World Help

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Summary



World Help is a Christian humanitarian organization serving the physical and spiritual needs of impoverished communities around the world.

Everything we do is built on the belief that we, as people of faith, are called to change lives. And we believe lives can only be changed when the needs of the whole person are met - body and soul.

Faith means very little when people don't have access to the food, clean water, or medicines they need. But without faith, meeting those physical needs is just a short-term fix. It takes both physical help and spiritual hope for true transformation to happen.


Contact information

Mailing address:
World Help
PO Box 501
Forest, VA 24551

Website: www.worldhelp.net

Phone: (800) 541-6691

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 541615454

CEO/President: Noel Yeatts

Chairman: Lester Taylor

Board size: 21

Founder: Dr. Vernon Brewer

Ruling year: 1992

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 03/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1993


Purpose

World Help is an inter-denominational independent missions organization dedicated to lifting up the name of Jesus Christ by evangelizing those who have never heard, ministering to human need, discipling believers into local churches, and equipping them to fulfill the Great Commission. World Help focuses on persecuted countries and reaching out in the 10/40 Window. The ministry carries out its programs and projects in a number of ways, including: evangelism, discipleship, disaster relief & development, medical assistance, leadership training, child sponsorship, Christian education, as well as publishing and literature distribution. World Help promotes evangelism and supports its relief and development purposes through a network of evangelical churches and Christian ministries worldwide.

World Help is actively working with national partners within the 10-/40 Window where no churches exist. The World Help Child Sponsorship Program offers donors an opportunity to touch the life of a child who needs help. The two Children of the World choirs are comprised of 25 orphan children from five different countries, and assist in sharing the needs of children around the world. Mission is World Help's music ministry team whose aim is to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth. Mission has traveled the globe, presenting the Gospel in more than 40 nations and with more than 4 million people. The Humanitarian Aid ministry of World Help seeks to meet the physical and spiritual needs of children and suffering adults worldwide. SALT (Strategic Alliances for Leadership Training) provides pastors with specialized ministry training and resources.

World Help's core values include being committed to authentic relationships and teamwork; fanatical attention to quality and detail; working with passion and enthusiasm; always doing what is right and accomplishing God-sized tasks that last for eternity. Since 1996, World Help has planted over 5600 churches in the unreached areas of the 10/40 Window. World Help currently is active in more than 50 countries worldwide. The organization was founded in 1991.


Mission statement

World Help is a Christian humanitarian organization serving the physical and spiritual needs of people in impoverished communities around the world.


Statement of faith

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit and that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating493 of 108565 of 143
Fund acquisition rating795 of 1088103 of 144
Resource allocation rating595 of 108885 of 144
Asset utilization rating161 of 108523 of 143

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Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
5%8%6%5%8%7%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%8%6%5%9%7%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
99%100%100%100%101%101%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%9%7%6%9%6%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
1%0%0%0%-1%-1%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
84%82%85%86%83%83%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
95%90%89%90%97%108%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
77%74%76%78%80%89%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
5%10%11%10%3%-8%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
8%30%45%58%50%-246%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
9%9%8%8%8%11%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.182.403.244.377.4110.46
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.181.341.071.091.271.43
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.653.213.464.769.4214.95
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
22.547.938.977.173.272.15
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.040.130.110.140.310.46
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.813.263.082.170.880.43
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
6%10%12%21%54%70%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%1%1%8%29%35%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
78%37%27%18%6%3%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20232022202120202019
Cash$2,527,776$5,434,765$4,320,133$2,010,650$1,309,252
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$5,942,381$1,572,734$716,432$413,410$237,091
Short-term investments$2,991,165$3,414,159$1,298,735$975,664$988,869
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$11,461,322$10,421,658$6,335,300$3,399,724$2,535,212
Long-term investments$0$0$30,353$153,425$165,476
Fixed assets$3,141,242$573,438$536,540$575,479$661,167
Other long-term assets$725,717$140,000$3,500$197,500$260,503
Total long-term assets$3,866,959$713,438$570,393$926,404$1,087,146
Total assets$15,328,281$11,135,096$6,905,693$4,326,128$3,622,358
 
