2020 Annual Report
Friends of CMF,
This year was unlike any other, but at CMF we continued to see God’s faithfulness.
In 2020, I saw amazing CMF missionaries and local Christian partners around the world adjust to meet the needs in their communities. I relearned that we have amazing CMF office staff in the U.S. who worked with the flexibility we normally expect from our missionaries to keep everything going smoothly.
I also relearned that we have amazing partners like you who continued to partner with us in uncertain economic times so that CMF ministries could continue to operate. Most of our missionaries remained in their ministry locations and continued their work with resources made available through our CMF Covid-19 relief and Where Needed Most giving efforts. Thank you!
Here are some of my highlights in our 2020 Annual Report:
- Our CMF Globalscope campus ministry reached the 20-year milestone! That’s 20 years of reaching university students and introducing them to Jesus!
- There are 59 new CMF missionary recruits preparing for field service, the most we’ve have had in five years!
- We continue to grow in our understanding of mission from everywhere to everywhere, as more CMF missionaries from outside the U.S. are called to serve with us. This is an exciting work that God is doing: those discipled in CMF ministries are themselves responding to God’s call to go and serve.
- Once again, nearly 50 churches were planted through CMF ministries. That brings us to more than 300 new churches in the last three years.
- We navigated a successful transition to a new phase of partnership with MOHI that will help both CMF and MOHI grow in the years ahead. We helped MOHI build a new non-profit organization in the U.S. that will be completely dedicated to MOHI support and growth.
As you read through our Annual Report, I pray that you will find your own highlights of the ways God worked as we partnered together in God’s mission in 2020. I’m so grateful for faithful partners like you that support all that all we do through CMF!
Peace of Christ,
CMF Executive Director
CMF + MOHI: An evolving partnership
Seventeen years ago, CMF missionaries began partnering with Mary and Wallace Kamau in a holistic, community-based preschool for 50 children in Nairobi, Kenya. At the time, we never imagined the transformational path God would lead us down through this partnership. In 2020, we celebrated the creation of MOHI’s own dedicated team in the U.S., now separate from CMF, to serve the needs of MOHI’s growing programs ministering to the families and communities of more than 21,000 children.
As our partnership evolves, we celebrate how CMF missionaries will continue to be a vital part of MOHI ministries for years to come. Over the next 10 years, MOHI plans to be in multiple countries, starting churches and schools that reach the communities of 100,000 children, and CMF missionaries will be part of the teams that help make this vision a reality.
We will also continue to partner with MOHI on specific projects. One such project, led by CMF missionaries Keith and Kathy Ham, is to open a Discovery Discipleship Camp off the Kenyan coast. The camp will provide MOHI students with the chance to see God’s goodness through creation while participating in an intentional discipleship curriculum that invites them to explore creation care. In another current project, CMF and MOHI are partners in the development of a Sports Ministry and playing fields that will provide safe space for children in the slums to play and be discipled through a biblical-based sports curriculum.
MOHI’s story is a perfect example of the increased ministry potential when God’s people come together in true partnership — missionaries and local Christian leaders serving out of their giftedness and calling, and supporters like you generously giving to God’s work through Christian organizations like CMF and MOHI. From 50 children in 2004 to 21,000 children today, the ripple effects of transformation through our partnership will be seen for decades.
Meet the CMF missionaries who serve with MOHI!
Go here for more information about the MOHI transition.
Celebrating Globalscope in 2020!
Our Stewardship of Your Gifts
CMF seeks to foster your trust by wisely managing the resources you invest in this ministry and by being transparent in reporting on how your ministry funds are used and the ministry impact you made. Thanks for your partnership and for the role you play in CMF’s mission.
