Your 2018 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

2018 – an incredible year; filled with many triumphs and tremendous joy! We are very blessed to be the connection between you and those that so desperately need you. THANK YOU for letting us be a part of your story.

2018 HIGHLIGHTS Together we served 180,029 people and distributed over 1.28 million lbs. of food!

EAST AFRICA

Nutritional Feeding Programs
• You served 113,316 people, including over 19,000 severely malnourished children, a total of 6,798,960 meals (1,170,870 lbs).

Health Programs
• You treated 37,780 patients.
• This includes 4,866 patients through the Hand of Hope Medical Mission Trip.

Child Sponsorship Programs
• You sponsored 91 children; 58 from the community, 24 from the Children’s Home, and 9 from your Refuge Homes.

Children’s Home
• You provided a loving home for 31 young girls left orphaned.

Refuge Home (for Sex Trafficking Victims)
• You provided a loving home for 38 girls and their 13 children.
• You assisted 8 girls through your Phase 2 Transition Program and 42 girls through other community-based programs.

Mercy Chapel
• You provided vocational education to 152 girls, of which 148 have now graduated and moved toward a better life.

Moving Forward In East Africa
So much has happened since we first began 17 years ago. You have moved Crisis Aid from providing essential crisis intervention, to also launching ongoing sustainability programs for the people you serve.

Breaking The Cycle Of Generational Abject Poverty
The TESIFA Project, a 4-pronged sustainability program, sits on 11 acres of land right in the heart of one of the most impoverished areas we serve. Its intertwined elements (Feeding Center, Medical Facility, Commercial / Training Dairy Farm, and Agricultural Demonstration Farm) are designed to educate, launch, and sustain the surrounding farmers and their communities for generations to come!

The Girls Village is a 4-tiered project (Girls’ Home, Children’s Center, Vocational School, and Commerce Building) that focuses on the ongoing future of the girls, once victims of sexual slavery, and their children.

UNITED STATES

Refuge Home (for Sex Trafficking Victims)
• You provided a safe and loving home for 24 girls, with 18 joining this year.
• You launched “crisis intervention” services with authorities.

Wings Love & Care Center
• You provided 11,597 people (4,404 families and 4,312 children) with 62,742 pounds of food through your Food Distribution Program.
• You provided 176 families a Thanksgiving meal and 116 families a Christmas meal.
• You provided 203 children with Christmas this year.

Volunteers (we could not do this without them)
• Over 209 volunteers donated their time and their resources.
• They gave 12,314 hours of service, saving thousands of dollars that we were able to apply to the programs.

Moving Forward In the United States
So much has happened since we opened the US Refuge Home and acquired Wings, Love & Care Center. Together, we expanded far beyond the walls that house these programs and are now proactively involved in the communities we serve.

In November 2018, Crisis Aid was invited to open an office in a local Police Station where most of the sex trafficked girls in your US Refuge Home come from. With these officers, we are also actively involved with children who are in extremely high-risk situations. We are also providing front line intervention for those who are already caught in the horrors of sex trafficking.

What a change you are starting to make in these communities that will be felt for generations to come!

Every number has a name, every name has a story, every story matters to God. 

— Perry Noble

GRAND TOTALS
2002 – 2018

• 2,538,726 people served
• 82,679,059 meals distributed
• 16,170,059 lbs of food distributed
• 506,948 medical care recipients

• 32 orphans in Children’s Home
• 1,100 sex trafficking victims helped
• 42 water wells
• 11 countries served worldwide

2018 AR Financial Report

2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Patrick Bradley, Chairman
President & CEO, Crisis Aid International

Susan Bradley, Vice President,
CFO, Crisis Aid International

Dane Welch D.D.S., Board Vice President
Dentist, private practice

Mike Lemp, Secretary
Executive Pastor, Life Church

Jerry Fitzgerald, Treasurer
Advertising Executive, self-employed

Chris Igo, Director
Engineer, Kimley-Horn & Associates

Mission Statement Crisis Aid’s mission is to assist in sustaining life, bring encouragement to those suffering and collaborate with other relief organizations in bringing necessary foods, materials and medicines to people in times of crisis, particularly where life and death situations exist. Demonstrating God’s love and care for people is our highest and most cherished goal.

Saving lives, saving souls, changing futures!
You have cared far beyond anything we could have ever imagined! Your love has brought HOPE to so many for the first time in their lives. Children on the brink of death are now healthy and whole because of you. Because of you, young girls who were once trapped in a life of sexual slavery have been rescued and are living a life they could never have dreamed possible. Together, we are transforming lives and whole communities for generations to come!

