Alliance for Children Everywhere

Summary

Alliance for Children Everywhere (ACE), is a 38 year old Christian ministry that provides for the physical, social, and spiritual needs of children who are orphaned, abandoned or in crisis. Their ministry focus is in the areas of infant/child survival, family preservation, foster care/ adoption, and education for children who would not otherwise have access to learning. Their current field of service is Zambia Africa.

ACE implements this mission by working in the field with indigenous churches, health care institutions, local agencies and other ministries to develop and sustain best practice life-saving models for infants and children. They establish, support, monitor and empower these interventions through prayer, financial support, training and leadership development with a "roll-up-our-sleeves" attitude during the many months they are in the field. ACE acts as a pioneer organization and works toward releasing the work to its church. partners.

ACE raises awareness at home about the needs of children, working as a catalyst through a large volunteer network that brings people, organizations and churches together under the direction of the Gospel to facilitate help for needy children. ACE has served thousands of children in three continents--North America, Central and South America, and Africa.

ACE is a nonprofit organization. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. In addition, it is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 55145
Seattle, WA 98155-8155

Website: www.ChildrenEverywhere.org

Phone: (800) 815-9095

Email: info@childreneverywhere.org


Organization details

EIN: 911704751

CEO/President: Cari Armbruster

Chairman: Dana Boals

Board size: 8

Founder: Ms. Virginia Woods

Year founded: 1969

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2000


Purpose

Alliance for Children Everywhere (ACE), is a Christian ministry that provides for the physical, social, and spiritual needs of children who are orphaned, abandoned or in crisis. Their ministry focus is in the areas of infant/child survival, family preservation, foster care/ adoption, and education for children who would not otherwise have access to learning. Their current field of service is Zambia Africa.

ACE implements this mission by working in the field with indigenous churches, health care institutions, local agencies and other ministries to develop and sustain best practice life-saving models for infants and children. They establish, support, monitor and empower these interventions through prayer, financial support, training and leadership development with a "roll-up-our-sleeves" attitude during the many months they are in the field. ACE acts as a pioneer organization and works toward releasing the work to its church partners.

ACE raises awareness at home about the needs of children, working as a catalyst through a large volunteer network that brings people, organizations and churches together under the direction of the Gospel to facilitate help for needy children. For more than 38 years of ministry, ACE has served thousands of children in three continents--North America, Central and South America, and Africa.

ACE is a nonprofit organization. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. In addition, it is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Mission statement

Alliance for Children Everywhere uses the following to express its mission:

We strive to love the Lord, our God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength...And to love all mankind as He loves us... We unite our hearts, sharing our lives...with Christians from different nations, and from diverse cultures congregations and denominations... to work together to bring orphans and vulnerable children...into healthy families, churches, schools and communities.


Statement of faith

Alliance for Children Everywhere uses the following to express its Statement of Faith:

After much consideration, Alliance for Children Everywhere has decided that the Lausanne Covenant is the best expression of our belief. The text of the covenant follows:

THE LAUSANNE COVENANT

INTRODUCTION We, members of the Church of Jesus Christ, from more than 150 nations, participants in the International Congress on World Evangelization at Lausanne, praise God for his great salvation and rejoice in the fellowship he has given us with himself and with each other. We are deeply stirred by what God is doing in our day, moved to penitence by our failures and challenged by the unfinished task of evangelization. We believe the Gospel is God's good news for the whole world, and we are determined by his grace to obey Christ's commission to proclaim it to all mankind and to make disciples of every nation. We desire, therefore, to affirm our faith and our resolve, and to make public our covenant.

