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2013 ANNUAL REPORT Celebrating Hope in Action

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From the President For many years we have felt Venture is something sacred. Venture is a God-initiated community we hold reverently, never tightly. There is something sacred about physical sacrifice, for others, that changes us. This past year God has strengthened Venture’s foundation and has done great miracles in our community. Here’s a few things that happened in the Venture community in 2013: + A dozen people served overseas. + Over 1,000 refugees received meals daily, along with education and discipleship. + 1,142 participants logged over 94,000 miles to make a significant global impact while growing in their faith. + We partnered with over a 100 churches, universities and ministries. There is a clear urgency to our mission. In America, the need to engage in discipleship that is intentionally sacrificial has grown more urgent than ever as our American Christendom becomes sacrifice-adverse. The prophetic voice God has given Venture is resonating and changing lives. We are in a historic time for the Burmese Refugee crisis. God has placed Venture there ‘for such a time as this’ to help child soldiers, young girls, widows and refugees be released from slavery and oppression to rebuild lives in Christ. All this is in addition to the needs we are meeting in other regions of the world. But the most urgent action is to wait upon God. As urgent as the needs are, we have committed ourselves more than ever to prayer and waiting upon God. We have goals for next year, but more importantly our goal is to let God work in our hearts, and create the future he wants for us and the people we serve. We are grateful for the role you have played in making the most significant year in the Venture community.

SINCERELY, RYAN SKOOG

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WITH YOUR SUPPORT

VENTURE IS CHANGING LIVES

EVERYDAY 1.3 MILLION MEALS SERVED

3 HOMES RE-BUILT

1 SAFEHOUSE BUILT

39,000 HAVE ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER

30 TRAUMA HEALING CENTERS

1,000s OF PARTICIPANTS TRANSFORMED

ALL FOUNDED ON OUR PASSION, COMMITMENT, OBEDIENCE & RESPONSE

TO THE GOSPEL 3


“My tour was one of the greatest experiences of my life. It provided me the opportunity to push farther, dig deeper, and change in a deep and powerful way. Venture truly does benefit the world, while providing an avenue for participants to discover their souls.” — DALLAS HORNE, RED OAK, TX

ROCKY VEST & JESSE OLSON, OK 200

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PHOTO BY BARBER PHOTOGRAPHY


Expeditions BENEFIT THE WORLD. DISCOVER YOUR SOUL.

Our tours vary in length and diiculty, but they all provide opportunities for participants to make a significant global impact and grow in their faith.

146 Participants

94 CHURCHES INVOLVED

94,186

11 NATIONAL EXPEDITIONS

MILES LOGGED ENOUGH TO SPAN THE WORLD 3.78 TIMES

$377 ,156 Raised 5


PHOTO

“Venture Local allows me to do what I already love but for a reason that extends beyond myself. It gets me up in the morning because people are hurting, and counting on (the Holy Spirit in) me. I love being a part of tangible change!” — BREE WILLIAMSON, MINNEAPOLIS, MN

BRENT SILKEY, VENTURE LOCAL PARTICIPANT

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PHOTO BY CHRIS RAUSCH:


Local LOCAL PARTICIPATION = GLOBAL CHANGE

Venture Local is an opportunity to participate in Venture’s mission in your community to make a dierence around the world.

996 Participants *

Mankato Marathon Hope for Dinner Monster Dash Fargo Marathon Tulsa Half Color Run OK 200 White Bear Lake Tri 1,000 Mile Challenge

Events & Cities

Winona, MN Mankato, MN Allentown, PA Fargo, ND Twin Cities, MN Tulsa, OK Des Moines, IA Dallas, TX

$174 ,130 Raised * 7

*Includes Hope for Dinner participation


“While in Thailand, I loved being able to see the work that Venture is doing in, and through, local pastors, churches, church plants and schools. The needs along the Thai/Burmese border are staggering to say the least. But Venture has found a way to not only help meet the physical needs of the hundreds of thousands between the river and the road, but the spiritual and relational needs as well.” — ALICIA DAVIS, SUBSTANCE CHURCH MISSIONS PASTOR

KIDS AT REFUGEE CAMP

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PHOTO BY SAM ROLLI


Projects America 3 HOMES RE-BUILT

1,142 PARTICIPANTS TRANSFORMED

Africa 39,000 HAVE ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER

30 TRAUMA HEALING CENTERS RESOURCED

24 UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS PROVIDED

Asia 1.3 MILLION MEALS SERVED

3 CARE POINTS

1 SAFEHOUSE BUILT

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300 GIRLS RESCUED


GIRL AT REFUGEE CAMP

PHOTO BY MADISON GROVES

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Hope for Dinner VENTURE SERVED

1.3 MILLION MEALS Hope for Dinner is an invitation to feed hungry kids by eating rice and beans, instead of your normal dinner, and giving the difference.

AREAS SERVED BURMA THAILAND

HOPE FOR DINNER IS... 1

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Life-Giving

An Experience

For Communities

Hope for Dinner changes the lives of hungry kids. Our hope is it does the same for you and your community.

Hope for Dinner goes beyond writing a check. It’s a simple week of sacrifice to help people with a big need.

Hope for Dinner is best in community. It is designed for families, churches, small groups and schools.

TRADE WHAT YOU EAT. FEED HUNGRY KIDS. Pick a Week

Eat Rice & Beans

HopeForDinner.Org

Give the Difference


Financials FOUR YEAR GROWTH 1,600,000

1,200,000

800,000

400,000

0

2010

2011

2012

2013

YEAR

REVENUE

GROWTH

ADMIN

2010 2011 2012 2013

$816,084

34.12%

$90,796

11%

$931,315

14.12%

$115,751

12%

$1,060,159

13.83%

$133,947

13%

$1,578,003

48.85%

$141,555

9%

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% ADMIN


VENTURE’S UNIQUE MODEL 1 100% of Administrative Expenses are covered by corporate and private donors.

2 100% of Public Donations are allocated to programs and projects.

2013 CONSOLIDATED P&L STATEMENT INCOME

AMOUNT

Expeditions & Local Program

$478,877

30%

Missionaries

$151,845

9%

National Partner Projects

$73,295

5%

Refugee Feeding Program

$483,560

30%

Venture - Grants, Projects, Programs

$201,276

13%

Apparel Sales

$9,443

1%

General TOTAL INCOME

$194,094 $1,592,390

PROGRAM EXPENSE

AMOUNT

Expeditions & Local Program

$390,309

25%

Expeditions & Local Donations

$238,993

15%

Missionaries

$184,763

12%

National Partner Projects

$93,803

6%

Refugee Feeding Program

$405,199

25%

Admin + Admin Staff

$141,555

9%

Total Expense

$1,454,622 *$137,768

91% *9%

*TOTAL INCOME / EXPENSE

PERCENT

12% 100.0%

PERCENT

*Approximately $90,000 of remaining is designated but not yet distributed to care point projects in calendar year 2014 .

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WE SPEND OUR GREATEST ENERGIES ON THE WORLD’S GREATEST NEEDS AS AN ACTIVE RESPONSE TO THE GOSPEL.

5ll EAST TRAVELERS TRAIL, BURNSVILLE, MN 55337 | VENTUREEXPEDITIONS.ORG

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