Justice & Mercy International, Inc.
1810 Columbia Ave, Ste. 100
Franklin TN 37064-4018
Mission Statement
JMI exists to Make Justice Personal for the poor, orphaned and forgotten people of the world. Psalm 82:3-4 (HCSB) Today, these precious ones are facing overwhelming and unprecedented dangers: human traffickers; diseases; substandard education; poverty; environmental dangers; and a lack of spiritual guidance. But there is hope. By God’s amazing grace, JMI is making a difference. Regardless of the country we are serving, our plan is to offer hope and help to the most vulnerable. Through our volunteer mission trips we wrap our arms around defenseless children and extend a hand of friendship to the poor and the marginalized. Through our sponsorship programs we invest in the long-term well-being of a child and by providing essential programs and services we rescue them from harm’s way. Through every action we demonstrate the love of Jesus. We invite you to join us in our work. Together we can Make Justice Personal.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Mary Katharine Hunt
Co-CEO/Executive Director Mr. Steve Davis
Board Chair Mr. Harold Pinto
Board Chair Company Affiliation Justice & Mercy International
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 2009
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Expenses $1,246,663.00
Projected Annual Revenue $1,249,065.00 (2017)
Statements
Mission JMI exists to Make Justice Personal for the poor, orphaned and forgotten people of the world. Psalm 82:3-4 (HCSB) Today, these precious ones are facing overwhelming and unprecedented dangers: human traffickers; diseases; substandard education; poverty; environmental dangers; and a lack of spiritual guidance. But there is hope. By God’s amazing grace, JMI is making a difference. Regardless of the country we are serving, our plan is to offer hope and help to the most vulnerable. Through our volunteer mission trips we wrap our arms around defenseless children and extend a hand of friendship to the poor and the marginalized. Through our sponsorship programs we invest in the long-term well-being of a child and by providing essential programs and services we rescue them from harm’s way. Through every action we demonstrate the love of Jesus. We invite you to join us in our work. Together we can Make Justice Personal.
Background

JMI was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2008. Its mission statement says that JMI exists to make justice personal for the poor, orphaned & forgotten of the world.

JMI was founded through the mission work of Rolling Hills Community Church in the Republic of Moldova, dating back to 2003. After incorporation, JMI hired Moldova National Director, Alina Magdaliuc. As Moldova begun closing orphanages. JMI adapted to those changes by setting up community-based ministries to find & minister to children who are living in desperate circumstances. In 2010, JMI established a transitional living program for the most vulnerable children with no viable family. This 3 year program provides residential care, adult supervision, social & psychological services, life skills training, spiritual guidance, English & computer classes, tutoring & higher education opportunities, vocational prep & a volunteer project. A non-residential TL program provides all the above benefits to young people who have a place to live. In 2015, JMI implemented an independent living program for its TL graduates. In 2009, God opened a door for JMI to work in the Amazon region of Brazil. A friendship was established with John Paculabo, the founder of Kingsway Music Group in the U.K. John "Pac" had established 14 schools in the Amazon, constructed a large community center in the jungle & purchased a large hammock boat to transport mission teams throughout the Amazon. In winter of 2012, John was diagnosed with cancer. In a January 2013 meeting at his home, John handed over all the assets he had accumulated in Brazil to a new Brazilian NGO JMI would form known as Justice & Mercy Amazon. The following day, God called John home. In 2013, JMI hired our National Director for Brazil, Sarah Rodrigues. Today, JMI conducts annual jungle pastors' conferences at our John Pac Centre on the Rio Negro. They provide training & fellowship opportunities to pastors who serve in remote locations along the Amazon. JMA also ministers to villages through VBS, medical teams, building schools, providing emergency food relief & sponsorships special needs children. In 2015, JMI introduced a sponsorship program for children in 2 villages & continues to expand. Since 2007, JMI has conducted mission trips to Red Hill, South Africa, and partnered with Living Hope NGO to provide a daily meal, activities & Bible studies for up to 100 children & students. In 2016, JMI will begin a sponsorship program there as well.
Impact
In Moldova • 323 orphans and vulnerable children sponsored through our monthly sponsorship program • 50 Transitional Living residents & non-residents • 1,280 kids served through JMI camps and visits • 8 Independent Living young adults who are now working full time jobs or attending University. • 12 partner orphanages and institutions • 200 Bibles distributed • 123 Food Bags provided (each feeding 1 family for 1 month) .    
 In the Amazon • 60 Pastors and wives served at the 6th Annual Jungle Pastor's Conference. Offering two conferences in 2017  • 30 unique Villages served by JMI teams in 2015-2016 • 12 Special Needs Kids sponsored • 20 Vulnerable Children sponsored • 1 school built • 667 people served through medical, vision & dental clinics • 30 Mosquito Nets provided • 100 Food Bags provided (each feeding 1 family for 1 month)  
 
