YUGO Ministries

Summary

Youth Unlimited Gospel Outreach, Inc. ("YUGO") is an inter-denominational mission organization whose primary purpose is to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ by involving young people and adults in foreign missions through a ministry of evangelism and teaching in Mexico. YUGO is also the Spanish word for "yoke," a reminder of the One who said "Take my yoke upon you and learn of Me" (Matt 11:29). YUGO began in the late 1950's and was incorporated as a non-profit evangelistic organization in 1965. Today, YUGO's most visible ministry is the participation of over 2700 North Americans (primarily teenagers) each year on evangelistic outreaches in Mexico. Mexicans who receive Christ as a result of this ministry are then discipled through the ministry's church planting efforts. YUGO is also involved in the establishing of Bible Institutes that train Mexican pastors. This organization 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 58
National City, CA 91951-0058

Website: www.yugo.org

Phone: (619) 336-9003

Email: aj@yugo.org


Organization details

EIN: 956150002

CEO/President: Mr. Scott C. Wester & Mr. Nathan Alpert

Chairman: Mr. John Erwin

Board size: 8

Founder:

Year founded: 1965

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 10/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1987


Purpose

Youth Unlimited Gospel Outreach, Inc. ("YUGO") is an inter-denominational mission organization whose primary purpose is to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ by involving young people and adults in foreign missions through a ministry of evangelism and teaching in Mexico. YUGO is also the Spanish word for "yoke," a reminder of the One who said "Take my yoke upon you and learn of Me" (Matt 11:29). YUGO began in the late 1950's and was incorporated as a non-profit evangelistic organization in 1965. Today, YUGO's most visible ministry is the participation of over 2700 North Americans (primarily teenagers) each year on evangelistic outreaches in Mexico. Mexicans who receive Christ as a result of this ministry are then discipled through the ministry's church planting efforts. YUGO is also involved in the establishing of Bible Institutes that train Mexican pastors.

This organization 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

Youth Unlimited Gospel Outreach, Inc.'s Mission Statement is:

YUGO has 3 primary goals:
Reach Mexicans with the Gospel;
Teach Mexicans to win their own people;
Challenge North Americans to get involved in World Missions.


Statement of faith

Youth Unlimited Gospel Outreach, Inc.'s Statement of Faith is

1. We believe in the Bible as the divinely inspired, authoritative Word of God without error in the original manuscripts. (2 Tim 3:16)

2. We believe in the triune Godhead in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, executing distinct but harmonious offices in the works of creation, providence and redemption. (Mark 12:29) (Hebrews 1:1-3)

3. We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, death, bodily resurrection, present exaltation at the Father's right hand, and His coming again. (Luke 1:30-35) (John 1:29) (John20:20) (Ephesians 1:22-23) (Philippians 3:20)

4. We believe in the person of the Holy Spirit, convicting the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. He regenerates, baptizes, seals and indwells all true Believers. (John 14:16-17)(John 16:7-15)

5. We believe in the personality of Satan and his present control over unregenerate man. (Ephesians 2:2) (Job 1:6-7)

6. We believe in the fallen and lost estate of man, whose depravity makes necessary his new birth. (1 Timothy 5:6) (Romans 3:10-19)

7. We believe in the reconciliation of man to God through faith in the substitutionary death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, our Savior. (John 5:24) (Acts 13:39) (Romans 5:1)

8. We believe in the resurrection of the saved unto everlasting life and blessedness in Heaven, and the resurrection of the unsaved unto everlasting punishment in Hell. (1 Corinthians15:51-52) (2 Thessalonians 1:7-9)

9. We believe in the Church, the indivisible body of Christ bound together by the Holy Spirit, consisting only of those who are born again, for whom He now makes intercession in Heaven and for whom He will come again. (Matthew 16:16-18) (Acts 2:42-47) (1 Corinthians 12:13)

10. We believe in Christ's Great Commission to the Church to go into all the world, be His witnesses (Acts 1:8), and make disciples of all nations, baptizing and teaching those who believe. (Matthew 28:18-19)

