Favor International

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Favor International is a movement serving and training national leaders in East African war zones to sustainably change their communities with the power of the Gospel.

Currently working in northern Uganda and South Sudan, Favor sees whole communities and nations transformed by the Gospel being applied to every part of life, from health to education to economic empowerment - all rooted in transformation of the heart. Transformed, national leaders holistically fit Biblical solutions to local needs and see life-changing results for whole villages and regions.

Our international partnerships serve, train, and empower nationals to impact their local communities in the context of God-sustained movements. We pray, live sacrificially, and do whatever it takes to align our lives with God's purposes and methods for particular people groups in particular lands and contexts.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Favor International
3433 Lithia Pinecrest Rd #356
Valrico, FL 33596

Website: favorintl.org

Phone: 941-444-9940

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 475225697

CEO/President: Carole Ward

Chairman: Jared Buswell

Board size: 6

Founder: Carole Ward

Ruling year: 2016

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2019


Our vision is to see the Kingdom of God established and sustained in every sphere of the darkest places on Earth. In religion, family, education, government, media, business, and the arts, God is bringing revival to all levels of society among war-affected communities as desperate people reach for the Hope of the Gospel.

Mission statement

Favor's mission is to serve and train national leaders of all ages to transform their societies with the principles and power of the Gospel. We are national leaders multiplying leaders on the front lines, and we are a support network around the world holding the ropes so that all whom God calls can go to hell and back to "rescue those being led away to death." We serve and train national leader of all ages, to transform their societies with the principles and power of the Gospel.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating511 of 109458 of 144
Fund acquisition rating337 of 109748 of 144
Resource allocation rating537 of 109760 of 144
Asset utilization rating709 of 109489 of 144

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$595$5,000$87,190
Short-term investments$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,912,244$113,271$200,166
Long-term investments$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,795$3,796$0
Other long-term assets$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$1,795$3,796$0
Total assets$2,914,039$117,067$200,166
Payables and accrued expenses$0$803$0
Other current liabilities$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$0$803$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$21,490$0$0
Total liabilities$21,490$803$0
Net assets202020192018
Without donor restrictions($52,706)$84,264$200,166
With donor restrictions$2,945,255$32,000$0
Net assets$2,892,549$116,264$200,166
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$5,088,500$1,687,701$795,724
Program service revenue$0$921$2,500
Membership dues$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0
Other revenue$1,817$3$0
Total other revenue$1,817$924$2,500
Total revenue$5,090,317$1,688,625$798,224
Program services$2,002,600$1,546,737$561,379
Management and general$159,517$213,241$37,335
Total expenses$2,314,032$1,792,289$615,797
Change in net assets202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$2,776,285($103,664)$182,427
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$2,776,285($103,664)$182,427


Carole Ward OtekaExecutive Director$41,056
Jared BuswellBoard Chair & Secretary$30,000

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 2/26/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Favor is an organization grounded in Uganda and South Sudan that first began in Uganda in 2004 in response to God's heart for northern Uganda during the most horrific war in African history.

The vision was birthed by corporate prayer in 2002 by Ugandans and founder Carole Ward in the midst of civil war to see God's transformation of leaders and the region.

Through God's miraculous proliferation of the Gospel, discipleship, and mobilized prayer movements, the previously unconquerable child-soldier armies of Joseph Kony and the LRA were conquered. It led to an uneasy peace by 2006, but God really dug in to uproot the kingdom of evil. So much so that Kony's right-hand general, who converted to Christianity and attended Favor's Bible school, credited one of Favor's specific prayer gatherings for ending the war.

Along with other nameless, faceless heroes of the faith whose prevailing prayers ended the crisis, Favor immediately went to work bringing the Gospel with discipleship, empowerment, training, and mobilization to every corner of northern Uganda.

Program accomplishments