Love Never Fails

The information on this page was last updated 8/31/2023. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


Love Never Fails is a Christian ministry that helps children in poverty thrive and come to know Jesus.

Contact information

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 221
Metuchen, NJ 08840


Phone: (800) 783-4157

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 452936992

CEO/President: Dr. Johnathan Kraus

Chairman: Brandon Zager

Board size: 4

Founder: Dr. Johnathan Kraus

Ruling year: 2013

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


One day all impoverished children will attain an excellent education, experience the hope in Jesus, and impact their communities.

Mission statement

Releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name is a mission about love. We love God, and we demonstrate our love and live out our faith by extending care to others and living out the meaning of LNFI.

LNFI means "to suffer with," and it combines sympathy with an active response. Because we are compassionate we act to lessen the suffering of children in poverty. We offer our programs to the poorest of the poor, to the children in greatest need, without ulterior motive. We devote ourselves to helping children of all faiths, cultures, backgrounds and race - without imposing any religious obligation or conversion requirement upon them.

We simply aspire to be like our Savior, Jesus Christ, in who we are and what we do.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating713 of 109253 of 86
Fund acquisition rating148 of 109516 of 86
Resource allocation rating802 of 109561 of 86
Asset utilization rating1007 of 109277 of 86

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$0$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0
Total current assets$259,010$136,712$21,046
Long-term investments$0$0$0
Fixed assets$274,330$100,668$4,947
Other long-term assets$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$274,330$100,668$4,947
Total assets$533,340$237,380$25,993
Payables and accrued expenses$6,775$1,733$0
Other current liabilities$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$6,775$1,733$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$13,074$0$0
Total liabilities$19,849$1,733$0
Net assets202120202019
Without donor restrictions$359,856$89,274$25,993
With donor restrictions$153,635$146,373$0
Net assets$513,491$235,647$25,993
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$530,110$479,303$235,948
Program service revenue$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0
Investment income$740$0$0
Other revenue$0$0$0
Total other revenue$740$0$0
Total revenue$530,850$479,303$235,948
Program services$195,797$222,690$193,310
Management and general$49,122$35,923$23,934
Total expenses$253,512$269,649$221,678
Change in net assets202120202019
Surplus (deficit)$277,338$209,654$14,270
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$277,338$209,654$14,270


Johnathan KrausFounder and Executive Director$65,988

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2021

Response from ministry

We are writing to you today in response to the June 28th Ministry Watch article that was posted online about Love Never Fails International being terminated as a Member of the ECFA. It is hoped that our response will provide a satisfactory explanation of the circumstances surrounding our termination. It is further hoped that you will post our response online so that your readership will be afforded the opportunity to make their own determination about Love Never Fails International.

We believe the best way to provide you with the most complete information is to share with you the Board of Trustees' response that was sent to the ECFA on August 4, 2023. For purposes of clarification and because some things have changed since we submitted our response to the ECFA we offer some additional information to you below.

1. At the time of the writing of this article Doug Proietti was a member of the board. Doug resigned on August 8, 2023. Although it should be noted that the LNFI By-Laws call for a one-year term for Board members and his one-year term was up which coincided with his resignation. Keith Baskerville was voted onto the board on August 10, 2023, and the roster of the Board of Trustees remains at Four (4) as we continue to seek out new qualifying board members. Our records, including our website and our annual audit reflect these changes in the board roster.

2. The Ministry Watch article that you posted stated that in the 2021 990 that the ministry only spent $58,349 on orphanages and education. This needs some further explanation because it does not reflect the fact that of the total revenue raised $513,602 was used for a building project in India totaling $176,654 (understatement of cash flow on investing activities for property and equipment.) It should also be noted that, as a small ministry, we are labor intensive. When our Executive Director, Johnathan Kraus travels to India he is involved in direct ministry with his local leaders and the children served by Love Never Fails.

3.Love Never Fails has removed the ECFA seal from all its ministry publications including its website.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 8/31/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Love Never Fails International began in 2009. Our founder, Dr. Johnathan Kraus felt the calling to leave his teaching career in NJ, USA to go to India and help children that were suffering from poverty; orphans, street beggars, and children in the slums. This all started after watching the movie Slumdog Millionaire with his friends from Church who were Indian.

After God spoke to his heart he continued his teaching position in NJ, but would return home each day to fall on his knees crying out to the Lord in tears to open a door to India where he could reach suffering children and provide hope in Jesus. At the time, Johnathan had no connections to make his dream a reality. With much fasting and praying God began to open doors to India and Johnathan moved there in 2010 with passion, love, and a God size vision to see many children in India set free from the internal pain and suffering of poverty and come to Jesus.

He began to ask people to come along side of him in this work and support financially. Many said "YES"! And LNFI began to grow. Today many people are involved with their support and prayers. They are filled with joy to be a part of this life saving ministry serving the most vulnerable children in India. Whether big or small they feel the joy that comes from giving and serving the Lord! They chose to make their story of a life of giving and being part of God writing a new beautiful story in the lives of children in India, that once had now hope.

Today, with the giving and support from our donors and work of LNFI children not only in India but all across the world are receiving life changing opportunities they desperately need and deserve - opportunities many of us take for granted. Things like an: education, healthy meals, clothes, health care, protection from sexual and physical exploitation, and most important of all, hearing the Gospel of Jesus is what LNFI provides for their children.

Love Never Fails International is a 501 C3 organization. We have an independent CPA Firm audit our finances and have demonstrated excellence in handling your donation and putting them to work to make a difference. We are BBB Charity and GuideStar Accredited, which is the highest level of financial transparency and accountability an organization can demonstrate. 91% of all donations go directly to the children they serve. We care about their donors, use the money wisely, honestly, and to make an impact for the Kingdom. We do all this so you can give with peace, confidence, and trust, that your donation is going to make a change in the world for good, for Jesus.

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