Mission on the Move

Summary

Bringing Hope, Transforming Lives and Strengthening Communities through Jesus Christ in Honduras, Mexico, and the United States.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Mission on the Move
PO Box 13208
Savannah, GA 31416

Website: missiononthemove.org

Phone: 912-754-3349

Email: office@missiononthemove.org


Organization details

EIN: 581681122

CEO/President: Thomas E Sizemore

Chairman: Ralph Gnann

Board size: 6

Founder: Ed Cadle

Year founded: 1987

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2020


Purpose

Developing disciples with the children in our care and communities, while providing needs. Providing stable, Christian families for children.


Mission statement

Called by God to go and serve vulnerable children believing the love of Christ brings hope, transforms lives, and strengthens communities.


Statement of faith

Mission On The Move is a multi-denominational, evangelical Christian missions organization. There are some tenets we accept universally. About God: God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. (Genesis 1:26-27, Psalms 90:2, Matthew 28:19, 1 Peter 1:2, and 2 Corinthians 13:14) About Jesus Christ: Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is one with and equal to the Father and the Holy Spirit. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered himself as a perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He rose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended into Heaven's glory and will return again one day to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. We trust and believe in Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord. (Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1-5, Hebrews 4:14, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Acts 1:9-11, Romans 1:3-4, 1 Timothy 6:14-15, and Titus 2:13). About The Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is one with and equal to the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily. (2 Corinthians 3:17, John 14:16-17, John 16:7-13, Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians 2:12, Ephesians 1:13, Galatians 5:25, and Ephesians 5:18). About The Bible: The Bible is God's Word to us. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. It is the final authority for us in all matters of our faith and life. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error. (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-21, 2 Timothy 1:13, Psalms 160, Psalms 12:6, Proverbs 30:5). About Human Beings: People are made in the spiritual image of God to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God's creation. Although every person has a tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience called "sin". This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life. (Genesis 1:27, Psalms 8:3-6, Isaiah 53:6, Romans 3:23, Isaiah 59:1-2) About Salvation: Salvation is God's free gift to all who come to a saving faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We believe all human beings are sinners and that sinners are redeemed by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We can never make up for sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offering of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin's penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith, we are saved. (Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, John 14:6, Titus 3:5, Galatians 3:26 and Romans 5:1). About The Church: The Church is the people of God. It is the Body of Christ, called by God and empowered by the Holy Spirit to be the primary instrument for God's redemptive purposes in history. The Church gathers as a family of faith to worship God, to grow in Christ, and to make Christ known to the world. (Matthew 16:13-19, Acts 2:42-44, 1 Corinthians 12:27, Ephesians 2:19-22, Ephesians 4:4-6, and 1 Peter 2:9-10) About Eternity: People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of external existence. (John 3:16, John 14:17, Romans 8:17-18, Revelation 20:15, 1 Corinthians 2:7-9). While it is impossible to fully embrace and affirm the tenets of all denominations, we make every effort to be an organization where people from a wide range of denominations feel at home. In the midst of our denominational diversity, there are several distinctives that are important to us. We affirm the centrality of prayer. Daily individuals and groups are praying. We encourage every follower of Christ to be devoted to prayer. We affirm the priesthood of all believers. We believe that every follower of Christ is a minister, gifted, equipped, and called to be involved in the extension of Christ's Kingdom throughout the earth. We affirm evangelism and missions. We are a Great Commission organization. We are intentional in reaching people who have never heard the Gospel and discipling those who have. We affirm mercy ministries expressing the compassionate care of Christ. We are concerned about the needs of the total person: spiritually, emotionally, and physically. As Christ's representatives, we will provide assistance to help meet these needs. We affirm spiritual growth through intentional discipleship and nurturing. Our operations around the world are dedicated to intentionally assisting in the process of growing in spiritual maturity. We affirm the priority of nurturing children. We come alongside the family to assist in the spiritual growth of children from cradle to adulthood. We affirm the sacrament of Baptism, whether through sprinkling, pouring, or immersion, as infants, youth, or adults. We embrace God's grace through these expressions of baptism and child dedication. We affirm the necessity of Christian Fellowship. We enjoy being together as God's people, bearing one another's burdens and sharing one another's joys. We affirm the Unity of the Church. We affirm the unity of the local church, as well as the Whole Body of Christ throughout the earth. We affirm sexual purity. We consider sexual intimacy to be a gift from God to be experienced only in the covenant relationship of marriage between a man and a woman. We affirm a rich heritage of diverse expressions of worship. We recognize a broad spectrum of biblical expressions of praise and worship. We affirm that by the Holy Spirit, God imparts spiritual gifts to His people still today.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating122 of 59324 of 94
Fund acquisition rating11 of 5932 of 94
Resource allocation rating494 of 59380 of 94
Asset utilization rating85 of 59316 of 94

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%0%0%0%0%0%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%0%0%0%0%0%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
93%100%100%100%97%99%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%0%0%0%0%0%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
7%0%0%0%3%1%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%74%78%76%80%82%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%109%111%79%102%101%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
80%81%87%60%81%83%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%-9%-11%21%-2%-1%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%-42%-7%17%-3%-1%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%26%22%24%20%18%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.043.790.750.671.822.01
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.731.071.131.141.251.29
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.184.060.850.772.282.59
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.844.230.000.000.000.00
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.240.000.000.000.00
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.722.2614.0815.685.274.64
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
11%22%-2%-2%0%3%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
77%21%135%152%55%48%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$248,530$415,382$319,211$201,725$201,310
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0($6,091)$58,529$32,899$5,704
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$248,530$409,291$377,740$234,624$207,014
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$17,388$52,949$54,549$57,732$59,313
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$525$0
Total long-term assets$17,388$52,949$54,549$58,257$59,313
Total assets$265,918$462,240$432,289$292,881$266,327
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$58,786$0$0$0$0
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$58,786$0$0$0$0
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0($9,417)($7,318)$966$9,079
Total long-term liabilities$0($9,417)($7,318)$966$9,079
Total liabilities$58,786($9,417)($7,318)$966$9,079
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Unrestricted($14,752)$309,262$342,902$192,364$140,789
Temporarily restricted$221,884$162,395$96,705$99,551$116,459
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$207,132$471,657$439,607$291,915$257,248
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$919,911$313,617$364,498$511,062$528,696
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,112$15$166$14,306$1,812
Other revenue$0$23$2$791$1,502
Total other revenue$1,112$38$168$15,097$3,314
Total revenue$921,023$313,655$364,666$526,159$532,010
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$749,907$271,701$219,077$428,069$440,858
Management and general$258,182$77,144$69,961$106,202$94,037
Fundraising$0$0$0$0$415
Total expenses$1,008,089$348,845$289,038$534,271$535,310
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)($87,066)($35,190)$75,628($8,112)($3,300)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($87,066)($35,190)$75,628($8,112)($3,300)

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History

The ministry was born in 1986 from the heart of Brother Ed Cadle, United Methodist minister.


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