Christian Aid Ministries

Summary

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.

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 360
Berlin, OH 44610-0360

Website: www.christianaidministries.org

Phone: (330) 893-2428

Email: camweb@camoh.org


Organization details

EIN: 341344364

CEO/President: Mr. David Troyer

Chairman: Mr. Nolan Byler

Board size: 10

Founder:

Year founded: 1981

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1990


Purpose

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.

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

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)

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating39 of 43014 of 60
Fund acquisition rating43 of 43011 of 60
Resource allocation rating24 of 4309 of 60
Asset utilization rating164 of 43033 of 60

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%1%1%1%1%1%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%1%1%1%1%1%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%99%99%100%100%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%1%1%1%1%1%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%1%1%0%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%97%96%97%98%97%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%94%94%94%101%91%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%91%91%92%99%89%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%6%6%6%-1%9%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%12%12%11%-2%17%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%2%2%2%1%2%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.321.721.811.842.091.75
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.531.241.291.331.281.26
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.532.142.322.442.672.21
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.1035.0523.9219.9223.5519.19
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.030.040.050.040.05
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.065.454.954.674.305.15
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%2%3%4%3%4%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
64%57%54%52%46%55%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$9,973,862$11,397,150$10,024,857$11,342,888$18,326,683
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$32,734,590$29,861,581$28,883,728$22,207,802$24,519,517
Short-term investments$19,824,238$12,373,231$7,358,448$7,881,215$0
Other current assets$627,443$494,282$402,131$1,116,797$1,710,922
Total current assets$63,160,133$54,126,244$46,669,164$42,548,702$44,557,122
Long-term investments$611,932$1,009,162$1,263,255$1,261,536$2,074,272
Fixed assets$14,530,694$14,537,727$13,910,433$10,680,149$9,603,551
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$15,142,626$15,546,889$15,173,688$11,941,685$11,677,823
Total assets$78,302,759$69,673,133$61,842,852$54,490,387$56,234,945
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$1,259,653$1,565,576$1,513,036$952,162$1,053,989
Other current liabilities$542,376$696,799$830,189$854,518$1,268,447
Total current liabilities$1,802,029$2,262,375$2,343,225$1,806,680$2,322,436
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$1,802,029$2,262,375$2,343,225$1,806,680$2,322,436
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Unrestricted$60,082,099$52,913,769$48,410,636$42,039,702$45,615,474
Temporarily restricted$16,418,631$14,496,989$11,088,991$10,644,005$8,297,035
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$76,500,730$67,410,758$59,499,627$52,683,707$53,912,509
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$142,827,204$132,327,983$120,397,696$112,141,659$107,422,768
Program service revenue$1,108,292$1,055,556($706)$3,644$5,488
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$253,527$89,831$141,370$99,680$90,742
Other revenue($77,916)$223,886$193,798$177,076$301,910
Total other revenue$1,283,903$1,369,273$334,462$280,400$398,140
Total revenue$144,111,107$133,697,256$120,732,158$112,422,059$107,820,908
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$130,427,120$121,378,769$110,670,529$111,005,403$95,947,007
Management and general$3,286,635$3,094,055$2,002,773$1,540,214$1,534,782
Fundraising$1,307,380$1,313,301$1,242,936$1,105,244$939,294
Total expenses$135,021,135$125,786,125$113,916,238$113,650,861$98,421,083
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$9,089,972$7,911,131$6,815,920($1,228,802)$9,399,825
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$9,089,972$7,911,131$6,815,920($1,228,802)$9,399,825

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


History

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

In 2004 CAM:

  • Sent medicines, vitamins, liquid nutrition, and medical supplies with an estimated wholesale value of almost $167 million to 517 medical outlets in eight countries.
  • Supplied a total of 551,342 Bibles, New Testaments, Bible story books, and translated doctrinal/teaching books to thousands of seeking people around the world.
  • Sent a total of 87,298 food parcels to individuals, families, widows, and elderly in Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, other former Soviet Republics, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Liberia.
  • Provided approximately 1,900,000 hot meals for school children in Haiti.
  • Provided an ongoing supply of food, clothing, medicines, and Christian literature for approximately 3,057 children at orphanages in Liberia, Kenya, and Haiti.
  • Provided around-the-clock care for the 57 children and youth at our Nathaniel Christian Orphanage in Romania.
  • Shipped 2,501,070 pounds of clothing and footwear to various countries.
  • Printed and shipped 1,603,472 Seed of Truth magazines to readers in Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Haiti, Liberia, and other countries.
  • Distributed 180,000 vegetable seed parcels to people in Romania, Moldova, and Ukraine.
  • Nearly finished a new, two-story warehouse in Liberia. Besides storage space, the new warehouse will have offices and living quarters.

Needs

CAM expresses its ministry needs as follows:

There are 19 monthly sponsorship programs one may get involved with. Prices range from $25 to $100 per month and one my support specifkic families or designated areas of need. For more information contact the ministry itself.