YOU MAKE IN THE MISSION FIELD
2015 ANNUAL REPORT
IT ALL BEGAN
Because of you:
people for Christ
Which made possible:
mission team members and
And also: Resulting in
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44 children’s programs telling more than 3,200 kids about Jesus 10 chapels built 5,725 Bibles for new believers 50 mission field clinics blessing more than 11,400 people
AND GOD BLESS YOU!
CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE y God’s grace, the Seventh-day Bforward Adventist Church is moving proclaiming the three angels’ messages of Revelation 14.
I want to thank you for your part in this special mission. You see, your support of Quiet Hour Ministries is filling a unique niche in the work of the church. Your prayers for and gifts to this ministry are reaching tens of thousands of people with the gospel. And you’re meeting urgent needs in the worldwide mission field, responding quickly as conditions change on the ground. That is the unique niche of Quiet Hour Ministries. We have nimbleness in the mission field. Gospel workers are mobilized to reach unentered villages. Then come evangelistic meetings where thousands accept Christ. Locallanguage Bibles are distributed to 4
new believers. Jungle chapels are quickly built. All this is possible because of your faithful support. I’m so grateful as I see the tremendous mission impact of your generous gifts. You’re making a special difference to the Adventist Church. The three angels’ messages begin with this beautiful passage, “Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth—to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people.” Revelation 14:6 NKJV. That’s exactly what your support is accomplishing! Preaching the everlasting gospel to “every nation, tribe, tongue, and people.” Thank you so much. May God bless you. Ralph S. Watts, Jr. Chairman of the Board
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE has happened again! And again! ItI wish you could have been with me as I watched Sarah listened to the evangelistic messages. I watched her respond to the Holy Spirit’s prompting to accept His saving grace. I watched as she was baptized. Watched her rise up with joy in her eyes and tears and smiles on her face. Watched as Sarah’s new church family surrounded her with laughter and hugs.
You see, once again God has used your gifts and our evangelism mission team members to touch the lives of His precious children.
And I realized, it has happened again!
I’m so excited for you to see this annual report, because there are so many stories of God at work. Your support is blessed and expanded by Him! As you see the amazing results in the following pages, join me in giving God the praise for each and every new believer.
I entered the shell of an unfinished church. The local members were so discouraged at the lack of a place to worship. I and my fellow mission team members worked right beside the local believers to finish walls, add windows and make floors.
For even more stories of God at work, check out our TV series at missionstoday.tv, read our Echoes newsletter, or follow us at @qhministries on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
When I left Colombia, Sarah was joining her new church family in the just-completed building.
Thank you so much! And God bless you!
And I realized, it has happened again!
Randy Bates President/CEO 5
HELP WHEN SHE NEEDED IT MOST
oyce was suffering. Over time a large, oozing, painful growth had formed under her eyelid. She didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what to do and was too poor to see a doctor. Desperate, Joyce came to one of our village medical clinics in Malawi. After a quick assessment, it was obvious to our clinic team that she needed to get to a hospital as soon as possible. They rushed Joyce to a car used to transport some of our team and drove her straight to Malamulo Adventist Hospital. She was seen that very day and given a treatment regimen to follow. And James (pictured left with Joyce), one of our mission team members, paid for her doctor visit and medications. Your gifts provided the free mission field clinic and evangelism team members who were such a blessing to Joyce. Thank you for providing help when she needed it most!
THROUGH THE POWER OF GOD, YOUR SUPPORT AND PARTNERSHIP REACHED 20 COUNTRIES IN 2015!
Brazil Canada Colombia Costa Rica Cuba Dominican Republic Ethiopia
Guatemala Guyana Haiti Indonesia Kenya Malawi Mexico
Nepal Pakistan Philippines Russia United States Unamed countries in Africa 7
MISSION IMPACT EVANGELISM We’re totally focused on evangelism. And your support provided evangelistic meetings in 11 countries! More than 50,000 people attended these meetings and, as you’ll see below, the response was tremendous.
13,200 5,725 More than people baptized
SOUGHT OUT FOR CHRIST
wo brothers, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll call them Jorge and Miguel, shivered as they listened to the evangelistic meeting in Camaguey, Cuba. Even while the message warmed their hearts, the cold was piercing their meager clothes. Jorge and Miguel are desperately poor. That night they had one tattered jacket to share. They did their best to get as much of the jacket over their threadbare clothes as possible. After the meeting, Jorge and Miguel shuffled home. They were embarrassed to wear such shabby clothes in a church. They felt they couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come back to the meetings. When our evangelism mission team members learned of this, they sought out Jorge and Miguel and bought them each two new outfits. Encouraged by this act of kindness, Jorge and Miguel excitedly returned to the evangelistic meetings. And their father came too! We later learned that they continue to come to church each Sabbath! Thank you for making this special ministry possible for Jorge and Miguel! 9
CHILDREN’S OUTREACH At each evangelistic meeting site, we also had a special outreach just for children. And because of you, more than 3,200 kids learned about Jesus for the very first time! Through Bible stories, songs and activities, the children met their loving Savior. Praise God, many gave their hearts to Him!
kids learned about Jesus
children’s outreach kits given to the mission field
BLESSED BEYOND MEASURE
fter our Colombia evangelism mission trip, we received the following story from Henry Linares, one of our team members.
trip was worth every penny we spent and every discomfort we experienced. We have been blessed beyond measure by participating on this mission trip.”
