The following is from our 2010 Annual Report,
published on March 31, 2011. Printed copies are available by emailing
your physical address to us.
Move to Assurance is a 501(3)c ministry supported
by your donations. We are grateful for the supporters God has
provided. Thank you!
The following are our financial guiding principles:
we will handle our finances in an open, transparent way, based
on Biblical stewardship principles and in a manner that glorifies
2010 was a year of growth and change for MTA. God
expanded our ministry both within the U.S., as well as in other
countries. The Lord provided all we needed, even providing for
the surprises in 2010.
|2010 Support Received:
||( $ 8,165.41)
|Carry Over from 2009
|2010 Year-End Cash Balance
At the end of the year we had a $400 obligation
in support that need to go to missionaries, but had not been sent
yet. So our actual final balance of available funds at the end
of 2010 was $87.98.
How Gods money was used in 2010
|Missions Outside the U.S.
Notes: In 2010 we had no expenses for fundraising, salaries,
internet access, office, travel within the U.S. or phone. Overhead
was higher than normal as a result of the expenses resulting from
the change in our name and because we purchased a new printer.
To summarize the ministry of Move To Assurance: we do evangelism,
discipleship, training and we serve others - wherever God calls
us to go.
Foreign Missions: Our goal is to equip and assist local ministries
to reach the people in their country. We are also working to develop/translate
resources for use in evangelism and discipleship. In 2010 we primarily
were working in Russia and Indonesia.
"My Name will be great among the nations."- Malachi 1:11
Evangelism: We are directly involved in
street evangelism, internet evangelism, personal evangelism,
preaching and sharing the gospel in any location.
Another major part of our evangelism ministry
is to encourage, train, equip and lead others in going out to
share the gospel. In the U.S. we are currently working with
and training people from five churches.
Although the major portion of money went to missions
in 2010 , the majority of our time went to evangelism -- proclaiming
with your mouth does not cost many dollars.
Teaching & DVDs: In addition to teaching
evangelism we have an apologetics ministry designed for strengthening
believers. We teach about Genesis, other religions and spiritual
growth. Our main focus is Genesis because understanding Genesis
is the foundation for understanding the gospel, and it is the
#1 target of our secular culture.
"always be ready to make a defense to
everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is
in you." - 1 Peter 3:15
Our discipleship ministry: it is hard
to separate training from discipleship, as discipleship includes
training. In addition to training we supply materials such as
DVDs, books, tracts and tools for evangelism. In 2010 we shipped
these throughout the U.S. as well as to Russia, India, Mexico
We feel this is a critical part of our ministry.
Other countries do not have the resources we have in the U.S.
Particularly resources for new believers. For example, in Russia
John MacArthurs ministry is training pastors and translating
the books pastors need. But there are few resources for the
believer in pew. Our dream and prayer is that we might provide
a few of the books, videos and other resources that believers
Serving: This area is difficult to describe
because it is more of an attitude than a set of specific tasks.
Our desire is that we always have the attitude of a servant
and that we lend a hand to do what we can when we see someone
"For even the Son of Man did not come
to be served, but to serve...." - Mark 10:45
This column provides supplemental information to the information
included in our printed annual report (the column to the
In 2010 over 25 Move To Assurance volunteers shared the gospel
with an estimated 220 people and shared tracts with over 7,500
We do not keep records showing how many became Christians as
that is in God's hands. However every now and then we are blessed
to be present when God saves someone, or we receive a note from
someone who began trusting in Christ. For example, in 2010 we
received an email from Sergy in Russia.
I had shared the Gospel with Sergy during a trip to Russia
in 2006, and had left him with a Bible. I had also given him
my email address. Out of the blue I received an email from Sergy
in August 2010. He had been reading the Bible all that time
and had become a Christian.
Additional Notes On Our Financial Information
Missions Outside the U.S. - We operate on a cash accounting
basis. For 2010 that resulted in the number for Missions Outside
The U.S. being higher than normal because the airfare for
a January 2011 trip to Indonesia was purchased in in October 2010.
The number for Missions Outside The U.S. includes two
short term trips for which our expenses were just the airfare:
Russia in October 2011 and Indonesia in January 2011. It also
includes support for full-time missionaries in Russia and Indonesia.
The Missions Outside The U.S. budget also includes the
costs for discipleship materials we send to other countries
as a part of our follow-up after returning from a trip.
U.S. Evangelism - This part of our budget is spent mostly
for gospel tracts and Bibles. It also includes the cost of postage
for mailing tracts. A small part of it is used to supply things
such as water for our evangelism volunteers on hot summer days.
Discipleship (U.S.) - A major portion of our discipleship
ministry involves providing books, DVDs and CDs at no cost. The
types of materials we supply include Randy Alcorn's Why Pro
Life? and Ray Comfort & Kirt Cameron's "The School
Of Biblical Evangelism" and a textbook called "Science
vs. Evolution." And, of course, we provide Bibles. Our
normal inventory of Bibles includes English, Russian, Spanish,
and Arabic versions. We are adding Chinese in 2011.
Our discipleship ministry also involves significant one-on-one
discipleship, and includes preaching and teaching. There is
no financial cost to MTA associated with this.
Video Production - In 2010 the Age Of The Earth
DVD was completed. We distributed about 200 free copies of our
all our videos combined. Distribution was limited by our ability
to make copies, which was a one-by-one manual process. In 2010
we acquired a new computer printer that has the ability to also
print DVD and CD disks. This made producing DVDs faster and
In 2011 we acquired a disk duplicator that allows us to automatically
and rapidly copy disks. Now that we have a printer and a disk
duplicator by the end of March 2011 we had already given out twice
as many DVDs as we did in all of 2010.
We do have a need for a new video camera, and pray that - Lord
willing - we'll be able to obtain one in 2011.
Web Sites - We were able to get the new MTA web site,
that you are at now, online in 2010. We have six other web sites
that need upgrading that we've not had time to work on in 2010.
The costs for our internet ministry include domain registration
fees, hosting costs and costs for purchasing stock photography.
Overhead - All of our overhead is covered by our volunteers
paying their own expenses and using their own materials. Our phone
service is provided free by Google Voice (there will be a fee
for Google voice starting in 2012.) Postage is covered by a donation
of over $900 in postage that we received in 2009.
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean
on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and
he will make straight your paths." -- Proverbs 3:5-6
Salaries - All staff are self-supporting. We do not pay
salaries nor provide compensation of any kind. Everyone at MTA
is a volunteer who raises their own support.
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