One Child Matters formerly Mission of Mercy

Summary

Founded in 1954 by Mark Buntain, Mission of Mercy ("MMCY") operates as a division of Bethesda Ministries. MMCY's primary objective is to help meet the physical and spiritual needs of hurting people in poverty-stricken areas of the world, primarily India, southeast Asia, and Romania. Through emergency and support, people receive food, education, medical aid, and hope in Jesus Christ. As a Christian relief and development agency, MMCY is helping to provide for the basic human needs of less fortunate people without regard to gender, religion, social or ethnic origin. MMCY seeks to help individuals discover truth through example and principle. In addition to a child sponsorship program, MMCY funds projects through the generosity of interested individuals, businesses, organizations and foundations. MMCY 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 62600
15475 Gleneagle Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80921-0921

Website: www.onechildmatters.org

Phone: (800) 864-0100

Email: info@onechildmatters.org


Organization details

EIN: 841087689

CEO/President: David Perkin

Chairman: David Perkin

Board size: 28

Founder: Mr. Mark Buntain

Year founded: 1954

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1982


Purpose

Founded in 1954 by Mark Buntain, Mission of Mercy ("MMCY") operates as a division of Bethesda Ministries. MMCY's primary objective is to help meet the physical and spiritual needs of hurting people in poverty-stricken areas of the world, primarily India, southeast Asia, and Romania. Through emergency and support, people receive food, education, medical aid, and hope in Jesus Christ.

As a Christian relief and development agency, MMCY is helping to provide for the basic human needs of less fortunate people without regard to gender, religion, social or ethnic origin. MMCY seeks to help individuals discover truth through example and principle.

In addition to a child sponsorship program, MMCY funds projects through the generosity of interested individuals, businesses, organizations and foundations.

MMCY 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

Mission of Mercy uses the following to communicate its purpose:

Mission of Mercy is helping to meet the physical and spiritual needs of hurting people in poverty-stricken areas of the world. Through emergency and support roles, people receive food, education, medical aid, and hope in Jesus Christ.


Statement of faith

Mission of Mercy expresses its faith as follows:

We believe...

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

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

..in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, 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 where He reigns as King, and in His personal return to earth in power and glory.

..that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, spiritual regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential, and that this salvation is received through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ as, Savior and Lord, and not as a result of good works.

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating319 of 49451 of 65
Fund acquisition rating449 of 49461 of 65
Resource allocation rating386 of 49460 of 65
Asset utilization rating48 of 49411 of 65

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%17%16%15%13%12%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%16%16%15%13%12%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%100%100%101%100%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%16%16%14%13%13%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%0%0%-1%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%76%76%76%84%83%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%105%100%103%97%96%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
80%79%76%79%82%79%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%-5%0%-3%3%4%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
2%-34%0%-15%10%19%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%9%8%9%2%4%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.195.614.223.933.433.57
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.521.091.101.131.191.21
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.316.154.654.434.094.32
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.124.047.536.297.496.95
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.250.130.160.130.14
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.411.472.242.282.542.38
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%23%12%14%11%12%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
70%14%21%22%26%25%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$782,943$1,198,984$1,240,024$2,283,174$2,029,797
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$480,034$474,143$460,151$387,424$304,290
Short-term investments$1,754,564$1,848,052$1,832,858$1,043,899$977,670
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,017,541$3,521,179$3,533,033$3,714,497$3,311,757
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$286,541$361,510$456,257$711,493$686,864
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$286,541$361,510$456,257$711,493$686,864
Total assets$3,304,082$3,882,689$3,989,290$4,425,990$3,998,621
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$747,594$467,463$561,701$495,819$476,535
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$747,594$467,463$561,701$495,819$476,535
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$747,594$467,463$561,701$495,819$476,535
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Unrestricted$952,655$1,535,049$1,542,415$1,765,132$1,228,188
Temporarily restricted$1,588,158$1,864,502$1,869,499$2,149,364$2,278,223
Permanently restricted$15,675$15,675$15,675$15,675$15,675
Net assets$2,556,488$3,415,226$3,427,589$3,930,171$3,522,086
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$17,607,433$16,297,101$15,270,306$15,563,974$15,021,377
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$89,812$61,794$55,561$45,084($50,374)
Other revenue($8,369)($224)($167,081)($622)($8,492)
Total other revenue$81,443$61,570($111,520)$44,462($58,866)
Total revenue$17,688,876$16,358,671$15,158,786$15,608,436$14,962,511
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$14,033,879$12,479,439$11,913,876$12,812,283$11,870,447
Management and general$1,597,537$1,348,053$1,481,595$337,385$560,992
Fundraising$2,916,198$2,543,542$2,265,897$2,050,683$1,863,244
Total expenses$18,547,614$16,371,034$15,661,368$15,200,351$14,294,683
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($858,738)($12,363)($502,582)$408,085$667,828
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($858,738)($12,363)($502,582)$408,085$667,828

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


History

In October 1954, Mark and Huldah Buntain moved to Calcutta, India, and and gave more than 35 years of service in Calcutta until his death in 1989. Huldah Buntain continues to work on behalf of the India outreach. In January 1990, MMCY merged with Bethesda Ministries of Colorado Springs, Colo.

As a division of Bethesda Ministries, Mission of Mercy's administrative costs are largely underwritten. MMCY is governed by a board of directors that maintains legal control of the organization's assets, making certain that contribution designations are honored and that the work of the organization remains consistent with its stated philosophy, purpose, and mission.


Program accomplishments

The majority of Mission of Mercy outreaches involve ongoing support of child sponsorships, daily feeding programs, total care orphanages, schools (elementary, secondary and vocational), leadership training centers, clinics, hospitals, and mobile medical units. MMCY projects also include one-time relief efforts, such as providing emergency assistance to refugees in turbulent times. Mission of Mercy currently is involved in helping people by funding projects in over 25 nations around the world, including India, Africa, Europe, Asia and South America. Mission of Mercy funds projects through the generosity of interested individuals, businesses, organizations and foundations.


Needs

Several thousand children in MMCY programs are in need of loving sponsors. Sponsors literally change the lives of these children, not only through financial support but also with their prayers and letters of encouragement.

In addition to child sponsors, MMCY is in continual need of funding for a number of outreaches. Without the faithful support of people like you, those less fortunate would not have their first pair of glasses, a good meal every day, clothes to wear, an education, and in some cases, a home.