AMOR Ministries, Inc.

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Summary

AMOR Ministries, Inc. ("AMOR") is a nondenominational relief and development agency which specializes in facilitating short-term building projects in Tijuana, Ciudad Juarez, Puerto Peasco, and Yucatan, Mexico. AMOR has served in Mexico since 1980. The mission is to strengthen the local church in Mexico. AMOR is the response to a need communicated by Mexican pastors from various communities for adequate housing. Because of this need, AMOR's emphasis is on house building. AMOR pursues the need for adequate housing by arranging short-term mission trips. The trips are one-to-five days long, and are available 365 days-a-year.


Contact information

Mailing address:
AMOR Ministries, Inc.
3636 Camino Del Reio N
Suite 215
San Diego, CA 92108

Website: www.amor.org

Phone: (619) 662-1200

Email: contact@amor.org


Organization details

EIN: 953618530

CEO/President: Mr. Scott Congdon

Chairman: Mr. Mike Mirau

Board size: 10

Founder: Scott & Gayla Congdon

Year founded: 1980

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

Our very name means love. We choose to show God's love through simple, tangible acts of service. Amor demonstrates to the poor the same grace we have all received through Jesus. We partner with local communities throughout Mexico and around the world to build houses alongside families in need. Together, we can make a difference.


Mission statement

Our mission statement is: Bring people together to manifest Jesus.

Amor's mission has remained the same for the past 40 years. We believe that God has called us to keep families together. As we carry out this mission, we realize that building a house doesn't just provide shelter. It builds a foundation for the future.


Statement of faith

Transparency grade

C

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating550 of 91342 of 75
Fund acquisition rating788 of 91565 of 75
Resource allocation rating684 of 91557 of 75
Asset utilization rating55 of 9134 of 75

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%31%19%13%29%40%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%8%4%2%6%9%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%26%23%14%22%22%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%7%4%2%6%8%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%74%77%86%78%78%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
86%81%90%87%81%83%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
97%111%105%77%99%104%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
83%90%95%66%81%86%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
3%-11%-5%23%1%-4%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
7%-169%-27%142%-6%41%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
7%12%5%11%12%9%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.725.993.543.032.132.32
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.301.621.331.236.497.70
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.759.694.703.7413.8017.83
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.490.971.883.160.600.49
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.111.030.530.321.682.05
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
3.21-0.041.202.19-0.59-0.71
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
13%64%40%35%121%123%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%82%86%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
48%6%17%22%-10%-10%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$394,936$876,964$1,097,849$227,126$171,073
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$78,458$40,370$45,602$56,712$63,419
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$473,394$917,334$1,143,451$283,838$234,492
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$292,264$301,240$225,541$1,549,224$1,563,005
Other long-term assets$0$0$43,096$7,654$7,653
Total long-term assets$292,264$301,240$268,637$1,556,878$1,570,658
Total assets$765,658$1,218,574$1,412,088$1,840,716$1,805,150
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$135,335$96,281$95,775$72,332$66,749
Other current liabilities$351,519$391,212$265,707$403,155$414,328
Total current liabilities$486,854$487,493$361,482$475,487$481,077
Debt$0$3,556$6,726$1,503,919$1,547,300
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$123,000$248,857$187,367
Total long-term liabilities$0$3,556$129,726$1,752,776$1,734,667
Total liabilities$486,854$491,049$491,208$2,228,263$2,215,744
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Without donor restrictions$278,804$721,453$897,607($387,547)($410,594)
With donor restrictions$0$6,072$23,273$0$0
Net assets$278,804$727,525$920,880($387,547)($410,594)
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$1,088,748$940,920$798,468$856,157$872,769
Program service revenue$2,968,214$3,039,399$3,151,982$2,886,355$2,904,592
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$5,137$1,242$1,442,012$399($69,481)
Other revenue$52,169$132,994$197,266$197,771$307,488
Total other revenue$3,025,520$3,173,635$4,791,260$3,084,525$3,142,599
Total revenue$4,114,268$4,114,555$5,589,728$3,940,682$4,015,368
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$3,719,397$3,898,956$3,715,059$3,190,055$3,463,066
Management and general$529,884$231,013$464,276$476,181$368,251
Fundraising$335,858$180,259$102,516$251,399$350,463
Total expenses$4,585,139$4,310,228$4,281,851$3,917,635$4,181,780
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)($470,871)($195,673)$1,307,877$23,047($166,412)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($470,871)($195,673)$1,307,877$23,047($166,412)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Scott CongdonChief Executive Officer$113,070
Andy LydeChief Strategy Officer$91,632
Gayla CongdonChief Spiritual Officer$79,155
Jon WilsonChief Operating Officer$78,881
Ron MitchellChief Financial Officer$10,824

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2018


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 6/10/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

Almost forty years ago, Gayla Cooper felt reluctant to spend even one day ministering to children in a Tijuana orphanage. However, after meeting a group of children from a Mexican orphanage, Gayla's heart was touched so deeply that she decided to pack her bags and move to Mexico to work in the orphanage full-time.

Meanwhile, Scott Congdon traveled to the very same orphanage with a community service group from his college. The children had such a profound impact on Scott, that when he returned home, he began collecting food and clothing for the children, returning to deliver the collected items.

Together, Scott and Gayla soon discovered that they shared the same dream of ministering alongside the poor in Mexico. In March of 1980, Scott and Gayla founded Amor Ministries. That fall, they recruited their first ministry group to participate in a building project at a Tecate orphanage.

Scott and Gayla were married a year later and four more missions teams traveled to Mexico with Amor. Today, 40 years later, the ministry continues to live out the Congdon's initial calling and builds homes alongside families each day.


Program accomplishments

Since 1980, over 83,000 people making up over 2,900 groups have come on AMOR mission trips. These groups have built over 4,000 homes, helped plant, build and expand over 100 churches, medical facilities, and schools. In 1999, over 14,000 mission trip participants, mostly teenagers, built over 700 houses for poor families in Mexico.


Needs

Your gift helps support our mission to keep families together. It's more than a house - having a house provides opportunities for children to receive an education, creates safety and stability for families, and builds hope for the next generation. Thank you for partnering with Amor and with the local church through your gift!