Amazima Ministries International

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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


Phone: 615-656-5355


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


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.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating803 of 85798 of 103
Fund acquisition rating723 of 85790 of 103
Resource allocation rating617 of 85780 of 103
Asset utilization rating741 of 85789 of 103

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$13,248$33,722$66,171$110,844$117,096
Short-term investments$11,148,819$9,955,741$8,518,193$4,964,088$4,650,472
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$15,690,402$15,668,708$15,870,799$13,107,449$13,053,579
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$8,669,216$6,873,870$5,223,905$3,789,636$1,351,036
Other long-term assets$5,115$5,109$4,840$4,840$4,840
Total long-term assets$8,674,331$6,878,979$5,228,745$3,794,476$1,355,876
Total assets$24,364,733$22,547,687$21,099,544$16,901,925$14,409,455
Payables and accrued expenses$11,797$8,796$19,430$4,475$24,064
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$11,797$8,796$19,430$4,475$24,064
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$11,797$8,796$19,430$4,475$24,064
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$0$2,744,613$2,121,889$1,588,283$2,201,675
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$24,352,936$22,538,891$21,080,114$16,897,450$14,385,391
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Total contributions$5,809,378$4,873,108$6,141,028$4,800,415$5,301,662
Program service revenue$72,095$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$387,647$381,342$250,824$120,443$20,623
Other revenue($13,750)($7,400)$110,697$90,757$153,337
Total other revenue$445,992$373,942$361,521$211,200$173,960
Total revenue$6,255,370$5,247,050$6,502,549$5,011,615$5,475,622
Program services$4,252,363$2,622,032$2,221,934$2,132,033$1,948,588
Management and general$491,987$346,767$315,912$327,865$317,578
Total expenses$5,440,358$3,227,727$2,726,430$2,733,150$2,461,762
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$815,012$2,019,323$3,776,119$2,278,465$3,013,860
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$815,012$2,019,323$3,776,119$2,278,465$3,013,860


Mark GuthrieIn-Country Director$168,904
James D MartinManaging Director$150,597
Katherine Davis MajorsFounder & Chief Visionary$118,206

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 2/8/2021. To update the information below, please email:


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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