1. THE PURPOSE OF GOD We affirm our belief in the one-eternal God, Creator and Lord of the world, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who govern all things according to the purpose of his will. He has been calling out from the world a people for himself, and sending his people back into the world to be his servants and his witnesses, for the extension of his kingdom, the building up of Christ's body, and the glory of his name. We confess with shame that we have often denied our calling and failed in our mission, by becoming conformed to the world or by withdrawing from it. Yet we rejoice that even when borne by earthen vessels the gospel is still a precious treasure. To the task of making that treasure known in the power of the Holy Spirit we desire to dedicate ourselves anew. (Isa. 40:28; Matt. 28:19; Eph. 1:11; Acts 15:14; John 17:6, 18; Eph 4:12; 1 Cor. 5:10; Rom. 12:2; II Cor. 4:7)

2. THE AUTHORITY AND POWER OF THE BIBLE We affirm the divine inspiration, truthfulness and authority of both Old and New Testament Scriptures in their entirety as the only written word of God, without error in all that it affirms, and the only infallible rule of faith and practice. We also affirm the power of God's word to accomplish his purpose of salvation. The message of the Bible is addressed to all men and women. For God's revelation in Christ and in Scripture is unchangeable. Through it the Holy Spirit still speaks today. He illumines the minds of God's people in every culture to perceive its truth freshly through their own eyes and thus discloses to the whole Church ever more of the many-colored wisdom of God. (II Tim. 3:16; II Pet. 1:21; John 10:35; Isa. 55:11; 1 Cor. 1:21; Rom. 1:16, Matt. 5:17,18; Jude 3; Eph. 1:17,18; 3:10,18)

3. THE UNIQUENESS AND UNIVERSALITY OF CHRIST We affirm that there is only one Savior and only one gospel, although there is a wide diversity of evangelistic approaches. We recognize that everyone has some knowledge of God through his general revelation in nature. But we deny that this can save, for people suppress the truth by their unrighteousness. We also reject as derogatory to Christ and the gospel every kind of syncretism and dialogue which implies that Christ speaks equally through all religions and ideologies. Jesus Christ, being himself the only God-man, who gave himself as the only ransom for sinners, is the only mediator between God and people. There is no other name by which we must be saved. All men and women are perishing because of sin, but God loves everyone, not wishing that any should perish but that all should repent. Yet those who reject Christ repudiate the joy of salvation and condemn themselves to eternal separation from God. To proclaim Jesus as "the Savior of the world" is not to affirm that all people are either automatically or ultimately saved, still less to affirm that all religions offer salvation in Christ. Rather it is to proclaim God's love for a world of sinners and to invite everyone to respond to him as Savior and Lord in the wholehearted personal commitment of repentance and faith. Jesus Christ has been exalted above every other name; we long for the day when every knee shall bow to him and every tongue shall confess him Lord. (Gal. 1:6-9;Rom. 1:18-32; I Tim. 2:5,6; Acts 4:12; John 3:16-19; II Pet. 3:9; II Thess. 1:7-9;John 4:42; Matt. 11:28; Eph. 1:20,21; Phil. 2:9-11)

4. THE NATURE OF EVANGELISM To evangelize is to spread the good news that Jesus Christ died for our sins and was raised from the dead according to the Scriptures, and that as the reigning Lord he now offers the forgiveness of sins and the liberating gifts of the Spirit to all who repent and believe. Our Christian presence in the world is indispensable to evangelism, and so is that kind of dialogue whose purpose is to listen sensitively in order to understand. But evangelism itself is the proclamation of the historical, biblical Christ as Savior and Lord, with a view to persuading people to come to him personally and so be reconciled to God. In issuing the gospel invitation we have no liberty to conceal the cost of discipleship. Jesus still calls all who would follow him to deny themselves, take up their cross, and identify themselves with his new community. The results of evangelism include obedience to Christ, incorporation into his Church and responsible service in the world. (I Cor. 15:3,4; Acts 2: 32-39; John 20:21; I Cor. 1:23; II Cor. 4:5; 5:11,20; Luke 14:25-33; Mark 8:34; Acts 2:40,47; Mark 10:43-45)

