World Help

Summary

World Help is a faith-based, humanitarian organization that serves the physical and spiritual needs of people in impoverished communities around the world.

World Help believes strongly in using national partners to accomplish its mission. World Help recognizes that nationals know their own culture better than they ever could. Nationals know the needs of their people intimately. So, World Help joins with their partners to bring communities, families, and especially children the help they need.

Note: 2011 Information extracted from the Audited Financial Statement has been restated to reflect changes to the AFS.


Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 501
Forest, VA 24551-4551

Website: www.worldhelp.net

Phone: (800) 541-6691

Email: info@worldhelp.net


Organization details

EIN: 541615454

CEO/President: Dr. Vernon Brewer

Chairman: Mr. Lester Taylor

Board size: 16

Founder: Dr. Vernon Brewer

Year founded: 1991

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1993


Purpose

World Help is an inter-denominational independent missions organization dedicated to lifting up the name of Jesus Christ by evangelizing those who have never heard, ministering to human need, discipling believers into local churches, and equipping them to fulfill the Great Commission. World Help focuses on persecuted countries and reaching out in the 10/40 Window. The ministry carries out its programs and projects in a number of ways, including: evangelism, discipleship, disaster relief & development, medical assistance, leadership training, child sponsorship, Christian education, as well as publishing and literature distribution. World Help promotes evangelism and supports its relief and development purposes through a network of evangelical churches and Christian ministries worldwide.

World Help is actively working with national partners within the 10-/40 Window where no churches exist. The World Help Child Sponsorship Program offers donors an opportunity to touch the life of a child who needs help. The two Children of the World choirs are comprised of 25 orphan children from five different countries, and assist in sharing the needs of children around the world. Mission is World Help's music ministry team whose aim is to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth. Mission has traveled the globe, presenting the Gospel in more than 40 nations and with more than 4 million people. The Humanitarian Aid ministry of World Help seeks to meet the physical and spiritual needs of children and suffering adults worldwide. SALT (Strategic Alliances for Leadership Training) provides pastors with specialized ministry training and resources.

World Help's core values include being committed to authentic relationships and teamwork; fanatical attention to quality and detail; working with passion and enthusiasm; always doing what is right and accomplishing God-sized tasks that last for eternity. Since 1996, World Help has planted over 5600 churches in the unreached areas of the 10/40 Window. World Help currently is active in more than 50 countries worldwide. The organization was founded in 1991.

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

World Help uses the following mission statement to communicate its mission:

We exist to fulfill the Great Commission and the Great Commandment through partnering, training, helping and serving, especially in the unreached areas of the world.


Statement of faith

World Help subscribes to the following statement of faith:

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

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

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit and that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating135 of 42330 of 78
Fund acquisition rating253 of 42349 of 78
Resource allocation rating248 of 42346 of 78
Asset utilization rating15 of 4233 of 78

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Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%8%6%5%6%6%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%8%6%5%6%6%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%99%100%100%100%99%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%8%6%5%5%6%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%1%0%0%0%1%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%81%82%84%83%82%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%102%99%100%105%100%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%82%81%84%87%82%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%-2%1%0%-5%0%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%-38%13%-2%-64%-1%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%11%12%12%12%13%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.3010.518.079.057.964.86
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.541.321.291.371.361.22
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.5413.8410.4012.4110.815.94
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.962.622.623.253.394.27
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.380.380.310.290.23
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.070.540.710.670.781.55
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%55%45%42%40%31%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%1%16%19%18%12%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%4%7%6%8%14%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142013
Cash$909,797$1,537,208$796,426$1,129,070$898,685
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$559,460$461,405$617,787$246,689$1,865,202
Short-term investments$1,129,632$1,001,487$907,431$937,371$899,687
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,598,889$3,000,100$2,321,644$2,313,130$3,663,574
Long-term investments$125,575$173,876$162,909$63,620$52,800
Fixed assets$698,166$694,409$699,714$765,324$758,921
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$823,741$868,285$862,623$828,944$811,721
Total assets$3,422,630$3,868,385$3,184,267$3,142,074$4,475,295
 