We thank God and you for your overwhelming generosity.

God Bless You,
Pat and Sue
Pat & Sue Bradley

PS: Your prayers and financial support are needed more than ever! Never underestimate what your faithfulness can accomplish! Thank you for continuing to be a critical part of our family.

To learn more, visit www.crisisaid.org

Crisis Aid is ranked in the top 2% of charities by Charity Navigator after receiving 9 consecutive 4-star ratings. We are a Platinum-level, top 1% viewed GuideStar Exchange participant, demonstrating our commitment to transparency. We are also accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and an active member of the Accord Network, Certified Graduate of Ministry Ventures‘ Group Coaching Program, as well as registered with the ACNC in Australia. Crisis Aid International is a public charity classified as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The tax ID number is 30-0060905

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The World I See – 2019 – Crisis Aid

The World I See

“I Don’t Know Why You [Rescued Me] But You Saved My Life.”

THANK YOU

One of the greatest needs a human being has is to know that they are loved.
That is what keeps bringing them back, sure the food is important but love is more important. To us we may be building a building, or giving food, or drilling a water well — but to them: it is a miracle.  Often times things look impossible…but for us, we ask: “but how are we going to do this.”
“REFUSE TO DO NOTHING” 

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Crisis Aid is ranked in the top 2% of charities by Charity Navigator after receiving 9 consecutive 4-star ratings. We are a Platinum-level, top 1% viewed GuideStar Exchange participant, demonstrating our commitment to transparency. We are also accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and an active member of the Accord Network, Certified Graduate of Ministry Ventures‘ Group Coaching Program, as well as registered with the ACNC in Australia. Crisis Aid International is a public charity classified as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The tax ID number is 30-0060905

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U.S. Refuge Home – A Taskforce Impact

Taskforce US Refuge

Crisis Aid is one of a few organizations in the world which have a physical full-time presence in a police department to support victims of sex trafficking.

I had given up. I had prayed for God to make sure my family knew I loved them. Because I knew I’m gonna die here and my family is never going to know what happened so me.” “But you guys helped me get out. You saved my life, you actually saved my life.”   — Karen

Since December 2012, through our U.S. Refuge Home, our partners have enabled us to help more than 170 girls rescued from sexual slavery.

Every single day Crisis Aid is working hand in hand with law enforcement, medical professionals and other community first responders to offer safety, healing, and support to these precious young girls. Together, we are providing them a brand new life!

Sex trafficking is not just street crime. Victims today are now targeted through social media. They are wooed, then manipulated and coerced to the point of forced sexual slavery.

In response, we have expanded our crisis intervention services with an office located in a specialized police unit that investigates sex trafficking. We now work with victims the moment they are identified with emotional support, safety planning, and identifying resources they desperately need.

The increased advocacy plays a vital role in the solution to ending sex trafficking but we need your help.

With more girls in need of being rescued, we need more space to provide a safe home and give these precious girls hope, healing, and restoration.

“REFUSE TO DO NOTHING”

Crisis Aid is ranked in the top 2% of charities by Charity Navigator after receiving 9 consecutive 4-star ratings. We are a Platinum-level, top 1% viewed GuideStar Exchange participant, demonstrating our commitment to transparency. We are also accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and an active member of the Accord Network, Certified Graduate of Ministry Ventures‘ Group Coaching Program, as well as registered with the ACNC in Australia. Crisis Aid International is a public charity classified as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The tax ID number is 30-0060905

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The Tesifa Project

Tesifa Dairy Barn
Tesifa Land 2018

The Answer To Abject Poverty Is Here

 

It seems like just yesterday we were starting off with a 2-pound bag of rice, determined to do more than just watch as people literally starve to death. You took up that challenge with us, and look where we are today over 2.4 million people served worldwide! And all because of YOU!

The dream does not stop here. It continues to grow and to expand far beyond today.  It reaches into the lives of these precious people for years to come. We are determined to help the people of East Africa make a permanent “life-giving” change for themselves and their families. Our goal is to provide them with opportunities they never had.

Asha

Asha’s Death From Starvation Broke Us

THE NEED

As you know, abject poverty consumes the eastern region of Africa where we work. We see it every day; children at risk of starvation. This was the cruel reality we saw when we first met Asha. Her death from starvation broke something in us, and the phrase refuse to do nothing took on a stronger, more urgent meaning. We began to see the root cause of this issue clearer than ever before.

Addressing abject poverty is not just about feeding, it is about changing the culture. The people in this region have lived in extreme poverty for so long, they don’t even know there is another way of life. But there is.