5. CHRISTIAN SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY We affirm that God is both the Creator and the Judge of all men. We therefore should share his concern for justice and reconciliation throughout human society and for the liberation of men and women from every kind of oppression. Because men and women are made in the image of God, every person, regardless of race, religion, color, culture, class, sex or age, has an intrinsic dignity because of which he or she should be respected and served, not exploited. Here too we express penitence both for our neglect and for having sometimes regarded evangelism and social concern as mutually exclusive. Although reconciliation with other people is not reconciliation with God, nor is social action evangelism, nor is political liberation salvation, nevertheless we affirm that evangelism and socio-political involvement are both part of our Christian duty. For both are necessary expressions of our doctrines of God and man, our love for our neighbor and our obedience to Jesus Christ. The message of salvation implies also a message of judgment upon every form of alienation, oppression and discrimination, and we should not be afraid to denounce evil and injustice wherever they exist. When people receive Christ they are born again into his kingdom and must seek not only to exhibit but also to spread its righteousness in the midst of an unrighteous world. The salvation we claim should be transforming us in the totality of our personal and social responsibilities. Faith without works is dead. (Acts 17:26,31; Gen. 18:25; Isa. 1:17; Psa. 45:7; Gen. 1:26,27; Jas. 3:9; Lev. 19:18; Luke 6:27,35; Jas. 2:14-26; Joh. 3:3,5; Matt. 5:20; 6:33; II Cor. 3:18; Jas. 2:20)

6. THE CHURCH AND EVANGELISM We affirm that Christ sends his redeemed people into the world as the Father sent him, and that this calls for a similar deep and costly penetration of the world. We need to break out of our ecclesiastical ghettos and permeate non-Christian society. In the Church's mission of sacrificial service evangelism is primary. World evangelization requires the whole Church to take the whole gospel to the whole world. The Church is at the very center of God's cosmic purpose and is his appointed means of spreading the gospel. But a church which preaches the cross must itself be marked by the cross. It becomes a stumbling block to evangelism when it betrays the gospel or lacks a living faith in God, a genuine love for people, or scrupulous honesty in all things including promotion and finance. The church is the community of God's people rather than an institution, and must not be identified with any particular culture, social or political system, or human ideology. (John 17:18; 20:21; Matt. 28:19,20; Acts 1:8; 20:27; Eph. 1:9,10; 3:9-11; Gal. 6:14,17; II Cor. 6:3,4; II Tim. 2:19-21; Phil. 1:27)

7. COOPERATION IN EVANGELISM We affirm that the Church's visible unity in truth is God's purpose. Evangelism also summons us to unity, because our oneness strengthens our witness, just as our disunity undermines our gospel of reconciliation. We recognize, however, that organizational unity may take many forms and does not necessarily forward evangelism. Yet we who share the same biblical faith should be closely united in fellowship, work and witness. We confess that our testimony has sometimes been marred by a sinful individualism and needless duplication. We pledge ourselves to seek a deeper unity in truth, worship, holiness and mission. We urge the development of regional and functional cooperation for the furtherance of the Church's mission, for strategic planning, for mutual encouragement, and for the sharing of resources and experience. (John 17:21,23; Eph. 4:3,4; John 13:35; Phil. 1:27; John 17:11-23)

8. CHURCHES IN EVANGELISTIC PARTNERSHIP We rejoice that a new missionary era has dawned. The dominant role of western missions is fast disappearing. God is raising up from the younger churches a great new resource for world evangelization, and is thus demonstrating that the responsibility to evangelize belongs to the whole body of Christ. All churches should therefore be asking God and themselves what they should be doing both to reach their own area and to send missionaries to other parts of the world. A reevaluation of our missionary responsibility and role should be continuous. Thus a growing partnership of churches will develop and the universal character of Christ's Church will be more clearly exhibited. We also thank God for agencies which labor in Bible translation, theological education, the mass media, Christian literature, evangelism, missions, church renewal and other specialist fields. They too should engage in constant self-examination to evaluate their effectiveness as part of the Church's mission. (Rom. 1:8; Phil. 1:5; 4:15; Acts 13:1-3, I Thess. 1:6-8)

