Financial Accountability & Annual Reports

accountability annual reports“So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.” Romans 14:12 (NIV)

At Reach A Village, we are fully committed to proper governance, financial oversight, transparency and truthful communication.

Because we are accountable to both our donors and to God, Reach A Village believes that responsible and transparent use of funds is vitally important. Our annual financial statements are reviewed by a certified public accountant (CPA.) Our annual report is posted online, and copies of current form 990 are available upon written request.

We are committed to being good stewards of the gifts you entrust to us. Reach A Village strives to keep administrative costs low so that as many resources as possible go toward reaching villages for Christ and fulfilling the Great Commission. Approximately 93 percent of funds received in 2019 went directly to ministry-related activities. 

Reach A Village is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with an independent board of directors. Contributions are tax-deductible, to the extent of the law. We do not sell or rent our donor information.

We are in the process of upgrading our accounting programs and financial oversight processes to apply for membership with the ECFA. This is being done through the services of an independant CPA with over 35 years of non-profit and ministry experience.

"You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love." Galatians 5:13

As 2019 came to a close, we celebrated the many fresh reminders of God's goodness! 2019 has been a wonderful year of ministry, and we thank you for your faithful gifts and prayers. Together, we serve our God — the author of salvation and the giver of freedom to those who seek Him.

Together, we worked to share the Gospel and reach people in 2,230 more unreached villages. Together, we thank God for the 222,612 new believers who found unprecedented freedom in committing their lives to Jesus Christ! On average, for every $10.54 you gave, one person made a commitment to Christ, completed a Bible study series and is now participating in a house church.

With your help:

  • Our ministry partners in Thailand experienced the largest baptism celebration on a single day in the country’s history.
  • Our ministry partners in Cambodia continue their plan to reach every one of the more than 13,000 villages within the next five years.
  • Derek in Poland, who had attempted suicide three times, is now a follower of Jesus and shares the Gospel with prison inmates as part of the largest prison ministry in his nation.

The annual report also tells about some incredible opportunities that God provided to share about our ministry. Reach A Village was featured in Christianity Today, AFA Journal, One-on-One With Ed Stetzer and on WDJC radio in Birmingham, Alabama. 

As you read the Reach A Village 2019 Annual Report, "Called to Be Free," thank God for the many people who are now your brothers and sisters in Christ because of your faithful giving. We thank God for you.

Serving Christ Together,
Robert Craft
Founder and President

“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Luke 19:10

I am pleased to share our 2018 Annual Report with you. Over the past year, Reach A Village ministry partners in 21 countries followed in Jesus’ footsteps, seeking the lost and carrying the message of salvation to over 2,000 villages. God blessed their efforts for His glory, and nearly 159,000 people began their journey with Jesus as a result!
 
You will meet Da Reach, a teenager in Cambodia who was headed down a destructive path when ministry partners showed him the way to Jesus; Vartan, a sad, abandoned boy in Armenia who learned that the Lord will never leave him; and Anichka, a Ukraine war refugee, who discovered that life without God in it “is like living without air!” You also won’t want to miss an update on the incredible movement of the Holy Spirit in Thailand.
 
God used your support and prayers to help accomplish these amazing stories of transformation. A new feature in this report shows the tremendous impact you make with your giving. For example, on average, one person was reached with the Gospel for $2.53!
 
As you read, I hope you will reflect on and rejoice over what the Lord has done through your partnership with Reach A Village in 2018. God bless you.
 
Serving Christ Together,
Robert Craft
Founder and President

Jesus Is Still Working Today!

“My mouth will tell of your righteous deeds, of your saving acts all day long – though I know not how to relate them all.”  Psalm 71:15

Each year, it is my privilege to share our annual report with you and to tell about some of His saving acts – though we could never begin to relate them all. During the past year, 138,537 people found salvation in Jesus Christ!

A runaway named Hlaing in Myanmar discovered that Jesus is closer than any friend or family member. Steven, a homeless man in Ukraine, learned that God could love, and forgive, even someone like him. These are just two of the stories of the Lord’s saving acts that you will see in the report.

We can also never begin to thank you enough for your faithful prayers and support of this ministry. With your help, our international ministry partners in over 20 countries were able to share the Gospel with over 900,000 people and start more than 1,500 new churches this year!

As you read our 2017 Annual Report, please join us in celebrating all of the ways that Jesus is still working today! 

Serving Christ Together,
Robert Craft
Founder and President

P.S. Please feel free to share this report with your family, friends, pastor and missions committee. Someone from Reach A Village would be happy to come and speak about the ministry.

Reaching the Least of These

We are pleased once again to share with you the amazing things that God has done around the world through your support of Reach A Village over the past year.

If we are truly followers of Christ, then we will also have a heart for the things that matter most to Him. Throughout the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ ministry here on earth, story after story shows His passion for going into different villages to reach the lost (Mark 1:38) and His compassion for people who were the forgotten or outcasts of society.

Throughout our 2016 Annual Report, you will see the heart of Jesus reflected in the way our international ministry partners have taken the Good News to unreached people and villages and cared for those who are poor, disabled, broken-hearted and imprisoned.

Our partners shared the Gospel with more than 866,000 people during the past year, and over 124,000 accepted Christ as Lord! In addition, 1,355 new church fellowships were started.

I can’t thank you enough for the part you have played in making this happen. Because of your prayers and financial support, the least of these brothers and sisters know that they are precious in God’s sight!

Serving Christ Together,
Robert Craft

“Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.”
Psalm 34:8

We at Reach A Village are privileged to have the opportunity to reflect and celebrate God's goodness as we prepare our annual ministry report to you, our faithful partners. There is so much to celebrate! Through your support, the efforts of our dedicated international ministry partners, and the work of the Holy Spirit, 137,812 people around the world accepted Christ as their Savior in 2015!

We are also moved by God’s goodness when we hear about ministry partners in Cambodia who are barely out of their teens themselves but are leading a thriving children’s ministry. Their work has already led to a new church being planted!

We rejoice that, through our ministry endeavors, hundreds of thousands of people have been given the opportunity to take refuge in Him during the past year. We particularly think of our ministry partners in Macedonia who have provided food and shared the Word and the hope of Jesus with Syrian refugees pouring through their country.

Please click this link to see these stories and others, as well as ministry statistics in our 2015 Annual Report. I know that you will be encouraged and inspired!

May you taste and see the Lord’s goodness and find your refuge in Him throughout the coming year.

Serving Christ Together,
Robert Craft
President