Persecution Project Foundation

Summary

The Persecution Project Foundation (PPF) was founded for the purpose of mobilizing Christians to engage in Active Compassion for the Persecuted. From its inception, Persecution Project Foundation has endeavored to equip and mobilize the grassroots to take action in support of the persecuted church. Help for the persecuted is administered in the form of physical, as well as spiritual support. Medical, Safe Water, Emergency Relief Supplies, and Discipleship & Evangelistic materials are provided to individuals and groups who have suffered directly or indirectly from persecution.

The purpose of the organization is as follows:

  • Collect and disseminate information about the persecution of Christians in Africa.
  • Equip and mobilize the grassroots to take action in support of the persecuted church.
  • "Bear ye one another's burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ."
  • "Do good to others, especially the household of the faith."
  • We are part of the Body of Christ, and "if one part of that body suffers, the whole body suffers."

Contact information

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 1327
215 N. West St
Culpeper, VA 22701-6327

Website: www.persecutionproject.org

Phone: (888) 201-5245

Email: info@persecutionproject.org


Organization details

EIN: 541976312

CEO/President: Mr. Bradford L. Phillips

Chairman: Dr. Floyd Chilton

Board size: 9

Founder: Mr. Bradford L. Phillips

Year founded: 1997

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2005


Purpose

The Persecution Project Foundation (PPF) was founded for the purpose of mobilizing Christians to engage in Active Compassion for the Persecuted. From its inception, Persecution Project Foundation has endeavored to equip and mobilize the grassroots to take action in support of the persecuted church.

The main purposes of the organization are based on Isaiah 58 & Mark 12:29-31:

  • To expose persecution (Ephesians 5:11)
  • To assist the victims of persecution (James 2:15, 16)
  • To engage God's people to intercede on behalf of the persecuted and suffering (Isaiah 58:6112)
  • To bring encouragement, consolation and hope to the persecuted and suffering (2 Corinthians 1).
  • To effectively by word and deed communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ (1 John 3:18)
  • To encourage prayer support and other intercession from the church body (1 Thessalonians 5:17)

Mission statement

Persecution Project Foundation uses the following to express its vision:

Persecution Project Foundation provides Active Compassion for the Persecuted by engaging God's people to intercede on behalf of the persecuted and suffering, supporting refugees, conducting Safe Water Projects, delivering Medicine and Humanitarian Relief, sponsoring Holistic, Vocational and Christian Evangelism and Pastoral Training Programs


Statement of faith

Persecution Project gives its statement of faith as the following

We believe and affirm the following: the inspiration and inerrancy of the Scripture; in the Holy Trinity consisting of Father, Son and Holy Spirit; in the sinful, lost condition of the human race, the reality of Heaven and Hell; in the virgin birth, the substitutionary death and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ; in His present ministry of intercession and His imminent return for His church; in salvation by Grace alone, through Faith alone in the person and finished work of Jesus Christ; in the indwelling of the Holy Spirit; in the Body of Christ (the church universal), in the local church and the Ordinances of Baptism and the Lord's Supper.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Persecuted Christians

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating16 of 4301 of 3
Fund acquisition rating70 of 4301 of 3
Resource allocation rating27 of 4301 of 3
Asset utilization rating10 of 4301 of 3

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%2%2%3%3%4%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%2%2%3%3%4%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%100%100%100%100%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%2%2%3%3%4%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%0%0%0%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%95%96%91%89%84%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%100%99%108%106%91%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%95%95%99%95%77%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%0%1%-8%-6%9%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%2%27%-89%-27%23%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%3%2%6%8%12%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.3212.9919.027.563.862.05
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.531.601.561.451.311.27
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.5320.7429.7010.975.042.60
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.092.255.232.759.2515.70
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.440.190.360.110.06
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.070.320.330.702.134.32
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%29%18%35%17%14%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%2%6%10%9%9%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%5%4%9%21%42%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142013
Cash$200,895$127,365$146,649$364,802$495,964
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$114,969$143,234$101,859$64,831$56,785
Short-term investments$8,373$7,223$27,457$27,120$24,987
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$324,237$277,822$275,965$456,753$577,736
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$193,425$155,898$124,708$139,802$154,064
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$193,425$155,898$124,708$139,802$154,064
Total assets$517,662$433,720$400,673$596,555$731,800
 
Liabilities20172016201520142013
Payables and accrued expenses$128,021$37,724$85,766$35,294$23,271
Other current liabilities$16,020$15,355$14,717$14,106$13,523
Total current liabilities$144,041$53,079$100,483$49,400$36,794
Debt$7,879$23,878$39,197$53,878$67,943
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$7,879$23,878$39,197$53,878$67,943
Total liabilities$151,920$76,957$139,680$103,278$104,737
 