9. THE URGENCY OF THE EVANGELISTIC TASK More than 2,700 million people, which is more than two-thirds of all humanity, have yet to be evangelized. We are ashamed that so many have been neglected; it is a standing rebuke to us and to the whole Church. There is now, however, in many parts of the world an unprecedented receptivity to the Lord Jesus Christ. We are convinced that this is the time for churches and para-church agencies to pray earnestly for the salvation of the unreached and to launch new efforts to achieve world evangelization. A reduction of foreign missionaries and money in an evangelized country may sometimes be necessary to facilitate the national church's growth in self-reliance and to release resources for unevangelized areas. Missionaries should flow ever more freely from and to all six continents in a spirit of humble service. The goal should be, by all available means and at the earliest possible time, that every person will have the opportunity to hear, understand, and to receive the good news. We cannot hope to attain this goal without sacrifice. All of us are shocked by the poverty of millions and disturbed by the injustices which causes it. Those of us who live in affluent circumstances accept our duty to develop a simple life-style in order to contribute more generously to both relief and evangelism. (John 9:4; Matt. 9:35-38; Rom. 9:1-3; I Cor. 9:19-23; Mark 16:15; Isa. 58:6,7; Jas. 1:27; 2:1-9; Matt. 25:31-46; Acts 2:44,45; 4:34,35)

10. EVANGELISM AND CULTURE The development of strategies for world evangelization calls for imaginative pioneering methods. Under God, the result will be the rise of churches deeply rooted in Christ and closely related to their culture. Culture must always be tested and judged by Scripture. Because men and women are God's creatures, some of their culture is rich in beauty and goodness. Because they are fallen, all of it is tainted with sin and some of it is demonic. The gospel does not presuppose the superiority of any culture to another, but evaluates all cultures according to its own criteria of truth and righteousness, and insists on moral absolutes in every culture. Missions have all too frequently exported with the gospel an alien culture and churches have sometimes been in bondage to culture rather than to Scripture. Christ's evangelists must humbly seek to empty themselves of all but their personal authenticity in order to become the servants of others, and churches must seek to transform and enrich culture, all for the glory of God. (Mark 7:8,9,13; Gen. 4:21,22; I Cor. 9:19-23; Phil. 2:5-7; II Cor. 4:5)

11. EDUCATION AND LEADERSHIP We confess that we have sometimes pursued church growth at the expense of church depth, and divorced evangelism from Christian nurture. We also acknowledge that some of our missions have been too slow to equip and encourage national leaders to assume their rightful responsibilities. Yet we are committed to indigenous principles, and long that every church will have national leaders who manifest a Christian style of leadership in terms not of domination but of service. We recognize that there is a great need to improve theological education, especially for church leaders. In every nation and culture there should be an effective training program for pastors and laity in doctrine, discipleship, evangelism, nurture and service. Such training programs should not rely on any stereotyped methodology but should be developed by creative local initiatives according to biblical standards. (Col. I:27,28; Acts 14:23; Tit. 1:5,9; Mark 10:42-45; Eph. 4:11,12)

12. SPIRITUAL CONFLICT We believe that we are engaged in constant spiritual warfare with the principalities and powers of evil, who are seeking to overthrow the Church and frustrate its task of world evangelization. We know our need to equip ourselves with God's armor and to fight this battle with the spiritual weapons of truth and prayer. For we detect the activity of our enemy, not only in false ideologies outside the Church, but also inside it in false gospels which twist Scripture and put people in the place of God. We need both watchfulness and discernment to safeguard the biblical gospel. We acknowledge that we ourselves are not immune to worldliness of thoughts and action, that is, to a surrender to secularism. For example, although careful studies of church growth, both numerical and spiritual, are right and valuable, we have sometimes neglected them. At other times, desirous to ensure a response to the gospel, we have compromised our message, manipulated our hearers through pressure techniques, and become unduly preoccupied with statistics or even dishonest in our use of them. All this is worldly. The Church must be in the world; the world must not be in the Church. (Eph. 6:12; II Cor. 4:3,4; Eph. 6:11,13-18; II Cor. 10:3-5; I John 2:18-26; 4:1-3; Gal. 1:6-9; II Cor. 2:17; 4:2; John 17:15)