In South Africa • 2 Life Skills educators serving 150 people Overall • 13 Mission Trips (6 Amazon + 6 Moldova + 1 South Africa)
Needs
1. Purchase of a new Transitional Living House in Balti, Moldova and renovations that will allow us to house up to 15 at-risk girls. 
2. In 2017 we are expanding our pastor's conference from one annual event to two in order to reach more pastors and pastor's wives with training and encouragement. Each conference cost approximately $25,000 for 60 to 100 attendees. We will need to raise the additional funds for the second conference. 
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer You can donate by going to the Give tab on our website or by mailing a check to 1810 Columbia Ave Ste 100, Franklin, TN 37064.  If you are interested in joining us on a missions trip please email us at info@justiceandmercy.org.  
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Human Services / Children's and Youth Services
Secondary Organization Category Religion- Related / Christianity
Tertiary Organization Category Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy / Civil Rights, Social Action, & Advocacy N.E.C.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
International
JMI serves orphaned and vulnerable children in Moldova, the poorest country in the former Soviet Union. We also care for the river people along the Amazon in Brazil. JMI also serves the people of Red Hill, South Africa--a village ravaged by the AIDs epidemic.
Board Chair Statement

As the President of Justice & Mercy International, I feel confident in the governance of our excellent board of directors, executive staff, and international staff and have no concerns at present. My biggest challenge is to help make sure we are well resourced for the future as our ministry expands and grows. This is an exciting time here at JMI. We are truly seeing lives literally being saved – physically and spiritually – around the world. We are working with the poor, the orphaned and the forgotten in some of the most impoverished places in the world. From countries like Moldova, to vast region of the Amazon in Brazil and even into one of the most hurting places in South Africa, we are seeing hope and life springing forth. Through the work of JMI, children and adults are discovering a hope and a future. We have a front row seat for life-change, and we are grateful. But, there is so much still to do.

While there are non-profits and NGOs that are working to help children after they have been trafficked, JMI is working to prevent and protect children from ever having to endure this atrocity. Instead of being reactive, JMI is working to be proactive. And, we are seeing a huge difference being made.

At Justice and Mercy International, we have a dedicated US & International Staff Team, under the leadership of Mary Katharine Hunt, our Executive Director, that is working to make justice personal for the poor, the orphaned and the forgotten people of the world. We are seeing life-change happening, but we still have so much more to do. We hope you will join with us in making a difference in our world today. Together, we can make justice personal to a world in desperate need.

CEO Statement Justice & Mercy International exists to mobilize the Church to reach the poor, the orphaned and the forgotten people of the world. Our programs are tailored to address the specific needs of the different areas where we work. In Moldova we primarily try to prevent human trafficking of vulnerable children in orphanage and impoverished rural villages. In the Amazon we are trying to equip and encourage the pastors of local churches, build schools and care for children with special needs. 
Programs
Description Moldova is one of the poorest countries of the former Soviet Union. It is ground zero for human trafficking in Europe. JMI targets its services toward orphaned & abandoned children in Moldova. We follow a strategic plan that includes: • Creating enduring relationships with children in orphanages & shelters through mission trips • Strengthening those connections through a sponsorship program, allowing Americans to invest long-term in a specific child • Providing transitional living homes for children with no families in order to keep them safe, help complete their education and provide them with vocational skills.
Budget 100000
Category Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), ,
Description The government institutional care of orphaned and abandoned children lasts until they reach the age of 16, or the U.S. equivalent of the freshman year of high school. They are then on their own with no family, no home, and no support. JMI’s transitional living program is an effort to meet the needs of these vulnerable young people.
Budget 175000
Category Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), ,
Description Through this program you can support a needy young person who has been discharged from an orphanage and needs help to survive on her own. Your monthly gift will be used for higher education, renting a room from a family, food, healthcare and other needs.
Budget 75000
Category Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), ,
Description Through our Special Needs Kids Sponsorship these “least of these” are cared for, and their families encouraged, through regular visits, help with food and medicines, and the knowledge that someone loves them. Sponsors will receive monthly reports and photos of the children they support.
Budget 20000
Category None of the above
Population Served , ,
Description Half of each year in the Amazon is the rainy season. The first quarter of the year often brings desolation to the Jungle people in the form of massive flooding. Many villages will be underwater and many more cut off from being able to find food. JMA is one of just a few organizations that bring relief to these starving people, providing food bags and food items. Through the work of JMA many communities have begun to realize that God loves and cares for them and many have turned to Him as their Savior.
Budget 10000
Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other
Population Served , ,
Description

