Society of Anglican Missionaries & Senders

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Summary

Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders (previously South American Missionary Society ("SAMS") is a voluntary missionary society in the Anglican Communion that is working to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ in Latin America and Spain. SAMS strives to reach out to people who have never heard the simple and life changing message of new life in Jesus Christ and to touch lives with the love of God through ministries of Christian compassion. SAMS recruits, supports, trains, and sends Episcopalians to share in the life and work of the Anglican Community in South America and elsewhere. This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 399
Ambridge, PA 15003-0399

Website: www.sams-usa.org

Phone: (724) 266-0669

Email: info@SAMS-USA.org


Organization details

EIN: 042647396

CEO/President: Stewart Wicker

Chairman: Jeff Rawn

Board size: 16

Founder:

Year founded: 1976

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1990


Purpose

South American Missionary Society ("SAMS") is a voluntary missionary society in the Anglican Communion that is working to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ in Latin America and Spain. SAMS strives to reach out to people who have never heard the simple and life changing message of new life in Jesus Christ and to touch lives with the love of God through ministries of Christian compassion. SAMS recruits, supports, trains, and sends Episcopalians to share in the life and work of the Anglican Community in South America and elsewhere. This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Mission statement


Statement of faith

Transparency grade

C

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

This ministry has not been rated.


Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20032002200120001999
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%0%0%0%0%7%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%0%0%0%0%7%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%99%100%99%99%99%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%0%0%0%0%8%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%1%0%1%1%1%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20032002200120001999
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%81%83%84%83%80%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
97%105%97%99%90%83%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
79%85%81%83%74%66%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
3%-5%3%1%10%17%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
6%-8%5%3%21%47%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%19%17%16%17%12%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20032002200120001999
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.261.651.491.761.742.15
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.261.401.371.411.341.11
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.872.312.042.482.332.39
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20032002200120001999
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
17.2033.8229.709.897.2914.40
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.050.030.030.100.140.07
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.905.055.674.354.454.67
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20032002200120001999
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%2%2%7%10%6%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
74%59%65%53%52%44%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20032002200120001999
Cash$472,057$551,663$497,434$615,595$708,446
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$25,603$37,421$59,403$33,663$23,222
Short-term investments$263,635$250,729$256,570$148,646$48,404
Other current assets$0$0$0$65,000$0
Total current assets$761,295$839,813$813,407$862,904$780,072
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$35,809$50,659$74,346$103,448$86,822
Other long-term assets$265,219$258,796$257,732$186,936$0
Total long-term assets$301,028$309,455$332,078$290,384$86,822
Total assets$1,062,323$1,149,268$1,145,485$1,153,288$866,894
 
Liabilities20032002200120001999
Payables and accrued expenses$13,502$25,421$25,790$24,680$54,154
Other current liabilities$9,005$2,851$56,414$93,636$0
Total current liabilities$22,507$28,272$82,204$118,316$54,154
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$22,507$28,272$82,204$118,316$54,154
 
Net assets20032002200120001999
Without donor restrictions$241,113$332,209$294,801$225,859($4,058)
With donor restrictions$798,703$788,787$768,480$809,113$816,798
Net assets$1,039,816$1,120,996$1,063,281$1,034,972$812,740
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20032002200120001999
Total contributions$1,650,516$1,768,309$2,026,792$2,199,894$2,236,419
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$23,979$6,211$19,560$30,464$12,351
Total other revenue$23,979$6,211$19,560$30,464$12,351
Total revenue$1,674,495$1,774,520$2,046,352$2,230,358$2,248,770
 
Expenses20032002200120001999
Program services$1,430,769$1,429,414$1,701,558$1,661,069$1,493,381
Management and general$324,906$287,391$316,485$347,057$215,158
Fundraising$0$0$0$0$156,236
Total expenses$1,755,675$1,716,805$2,018,043$2,008,126$1,864,775
 
Change in net assets20032002200120001999
Surplus (deficit)($81,180)$57,715$28,309$222,232$383,995
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($81,180)$57,715$28,309$222,232$383,995

Compensation

Compensation data for this ministry has not been collected.


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 4/6/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History


Program accomplishments


Needs

There are branches of SAMS around the world, offering a wide variety of mission opportunities, both long- and short-term.