13. FREEDOM AND PERSECUTION It is the God-appointed duty of every government to secure conditions of peace, justice and liberty in which the Church may obey God, serve the Lord Jesus Christ, and preach the gospel without interference. We therefore pray for the leaders of nations and call upon them to guarantee freedom of thought and conscience, and freedom to practise and propagate religion in accordance with the will of God and as set forth in The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We also express our deep concern for all who have been unjustly imprisoned, and especially for those who are suffering for their testimony to the Lord Jesus. We promise to pray and work for their freedom. At the same time we refuse to be intimidated by their fate. God helping us, we too will seek to stand against injustice and to remain faithful to the gospel, whatever the cost. We do not forget the warnings of Jesus that persecution is inevitable. (I Tim. 1:1-4, Acts 4:19; 5:29; Col. 3:24; Heb. 13:1-3; Luke 4:18; Gal. 5:11; 6:12; Matt. 5:10-12; John 15:18-21)

14. THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT We believe in the power of the Holy Spirit. The Father sent his Spirit to bear witness to his Son, without his witness ours is futile. Conviction of sin, faith in Christ, new birth and Christian growth are all his work. Further, the Holy Spirit is a missionary spirit; thus evangelism should arise spontaneously from a Spirit-filled church. A church that is not a missionary church is contradicting itself and quenching the Spirit. Worldwide evangelization will become a realistic possibility only when the Spirit renews the Church in truth and wisdom, faith, holiness, love and power. We therefore call upon all Christians to pray for such a visitation of the sovereign Spirit of God that all his fruit may appear in all his people and that all his gifts may enrich the body of Christ. Only then will the whole world become a fit instrument in his hands, that the whole earth may hear his voice. (I Cor. 2:4; John 15:26;27; 16:8-11; I Cor. 12:3; John 3:6-8; II Cor. 3:18; John 7:37-39; I Thess. 5:19; Acts 1:8; Psa. 85:4-7; 67:1-3; Gal. 5:22,23; I Cor. 12:4-31; Rom. 12:3-8)

15. THE RETURN OF CHRIST We believe that Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly, in power and glory, to consummate his salvation and his judgment. This promise of his coming is a further spur to our evangelism, for we remember his words that the gospel must first be preached to all nations. We believe that the interim period between Christ's ascension and return is to be filled with the mission of the people of God, who have no liberty to stop before the end. We also remember his warning that false Christs and false prophets will arise as precursors of the final Antichrist. We therefore reject as a proud, self-confident dream the notion that people can ever build a utopia on earth. Our Christian confidence is that God will perfect his kingdom, and we look forward with eager anticipation to that day, and to the new heaven and earth in which righteousness will dwell and God will reign forever. Meanwhile, we rededicate ourselves to the service of Christ and of people in joyful submission to his authority over the whole of our lives. (Mark 14:62; Heb. 9:28; Mark 13:10; Acts 1:8-11; Matt. 28:20; Mark 13:21-23; John 2:18; 4:1-3; Luke 12:32; Rev. 21:1-5; II Pet. 3:13; Matt. 28:18)

CONCLUSION Therefore, in the light of this our faith and our resolve, we enter into a solemn covenant with God and with each other, to pray, to plan and to work together for the evangelization of the whole world. We call upon others to join us. May God help us by his grace and for his glory to be faithful to this our covenant! Amen, Alleluia! To our knowledge The Lausanne Covenant has been translated into over twenty languages. Fifteen years later, at Lausanne II in Manila in the Philippines in July 1989 the more than 3.000 participants at the Second International Congress on World Evangelization another important document was made: The Manila Manifesto.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating293 of 43055 of 78
Fund acquisition rating265 of 43051 of 78
Resource allocation rating327 of 43064 of 78
Asset utilization rating205 of 43035 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%18%6%5%5%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%8%18%6%5%5%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%100%100%100%100%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%9%11%9%5%5%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%0%0%0%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%76%70%68%90%89%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%95%159%68%96%99%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%72%111%46%86%87%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%5%-59%32%4%1%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%9%-60%54%13%3%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%15%19%23%6%6%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.321.271.370.972.692.14
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.531.001.231.331.001.01
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.531.271.681.292.702.15
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.094.945.065.4472.7457.55
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.200.200.180.010.02
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.077.555.727.594.395.47
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%20%16%14%2%7%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%63%61%89%37%43%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142013
Cash$604,135$516,547$602,153$614,893$563,557
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$529,796$282,252$546,228$1,593$6,221
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,133,931$798,799$1,148,381$616,486$569,778
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,477$1,836$2,804$2,384$3,251
Other long-term assets$0$180,000$380,000$0$0
Total long-term assets$1,477$181,836$382,804$2,384$3,251
Total assets$1,135,408$980,635$1,531,185$618,870$573,029
 
