It’s hard to believe another year has gone by; 2014 has been filled with incredible things. From the growth we’ve seen in our international bases, Long-Term Missions teams, Gap Year program, and Center for Global Action enrollment, we’re finding a generation being raised up to radically live the Gospel throughout the world. Our three-year discipleship journey as based on Jesus’ model – community, discipleship, and listening prayer – couples all the tenants of a mission “trip” with the reality of living missionally in every moment. Their excitement is contagious.
Adventures in Missions is celebrating our 25th anniversary this year. We’ve mobilized over 107,000 missionaries to the field, seeking to live the real and relevant Good News of Jesus Christ while practically feeding the hungry, hugging the fatherless, and helping the hopeless in some of the most broken places of our world. Our missionaries are families, parents, teenagers, 20-somethings, and baby boomers, defined by their hearts to serve God in major cities, on the African savanna, from the international Church, on the ground of a natural disaster, and everywhere in between.
Maybe you supported a participant on a trip. Maybe your youth group spoke at church after a summer mission. Or maybe you joined hundreds of others from your generation on the World Race. But you might not know much about us as an organization beyond the piece you’ve seen. Each year we compile this report as part of our effort to be transparent and accountable to you. You make it possible for us to bring God’s Kingdom on earth through missions. Thank you.
Your generosity makes a difference as we seek to mobilize and disciple both those we send and the nations we send them to. Check out the blogs and stories on our website. You’ll be encouraged and challenged by how God is moving in our world today. Enjoy this small glimpse of how God used you this year.
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Because of the generous financial support in 2014, Adventures in Missions mobilized more than 4,600 missionaries to the field. This helped disciples of Christ grow deeper in their faith as they shared the gospel and the love of Jesus to the lost and encouraged the kingdom–builders around the world
Total Revenue: $19,742,000
Although the majority of our employees raise all or a portion of their own salaries, Adventures has ongoing material, administrative, and technological expenditures associated with maintaining the organization. We take great care to make sure we conduct our finances with integrity.
Fiscal transparency and accountability direct the financial actions of Adventures in Missions. We are members in good standing with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) and commission an independent auditor to conduct a thorough annual audit. In addition, our board of directors meets routinely to regulate ministry management and performance.
As an organization, we work diligently to keep expenses low. As a ministry, we see the available resources as gifts to be judiciously administered. Our desire is to make the greatest eternal impact by making resources go as far as possible.
Adventures in Missions began working in Swaziland in 2004, and is currently Adventures’ largest international ministry project.
Since that time, Adventures: Swaziland has been involved in hosting a variety of mission teams anywhere from 1 week to 9 months.
In 2007, a partnership formed with Children’s Hopechest to begin supporting children’s ministry at neighborhood care points across the nation. Over the past seven years, this partnership has provided a safe haven, food, and discipleship for a growing number of 6,000 orphans and vulnerable children.
Adventures: Swaziland partners with several surrounding neighborhood care points serving needy families in the area. The base hosts a local church, pre-school, community garden, sports fields, a medical clinic providing care to the community and free care to as many as 100 orphans per month. For more information, visit adventures.org/swaziland.