Amazima Ministries International

Summary

Living out the love of Jesus by educating and empowering the people of Uganda and the communities we serve. Amazima Ministries serves communities in and around Jinja, Uganda by providing education for children and youth, medical care, vocational training, and discipleship for women, children, and families.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Amazima Ministries International
PO Box 682521
Franklin, TN 37068

Website: amazima.org

Phone: 615-656-5355

Email: thetruth@amazima.org


Organization details

EIN: 611555718

CEO/President: Doug Martin

Chairman: Arthur Mayernick

Board size: 6

Founder: Katie Davis Majors

Year founded: 2009

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2014


Purpose

That every person we serve would know Christ and make Him known, resulting in transformed lives, restored relationships, and changed communities. Amazima Ministries desires to reveal the truth of God's unconditional love through Jesus Christ to the people of Uganda. We show our love for God by obeying His command to care for the least of His people and make disciples of all nations. Every outreach of Amazima Ministries, whether The Amazima School, education scholarship, medical, farming, beading or community outreach, is accompanied by Biblical teaching and spiritual encouragement. We know that nourishing the physical needs is not the ultimate goal. We long to see people fed spiritually and restored into a right relationship with God.


Mission statement

To live out the love of Jesus by educating and empowering the people of Uganda and the communities we serve.


Statement of faith

We adhere to the National Association of Evangelicals Statement of Faith, which abides by the following statements:

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 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 people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

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.

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating516 of 77565 of 104
Fund acquisition rating294 of 77641 of 104
Resource allocation rating448 of 77658 of 104
Asset utilization rating664 of 77589 of 104

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%5%3%6%4%3%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%5%3%5%4%3%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%93%94%96%97%96%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%8%7%10%8%8%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%7%6%4%3%4%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%81%81%78%79%81%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%62%42%55%45%39%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%50%34%43%36%31%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%38%58%45%55%61%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
5%9%18%13%21%31%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%11%12%12%13%12%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.480.140.130.160.170.20
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.351.441.331.291.101.07
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.220.210.170.210.190.21
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
14.741781.34816.822929.04542.451254.58
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.060.000.000.000.000.00
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.9458.2269.7757.5363.5156.65
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
7%0%0%0%0%0%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%698%773%618%584%504%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$5,679,245$7,286,435$8,032,517$8,286,011$10,717,543
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$33,722$66,171$110,844$117,096$118,823
Short-term investments$9,955,741$8,518,193$4,964,088$4,650,472$25,817
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$15,668,708$15,870,799$13,107,449$13,053,579$10,862,183
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$6,873,870$5,223,905$3,789,636$1,351,036$732,049
Other long-term assets$5,109$4,840$4,840$4,840$3,361
Total long-term assets$6,878,979$5,228,745$3,794,476$1,355,876$735,410
Total assets$22,547,687$21,099,544$16,901,925$14,409,455$11,597,593
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$8,796$19,430$4,475$24,064$8,658
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$8,796$19,430$4,475$24,064$8,658
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$8,796$19,430$4,475$24,064$8,658
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Unrestricted$19,794,278$18,958,225$15,309,167$12,183,716$9,116,527
Temporarily restricted$2,744,613$2,121,889$1,588,283$2,201,675$2,472,408
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$22,538,891$21,080,114$16,897,450$14,385,391$11,588,935
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$4,873,108$6,141,028$4,800,415$5,301,662$5,665,960
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$381,342$250,824$120,443$20,623($12,303)
Other revenue($7,400)$110,697$90,757$153,337$254,954
Total other revenue$373,942$361,521$211,200$173,960$242,651
Total revenue$5,247,050$6,502,549$5,011,615$5,475,622$5,908,611
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$2,622,032$2,221,934$2,132,033$1,948,588$1,852,978
Management and general$346,767$315,912$327,865$317,578$269,588
Fundraising$258,928$188,584$273,252$195,596$176,670
Total expenses$3,227,727$2,726,430$2,733,150$2,461,762$2,299,236
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$2,019,323$3,776,119$2,278,465$3,013,860$3,609,375
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$2,019,323$3,776,119$2,278,465$3,013,860$3,609,375

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
James D MartinManaging Director$140,118
Katherine Davis MajorsExecutive Direc$100,532

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2018


Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


History

Amazima Ministries International was founded by Katie Davis Majors in 2008. In December of 2006, 18-year-old Katie Davis traveled to Uganda for the first time. She was immediately captivated by the people and the culture, and knew she would be back. Less than a year later, Katie returned to Uganda and it has been home ever since.

The organization, based out of Brentwood, Tennessee, educates, empowers and encourages the orphaned, poor and vulnerable in the country of Uganda. The name chosen for this ministry represented what Katie longed to see take root in the lives of everyone who came in contact with the ministry. In Luganda, the local language, Amazima (Ah-mah-zeemah) means "truth."

The work of Amazima began in 2008 when we first witnessed the devastating effect poverty can have on families in Sub-Saharan Africa and around the world. Due to the heavy burden of school fees, food, and medical care, parents and guardians are many times forced to give up their guardianship to orphanages-leaving their children orphaned by poverty. We believe children with living, healthy relatives should not be in an orphanage, and that's why we're committed to changing this reality by educating and empowering the people of Uganda.


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