No parent should ever have to watch their child die from starvation!

 

THE VISION 

THE TESIFA PROJECT

Crisis Aid’s vision is to bring an end to abject poverty in this region of East Africa. Our objective is to provide opportunities to people who literally have none; giving them a better way of life through a sustainability program known as the Tesifa Project. This is a multifaceted, long-term project designed to create jobs and operate as a comprehensive training program for agriculture and dairy. It will also provide the Tesifa Project with an income stream to offset operational costs.

Through the Tesifa Project, Crisis Aid’s staff in East Africa will work with the people in this region. They will Show them, Teach them, and Walk alongside them as they learn how to work effectively within the fields of both agriculture and dairy. Once this is accomplished, those in the program will be provided with their own starter calves and high-quality starter plants. This will eventually branch out to neighboring villages through a cooperative (co-op) structure.

Now the transformation begins; a new way of life for the people and their families for generations to come.

Dairy Barn

Barn For Dairy Cows

Watch The Answer Come To Life

 

WHERE WE ARE TODAY 

The components of the Tesifa Project are; an existing Feeding Program, a Medical & Stabilization Clinic, a Dairy Operation, and an Agricultural Demonstration Farm. To date:

  • 15 acres of land associated with the feeding program has been purchased.
  •  Water well is being dug: projected to be completed by the end of the year
  • Dairy Barn that will hold 40 dairy cows has been constructed
  • 12 heads of cattle have been purchased
  • Bio-Gas system is now operational
  • Engineering Company has been hired and is looking at the existing land for placement and design of the medical clinic. This will include a 5-year growth plan toward a fully operational pediatric hospital and surgical unit

 

THE GOAL 

By the end of 2018, our goal is to raise all of the necessary funds for construction of the free medical clinic’s first phase. It is vitally important to stabilize the children in this region while the remaining elements are being put into place.  

But we need your help. We are asking that you search your heart, and to be a part of their solution. Please help us build the Medical Clinic these children so desperately need. There is no financial gift too small or too big! Every gift matters.

Every amount above and beyond this goal will go toward the 2019 plan:  

  • Phase 1 of the Medical Clinic completed and operational.
  • Dairy barn with 40 cows.
  • The first phase of the agricultural project started clearing the land and putting healthy coffee trees and rotation crops in.

Producing change for generations to come will not be easy. But it is possible. Working together in unison, we can make it a reality. How exciting it will be when we can give you an update on all of the lives you have changed through the Tesifa Project.

WILL YOU GIVE TODAY?

We thank God for you every day and pray His richest blessings on you.  Never doubt, you have made a tremendous impact on this world by continuing to refuse to do nothing!  

God Bless You
Pat & Sue Bradley
Founders, Crisis Aid International

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Crisis Aid is ranked in the top 2% of charities by Charity Navigator after receiving 9 consecutive 4-star ratings. We are a Platinum-level, top 1% viewed GuideStar Exchange participant, demonstrating our commitment to transparency. We are also accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and an active member of the Accord Network, Certified Graduate of Ministry Ventures‘ Group Coaching Program, as well as registered with the ACNC in Australia. Crisis Aid International is a public charity classified as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The tax ID number is 30-0060905

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Adam Wainwright’s Big League Impact 2nd Annual Sing Off and Karaoke Challenge 2018

Adam Wainwright

Join us as we celebrate the new year with St. Louis Cardinals pitcher, Adam Wainwright’s 2nd Annual Karaoke Signoff, and raise money for Crisis Aid. Presented by Dave and Buster’s St. Louis and IHEART MEDIA.

Come watch ADAM WAINWRIGHT and some of St. Louis’ best karaoke performers perform on stage! You can win door prizes, autographs and the chance to sing a duet with Adam himself! 50% of all funds received will be donated to Big League Impact St. Louis. Grab your tickets before they sell out and “Together we will all make a Big League Impact”.
 
Crisis Aid International is excited about partnering with Adam Wainwright and Big League Impact again this year!!!


Together, with some music, friends, partners, and family – we are making a difference!

Will you join us?

DATE AND TIME
Friday, January 12, 2018
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

LOCATION
Dave & Buster’s
13857 Riverport Drive
Maryland Heights, MO 63043

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

Event Details: Ten singers from around St. Louis will be competing against each other for $1,000 and the title of 2018 BIG LEAGUE IMPACT ST. LOUIS SING OFF WINNER! To enter the singing challenge, tweet or Facebook out your audition video to: @bigleagueimpact with #BLISingOff2018. Adam and his team will pick the10 contestants. Last year’s competition was a blast and almost 50k was raised for charities.

