Amazima Ministries International

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Summary

Amazima Ministries International was founded by Katie Davis Majors in 2008. The organization, based out of Brentwood, Tennessee, educates, empowers and encourages the orphaned, poor and vulnerable in the country of Uganda. The name chosen for this ministry represented what Katie longed to see take root in the lives of everyone who came in contact with the ministry. In Luganda, the local language, Amazima (Ah-mah-zeemah) means "truth." Amazima Ministries desires to reveal the truth of God's unconditional love through Jesus Christ to the people of Uganda.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Amazima Ministries International
PO Box 682521
Franklin, TN 37068

Website: amazima.org

Phone: (615) 656-5355

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 611555718

CEO/President: Doug Martin

Chairman: Darryl Thompson

Board size: 9

Founder: Katie Davis Majors

Ruling year: 2009

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2014


Purpose

Vision: That every person we serve would know Christ and make Him known, resulting in transformed lives, restored relationships, and changed communities.


Mission statement

Making disciples of Jesus through authentic relationships, excellent education, and strengthened communities.


Statement of faith

We adhere to the National Association of Evangelicals Statement of Faith, which abides by the following statements:

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 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 people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

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

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating700 of 109295 of 144
Fund acquisition rating675 of 109591 of 145
Resource allocation rating638 of 109589 of 145
Asset utilization rating609 of 109278 of 144

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
5%7%8%12%5%3%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%7%7%11%5%3%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
99%107%97%93%93%94%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%8%3%13%8%7%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
1%-7%3%7%7%6%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
84%82%94%78%81%81%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
95%83%267%87%62%42%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
78%68%251%68%50%34%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
5%17%-167%13%38%58%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
8%23%-254%3%9%18%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
9%10%3%9%11%12%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.181.084.030.220.140.13
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.181.001.001.551.441.33
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.661.084.040.350.210.17
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
23.4364.26191.731330.031781.34816.82
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.030.020.010.000.000.00
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.7710.912.9534.5858.2269.77
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
5%2%1%0%0%0%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
77%91%25%448%698%773%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20212020201920182017
Cash$5,667,340$4,322,261$4,528,335$5,679,245$7,286,435
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$779$0$13,248$33,722$66,171
Short-term investments$19,292$0$11,148,819$9,955,741$8,518,193
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$5,687,411$4,322,261$15,690,402$15,668,708$15,870,799
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$4,227$12,218$8,669,216$6,873,870$5,223,905
Other long-term assets$4,840$1,681$5,115$5,109$4,840
Total long-term assets$9,067$13,899$8,674,331$6,878,979$5,228,745
Total assets$5,696,478$4,336,160$24,364,733$22,547,687$21,099,544
 
Liabilities20212020201920182017
Payables and accrued expenses$88,504$22,543$11,797$8,796$19,430
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$88,504$22,543$11,797$8,796$19,430
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$88,504$22,543$11,797$8,796$19,430
 
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$4,983,558$1,785,459$21,018,631$19,794,278$18,958,225
With donor restrictions$624,416$2,528,158$3,334,305$2,744,613$2,121,889
Net assets$5,607,974$4,313,617$24,352,936$22,538,891$21,080,114
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20212020201920182017
Total contributions$7,952,607$6,356,304$5,809,378$4,873,108$6,141,028
Program service revenue$0$0$72,095$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$985$141,393$387,647$381,342$250,824
Other revenue($495,658)$35,956($13,750)($7,400)$110,697
Total other revenue($494,673)$177,349$445,992$373,942$361,521
Total revenue$7,457,934$6,533,653$6,255,370$5,247,050$6,502,549
 
Expenses20212020201920182017
Program services$5,034,180$16,428,322$4,252,363$2,622,032$2,221,934
Management and general$608,275$566,938$491,987$346,767$315,912
Fundraising$517,085$480,766$696,008$258,928$188,584
Total expenses$6,159,540$17,476,026$5,440,358$3,227,727$2,726,430
 
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$1,298,394($10,942,373)$815,012$2,019,323$3,776,119
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,298,394($10,942,373)$815,012$2,019,323$3,776,119

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
James D MartinChief Executive Officer$185,754
Katherine Davis MajorsFounder & Chief Visionary$125,500
Erika HardisonVice President of Operations$119,555

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2021


Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/23/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


History

Amazima Ministries International was founded by Katie Davis Majors in 2008. In December of 2006, 18-year-old Katie Davis traveled to Uganda for the first time. She was immediately captivated by the people and the culture, and knew she would be back. Less than a year later, Katie returned to Uganda and it has been home ever since.

The organization, based out of Brentwood, Tennessee, educates, empowers and encourages the orphaned, poor and vulnerable in the country of Uganda. The name chosen for this ministry represented what Katie longed to see take root in the lives of everyone who came in contact with the ministry. In Luganda, the local language, Amazima (Ah-mah-zeemah) means "truth."

The work of Amazima began in 2008 when we first witnessed the devastating effect poverty can have on families in Sub-Saharan Africa and around the world. Due to the heavy burden of school fees, food, and medical care, parents and guardians are many times forced to give up their guardianship to orphanages-leaving their children orphaned by poverty. We believe children with living, healthy relatives should not be in an orphanage, and that's why we're committed to changing this reality by educating and empowering the people of Uganda.

For a timeline, visit: https://amazima.org/about/our-story/


Program accomplishments

2020 Ministry Highlights (includes but not limited to):

28,625 ministry partners from 81 countries

2,000,000 meals served

17,500 people treated medically

88 graduates from university and vocational school

250+ Ugandans employed by Amazima


Needs

Your faithful generosity allows Amazima to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of many of the most vulnerable children and families in Jinja, Uganda. Lives are transformed, relationships are restored, and communities are changed because of YOUR generosity. Over 50% of Ugandans are under the age of 15, and most decisions for Christ are made between the ages of 4-14. That's one more reason your partnership matters.