Mission on the Move

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Mission on the Move is a 501-c3 non-profit serving orphaned and vulnerable children in Tapachula, Mexico, and Santa Elena, Honduras.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Mission on the Move
PO Box 13208
Savannah, GA 31416

Website: missiononthemove.org

Phone: 912-754-3349

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 581681122

CEO/President: Marcy Rodriguez

Chairman: Tom Whatley

Board size: 22

Founder: Ed Cadle

Ruling year: 1987

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2020


Developing disciples with the children in our care and communities, while providing needs. Providing stable, Christian families for children.

Mission statement

Called by God to go and serve vulnerable children believing the love of Christ brings hope, transforms lives, and strengthens communities.

Statement of faith

Mission On The Move is a multi-denominational, evangelical Christian missions organization. There are some tenets we accept universally.

About God: God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. (Genesis 1:26-27, Psalms 90:2, Matthew 28:19, 1 Peter 1:2, and 2 Corinthians 13:14)

About Jesus Christ: Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is one with and equal to the Father and the Holy Spirit. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered himself as a perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He rose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended into Heaven's glory and will return again one day to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. We trust and believe in Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord. (Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1-5, Hebrews 4:14, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Acts 1:9-11, Romans 1:3-4, 1 Timothy 6:14-15, and Titus 2:13).

About The Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is one with and equal to the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily. (2 Corinthians 3:17, John 14:16-17, John 16:7-13, Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians 2:12, Ephesians 1:13, Galatians 5:25, and Ephesians 5:18).

About The Bible: The Bible is God's Word to us. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. It is the final authority for us in all matters of our faith and life. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error. (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-21, 2 Timothy 1:13, Psalms 160, Psalms 12:6, Proverbs 30:5).

About Human Beings: People are made in the spiritual image of God to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God's creation. Although every person has a tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience called "sin". This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life. (Genesis 1:27, Psalms 8:3-6, Isaiah 53:6, Romans 3:23, Isaiah 59:1-2)

About Salvation: Salvation is God's free gift to all who come to a saving faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We believe all human beings are sinners and that sinners are redeemed by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We can never make up for sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offering of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin's penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith, we are saved. (Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 14:6, Titus 3:5, Galatians 3:26 and Romans 5:1).

About The Church: The Church is the people of God. It is the Body of Christ, called by God and empowered by the Holy Spirit to be the primary instrument for God's redemptive purposes in history. The Church gathers as a family of faith to worship God, to grow in Christ, and to make Christ known to the world. (Matthew 16:13-19, Acts 2:42-44, 1 Corinthians 12:27, Ephesians 2:19-22, Ephesians 4:4-6, and 1 Peter 2:9-10)

About Eternity: People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of external existence. (John 3:16, John 14:17, Romans 8:17-18, Revelation 20:15, 1 Corinthians 2:7-9).

While it is impossible to fully embrace and affirm the tenets of all denominations, we make every effort to be an organization where people from a wide range of denominations feel at home. In the midst of our denominational diversity, there are several distinctives that are important to us. We affirm the centrality of prayer. Daily individuals and groups are praying. We encourage every follower of Christ to be devoted to prayer.

We affirm the priesthood of all believers. We believe that every follower of Christ is a minister, gifted, equipped, and called to be involved in the extension of Christ's Kingdom throughout the earth.

We affirm evangelism and missions. We are a Great Commission organization. We are intentional in reaching people who have never heard the Gospel and discipling those who have.

We affirm mercy ministries expressing the compassionate care of Christ. We are concerned about the needs of the total person: spiritually, emotionally, and physically. As Christ's representatives, we will provide assistance to help meet these needs.

We affirm spiritual growth through intentional discipleship and nurturing. Our operations around the world are dedicated to intentionally assisting in the process of growing in spiritual maturity.

We affirm the priority of nurturing children. We come alongside the family to assist in the spiritual growth of children from cradle to adulthood. We affirm the sacrament of Baptism, whether through sprinkling, pouring, or immersion, as infants, youth, or adults. We embrace God's grace through these expressions of baptism and child dedication.

We affirm the necessity of Christian Fellowship. We enjoy being together as God's people, bearing one another's burdens and sharing one another's joys.

We affirm the Unity of the Church. We affirm the unity of the local church, as well as the Whole Body of Christ throughout the earth.

We affirm sexual purity. We consider sexual intimacy to be a gift from God to be experienced only in the covenant relationship of marriage between a man and a woman.

We affirm a rich heritage of diverse expressions of worship. We recognize a broad spectrum of biblical expressions of praise and worship. We affirm that by the Holy Spirit, God imparts spiritual gifts to His people still today.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating138 of 102219 of 128
Fund acquisition rating53 of 10254 of 128
Resource allocation rating282 of 102530 of 128
Asset utilization rating480 of 102259 of 128

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$0$0$0($6,091)
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$511,617$399,591$293,882$248,530$409,291
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$0$0$17,388$17,388$52,949
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$0$0$17,388$17,388$52,949
Total assets$511,617$399,591$311,270$265,918$462,240
Payables and accrued expenses$40,330$39,796$39,796$58,786$0
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$40,330$39,796$39,796$58,786$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0($9,417)
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0($9,417)
Total liabilities$40,330$39,796$39,796$58,786($9,417)
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$173,889$110,218$70,105($14,752)$309,262
With donor restrictions$297,398$249,577$201,369$221,884$162,395
Net assets$471,287$359,795$271,474$207,132$471,657
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Total contributions$710,206$733,188$852,849$919,911$313,617
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,198$1,262$1,209$1,112$15
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$23
Total other revenue$1,198$1,262$1,209$1,112$38
Total revenue$711,404$734,450$854,058$921,023$313,655
Program services$533,074$595,317$745,782$749,907$271,701
Management and general$66,838$50,812$43,934$258,182$77,144
Total expenses$599,912$646,129$789,716$1,008,089$348,845
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$111,492$88,321$64,342($87,066)($35,190)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$111,492$88,321$64,342($87,066)($35,190)


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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 11/1/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Mission on the Move is a 501-c3 non-profit Christian children's ministry founded in 1986 by retired United Methodist Minister Ed Cadle at the age of 64. "Papa Ed" had a heart for the poverty-stricken people of Central America. And with no real missionary experience and not being a Spanish speaker, he began the ministry of MOM in Honduras and Mexico. He obeyed the calling of God, began meeting the needs of the people God put in his path, and creatively navigated any challenge he faced. He is credited as being the catalyst for governmental legal change in the state of Chiapas, Mexico, to pass a law prohibiting children from living in prisons with their incarcerated parents.

1986 Sent the First Converted Mobile Medical Clinic to Tegucigalpa, Honduras, for Doctors to Live and Serve People From.
Sent a Total of 5 Mobile Medical Clinics to Honduras.
Established Nutritional Feeding Programs in Santa Elena and Los Pinos, Honduras.
Drilled Fresh Water Wells in La Mosquitia, Honduras.
1987 Bought the Property in Tapachula, Mexico, and Began Construction of a Refugee Center During Nicaraguan War.
After the War, the Tapachula Facility Became a Safe Shelter for Boys Living on the Streets.
2002 First Tapachula Children's Homes Included Children Who Had Been Living in Prison With Their Incarcerated Parents
Supported Rev Isaac Mwangi in Kenya for Multiple Years for a Large Children's Nutritional Program There.
2008 Santa Elena's Nutritional Program Became an After-school Program.
2017 Casa De Mariposas Children's Homes Began in Santa Helena.
2022 Cadle Community Care Center for Children With Special Abilities and Their Parents Opened.

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