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 89 percent of funds received in 2021 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.

As of October 2020, we have been approved to join the ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability). If you would like to make a donation by mail, please click here to download a form.

Since Reach A Village began ministry in 2012, we have seen many changes and challenges in our world. The internet has enabled us to be aware of world events almost instantly. These events often impact Gospel ministry efforts in the countries involved. Wars, pandemics, terrorist attacks and violence have dominated the headlines.

Take heart! The Gospel is still victorious and still going forth into the unreached villages of the world.

Attached for your review is the 2022 Annual Report of Reach A Village. As you read its pages, we trust you will be informed, inspired and encouraged to find out what your partnership in the Gospel is doing around the world. You will find

  • testimonies of people changed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ
  • updates on ministry in war-torn areas of our world
  • faithful servants who keep this ministry alive
  • ministry results for the past 10 years
  • and so much more!

To paraphrase the Apostle Paul’s words in Philippians 1:3–5, we thank God for you and your partnership with Reach A Village. From your first gift to your receiving this report now, we are confident that God is carrying to completion the good work He began in you. Part of that work is our partnership with you in sharing the Gospel worldwide.

With a grateful heart,
Bob Craft
Founder and President

(Update 11/27/22)

Since the publishing of this report, Mikhail "Misha" Igorevich has gone to join his precious Savior. Misha was on the cover, and some of his story is shared on pages 8-10. Though we are deeply saddened that his earthly life has come to an end, we are incredibly grateful for his life and many years of faithful service to the Lord. Please pray for his family, friends and ministry partners. 

We have the opportunity to see and celebrate God’s miracles in the midst of the chaos of our current world situation! Yet our times are not unlike those of Apostle Paul and the other new believers when the Church began.

God called them to go to new places. They often left behind loved ones to boldly share their faith with people who needed to hear about Jesus. God calls our ministry partners to do the same. This year, they faced extraordinary challenges, but remained faithful and celebrated extraordinary victories. I’m sure Paul and his ministry team would be able to relate.

In the pages of Reach A Village’s 2021 Annual Report, you will find testimonies, ministry results and so much more to confirm the miracles of faith that are happening worldwide. You will hear about:

  • Sister Jocelyn, an extraordinary woman fulfilling an extraordinary call, who continued her outreach to children and families through Values Education in the Philippines
  • Hundreds of new believers who were baptized in a one-day baptism event in Thailand, setting a new record for that country
  • Incredible ministry results from around the globe, including 1,866 new churches started and 95,649 new believers in Jesus Christ

We thank the Lord for the commitment of our ministry partners around the world. We also thank you for your faithful commitment to God and this ministry.

Continuing God's Kingdom work,
Robert Craft
Founder and President

We made it to the end of 2020! Many of the most positive, life-changing milestones of this year won’t be recorded for future generations. That is one reason we feel compelled to share victories for God’s Kingdom with you in Reach A Village’s 2020 annual report.

This year had the potential for spiritual and economic defeat like we have never seen before. But thanks to your gifts and prayers, Reach A Village raised more funds than in any previous year. Although the pandemic caused even more funding requests from the field, your faithfulness has truly blessed our courageous ministry partners with their most critical needs.

Their ministry in 2020 alone resulted in:

  • 294,589 believers who came to know Jesus as their Savior and Lord.
  • 1,747 house churches where new believers gathered for worship and encouragement.
  • 1,276,815 Scriptures provided, which includes Bibles, New Testaments, Study Bibles, children’s materials and Scripture portions.

Even in the midst of a pandemic, our ministry partners faithfully persevered. As you see the Gospel’s impact in this 2020 annual report, open your heart to hear the voice of Jesus saying:

“With man this is impossible,
but with God all things are possible.”
Matthew 19:26

Serving Christ Together,
Robert Craft
Founder and President

"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