“My favorite story is about my teenage daughter Danielle. She was very reluctant to come on this mission trip. At the beginning of the trip my daughter refused to get involved in the activities. And when she did, you could tell in her face that she was not happy. “As the week went along, this started to change. The people she was working with kept coming to me and letting me know how good a worker she was and how effective she was in leading the children’s meetings. “Through her experience, Danielle saw how God could use her to lead others to Him. She faced challenges that had her praying all day and all night. “Listening to Danielle give her testimony on Sabbath morning at the end of the mission 11
CLINICS Medical outreach is a massive, tangible blessing to the local community. Thanks to you, our mission teams held clinics in 11 countries. These clinics resulted in hundreds of people attending our evangelistic meetings. You truly helped bring physical and spiritual healing!
50 11,475 clinics
CONSTRUCTION Without a place to worship, new believers face a very difficult road ahead. So your gift of new chapels is essential to the growth of the church. Thank you for providing new chapels in eight countries! â&#x2014;? â&#x2014;?
church members blessed by these chapels
CARRYING THE TORCH OF TRUTH
uring our 2013 evangelistic meetings in General Santos, Philippines, Pastor Bill Tucker, our speaker emeritus, met Mr. Estrera. The owner of a small fleet of fishing boats, Mr. Estrera had been baptized into the Adventist Church just a few years before. Now he was using his business as a way to reach out to the many fishermen he hired. Mr. Estrera led Bible studies on his boats and also hired gospel workers to minister among the fishermen. Pastor Bill was given the opportunity to speak to these fishermen. And when Pastor Bill made an appeal, they all stood and put their trust in Christ! When Pastor Bill returned with a mission team for our 2015 evangelistic meetings in General Santos, we sought out Mr. Estrera. Sadly, we learned that Mr. Estrera had passed away. Yet we were encouraged to see his family faithfully carrying the torch of truth. Bible studies are continuing on the fishing boats, led by a fulltime gospel worker. And again Pastor Bill had the opportunity to minister to the family and the fishermen. Thank you for making these soul-saving evangelistic meetings possible in General Santos!
MISSION TEAM MEMBERS The work doesn’t end here. Millions more need to hear the gospel! With your support, we’re planning to push into new areas over the coming year. And new projects and outreach resources will further boost worldwide mission work!
mission team members team members were young people
team members baptized 15
THE GLOBAL GOSPEL
IMPACT OF YOUR GIFTS
want to thank you so much for your generous and faithful gifts. As you read this financial summary, please know that the unique global impact you’ve seen in this annual report is only possible because of your support. I’m so grateful for you! Total contributions in 2015 came to $3 million. Current gifts—restricted and unrestricted—were $2.4 million of the whole. Planned gift maturities made up the remaining $600,000. Of your gifts specifically for missions, 48 percent went to international evangelism projects, 15 percent was used to build chapels and 37 percent for children’s outreach, gospel workers, Bibles and medical supplies. In all, more than 70 mission projects received funding because of you! You’ll see in the graph at the right all the regions of the world your gifts reached for Christ. These include
Central and South America, Africa, Asia and the Pacific region. More than 50,000 people in these areas heard the gospel preached. And over 13,000 of them accepted Jesus and were baptized! To see even more of what your gifts made possible, check out the eight new episodes of our Missions Today TV series that were released in 2015. You can watch on-demand at missionstoday.tv and on Hope Channel and other TV networks. I’m so thankful for your thoughtful and prayerful giving. I know one day you’ll hear our Lord Jesus Christ say to you, “Well done, good and faithful servant… Enter into the joy of your lord.” Matthew 25:21 NKJV.