11. After prayer and consideration the leadership of YUGO ministries has decided not to address in this doctrinal statement, various divisive doctrinal issues within the Evangelical community of Believers. Our goal in doing this is to "dwell in unity" (Psalm 133:1) with our brothers in the body of Christ, while never compromising the Gospel. (Romans 1:16)

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating50 of 4309 of 78
Fund acquisition rating119 of 43023 of 78
Resource allocation rating91 of 43011 of 78
Asset utilization rating63 of 43013 of 78

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20162015201420132012
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%3%8%9%9%3%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%2%3%3%3%3%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%72%32%31%34%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%2%3%3%3%3%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%28%68%69%66%0%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20162015201420132012
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%88%89%87%86%85%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%96%103%92%96%95%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%85%92%80%83%81%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%4%-3%8%4%5%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%18%-16%37%25%36%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%9%8%10%10%12%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20162015201420132012
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.324.344.484.205.716.90
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.531.041.051.031.111.20
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.534.514.694.326.328.25
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20162015201420132012
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.0918.336.7236.259.4411.80
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.050.150.030.110.08
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.072.522.182.701.701.33
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20162015201420132012
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%5%14%3%10%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%22%19%23%16%13%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20162015201420132012
Cash$703,963$639,661$661,299$421,463$277,348
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$18,480$9,593$13,708$4,736$9,172
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$722,443$649,254$675,007$426,199$286,520
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$28,192$30,345$19,708$45,584$56,150
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$28,192$30,345$19,708$45,584$56,150
Total assets$750,635$679,599$694,715$471,783$342,670
 
Liabilities20162015201420132012
Payables and accrued expenses$17,822$66,914$4,625$36,224$11,145
Other current liabilities$21,590$29,642$13,995$8,930$13,142
Total current liabilities$39,412$96,556$18,620$45,154$24,287
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$39,412$96,556$18,620$45,154$24,287
 
Net assets20162015201420132012
Unrestricted$145,597($8,524)($9,437)($72,777)($74,416)
Temporarily restricted$565,626$591,567$685,532$499,406$392,799
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$711,223$583,043$676,095$426,629$318,383
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20162015201420132012
Total contributions$2,436,148$933,534$978,156$953,452$2,478,782
Program service revenue$814,863$2,019,297$2,186,696$1,850,053$0
Membership dues$95,267$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$39,008$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$949,138$2,019,297$2,186,696$1,850,053$0
Total revenue$3,385,286$2,952,831$3,164,852$2,803,505$2,478,782
 
Expenses20162015201420132012
Program services$2,872,006$2,713,155$2,529,228$2,329,770$2,000,006
Management and general$308,166$253,986$299,178$281,584$283,211
Fundraising$76,934$78,742$86,980$83,905$80,576
Total expenses$3,257,106$3,045,883$2,915,386$2,695,259$2,363,793
 
Change in net assets20162015201420132012
Surplus (deficit)$128,180($93,052)$249,466$108,246$114,989
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$128,180($93,052)$249,466$108,246$114,989

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


History

YUGO began in the late 1950's and was incorporated as a non-profit evangelistic organization in 1965. Today, YUGO's most visible ministry is the participation of over 2700 North Americans (primarily teenagers) each year on evangelistic outreaches in Mexico. Since 1964, thousands of young people and adults have experienced the challenge of cross-cultural ministry through YUGO's outreach opportunities.


Program accomplishments

YUGO is a missions oriented organization that has as its focus the building up of the local church in Mexico. Approximately 2500-3000 youth and advisors take YUGO mission trips each year. There are an average of 2800 people each year that give their life to Christ. Numerous currently active missionaries received their start by participating as youth on YUGO mission trips.


Needs

We need church planters, Bible Institute teachers, office staff, Sunday School curriculum developers, Christian Education trainers, graphic arts specialists, film evangelists, and construction ministry coordinators. We are also looking for people with education and experience in youth ministry, camp ministry and church administration.
Due to our relatively small size, YUGO's corporate culture allows for a fair amount of flexibility and innovation. Of course, all of these positions are faith-supported, meaning you will be responsible for raising your own support.