Bibles for the World

Summary

Bibles For The World is a non-profit ministry committed to spreading the Gospel to all nations. Bibles for the World propagates the Gospel through the printing and distribution of Bibles throughout the world, to support and train national missionary workers, and to support and educate needy children in India under the Partnership Parents Program. Thousands of partners in the United States and Canada (individuals, families, churches, and volunteer groups) take on the responsibility of mailing language-correct copies of the New Testament overseas using the names and addresses and packing materials Bibles for the World provides. Bibles for the World has supported the ministry of the Evangelical Free Church of India and Partnership Mission since their inceptions, through pastors and mission workers' sponsorship, seminary scholarship, student sponsorships, education, medical ministries, relief and development projects, and capital fund campaigns. Each year, Bibles For The World selects a new group of children from the Hmar tribe in northeast India to tour North America as part of the India Children's Choir.

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 470
1105 Garden of the Gods Road (80907)
Colorado Springs, CO 80901-0901

Website: www.bftw.org

Phone: (888) 382-4253

Email:


Organization details

EIN: 362434228

CEO/President: Mawii Pudaite

Chairman: Louis Pope

Board size: 8

Founder: Dr. Rochunga Pudaite

Year founded: 1959

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1980


Purpose

Bibles For The World is a non-profit ministry committed to spreading the Gospel to all nations. The purpose of Bibles for the World is to propagate the Gospel through the printing and distribution of Bibles throughout the world, to support and train national missionary workers, and to support and educate needy children in India under the Partnership Parents Program.

After obtaining the names and addresses from the phone books of entire cities, Bibles for the World then sends out a copy of the New Testament - in the local language - to every address. Thousands of partners in the United States and Canada (individuals, families, churches, and volunteer groups) take on the responsibility of mailing language-correct copies of the New Testament overseas using the names and addresses and packing materials Bibles for the World provides. Bibles for the World has supported the ministry of the Evangelical Free Church of India and Partnership Mission since their inceptions, through pastors and mission workers' sponsorship, seminary scholarship, student sponsorships, education, medical ministries, relief and development projects, and capital fund campaigns.

The Evangelical Free Church of India (EFCI), established in 1971, is headquartered in Shillong, Meghalaya, India. The EFCI has nearly 300 churches, divided among 13 districts of India. While administered entirely indigenously, many of its leadership have received postgraduate education at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Northern Baptist Theological Seminary.

The Partnership Mission Society was established in 1958, and is headquartered in Sielmat, Manipur, India. Partnership Mission currently runs 38 village schools, 5 high schools, and a junior college. Total enrollment of the schools is nearly 10,000 students, about 15% of whom are sponsored by partners in North America. Sielmat Christian Hospital is a 30-bed hospital ministering to the physical and spiritual needs of the area.

Each year, Bibles For The World selects a new group of children from the Hmar tribe in northeast India to tour North America as part of the India Children's Choir.

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

Bibles For The World uses the following to express its mission:

"Ignite the World with the Word of God"


Statement of faith

  • We believe the Bible, as contained in the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired and infallible Word of God, being given by the Holy Spirit of God to holy men of old. It is, therefore, the only and final authority in all matters of faith and practice.
  • We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His works of miracles, in His vicarious and redeeming death, in His cleansing blood shed on Calvary, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of God the Father and in His personal and visible return in power and glory.
  • We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son; who by means of the Word of God, is the Author of the new birth, the Comforter, and the Sanctifier; and He indwells the believer.
  • We believe that humans were created in the image of God, that they fell into sin, and thereby incurred not only physical death, but spiritual death which is separation from God; that all human beings, in consequence of the Fall, are born with sinful nature.
  • We believe in the necessity of the new birth by the Holy Spirit in order that people may have peace with God, and this new birth cannot be received by being born into a Christian home or by association with believers. Rather, it is attained by putting one's entire confidence in the atoning work of Christ on the cross, and in the power of His resurrection.
  • We believe in the resurrection of the body, both of the just and the unjust, the eternal blessedness of the redeemed in Christ, and the eternal punishment of those who have rejected the offer of Salvation.
  • We believe that the commission of Christ to be witnesses of His life, death and resurrection and eternal life through His name is the task of every born-again Christian.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Publishing