Liabilities20172016201520142013
Payables and accrued expenses$229,531$157,815$211,246$8,475$9,901
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$229,531$157,815$211,246$8,475$9,901
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$2,684$32,997
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$2,684$32,997
Total liabilities$229,531$157,815$211,246$11,159$42,898
 
Net assets20172016201520142013
Unrestricted$165,877$152,820$239,939$607,711$530,131
Temporarily restricted$740,000$670,000$1,080,000$0$0
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$905,877$822,820$1,319,939$607,711$530,131
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142013
Total contributions$1,519,450$847,216$2,190,664$1,735,478$1,240,783
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$203$517$2,731$3,321$1,762
Other revenue$0$0$0$1,434$1,417
Total other revenue$203$517$2,731$4,755$3,179
Total revenue$1,519,653$847,733$2,193,395$1,740,233$1,243,962
 
Expenses20172016201520142013
Program services$1,090,604$945,005$1,009,748$1,490,459$1,088,017
Management and general$220,809$249,673$342,992$91,575$73,841
Fundraising$125,183$150,174$128,427$80,619$65,523
Total expenses$1,436,596$1,344,852$1,481,167$1,662,653$1,227,381
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)$83,057($497,119)$712,228$77,580$16,581
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$83,057($497,119)$712,228$77,580$16,581

Response from ministry



When we were first contacted by Wall Watchers and asked to submit information to appear on the web-site we were skeptical of having another watch-dog organization representing Christian ministry and outreach. We complied, but I do admit half-heartedly.

As time has gone by, we are impressed by the quality of the postings and the detail that goes into the analysis. Certainly no organization can be truly known without personal relationships and knowledge of the actual day to day work being done in the field. Numbers are only indicators, and if that is what opens the hearts and doors, AMEN.

We are pleased to be a part of the Wall Watchers web-site and pray that God will bless the vision so that others may become engaged in the critical work of the expansion Kingdom of God on earth through Christ Jesus.


History

ACE History

1969: Alliance for Children Everywhere (ACE) was founded under the name "House of Samuel"

1969-1976: Native American Reservations: ACE provided emergency care for children in crisis who were referred by missionaries, local churches and personal workers within the Arizona Apache and Navajo Nations.

1973-1995: Child Placement Agency: ACE (House of Samuel at that time) established a State approved agency to place children at risk into Christian homes.

1976-1989: Residential Campus and School: As the House of Samuel, ACE opened a group home (45 children) and a school (65 children) for children with special needs and a 13 acre campus.

1984-2005: Guatemala, Central America: Pioneered a child welfare ministry in partnership with Iglesia Verbo in Guatemala, Central America. The ministry is now entirely operated within country. The ministry in Guatemala was founded by, and supported by ACE until it was handed over to an entirely new international board of directors in June of 2005. The reason for raising up this board to focus entirely on Guatemala is that ACE is a pioneering ministry. Its mission statement says "we bring others together". When one area of ministry is strong and able to continue without ACE they release it, and then move on to another pioneering situation.

1989-1991: Peru Pioneered a child welfare ministry in Iquitos, Peru. Operated a group home and adoption program.

1997: Zambian partnership established


Program accomplishments


Needs

Urgent Needs as communicated by ACE:

Classroom Sponsors: $65 per month supports one Faith Works classroom, providing an education to 45 children who would otherwise not be able to attend school.

Milk and Medicine Sponsors: $20 per month will provide milk and medicine, including infant formula for the babies and young children at House of Moses, the Crisis Nurseries and the feeding programs.