Mexican Medical Ministries

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Summary

Mexican Medical Ministries is an interdenominational non-profit organization, founded in 1963, dedicated to providing low or no-cost health care to the people of Mexico in the name of Jesus Christ.

We work with ministry sites, clinics and sister hospitals located primarily in Baja California, Mexico. Our ministries include meeting the medical and spiritual needs of those with limited access to health care in developing communities, migrant camps, and isolated ranches. Our outreaches include community health education; health screenings; dental, medical and vision consultations; and surgical teams. We work alongside local churches in helping them to fulfill their ministry vision. We have short- and long- term mission opportunities for medical as well as non-medical volunteers.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Mexican Medical Ministries
7850 Lester Avenue
Lemon Grove, CA 91945-1945

Website: www.mexicanmedical.com

Phone: (619) 463-4777

Email: info@mexicanmedical.com


Organization details

EIN: 956196019

CEO/President: Mr. Steve Crews

Chairman: Brian Harrison

Board size: 7

Founder: Mr. Loren Long

Year founded: 1967

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1988


Purpose

Our goal is to share the Gospel with everyone who comes to see us for medical assistance. We believe part of the "Great Commission" is bringing healing and hope through medicine and the Good News of salvation through Jesus Christ. We consider it our call to assist others in ministering to the people of Mexico.


Mission statement

The mission of Mexican Medical Ministries is to bring healing and hope to the people of Mexico. Our passion is to bring God's healing touch to the total person. The redemptive work of God touches the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual condition of humankind. In accomplishing this mission, Mexican Medical Ministries seeks to empower people to work together to accomplish the Great Commission."


Statement of faith

WE BELIEVE in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love.

WE BELIEVE that He concerns Himself in the affairs of men; that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to know Him through Jesus Christ.

WE BELIEVE that the Bible is the Word of God, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, infallible and without error in the original manuscripts and that it is the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

WE BELIEVE Jesus Christ is God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit.

WE BELIEVE in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings.

WE BELIEVE in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and personal visible return to earth.

WE BELIEVE in the Holy Spirit, by whose regenerative work sinful man is born again and by whose indwelling regenerate man is enabled to live a godly life.

WE BELIEVE that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God but that the triune God has provided for the forgiveness of our sins. We need only confess our sins, acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and accept Him into our hearts and lives.

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating547 of 81744 of 69
Fund acquisition rating308 of 81730 of 69
Resource allocation rating411 of 81735 of 69
Asset utilization rating745 of 81760 of 69

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%5%5%3%3%3%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%5%5%3%3%3%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%92%93%92%93%96%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%5%4%3%3%3%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%8%7%8%7%4%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
86%86%88%92%89%89%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%102%117%98%114%102%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
84%87%102%90%101%91%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%-2%-17%2%-14%-2%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
5%-1%-9%1%-6%-1%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
6%9%8%6%8%8%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.860.580.630.530.530.50
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.373.143.362.743.002.82
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.931.822.111.461.601.41
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.460.000.000.00305.650.00
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.000.000.000.000.00
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
3.076.585.698.227.468.49
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
12%0%0%0%0%0%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
42%172%159%188%187%199%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$4,240$19,652$98,865$31,524$63,723
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$6,380$6,615$18,620$7,895$35,060
Short-term investments$596,917$530,691$647,732$634,232$647,194
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$607,537$556,958$765,217$673,651$745,977
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,297,551$1,313,256$1,328,967$1,344,675$1,354,110
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$1,297,551$1,313,256$1,328,967$1,344,675$1,354,110
Total assets$1,905,088$1,870,214$2,094,184$2,018,326$2,100,087
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$0$0$0$2,204$0
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$0$0$0$2,204$0
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$0$0$0$2,204$0
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Unrestricted$0$1,845,427$1,973,381$1,965,915$1,998,714
Temporarily restricted$0$24,787$120,803$50,207$101,373
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,905,088$1,870,214$2,094,184$2,016,122$2,100,087
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$1,004,551$932,545$1,041,131$888,024$982,902
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$27,770$17,868$34,087$13,167($3,228)
Other revenue$54,450$53,117$62,200$49,500$49,500
Total other revenue$82,220$70,985$96,287$62,667$46,272
Total revenue$1,086,771$1,003,530$1,137,418$950,691$1,029,174
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$948,347$1,026,989$1,022,996$963,864$938,405
Management and general$103,760$98,379$63,917$84,597$87,871
Fundraising$55,100$48,286$29,818$30,985$27,646
Total expenses$1,107,207$1,173,654$1,116,731$1,079,446$1,053,922
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($20,436)($170,124)$20,687($128,755)($24,748)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($20,436)($170,124)$20,687($128,755)($24,748)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Steve CrewsCEO$54,000
Jeffrey D EldridgeChief Operating Officer$5,833