Diana Oei Finance Director
Mission Distributions BY TYPE
48% Evangelisic Meetings Chapels Bibles Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Outreach Medical Clinics Gospel Workers Muslim Outreach Other
3% 3% 4% 6% $1,500,000
Mission Distributions BY GEOGRAPHIC AREA
Central/South America Asia/Pacific World Projects Africa Other
Direct contributions and other Contributions from estates, trusts and annuities Released from restriction
Program Services Support Services Change in value of annuities
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Matthew Cesin Mauretta Christensen Ronald Christensen Daniel Connor Emma Connor Vicki Connor Jonnsson Cowan Ashton Crone Ashley Daniel Emily David Katie Davis Esther Delva Lily Donnell Ana Dumitrescu Drucilla Elliott William Elliott Edna Ellis Brenda Etheridge Raymond Etheridge Fidel Falcon Selena Ferrer Dianne Fillman Noel Fillman Rachel Flerchinger Elizabeth Ford Evonne Ford Shirley Ford Karl Forshee Kaitlin Freeman Kristin Freeman Betty Fuentes Freddy Fuentes Jose Fuentes Tania Fuentes Alfredo Fuentes II
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Elizabeth Gaeto E Bruce Galbraith E Corazon Gibbon E Judy Gilbaugh E Daryl Gohl B, E, R, V Ruth Ann Gohl E, R, V Malik Green E Jamie Greene E Delmar Griebel E Terrie Griebel E Jim Griggs V Nicole Griggs V Samantha Griggs E, V Arlind Hackett B, V Jean Hall R Richard Hall R Zoltan Hangyal V Jonathan Hanson E Kenneth Hanson E Matthew Hanson E Carol Hargreaves E Colin Healy E Benjamin Henry E Claudia Hernandez E Demetrio Hernandez E Ricardo Hernandez E Cory Herthel E Esther Hilde V Jeff Hilde V Glenn Hill E Jason Hill E Mary Alice Hill E Ashley Hold E Joshua Hold E Nathaniel Hold E
Nicholas Hold Ronnie Hold Jeron Holloway Lani Hosei Hamilton Hosteter Hayden Hosteter Kathy Hosteter Rory Hosteter Alexis Hughes Aldwin Jackson II Adela Jimenez Daniel Jimenez Jilma Jimenez Sydney Jimerson Nasya Joell Kyle Johnson Trevohn Johnson James Jones Yolette Juste Carmen Kerr Carol Klein Dan Klein William Klinke David Kon Phoebe Kon Benjamin Krein Jacob Krein Branden Lampkin Deepica Lazarus Betty Leacock Calvin Lee Charles Lee Gloria Leggitt Cade Leuenberger Pauline Lewinson
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Peter Liang Danielle Linares Henry Linares Jason Linares Norma Linares Clinton Lindo Pamela Lister Dennis Little Marisol Longoria Alma Lopez John Anthony Luna Penny Lushanko Jessica Mallory Nia Malone Alberto Marin Amalia Marin Dave Mathewson Sonni Mathewson Elaine Mavis Victoria Mavunga Zursey Maya Deffo Mebrat Stacy Mecklenburg Eden Mekonnen Eliseo Mendoza Esther Meza Casey Miller Roberta Miller Valerie Miller David Minden Kendy Molano Juanfer Monsalve Keila I. Morales Keila R. Morales Eunice Muriu
E E E E E E E, V E E E E V E E V V E E V E E E E E E E E V V E E E E E E
RuthMaria Muriu E Justin Myrie E George Nelson E Maggie Nelson E Dick Neuharth B Mark Osborn E Damon Padron E Amparo Paez E Eliasib Parra E Daniel Peganyee E Ciera Permaul E Daniel Peters E Rosalie Peters E James Pride E Jeri Pride E Ron Pride E Leni Puen V Ray Puen V Ingrid Radulescu E Dennis Reed E Carol Ann Retzer V Darold Retzer B, V Jesse Rivera E Yolanda Rodriguez Ferrer E Guedye Saint-Jean E Guether Saint-Jean E Marie Geraldyne Saint-Jean E Aaron Sanchez E Darianne Sanchez E Karen Sanchez E Yvette Sanchez E Kinley Sandefur E Elizabeth Santos Martin E Joshua Sarris E Maria Scarlett E
Don Schatzschneider Joseph Shewchuk Lisa Shewchuk Benjamin Shurtliff Dominic Sitowski Gabriel Sitowski Kayja Sitowski Malachi Sitowski Duane Smith Lori Smith Allyson Stock Spencer Stock Mary Ann Stumpf Douglas Sumaraga Eleanor Sumaraga Janice Swanson Caryl Tallon David Tank Sara Tank Victor Tarin Damar Thomas Joyce Thompson Royce Thompson Jasmine Thornhill Steve Thorpe Bill Tucker Jackie Tucker Nwanyimole Ukegbu Elizabeth Urmos Addison Vaught Faith Victoriano Alexander Voigt Ruth Voigt Daniel Wahlen Samantha Wahlen
E E E E V V V V E E E E V E E E E E E E E E B, V E V B, E E, V E V E E E E E E
Zach Wall David Walls Patricia Watts Ralph S. Watts, Jr. Carol Weaver Arlene Webb Fred Webb Gina Webb Brieanne Wienhoff Kenneth Wilbur David Wilkins Patricia Williams Philip Williams Tatiana Williams-Tracey Keviez Wilson OnRai Wise Wyatt Wolzen Grichelle Yee Alberto Zaceta Daniela Zaceta Digna Zaceta Jose Zaceta Kendy Zaceta Lidia Zaceta Orlando Zaceta
E E B, V B V E E E E R B E E E E E E E E E E E E E E
Board of Directors Ralph S. Watts, Jr. Chairman Darold Retzer Vice Chairman Randy Bates President/CEO
Daryl Gohl Dick Neuharth Bill Tucker David Wilkins
B Board and committee member E Evangelism team participant V Prayer, puppets, felts, office and other R Ministry representative 19
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