SEND International

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An interdenominational, multinational Christian mission organization.
SEND International partners with churches to send missionaries from many nations to the unreached in Asia, Europe, Eurasia, and North America.

Contact information

Mailing address:
SEND International
PO Box 513
Farmington, MI 48332-0513


Phone: (248) 477-4210

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 410713904

CEO/President: Michelle Atwell

Chairman: David Gregory

Board size: 8

Founder: Group of Military Returnees

Ruling year: 1952

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1985


SEND International ("SEND") strives to evangelize unreached people in all areas of the world through evangelism, church planting and development, Christian education and training of nationals, as well as other ministries such as medical, publications, and radio. In light of the urgency of the hour and the looseness of men, we are committed to a life of obedience to Jesus Christ to proclaim the Gospel and establish His church. SEND is organized as an interdenominational faith mission. SEND has over 450 missionaries in more than 20 countries of Asia, Europe and North America.

Mission statement

Our mission is to mobilize God's people and engage the unreached in order to establish reproducing churches.

Statement of faith

We Believe:

1 - In the plenary and verbal inspiration and inerrancy of the Bible as originally given; that it is the only infallible Word of God, and the supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and conduct;

2 - That there is only one true God, eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit;

3 - In Jesus Christ, God the Son, the world's only Savior; in His preincarnation, virgin birth, sinless life, vicarious death, burial, bodily resurrection, and in His personal, visible return to earth;

4 - In God the Holy Spirit, who convicts the world of sin, regenerates, indwells, and empowers the believer;

5 - That all people are sinful and lost and can be saved only by grace through faith in the shed blood of Christ;

6 - In the resurrection of the dead, the believer to life everlasting, and the unbeliever to eternal condemnation;

7 - That the church is the body of Jesus Christ, for which He will return, consisting of all who have accepted the redemption provided by Him;

8 - That the presence of Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit in the believer will result in the life of holiness and a walk of obedience to the will of God.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating215 of 110434 of 143
Fund acquisition rating330 of 110552 of 143
Resource allocation rating486 of 110564 of 143
Asset utilization rating259 of 110435 of 143

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$50,742$17,405$24,206$26,803$19,541
Short-term investments$5,516,873$5,884,238$5,574,006$5,908,182$5,550,798
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$6,416,898$6,619,332$6,408,067$6,638,878$7,417,042
Long-term investments$542,679$585,830$515,850$497,126$428,163
Fixed assets$911,615$919,566$960,785$1,068,052$1,188,715
Other long-term assets$899,753$1,190,014$1,209,027$1,342,405$1,349,662
Total long-term assets$2,354,047$2,695,410$2,685,662$2,907,583$2,966,540
Total assets$8,770,945$9,314,742$9,093,729$9,546,461$10,383,582
Payables and accrued expenses$662,025$85,191$47,629$418,143$187,534
Other current liabilities$330,336$328,130$328,998$332,453$327,956
Total current liabilities$992,361$413,321$376,627$750,596$515,490
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$985,718$1,130,913$1,208,010$1,341,867$1,503,448
Total long-term liabilities$985,718$1,130,913$1,208,010$1,341,867$1,503,448
Total liabilities$1,978,079$1,544,234$1,584,637$2,092,463$2,018,938
Net assets20152014201320122011
Without donor restrictions$3,511,811$3,706,749$3,458,967$3,442,446$3,928,777
With donor restrictions$3,281,055$4,063,759$4,050,125$4,011,552$4,435,867
Net assets$6,792,866$7,770,508$7,509,092$7,453,998$8,364,644
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$18,237,088$18,855,907$18,766,722$18,842,757$19,124,576
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$34,345$571,808$567,181$990,025$107,572
Other revenue$16,513$87,266($76,995)$56,240$54,378
Total other revenue$50,858$659,074$490,186$1,046,265$161,950
Total revenue$18,287,946$19,514,981$19,256,908$19,889,022$19,286,526
Program services$16,484,444$16,185,233$16,395,070$17,691,545$16,545,477
Management and general$2,084,416$2,124,520$1,926,176$2,008,466$2,048,550
Total expenses$19,265,588$19,253,565$19,201,814$20,799,668$19,374,085
Change in net assets20152014201320122011
Surplus (deficit)($977,642)$261,416$55,094($910,646)($87,559)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($977,642)$261,416$55,094($910,646)($87,559)


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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 12/19/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


SEND International, an evangelical mission agency, was started as Far Eastern Gospel Crusade (FEGC) shortly after World War II by a group of young men and women. Many of these had, as enlisted soldiers, been involved in gospel meetings from Australia to Manila to Tokyo. After the war, they returned to Asia, burdened for the spiritual needs of the Filipinos and Japanese.

The early years of FEGC were marked by rapid growth and expansion into new areas in the Philippines and Japan. In the 1960's, FEGC missionaries moved into Taiwan and in 1971, Central Alaskan Mission, with its multi-faceted ministries in Alaska, merged with FEGC. In 1981, FEGC became SEND International to better represent the geographic scope of the mission. In 1986, SEND missionaries began work in Spain, followed by new ministry in Hong Kong in 1988. Starting in the 1990s, SEND expanded into Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Ukraine, East Asia, and Central Asia.

From the very beginning, SEND International members were international and interdenominational. Coming from many evangelical church backgrounds, they agreed on fundamental doctrines and sought to proclaim the gospel together, discipling new believers and establishing churches that would best meet the needs of each new culture.

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