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 3/25/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

It all began in the 1960's. The lower 2/3 of Baja California was isolated from the rest of the Baja because just south of Ensenada the paved roads turned into a pothole dirt road with no bridges over rivers and washes. It was impossible to travel faster than 15 miles per hour on these unpaved roads without tearing up your car or truck. And when the rains came, travel was impossible. Back then there was a young American named Loran Long, who had grown up in Central America, but now lived in a suburb of San Diego. He had accepted the Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord, and was preparing to be a doctor. He had gone through college and had started pre-med school, when he decided His Lord was calling him to be a missionary. Even though Loran was married and had two children, he transferred to Bob Jones University for the appropriate Biblical training.

After completing his training at Bob Jones University he returned to San Diego, and started to travel to San Quintin on weekends to do missionary work.

San Quintin is a farming area about 165 miles south of Tijuana. At that time there was only a little settlement consisting of several ranches, a general store and some other small buildings. The several thousand people who labored in the fields back then, lived in adobe houses scattered throughout the area. However, there was no evangelical witness anywhere within many miles. And there was not a doctor within 20 miles; a long way by foot.

Loran was so encouraged with the response to the Gospel, that he decided it was necessary to move to San Quintin. So he went to The Baptist General Conference, and they agreed to support him and his family. He then purchased a 50 foot mobile home, obtained permission to place it on the Hussong Ranch, about one mile inland from San Quintin, and moved there in 1962.

After moving, he obtained a redwood water tank, and built a 8 x 8 plywood storage shed, from which his wife was planning to teach second and third grade to their two girls. However, the people in the area soon found out that Loran had gone to pre-med school, and they would walk to his mobile home every day of the week to ask him to help them with their sickness and injuries. So Loran started to obtain all of the medical samples he could from doctors in San Diego, and using a Physician Reference Book, he started treating the people out of what was suppose to be the storage shed/school house. That shed became the first medical office in San Quintin.

In 1965 Loran was in a Baptist church in California, talking about the work, needs, and ministry opportunities the in San Quintin area. After that meeting, 39-year-old Frank Kuster asked Loran if he could fly down with some of the specific items needed.

Now Frank and his wife had moved in 1961 to southern California from the central part of the USA where he was raised, educated as a Mechanical Engineer, and where they were married and had their children. Shortly after arriving in California they attended this Baptist church, accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior, and were baptized. Also since moving to California, Frank learned to fly, purchased a plane, and was looking for ways to serve the Lord.

Within two weeks of that meeting in the summer of 1965, Frank and another person flew into San Quintin with the supplies the church people had gathered, However it was very apparent to Frank that what Loren really needed was help, So when he returned home, Frank told his wife and their church what he had seen, and shared the idea of taking a year off from his work to go and help. They all prayed about it, discussed it all with The Baptist General Conference and in September, 1965, Mr. and Mrs. Kuster leased out their house, purchased a 60 ft. mobile home, hauled it to San Quintin, and began their work.

Much was accomplished that year. In the fall, Mexican Medical was formally incorporated, and a large plot of land next to the Hussong Ranch was purchased. A surplus military Quonset hut building was also purchased from a private airfield, dismantled, trucked to San Quintin, and reassembled into two buildings - a machine shop and a medical building. It was the first clinic in San Quintin, consisting of four rooms: an office/examination room; a one-bed ward, a dental room, and a medical supply room. That year they also borrowed a road grader, and created an airstrip - which would also be the beginning of Mexican Medical's fly-in ministry.

By the fall of 1966, the clinic was in full operation, many people had accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord, a church was built in a town only 5 miles away, and the temporary church tent was taken down...

This was just the beginning... The first full-time missionaries, the first short-term missionaries, the first clinic/hospital, the beginnings of an ambulance service, and the first church...

Today, Mexican Medical is active throughout Baja California, and other parts of Mexico, partnering with churches, clinics and hospitals. Mexican Medical is active in the USA and in Canada sending part and full-time missionaries, individuals, and teams of people to Mexico to assist in the construction, development and expansion of these clinics and hospitals, to assist the doctors and medical staff with surgeries, etc., and to work with local churches in their evangelistic outreach programs.


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