Total Expenses: $20,885,844
Total Revenue: $23,890,873
2020 By the Numbers
723 CHURCH PARTNERS
16,966 INDIVIDUAL PARTNERS
388 AUXILIARY PARTNERS
49 NEW CHURCH PARTNERS
18,077 TOTAL PARTNERS
200 CONTRIBUTORS TO YEAR-END GIVING OPPORTUNITY
$120,470.58 TOTAL GIVEN TO YEAR-END GIVING OPPORTUNITY
OUR NEW TEAMMATES
35 RECRUITS RAISING SUPPORT
11 NEW RECRUITS ON THE FIELD
9 FORMER REACH INTERNS & EXCHANGE STUDENT ALUMNI RAISING SUPPORT
Our church-planting ministries
3,000 PEOPLE WHO RECEIVE WATER FROM 6 WELLS DUG IN ETHIOPIA
98,733 PATIENTS TREATED BY COMMUNITY HEALTH PARTNERS IN KENYA
1,368 FOOD BOXES DISTRIBUTED FOR COVID RELIEF IN MEXICO
48 NEW CHURCH PLANTS
2,577 DISCOVERY BIBLE STUDIES
63 ATTENDEES AT CREATION CARE CAMP IN WEST AFRICA
1,066 OPPORTUNITIES TO SHARE THE GOSPEL & SPIRITUAL CONVERSATIONS IN ENGLAND
151 YOUNG WOMEN SERVED BY EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM IN THE IVORY COAST
$114,136.36 SAVED IN MALAWI BY 2,116 PEOPLE IN VILLAGE SAVINGS & LOAN GROUPS
115 TREES PLANTED AT CREATION CARE CAMP IN WEST AFRICA
847 PATIENTS (includes 31 children) ON ARVs AT THE IVORY COAST PIM CLINIC
100% PASS RATE ON NATIONAL EXAM FOR SPONSORED CHILDREN IN TANZANIA
103 FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS SERVED IN THAILAND
55 YOUNG WOMEN IN BIBLE STUDY IN JUVENILE DETENTION IN THAILAND
4,824 PEOPLE COUNSELED FOR HIV TESTING IN THE IVORY COAST PIM CLINIC
70 NEW DISCOVERY BIBLE STUDY GROUPS IN MEXICO
Our Globalscope International Campus ministries
910 NEW STUDENTS IN ONLINE OR IN-PERSON EVENTS
23 INTERNATIONAL TEAMMATES (32% of total Globalscopers)
12 COLLEGE STUDENTS COMMITTED TO FOLLOW JESUS
501 STUDENTS DISCIPLED IN MINISTRIES
72 CAMPUS MINISTERS
Our ministries to the poor
102 FAMILIES RECEIVED FOOD RELIEF IN SOUTH ASIA
14,916 POUNDS OF FOOD DISTRIBUTED IN SOUTH ASIA
22 DISCOVERY BIBLE STUDY GROUPS LAUNCHED IN SOUTH ASIA
20 PASTORS IN TRAINING IN SOUTH ASIA
590 HOMES RECEIVING COVID RELIEF FOOD (20 communities) IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
2 TONS OF RICE DISTRIBUTED FOR COVID RELIEF IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
2,000 PASTORS SERVING IN SOUTH ASIA
43 MIDDLE EASTERN REFUGEE CHILDREN SPONSORED & EDUCATED AT A CHRISTIAN SCHOOL IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
CMF board members visit our teams on the field
Our board of directors is composed of volunteers who represent our partner churches.
Board member Warren Miller and his wife Anne met with church planters in Tanzania in 2014.
Board member Ron Kastens visited the Globalscope ministry El Pozo in Puebla, Mexico, in February 2020.
Board Member Nancy Pace made a friend in Southeast Asia during a visit in 2014.
Board Member Drew Depler was part of a mission trip to Turkana, Kenya, in June of 2011. The team built a school, drilled some wells and Drew had the privilege of preaching.
Board member Liz Acosta was part of a 15-member team that traveled to Cuba in March 2020.
Board Member David Case, his wife Julie, Randy and Tina Senz and Julie Carrasco made several home visits in the Mathare Valley slum of Kenya in 2015.
Board Member Kristen Hodge organized a group fundraising hike of Mount Kilimanjaro to benefit the MOHI Sports Ministry.
Board Member Dale Sachtleben helped register MOHI students and staff for dental and medical treatments, as part of a church mission trip.
Board member Craig Hanson met his sponsored child at Missions of Hope International in Kenya in 2016.
- Bob Clemens is a retired executive who serves as the Finance Committee Chair and on the Advancement Committee.
- Drew Depler works for Christian Financial Resources and serves on the Finance and Advancement committees.
- Rick Grover is the Lead Pastor at East 91st Street Christian Church and serves as Board Secretary and on the Board Governance and Programs committees.
- Craig Hanson serves at Connection Pointe Christian Church and is a member of the Finance and Programs committees.
- Kristen Hodge works for National Bank of Indianapolis and serves as Advancement Committee Chair and on the Finance Committee.
- Jennifer Johnson serves at Johnson University and is on the Board Governance and Programs committees.
- Ron Kastens works at Milligan University and is on the Board Governance and Advancement committees.
- Warren Miller, a retired physician, is Governance Committee Chair and also serves on the Programs Committee.
- Bryan Myers serves as Senior Pastor at Academy Christian Church and is on the Board Governance and Programs committees.
- Nancy Pace is a retired physician who serves as Board Chair/Executive Committee Chair. She is also on the Board Governance and Advancement committees.
- Julie Ronde is a CPA and serves on the Finance and Programs committees.
- Dale Sachtleben is a retired executive and serves on the Finance and Programs committees.
- Jeff Swaney is a staff member at Eastside Christian Church and serves as Programs Committee Chair and on the Board Governance and Programs committees.
- Liz Acosta is a staff member at Mountain Christian Church and serves on the Board Governance and Advancement committees.
- Carlos Franco is a business owner and serves on the Finance and Programs committees.
- David Case is Lead Pastor at Northwest Christian Church and serves on the Finance and Programs committees.
Associate Board Members
- Jim Donovan is a professor at Point University and serves on the Board Governance and Advancement committees.
- Greg Johnson serves as Pastor at Antioch Christian Church and on the Board Governance and Advancement committees.
- Roy Lawson is Senior Associate Pastor at Northwest Christian Church and serves on the Board Governance and Advancement committees.
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