998$2,422,483
Program services$2,455,758$1,536,113$1,597,865$2,009,423$1,880,279
Management and general$295,338$276,111$283,121$312,429$218,338
Total expenses$2,776,896$1,834,299$1,905,313$2,341,838$2,111,063
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($186,520)$809,985$486,430$169,160$311,420
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($186,520)$809,985$486,430$169,160$311,420


Jason PierattPresident$100,605
Melody PierattDirector of$62,141
Alan PierattFounder$36,561

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

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Our journey as an organization began when Alan and Melody Pieratt returned from a decade of missionary service in Brazil. While on furlough in late 1999, they felt called to start a mission that worked among the poor and enabled native missionaries with a heart for their people. The first meeting of the board of directors took place in March of 2000. Since then, CRI has grown from one project in Mozambique to over a dozen, from one staff member to over 60, and from one program that delivers aid to over 20.

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