Christian Aid Ministries

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Christian Aid Ministries ("CAM") serves as a channel enabling the church, in the name of Christ, to be physically and spiritually significant in the lives of impoverished people around the globe. Most of CAM's relief programs involve material aid, which is mostly channeled to needy Christians as a source of support and encouragement. CAM provides aid to Christians and non-Christians alike who are victims of wars, economic hardships, or natural disasters. CAM's primary goal is to spread the Gospel and shine forth as a Christian example while providing aid and relief because everyone's greatest need can only be met with a personal, saving relationship with Jesus Christ.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Christian Aid Ministries
PO Box 360
Berlin, OH 44610


Phone: (330) 893-2428


Organization details

EIN: 341344364

CEO/President: Mr. David Troyer

Chairman: Mr. Nolan Byler

Board size: 11


Year founded: 1982

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1990


Christian Aid Ministries was founded in 1981 as a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Our main purpose is to glorify God and help enlarge His kingdom: "...whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God" (I Corinthians 10:31).

CAM strives to be a trustworthy and efficient channel for Amish, Mennonite, and other conservative Anabaptist groups and individuals to minister to physical and spiritual needs around the world. This is in response to the command, ". . . do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith" (Galatians 6:10). Our goal is to connect people who want to help with people who need help.

CAM's main goals in providing aid are:

To help and encourage God's people
To help bring the Gospel to a lost and dying world

Mission statement

Christian Aid Ministries uses the following to communicate its mission:

A channel enabling the church to minister to physical and spiritual needs around the world.

Statement of faith

Christian Aid Ministries uses the following to express its faith:

1. We believe in one God, eternally existing as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matt. 28:19; Gal. 4:4-6; Eph. 2:6, 13-18; 1 John 5:143)

2. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. (Luke 1:35; Matt. 1:20-25)

3. We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts of sin, effects the New Birth, gives guidance in life, empowers for service, and enables perseverance in faith and holiness. (John 16:7-11,13)

4. We believe that the Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God, revealing God and His will, both in the Old and New Testaments. (Luke 1:70; II Tim. 3:16; 11 Peter 1:20,21)

5. We believe that in the beginning God created all things. He made man in His own image, with a free will, a moral character, and a spiritual nature. (Col. 1:16,17; I John 1:1-13)

6. We believe that man, through unbelief and disobedience fell into sin, bringing depravity and death upon the human race; that man as a sinner is self-centered and self-willed, unable to redeem himself. (Rom. 3:10-18,23, 5:12)

7. We believe that there is one Mediator between God and man, the Man Christ Jesus, Who shed His blood and died on Calvary, to redeem us from sin, was resurrected from the dead, ascended to heaven and is sitting at the right hand of the Father interceding for us. (John 3:16; Heb. 9:12-14, 10:12; Col. 1:20-22)

8. We believe that salvation is by grace through faith in Christ--a free gift bestowed by God on all who believe in Christ, repent of their sins, are born again, and walk in newness of life. (Eph. 2:8,9; John 3:3,5; Rom. 6:1-7, 10:9, 10)

9. We believe that the church is the body of Christ, and that all those who are born again and walk in obedience to the Word of God, constitute the true church of which Christ is the Head. (Eph. 1:22,23; Col. 1:18; 1 John 1:7; 1 Tim. 3:15)

10. We believe that God provides the church with the necessary leadership, such as bishops, ministers, evangelists, and deacons, to shepherd the flock, teach the Word, administer the ordinances, and lead the church in the exercise of discipline. (Eph. 4:11-16)

11. We believe that Christ commissioned the church to: evangelize the world, make disciples of all men and teach them to follow Him in a Biblical walk of life, and to minister to the needs of all people. (Mark 16:15; Matt. 28:19,20; I John 3:17)

12. We believe that those who repent and believe should be baptized with water as a symbol of: new birth, baptism with the Spirit, cleansing from sin, commitment to Christ, and separation from evil. (Matt. 28:19; Acts 2:38, 10:44-48; I Pet. 3:2)

13. We believe that the church should observe the communion of the Lord's Supper as a symbol of His broken body and shed blood, in a common union of believers with Christ and one another. (I Cor. 10:16-21, 11:23-26)

14. We believe that Christ taught both by example and by commandment; that feet-washing is a symbol of brotherhood, service, and humility, and should be observed literally. (John 13:3-17)

15. We believe that the holy kiss should be practiced as a symbol of Christian love among the believers, brother with brother, and sister with sister. (Rom. 16:16; I Pet. 5:14)

16. We believe that God has established unique roles of authority for man and woman. Therefore, a man's head is to be uncovered in praying and prophesying, and the woman's head is to be veiled, and her hair uncut, signifying their acceptance of God's order. (1 Cor. 11:1-16)