 
VIP tickets are on sale and include access to the VIP area. In addition, the VIP PACKAGE will include an appetizer buffet, 2 premium drink tickets and a $30 Power card with UNLIMITED VIDEO PLAY
 
 
GENERAL ADMISSION tickets are $25.00 and will get you in the door for a
chance to sing your way into the competition or just have fun watching the
live stream of the event!! In addition, you will also receive a $10 SUPERCHARGED power card!
 
 
Dave & Buster’s will be donating 50% of the ticket sales to Big League
Impact St. Louis to help save lives in St. Louis and around the globe!
 

Australian Embassy gives freedom to girls held captive in sex trafficking in East Africa

2017 Graduates

Australian Embassy gives freedom to girls held captive in sex trafficking in East Africa

The Australian Embassy gifted grants to Crisis Aid to directly support vocational education and life training skills to hundreds of girls trapped in sex trafficking within an East African red light district. 

These girls are forced to sell their bodies every night in order to survive and provide for their family. Often the children are forced to sleep under the bed while their mom works every night. During the day girls attend Mercy Chapel Vocational Training Center in order to gain the skills, confidence, health, and hope in order to begin a new life.

Since 2006 Crisis Aid has been providing refuge, training, counseling, and healthcare services to these girls. More than 600 girls to-date have been assisted. Now because of this grant and the gifts of others, more girls can be saved, have hope, be trained, and thrive in a new life beyond their unimaginable past.

Thank you for partnering with us to Save Lives, Save Souls, and Change Futures.

Visit our Australian Office’s website: http://icaaus.org/

Are you an Australian Citizen? Donate here to support Crisis Aid’s efforts in East Africa.

Ministry Ventures Certified 2018

Ministry Venture Certified 2018

Ministry Venture Certified 2018November 16, 2017

Pat Bradley
Crisis Aid International P.O. Box 510167
St. Louis, MO 63151 www. crisisaid.org

Dear Pat Bradley,

Crisis Aid International has graduated from Ministry Ventures’ Group Coaching Program. Congratulations! You and your staff have successfully completed the 15 modules of Best Practices and Ministry Mastery Coaching. You have completed a Ministry Overview and Fundraising Plan. More importantly, you have established a ministry that is ready for even greater growth and Kingdom impact.

We are proud of you and what you have accomplished!
We look forward to many years of serving in the Kingdom with you.

Sincerely,

Michael Flink Executive Director

 

Read More: Crisis Aid International Approval Letter 2017


Most ministries spend a great deal of money and me on basic administrative and organizational issues – business issues that are unfamiliar to the ministry leader and issues in areas where the leader is probably not gi ed. Each ministry will go through several stages, and Ministry Ventures wants to walk with you through each stage of your success, regardless of where you are right now!

Ministry Ventures creates relational environments that mature leaders in ministry Best Practices of Ministry Model, Fundraising, Board of Directors, Administrator and Prayer.

“We have found that Ministries completing this certification process have a higher rate of success, become better funded, and are well grounded in organizational systems. They have an effective ministry plan, an active board, and a prayer strategy in place after the certification process. We expect MINISTRY MASTERY™ Certification to be the benchmark to which ministries will want to aspire.”  – Hugh O. Maclellan, Jr., The Maclellan Foundation

 

The MINISTRY MASTERY® program provides intensive coaching and support in the Best Practices and connection to an extensive community of mentors and peers. This focus on fundamentals helps ministry leaders achieve greater impact and position their ministries for growth. In The Emyth Revisited, Michal Gerber notes the need to work “on” the ministry as well as “in” the ministry. Our role is to help leaders work “on” the ministry to further the work of their ministries.

MV certified ministries operate their ministries with excellence.
Donors and investors view this certification as an indication of positive stewardship
of their resources. Your specific training in the 5 Best Practices equips you to advance God’s kingdom through your ministry. Ministries leaders can build strong foundations for successful ministry by learning and applying the Five Best Practices:

1. Ministry Model – Clarifying the organizational mission, model, and message and establishing Outcome Based Evalua on goals based on this clarity

2. Fundraising – Fully fund all of the ministry’s short-term financial needs and plan for long-term sustainability

3. Board – Develop a fully engaged board filling key roles to effectively fulfill your vision

4. Administration – Develop and implement systems for management ease, maximum impact and IRS compliance

5. Prayer – Establish a prayer team and strategy for focused spiritual covering and ministry breakthrough

 

Read More: Certification Overview 2017