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating365 of 4308 of 10
Fund acquisition rating361 of 4307 of 10
Resource allocation rating216 of 4304 of 10
Asset utilization rating366 of 4308 of 10

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%15%13%11%10%10%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%11%10%9%8%8%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%73%74%80%78%82%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%11%11%9%9%9%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%27%26%20%22%18%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%82%81%83%82%84%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%94%90%92%85%86%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%77%74%76%69%72%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%6%10%8%15%14%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%3%4%4%7%9%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%6%8%8%9%7%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.320.410.390.430.370.48
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.532.412.212.152.102.10
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.530.980.870.910.781.01
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.0922.9428.7727.5530.4132.39
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.040.030.040.030.03
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.0711.7413.3312.6614.8011.56
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%6%6%7%7%11%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%231%238%219%249%185%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142013
Cash$956,679$920,833$1,608,539$2,045,248$2,034,115
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$73,288$283,928$212,598$220,655$242,756
Short-term investments$2,168,998$2,187,188$1,532,686$1,047,576$958,666
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,198,965$3,391,949$3,353,823$3,313,479$3,235,537
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$4,238,543$4,014,993$3,785,892$3,586,170$3,503,670
Other long-term assets$284,586$72,613$61,870$57,581$49,812
Total long-term assets$4,523,129$4,087,606$3,847,762$3,643,751$3,553,482
Total assets$7,722,094$7,479,555$7,201,585$6,957,230$6,789,019
 
Liabilities20172016201520142013
Payables and accrued expenses$53,805$28,991$36,866$24,543$18,686
Other current liabilities$85,637$88,898$84,868$84,409$81,220
Total current liabilities$139,442$117,889$121,734$108,952$99,906
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$350,775$332,990$362,127$388,432$671,587
Total long-term liabilities$350,775$332,990$362,127$388,432$671,587
Total liabilities$490,217$450,879$483,861$497,384$771,493
 
Net assets20172016201520142013
Unrestricted$5,793,608$5,528,939$5,042,247$4,655,761$4,410,529
Temporarily restricted$1,438,269$1,499,737$1,675,477$1,804,085$1,606,997
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$7,231,877$7,028,676$6,717,724$6,459,846$6,017,526
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142013
Total contributions$2,430,319$2,412,641$2,654,343$2,400,751$3,123,662
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$88,432$269,831($9,732)$78,934$57,656
Other revenue$812,411$576,262$675,966$593,043$620,435
Total other revenue$900,843$846,093$666,234$671,977$678,091
Total revenue$3,331,162$3,258,734$3,320,577$3,072,728$3,801,753
 
Expenses20172016201520142013
Program services$2,580,221$2,398,950$2,538,245$2,124,424$2,720,639
Management and general$191,607$226,280$233,808$243,683$231,847
Fundraising$356,133$322,552$290,646$230,883$303,699
Total expenses$3,127,961$2,947,782$3,062,699$2,598,990$3,256,185
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)$203,201$310,952$257,878$473,738$545,568
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$203,201$310,952$257,878$473,738$545,568

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History

In 1959 Dr. Rochunga & Mawii Pudaite landed in Chicago to begin their journey of faith. The only money they took out of India was spent for a night's logging in London. But God gave them a dream to translate the Bible for the Hmar tribe of Northeast India and provide education and training for them so that they might become "world citizens," as God intended them to be.

After they arrived in Chicago, God gave them men and women to serve on their Mission Board and people to support their ministry. Our partnership has resulted in the establishment of 65 village schools, 300 churches, a hospital, and 4 High Schools. And thousands of needy children have been supported and educated. Today, 90% of the Hmars can read and write. Some have become doctors, lawyers, political leaders, preachers, and teachers.

And in 1971, God gave them a new dream to give a free copy of the New Testament to all the families of the world in response to the commission of the Lord, "the Gospel must first be published among all the nations." They have sent over 14 million New Testaments to individual homes of the world.


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