Family Legacy Missions International

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Summary

Family Legacy is a faith-based, Christian, God-led organization that exists to glorify God by empowering vulnerable children in Zambia to live out their God-given potential. We do this by engaging more than 10,000 individuals and families from around the world with God's heart for these children, face-to-face and heart-to-heart, through the power of God's word, quality education and residential care. With almost 14,000 Zambian children attending one of our private Christian Legacy Academy schools, Family Legacy is not an orphanage or a missionary organization or an economic development organization. We are a unique NGO focused on caring for orphaned and vulnerable/at-risk Zambian children on a variety of levels.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Family Legacy Missions International
3030 LBJ Freeway Suite 1140
Dallas, TX 75234

Website: familylegacy.com

Phone: 972-620-2020

Email: info@familylegacy.com


Organization details

EIN: 752897392

CEO/President: Mario Zandstra

Chairman: Greg Geib / Tim Phillips

Board size: 10

Founder:

Ruling year: 2001

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2021


Purpose

During a visit to South Africa in 1960 and having traveled through the British colonized nations in Africa, British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan gave a speech that set forth a ripple effect of independence throughout much of Africa. He prophetically said: "The wind of change is blowing through this continent" because he saw that all people succeed when the nation itself rises from within. At Family Legacy, we believe the winds of change are still blowing, evoked by the Holy Spirit and made possible through education for all. We believe that when you educate a child you change the world. Whether that education lasts for years or days, it stays. No one can take it away. Empowering these children is God's work; we are simply striving to be His hands and feet to encourage the wind to blow.


Mission statement

Family Legacy is a faith-based, Christian, God-led organization that exists to glorify God by empowering vulnerable children in Zambia to live out their God-given potential.


Statement of faith

Who we are and what we believe is the catalyst for our ministry. The way we operate is grounded completely in our love for Jesus Christ and serving His children in Zambia.

GOD
We believe that the Godhead exists eternally in three persons -the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit - and that these three are one God, having precisely the same nature, attributes, and perfections.

JESUS
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, death on the cross to provide for our redemption and propitiation of sin, bodily resurrection and ascension into heaven, present ministry of intercession for us, and His return to earth in power and glory.

HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit, that He performs the miracle of new birth in an unbeliever and indwells Believers, enabling them to live Godly lives.

BIBLE
We believe in the divine inspiration of the Scriptures. The whole Bible, in the original manuscripts, is inerrant. As the revelation of God, we believe the Bible to be the sole authority and sufficiency with regard to Christian faith and practice.

MAN
We believe that man was perfectly and originally created in the image of God. Adam and Eve fell through sin, and as a consequence of his sin, lost his spiritual life and was separated from God. This spiritual death has been transmitted to the entire human race of man since birth. Thus, every person is born into the world with a sinful nature apart from saving grace.

SALVATION
We believe that, due to universal death through sin, no one can enter the Kingdom of God unless they are born again. Our redemption has been accomplished solely by the blood and sacrifice of our Lord Jesus. We believe that the new birth of the Believer comes only through faith in Christ. No other acts, such as confession, baptism, prayer, faithful service, or manifestation of certain spiritual gifts, are to be added to believing as a condition of salvation.

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Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating92 of 102215 of 121
Fund acquisition rating206 of 102429 of 121
Resource allocation rating269 of 102426 of 121
Asset utilization rating177 of 102225 of 121

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median2019201820172015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
5%2%2%4%4%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%2%2%4%4%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%95%95%94%96%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%2%2%4%4%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%5%5%6%4%
 
Operating ratiosSector median2019201820172015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%88%86%91%93%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
95%97%97%99%107%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
79%85%84%90%99%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
5%3%3%1%-7%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
9%19%17%12%-55%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%9%12%5%4%
 
Investing ratiosSector median2019201820172015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.211.811.471.825.07
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.292.584.034.761.38
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.774.665.918.646.99
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median2019201820172015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
20.971.120.710.261.67
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.050.891.413.800.60
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.110.27-0.84-3.890.69
 
Solvency ratiosSector median2019201820172015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%66%76%80%43%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%32%40%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
75%19%17%11%11%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets2019201820172015
Cash$4,886,732$3,814,589$2,935,480$2,429,773
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$471,339$0$0$483,333
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$5,358,071$3,814,589$2,935,480$2,913,106
Long-term investments$466,795$466,795$0$0
Fixed assets$306,891$200,861$167,838$76,630
Other long-term assets$7,672,585$10,872,679$10,872,679$1,026,667
Total long-term assets$8,446,271$11,540,335$11,040,517$1,103,297
Total assets$13,804,342$15,354,924$13,975,997$4,016,403
 
Liabilities2019201820172015
Payables and accrued expenses$1,498,758$971,578$295,143$231,730
Other current liabilities$3,290,250$4,421,624$10,872,685$1,510,000
Total current liabilities$4,789,008$5,393,202$11,167,828$1,741,730
Debt$4,382,335$6,201,062$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$4,382,335$6,201,062$0$0
Total liabilities$9,171,343$11,594,264$11,167,828$1,741,730
 
Net assets2019201820172015
Without donor restrictions$2,602,849$1,603,148$31,994$2,274,673
With donor restrictions$2,030,150$2,157,512$2,776,175$0
Net assets$4,632,999$3,760,660$2,808,169$2,274,673
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue2019201820172015
Total contributions$24,469,091$22,142,572$24,043,121$18,293,976
Program service revenue$1,221,124$1,090,482$1,642,461$760,823
Membership dues$0$0$0$0
Investment income$5,681$1,135($15,395)$1,578
Other revenue$160,759($13,391)$38,270$39,756
Total other revenue$1,387,564$1,078,226$1,665,336$802,157
Total revenue$25,856,655$23,220,798$25,708,457$19,096,133
 
Expenses2019201820172015
Program services$22,091,337$19,393,180$23,080,401$18,854,092
Management and general$2,309,771$2,808,526$1,382,760$720,583
Fundraising$583,208$360,994$908,628$777,772
Total expenses$24,984,316$22,562,700$25,371,789$20,352,447
 
Change in net assets2019201820172015
Surplus (deficit)$872,339$658,098$336,668($1,256,314)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$872,339$658,098$336,668($1,256,314)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Mario ZandstraPresident and CEO$317,313
Michael Brad Guffey MDChief Medical Director$197,916
Holly ScurryChief Development Officer$154,802
Warren CarrTree of Life Program Manager$144,456
David NewmanChief Operating Officer$136,801
Anne FergusonChief Program Officer$129,341
Classie PierreCorporate Secretary$110,447

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 3/25/2022. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History


Program accomplishments

64 homes
667 children at the tree of life
23 schools
20,000 children educated


Needs

When you choose to sponsor a child, you are making a direct and immediate impact on his or her life. Plus, the long term impact is immeasurable. Not only did you feed and clothe His children in need, but you told a child - I see you and you matter. Their gratitude is immense, their potential is unlimited and the impact on your heart will be profound.

Sponsorship alone does not cover the cost to support the nearly 15,000 children we serve. Medical services, emergency care, expanded curriculum and more is needed to give our children the care they deserve. Giving through the Nehemiah Partnership accelerates our ability to operate exactly when and where we need it.

As a Christ-centered Ministry, we hold ourselves to the highest standard of financial transparency by being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. Whether through sponsorship, Nehemiah Partnership, or through another avenue of giving, you can be confident that we are properly stewarding your donation.