17. We believe that the anointing with oil, accompanied by the prayer of faith, is honored by God in the restoration of physical health, in accordance to His will. (James 5:14,15)

18. We believe that marriage is intended by God to be the union of one man and one woman for life, and that the believer shall marry only in the Lord. (Heb. 13:4; Mark 10:6-9)

19. We believe that the personal appearance and lifestyle of Christian men and woman should be modest, free from worldly fashion and adornment, maintaining simplicity in all areas of life, living as strangers and pilgrims in this world; seeking a city not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. (Rom. 12:1,2; James 4:4; I John 2:15-17)

20. We believe that Christians should not take part in any destruction of human life, nor in any acts of retaliation. Instead, they should live a nonresistant lifestyle, demonstrating the love of Christ in their daily walk. (Matt. 5:39-46; John 18:36; Rom. 12:19-21)

21. We believe that the church and state are ordained of God as separate entities in His divine plan, and that believers should honor rulers and be subject to their authority and pray for them. (Rom. 13:1-7; 1 Peter 2:13-17)

22. We believe that the unrepentant, fallen brother or sister shall be excommunicated from the body of Christ in the spirit of love, and shall be received back into fellowship upon repentance and amendment of life. (I Cor. 5:1-13; 11 Cor. 6:14)

23. We believe in the Second Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, the blessed hope of believers, and that upon His return He will resurrect the righteous to eternal bliss in heaven, and the unrighteous to eternal damnation in hell. He will sit on the throne of His glory, judging all nations in the last day. (I Thess. 4:16,17; Matt. 25:31-46)

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating117 of 94113 of 75
Fund acquisition rating119 of 9439 of 75
Resource allocation rating68 of 9437 of 75
Asset utilization rating548 of 94141 of 75

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$26,700,063$44,333,897$32,734,590$29,861,581$28,883,728
Short-term investments$24,448,178$19,027,139$19,824,238$12,373,231$7,358,448
Other current assets$0$357,181$627,443$494,282$402,131
Total current assets$68,524,333$72,294,224$63,160,133$54,126,244$46,669,164
Long-term investments$676,095$636,783$611,932$1,009,162$1,263,255
Fixed assets$17,361,747$16,878,056$14,530,694$14,537,727$13,910,433
Other long-term assets$984,671$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$19,022,513$17,514,839$15,142,626$15,546,889$15,173,688
Total assets$87,546,846$89,809,063$78,302,759$69,673,133$61,842,852
Payables and accrued expenses$1,663,760$1,431,913$1,259,653$1,565,576$1,513,036
Other current liabilities$318,914$479,200$542,376$696,799$830,189
Total current liabilities$1,982,674$1,911,113$1,802,029$2,262,375$2,343,225
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$66,000$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$2,048,674$1,911,113$1,802,029$2,262,375$2,343,225
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$63,174,625$74,390,785$60,082,099$52,913,769$48,410,636
With donor restrictions$22,323,547$13,507,165$16,418,631$14,496,989$11,088,991
Net assets$85,498,172$87,897,950$76,500,730$67,410,758$59,499,627
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Total contributions$130,831,431$130,831,248$142,827,204$132,327,983$120,397,696
Program service revenue$1,085,090$1,196,272$1,108,292$1,055,556($706)
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$446,889$756,951$253,527$89,831$141,370
Other revenue$163,713$182,117($77,916)$223,886$193,798
Total other revenue$1,695,692$2,135,340$1,283,903$1,369,273$334,462
Total revenue$132,527,123$132,966,588$144,111,107$133,697,256$120,732,158
Program services$130,767,761$116,011,427$130,427,120$121,378,769$110,670,529
Management and general$2,486,865$4,159,257$3,286,635$3,094,055$2,002,773
Total expenses$134,926,901$121,569,368$135,021,135$125,786,125$113,916,238
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)($2,399,778)$11,397,220$9,089,972$7,911,131$6,815,920
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($2,399,778)$11,397,220$9,089,972$7,911,131$6,815,920


David N TroyerPresident$127,320
Philip TroyerVice President$97,284
Paul WeaverVice President - Part year$94,476
James YoderExecutive Committee Member$84,789
Eli WeaverExec Committee Member - Part$79,851
James R MulletTreasurer$78,189
Weston ShowalterExecutive Committee Member$72,099
Roman B MulletSecretary$63,849
Dwayne StoltzfusExecutive Committee Member$55,115
James B MulletVice Chairman$20,486

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 8/9/2021. To update the information below, please email:


Christian Aid Ministries was founded in 1981 as a nonprofit organization as a channel for Amish and conservative Mennonite churches to minister to physical and spiritual needs around the world. CAM distributes approximately 15 million pounds of food, clothing, medicines, seeds and Christian literature in Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Haiti, Nicaragua, Liberia, and various other countries annually.

Program accomplishments