Net assets20172016201520142013
Unrestricted($71,125)$52,997$182,331$385,798$435,060
Temporarily restricted$436,867$303,766$78,662$107,479$192,003
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$365,742$356,763$260,993$493,277$627,063
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142013
Total contributions$6,731,816$8,339,666$2,794,411$2,163,798$1,638,966
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$292$7,278$706$2,133$3,521
Other revenue$0$0$192$174$445
Total other revenue$292$7,278$898$2,307$3,966
Total revenue$6,732,108$8,346,944$2,795,309$2,166,105$1,642,932
 
Expenses20172016201520142013
Program services$6,416,470$7,959,460$2,758,576$2,049,108$1,261,030
Management and general$169,269$165,709$187,663$180,647$182,208
Fundraising$137,390$126,005$81,354$70,136$58,460
Total expenses$6,723,129$8,251,174$3,027,593$2,299,891$1,501,698
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)$8,979$95,770($232,284)($133,786)$141,234
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$8,979$95,770($232,284)($133,786)$141,234

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History

The Persecution Project Foundation was founded in 1997 by Brad Phillips for the purpose of mobilizing Christians to engage in Active Compassion for the Persecuted. In 1998, Brad traveled to war-ravaged Sudan and shot hours of video chronicling brutal persecution against Christians in Southern Sudan by the National Islamic Front government.

This began a long journey, taking PPF through virtually every corner of Southern Sudan. PPF helped local pastors plant churches, supported orphanages, and provided emergency relief to refugees.

In 2004, PPF expanded its work to include a growing number of refugees on the Darfur border fleeing the genocide further north. In 2006, PPF began its Safe Water Projects by drilling clean water boreholes for communities of refugees. In 2011, PPF began an intense campaign to assist Sudan's largest Christian community in the Nuba mountains of Southern Kordofan, by repairing broken boreholes, and distributing Bibles and other Christian literature, as well as medicines and emergency relief supplies.

The work continues with the construction of the Jebel Lopit Training Center in Eastern Equatoria State, South Sudan, where the next generation's leaders will be trained to lead the world's newest nation.


Program accomplishments

In December, 2012, PPF was made aware of the substantial number of broken boreholes in the Nuba mountains of Southern Kordofan State, North Sudan. Due to a lack of clean water, the residents of the Nuba area were becoming sick from bacteria in the water they drank from hand-dug wells. PPF assembled an 8 member borehole repair team and successfully repaired 95 of those broken Nuba wells in 2013. Another 105 Nuba boreholes were repaired in 2014. The team continues to make repairs into 2015.

Alongside the Safe Water Projects, PPF has been supplying medicines and medical supplies to the Primary Health Care Clinics and the Mother of Mercy Hospital, all of which are located in the Nuba region of Southern Kordofan State. In both 2013 and 2014, PPF's supplies helped meet the needs of the Nuba people for nearly a quarter of the year. Plans in 2015 are to increase this medical distribution so that the supplies will be available to the people for between a third and a half of the entire year.

In December, 2013, South Sudan descended into a bloody civil war which has continued into 2015. In 2014, PPF organized several convoys and emergency relief flights to six key locations where many refugees had fled to escape the violence. These locations included the Yida refugee camp in Unity State, the administrative region of Abyei, the capital city of Juba, the city of Wau, Baliet County in the Upper Nile, and Panyagor County in Jonglei State. Many refugees fled their home villages with nothing but the clothes on their backs. PPF's relief missions delivered essential non-food items (NFIs) like clean water containers, cooking pots, tarps for shelter, blankets, clothing, soap, and shoes.

Construction has continued these past few years on the Jebel Lopit Training Center (JLTC) in Eastern Equatoria State, South Sudan. The JLTC is PPF's platform for training the next generation of leaders in both Sudans. Our desire is to work towards long-term solutions by investing in training and discipleship - one person at a time. We don't want to lose the "next generation" to the effects of war, so we are investing in "train the trainer" outreaches, where educational and economic opportunities are offered to the current generation being impacted by the ongoing violence.

One of PPF's main purposes is advocacy. Our goal is to inform people about the incidences of persecution and to mobilize them to become advocates and/or intercessors for the persecuted communities where PPF is working. We accomplish this goal by publishing monthly newsletters, by posting reports on our websites and social media outlets, by sending out e-blasts, and by speaking at churches, civic organizations and demonstrations. In 2014, we demonstrated in front of both the Sudan embassy and the White House seeking to have Meriam Ibrahim's death sentence overturned and for her to be released from her North Sudan prison.


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