Liabilities20232022202120202019
Payables and accrued expenses$1,201,537$992,323$703,705$808,443$837,090
Other current liabilities$242,926$169,466$179,270$232,276$340,964
Total current liabilities$1,444,463$1,161,789$882,975$1,040,719$1,178,054
Debt$144,013$148,568$538,132$1,272,845$1,283,298
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$20,348$39,755$58,273
Total long-term liabilities$144,013$148,568$558,480$1,312,600$1,341,571
Total liabilities$1,588,476$1,310,357$1,441,455$2,353,319$2,519,625
 
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$13,342,439$8,418,781$4,577,217($502,306)($1,539,118)
With donor restrictions$397,366$1,405,958$887,021$2,475,115$2,641,851
Net assets$13,739,805$9,824,739$5,464,238$1,972,809$1,102,733
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20232022202120202019
Total contributions$41,055,818$40,446,280$33,334,118$33,294,228$35,579,245
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$122,951$127,972$45,014$6,619$28,907
Other revenue($233,984)($80,544)($36,108)($280,128)($422,802)
Total other revenue($111,033)$47,428$8,906($273,509)($393,895)
Total revenue$40,944,785$40,493,708$33,343,024$33,020,719$35,185,350
 
Expenses20232022202120202019
Program services$30,264,562$30,629,150$25,848,960$26,538,465$31,414,494
Management and general$3,196,581$2,854,386$2,552,689$2,672,770$4,144,230
Fundraising$3,382,314$2,603,503$1,771,059$2,829,123$2,341,735
Total expenses$36,843,457$36,087,039$30,172,708$32,040,358$37,900,459
 
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)$4,101,328$4,406,669$3,170,316$980,361($2,715,109)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$4,101,328$4,406,669$3,170,316$980,361($2,715,109)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Noel YeattsPresident/CEO$213,144
F Vernon BrewerFounder$197,570
Chad MatherTreasurer/CFO$158,345
Allyn LyttleCOO$152,349
David ThompsonSenior Vice President$151,853
Nathan ElwellDirector of Development$122,864

Compensation data as of: 3/31/2023


Response from ministry

Our Financial Commitment to You

World Help is committed to faithful stewardship of funds entrusted to us by donors. We promise to use gifts wisely and effectively in Christ's Name.

World Help, Inc. is a non-profit Christian organization chartered by the State of Virginia and tax exempt by the Internal Revenue Service under code section 501(c)(3). The bylaws governing this ministry direct that resources be used to reach out in love to those who have never heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Contributions are used to accomplish this purpose.

We are committed to fulfilling the following standards:

We subscribe to a written statement of faith clearly affirming our commitment to the evangelical Christian faith.

We are governed by a responsible Board, the majority of whom are not staff members or relatives of staff members. The World Help Board meets at least semi-annually to establish policies, set budgets, oversee the organization's financial practices, and review ministry accomplishments.

We obtain an annual audit which is performed by an independent public accounting firm in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS) with financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

We have a functioning audit review committee appointed by the Board, the majority of whom are not staff members or the relatives of staff members, for the purpose of reviewing the annual audit and reporting its findings to the Board.

We provide copies of our current audited financial statements upon written request.

We seek to conduct our activities with the highest standards of integrity and avoid conflicts of interest.

Our fund-raising appeals clearly identify the purposes and programs to which donations will be applied, and we ensure that donations are used for the purposes for which they are raised.

We are members in good standing of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

World Help strives to keep overhead costs to a minimum using only 9% for the administration of our various projects. Only 3% is used for fundraising with 88% for ministry projects. All gifts designated for specific purposes are used as designated.


The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 12/30/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


History

When Vernon Brewer survived cancer, he knew God had a mission for his life. He just didn't know what it was yet. Then in 1991, Vernon felt called to go to Russia and partner with Christians in Moscow to hand out Bibles to people across Eastern Europe. During that trip, he discovered the great need for both physical help and spiritual hope around the world. That year, he founded World Help as a way to mobilize others to help meet those urgent needs through Bible distribution, humanitarian aid, crisis response, church planting, and more.

For a complete timeline, visit: worldhelp.net/timeline


Program accomplishments

Since inception, World Help has impacted more than 84 million lives in 71 countries around the world.


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