SOS International

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Summary

SOS develops sustainable solutions to the problems that at-risk children face every day. In response to the cries of children around the world, we call global communities to rally together around solutions that work.


Contact information

Mailing address:
SOS International
PO Box 209
Keller, TX 76244

Website: sosresponds.org

Phone: 817-898-0262

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 870657642

CEO/President: Dwayne Weehunt

Chairman: Thomas Weehunt

Board size: 9

Founder: Dwayne and Leslie Weehunt

Ruling year: 2000

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2012


Purpose

We believe that every cry of an at-risk child is worthy of hearing and responding to.

The first five years of a child's life form the foundation of their future. Meeting their basic needs during these vulnerable years improves their likelihood of reaching adulthood.

The SOS approach provides a pathway that secures their future and drastically improves their life prospects.


Mission statement

SOS is committed to developing sustainable solutions to problems at-risk children face every day. We are committed to being a voice that calls a community to rally around these solutions.


Statement of faith

The Gospel in Action
We value the communicating of the message of God's love for everyone in the entire world. As Ephesians 2:4-5 lays out, "But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God's grace that you have been saved!)." And John 3:16, "For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life." God sent His son to save the world!

To share the Gospel effectively, we communicate it through our words and our actions. We seek to be authentic witnesses by telling others they are loved by Jesus and by showing his love to them.

Service
We value volunteerism, men and women who are willing to give of themselves, their talent and their time to see the Kingdom advanced. The value of the selfless act of serving others was modeled by the New Testament Church consistently, and we believe it is essential in the growth of our walk with Christ.

The Mandate
We value the Great Commission as described in Matthew 28:18-20. "Jesus came and told His disciples, 'I have been given complete authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.'"

We value the conscious efforts of the Church, in its corporate capacity, to proclaim the Gospel among peoples in the nations. We value missions and the work of the Church to become an irresistible influence to an unbelieving world.

Equip and Engage
Jesus said, "The workers are few." We equip, train and engage people in serving around the world. We will do that by training them to serve, creating opportunities for them to serve and supporting them while they serve.

The Impoverished
We serve a living God who is active in meeting people's needs, physically and spiritually. Scripture is clear that He calls us to follow Him in this endeavor. We reach out to those in need, showing Christ's love with the goal of meeting their physical and spiritual needs. People often most clearly see the Gospel in action in the form of meeting needs.

The Church
God intended for the Church to be the primary instrument to reach the world and make disciples. All of the staff and board of SOS International are committed, giving, and serving members of local congregations. Our primary emphasis is to empower and equip members of the Body of Christ to effectively reach the world. This is achieved by designing and supporting outreaches that allow an opportunity for them to love the lost and the needy. We believe that the local body of Christ is the hope of the world.

Leadership
We define leadership as a strategic, passionate influence that affects change. We recognize that good leadership is one of the keys to effective ministry. We seek to invest in leaders, both within SOS and in the communities we serve, who will be capable of accomplishing outstanding results through loving and serving their communities with excellence.

Relationships
We are committed to establishing long-lasting relationships that will increase impact and ensure strong, long-lasting direction for each of the projects we support and are involved in. Our motivation comes from our desire for all our projects to be an extension of God's Kingdom.

Worship
Worship is the point of missions. Effective missions awaken a hunger for God's glory, stirring hearts and minds with an awe and awareness of the greatness of God. Mission rings with the truth "Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise! He is to be feared above all the gods" (Psalm 96:4).

Sustainable and Reproducible Models
We value the development of models of ministry that can be sustained and multiplied within the cultural context in which implementation happens. We partner with Local Care Networks on the ground to assess locally available resources and partner in executing solutions that bring about lasting change.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating38 of 11045 of 143
Fund acquisition rating195 of 110531 of 143
Resource allocation rating201 of 110524 of 143
Asset utilization rating44 of 11045 of 143

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%2%2%2%3%3%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%2%2%2%3%4%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
99%102%101%97%105%105%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%2%2%2%3%4%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
1%-2%-1%3%-5%-5%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
84%91%92%89%86%84%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%102%101%96%89%101%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
82%93%93%86%76%85%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%-2%-1%4%11%-1%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
2%-12%-3%12%27%-3%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
8%7%5%8%11%12%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.323.483.172.111.441.66
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.213.433.093.364.3718.85
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.9611.969.797.086.2831.32
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
18.815.507.9510.253.480.47
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.050.180.130.100.292.11
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.670.821.071.531.36-0.42
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
7%33%28%27%35%44%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%24%24%24%28%33%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
68%19%23%35%45%33%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20222021202020192018
Cash$824,285$986,464$943,998$717,694$105,614
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$98,102$88,155$56,778$46,122$45,088
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$922,387$1,074,619$1,000,776$763,816$150,702
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,147,829$2,226,529$2,314,843$2,523,597$2,614,508
Other long-term assets$95,583$15,000$51,590$54,036$75,953
Total long-term assets$2,243,412$2,241,529$2,366,433$2,577,633$2,690,461
Total assets$3,165,799$3,316,148$3,367,209$3,341,449$2,841,163
 
Liabilities20222021202020192018
Payables and accrued expenses$167,698$135,164$97,603$219,643$317,444
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$167,698$135,164$97,603$219,643$317,444
Debt$766,696$785,280$800,000$947,120$946,442
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$95,584$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$862,280$785,280$800,000$947,120$946,442
Total liabilities$1,029,978$920,444$897,603$1,166,763$1,263,886
 
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$2,135,821$2,395,704$2,469,606$2,174,686$1,577,277
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20222021202020192018
Total contributions$10,978,572$10,552,313$7,165,526$5,640,549$4,897,459
Program service revenue$10,481$16,480$75,207$5,348$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$22,939$1,758$363,195$1,052$0
Other revenue($242,414)($120,953)($210,363)($253,637)($217,077)
Total other revenue($208,994)($102,715)$228,039($247,237)($217,077)
Total revenue$10,769,578$10,449,598$7,393,565$5,393,312$4,680,382
 
Expenses20222021202020192018
Program services$9,983,800$9,723,037$6,332,940$4,103,158$3,965,564
Management and general$792,724$558,235$598,336$535,600$587,829
Fundraising$252,937$242,228$156,883$157,145$166,647
Total expenses$11,029,461$10,523,500$7,088,159$4,795,903$4,720,040
 
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($259,883)($73,902)$305,406$597,409($39,658)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($259,883)($73,902)$305,406$597,409($39,658)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Thomas Dwayne WeehuntPresident$101,818
Mark MuellerCFO$94,180
Leslie C WeehuntSecretary$51,630

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022


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History

In 2000, Dwayne and Leslie Weehunt founded SOS International.

Their vision: to respond and meet the needs of at-risk children in communities around the world.

For decades, SOS has developed and implemented solutions that help secure and protect at-risk children.

We focus on four key areas that have the greatest potential for impacting children's lives: food, water, rescue and community development.


Program accomplishments


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