Dayspring International

Summary

Dayspring International ("Dayspring") is an evangelistic media mission organization based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Dayspring presents the Gospel throughout India using Dayasagar, their major motion picture on the Life of Christ. Dayasagar is produced and acted with an all Indian cast and is presented nightly in villages throughout India by trained Indian film teams. Dayspring International provides financial support and equipment for their Life of Christ film teams. Thorough training programs are conducted for pastors and film team leaders on a continuing basis. In addition, Dayspring provides education for children, adult literacy and job training, oversees medical and dental clinics, establishes churches, strengthens existing ministries, conducts Bible studies and ministers to the communities. 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 3309
1062 Laskin Road 23451
Virginia Beach, VA 23454-9409

Website: www.dayspringinternational.org

Phone: (757) 428-1092

Email: daysprgint@aol.com


Organization details

EIN: 510237239

CEO/President: Mr. John Gilman

Chairman: Mr. John Gilman

Board size: 7

Founder: Mr. John Gilman

Year founded: 1979

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1987


Purpose

Dayspring International ("Dayspring") is an evangelistic media mission organization based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Dayspring presents the Gospel throughout India using Dayasagar, their major motion picture on the Life of Christ. Dayasagar is produced and acted with an all Indian cast and is presented nightly in villages throughout India by trained Indian film teams. Dayspring International provides financial support and equipment for their Life of Christ film teams. Thorough training programs are conducted for pastors and film team leaders on a continuing basis. In addition, Dayspring provides education for children, adult literacy and job training, oversees medical and dental clinics, establishes churches, strengthens existing ministries, conducts Bible studies and ministers to the communities. 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

Dayspring International communicates its mission as follows:

Dayspring International was established to proclaim the gospel to developing nations. Dayspring is committed to the work of the Great Commission as spoken by Jesus to His disciples in Matthew 28: 19-20, where He told His followers to go into all the world and make disciples. Dayspring's mission is, by the Holy Spirit, to be an enabling servant to the indigenous church by providing innovative, creative and culturally relevant multi-media tools to aid in evangelizing and discipling of unreached people groups.


Statement of faith

The statement of faith of the corporation shall be used as a guide for its policy. It is expected that all of the directors and officers will subscribe to this statement, either orally or in writing.

  • We believe that the Holy Bible is the inspired, infallible, and authoritative source of Christian doctrine and precept.

  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existence in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

  • We believe that man was created in the image of God, but as a result of sin is lost and powerless to save himself.

  • We believe that the only hope for man is to believe in Jesus Christ, the virgin-born Son of God, Who died to take upon Himself the punishment for the sin of mankind, and Who rose from the dead so that by receiving Him as Savior and Lord, man is redeemed by His blood.

  • We believe that Jesus Christ in person will return to earth in power and glory.

  • We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells those who have received Christ for the purpose of enabling them to live righteous and godly lives.

  • We believe that the Church is the Body of Christ and is composed of all those who, through belief in Christ, have been spiritually regenerated by the indwelling Holy Spirit. The mission of the Church is the nurture of Christians and the evangelization of the world.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating314 of 42363 of 78
Fund acquisition rating413 of 42378 of 78
Resource allocation rating380 of 42373 of 78
Asset utilization rating34 of 4236 of 78

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20152014201320122011
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%24%21%14%16%14%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%24%21%14%16%14%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%98%97%100%100%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%23%22%14%15%13%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%2%3%0%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20152014201320122011
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%70%71%82%81%83%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%101%93%100%103%101%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%70%66%82%83%84%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%-1%7%0%-3%-1%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%-14%96%-99%153%-17%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%7%6%4%4%3%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20152014201320122011
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.304.734.6413.2918.358.09
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.541.571.472.101.511.20
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.547.436.8027.9027.709.72
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20152014201320122011
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.961.972.190.670.592.23
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.510.461.491.680.45
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.070.790.96-0.21-0.300.68
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20152014201320122011
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%63%61%98%138%50%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%22%21%11%1%1%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%8%8%0%-2%6%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20152014201320122011
Cash$850,034$1,037,798$369,886$438,432$619,445
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$141,193$108,167$84,965$13,173$371,020
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$243,233
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$991,227$1,145,965$454,851$451,605$1,233,698
Long-term investments$233,937$255,519$265,272$0$0
Fixed assets$196,156$205,274$211,923$228,956$243,264
Other long-term assets$136,818$73,007$23,082$1,105$5,773
Total long-term assets$566,911$533,800$500,277$230,061$249,037
Total assets$1,558,138$1,679,765$955,128$681,666$1,482,735
 
Liabilities20152014201320122011
Payables and accrued expenses$503,841$523,705$679,416$760,359$554,380
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$503,841$523,705$679,416$760,359$554,380
Debt$341,543$352,000$101,342$7,034$12,309
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$143,912$151,640$156,366$170,295$175,326
Total long-term liabilities$485,455$503,640$257,708$177,329$187,635
Total liabilities$989,296$1,027,345$937,124$937,688$742,015
 
Net assets20152014201320122011
Unrestricted$59,561$82,341($406,404)($283,695)$60,368
Temporarily restricted$509,281$570,079$424,408$301,094$322,711
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$568,842$652,420$18,004($256,022)$740,720
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20152014201320122011
Total contributions$7,157,259$8,170,516$12,659,851$12,113,090$11,850,439
Program service revenue$110,000$230,000$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,586$4,058$3,304$4,354$11,264
Other revenue$16,682$7,050$10,129$109$151
Total other revenue$128,268$241,108$13,433$4,463$11,415
Total revenue$7,285,527$8,411,624$12,673,284$12,117,553$11,861,854
 
Expenses20152014201320122011
Program services$5,128,104$5,560,452$10,355,024$10,115,344$9,953,968
Management and general$507,567$490,006$522,239$458,758$419,330
Fundraising$1,727,010$1,737,756$1,813,813$1,934,931$1,618,066
Total expenses$7,362,681$7,788,214$12,691,076$12,509,033$11,991,364
 
Change in net assets20152014201320122011
Surplus (deficit)($77,154)$623,410($17,792)($391,480)($129,510)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($77,154)$623,410($17,792)($391,480)($129,510)

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History

Dayspring International began in 1979 when founder John Gilman returned from India with the inspiration to help win the nation it to Christ using an all-Indian film about the life of Christ film. Directed and produced in India, the film circumvents some of the cultural barriers to the Gospel. Every night, dozens of mobile film teams, comprised of Indian nationals, show the film to thousands of Indian people throughout India. The late Dr. Mark Buntain, long time missionary to India and considered to be one of the great missionaries of our time said "...this film can do more to reach India's millions for Christ than all other past efforts combined." In addition to Dayspring sponsored teams, Dayspring partners with national missions organizations to share the Gospel utilizing this powerful tool.


Program accomplishments

  • Dayspring International's mobile film teams show the Life of Christ film 24,000 times a year
  • Dayspring International Film Teams reach 2,000 Indian villages a month.
  • More than 115 million Indian people have witnessed the Life of Christ film.
  • More than 9 million souls have come to Christ as a result of seeing the Life of Christ film.

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