Liabilities20172016201520142013
Payables and accrued expenses$612,065$873,111$542,257$560,300$705,717
Other current liabilities$378,904$271,303$171,521$121,535$152,921
Total current liabilities$990,969$1,144,414$713,778$681,835$858,638
Debt$45,928$600,360$614,069$571,742$518,365
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$849,838$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$895,766$600,360$614,069$571,742$518,365
Total liabilities$1,886,735$1,744,774$1,327,847$1,253,577$1,377,003
 
Net assets20172016201520142013
Unrestricted($482,589)$61,398$205,794($143,905)$931,686
Temporarily restricted$1,954,184$1,997,913$1,586,326$1,968,102$2,102,306
Permanently restricted$64,300$64,300$64,300$64,300$64,300
Net assets$1,535,895$2,123,611$1,856,420$1,888,497$3,098,292
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142013
Total contributions$35,109,529$31,346,150$28,664,140$23,710,385$21,477,037
Program service revenue$125,359$49,329$55,685$75,477$131,828
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$128,449$58,564$47,070$1,276$103,235
Other revenue$7,750$17,048$6,185$11,048($729)
Total other revenue$261,558$124,941$108,940$87,801$234,334
Total revenue$35,371,087$31,471,091$28,773,080$23,798,186$21,711,371
 
Expenses20172016201520142013
Program services$29,068,553$25,509,747$24,094,731$20,728,179$17,788,884
Management and general$4,057,301$3,782,537$3,320,122$2,961,088$2,757,824
Fundraising$2,832,949$1,911,616$1,390,304$1,318,714$1,206,357
Total expenses$35,958,803$31,203,900$28,805,157$25,007,981$21,753,065
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)($587,716)$267,191($32,077)($1,209,795)($41,694)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($587,716)$267,191($32,077)($1,209,795)($41,694)

Response from ministry

Our Financial Commitment to You

World Help is committed to faithful stewardship of funds entrusted to us by donors. We promise to use gifts wisely and effectively in Christ's Name.

World Help, Inc. is a non-profit Christian organization chartered by the State of Virginia and tax exempt by the Internal Revenue Service under code section 501(c)(3). The bylaws governing this ministry direct that resources be used to reach out in love to those who have never heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Contributions are used to accomplish this purpose.

We are committed to fulfilling the following standards:

We subscribe to a written statement of faith clearly affirming our commitment to the evangelical Christian faith.

We are governed by a responsible Board, the majority of whom are not staff members or relatives of staff members. The World Help Board meets at least semi-annually to establish policies, set budgets, oversee the organization's financial practices, and review ministry accomplishments.

We obtain an annual audit which is performed by an independent public accounting firm in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS) with financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

We have a functioning audit review committee appointed by the Board, the majority of whom are not staff members or the relatives of staff members, for the purpose of reviewing the annual audit and reporting its findings to the Board.

We provide copies of our current audited financial statements upon written request.

We seek to conduct our activities with the highest standards of integrity and avoid conflicts of interest.

Our fund-raising appeals clearly identify the purposes and programs to which donations will be applied, and we ensure that donations are used for the purposes for which they are raised.

We are members in good standing of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

World Help strives to keep overhead costs to a minimum using only 9% for the administration of our various projects. Only 3% is used for fundraising with 88% for ministry projects. All gifts designated for specific purposes are used as designated.


History

World Help began in 1991,the first project that brought World Help into existence was to print and distribute Bibles in Russia, right after the fall of Communism. Since that time, World Help has distributed more than 7 million Bibles, New Testaments, and other Christian literature to public schools, churches, hospitals, military bases and orphanages in countries such as Russia, China, India, Nepal, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines and Cuba. They accomplish the printing and distribution process through ministry partners in country, not only to save on shipping expenses, but their partners have access to get the Bibles into the hands of these Christian brothers and sisters.


Program accomplishments


Needs

World Help has communicated the following needs:

World Help has several special projects in need of funding. More information on these projects maybe found on their website.