Our jungle pastor’s conference is at the center of all that we do. As we train and equip these precious pastors and their wives, we care for their villages and their people. Often needs are discovered through our relationships with local pastors that are then met through our ongoing programs. Those needs may be for local school to be built, for a child with special needs to be cared for, for emergency food aid to be delivered during the rainy season, for an ongoing children’s program like Pepe or Open Arms for preschool or school age children. We also take mission trip teams to the villages of our pastors to help with evangelism, medical care and home visits.

Budget 75000
Category Religion, General/Other Christianity
Population Served Adults, At-Risk Populations, Families
Examples of Program Success

We had 88 indigenous pastors and pastors' wives at our Feb. 2016 conference and 60 at our Feb. 2017 conference. 

CEO Comments
1. The need for transitional living is great for orphans and other at-risk children in Moldova. We currently have 1 house for boys and another for girls in the capital city of Chisinau. We are purchasing a second house for girls now in the northern city of Balti. We have an immediate need to open a home for boys in Balti. 
2. Currently in the Amazon region of Brazil we offer two jungle pastor's conference per year. Eventually we feel led to have 5 conferences per year in order to reach pastors serving in every region of the Brazilian state of Amazonas. Conference cost approximately $25,000 plus travel cost for conference staff. We need to find fundraising streams to cover this additional cost as we grow the number of conferences we offer annually.  
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Harold Pinto
Company Affiliation Justice & Mercy International
Term Oct 2016 to Oct 2018
Email hrpinto@comcast.net
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Mr Steve Hendrich
Ms Francie Leslie
Ms. Becky Loyd
Ms Pepper Magargee
Ms Kelly Minter
Mr. Harold Pinto
Mr Jeff Simmons
Mr. Rob Stader
Mrs. Tami Webb
Mr. Jimmy Weekley
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 2
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 90%
Does the Board include Client Representation? No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
CEO Comments Currently we have no issues with governance. 
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Mary Katharine Hunt
Term Start June 2013
Email mkhunt@justiceandmercy.org
Experience A native of Tennessee, Mary Katharine graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama and also attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Previously Mary Katharine spent 20 years investing in the ministry of LifeWay Christian Resources. She has a heart for missions and a passion for advancing the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. Over the years, Mary Katharine has volunteered for and led dozens of mission trips to Mexico, Moldova and Brazil. She served on the inaugural Board of Directors for Justice and Mercy International in 2008.
Co-CEO
Co-CEO Mr. Steve Davis
Term Start Jan 2009
Email steve@justiceandmercy.org
Experience Steve received a Bachelor’s degree from Dallas Baptist College, a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a M.A. from St. Mary’s in Counseling. His passion for disadvantaged children began in 1989 working with abused children on a children’s home campus in San Antonio. That position morphed into an international ministry that took him to Russia, Romania and Moldova. Serving now with JMI allows him to continue a history in Moldova that dates back to 1999 and have the privilege of implementing programming in some of the most destitute countries in the world.
Staff
Full Time Staff 4
Part Time Staff 2
Volunteers 200
Contractors 3
Retention Rate 100%
Plans & Policies
Does the organization have a documented Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Does the organization have an approved Strategic Plan? Under Development
In case of a change in leadership, is a Management Succession plan in place? Under Development
Does the organization have a Policies and Procedures Plan? Yes
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? No
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member2015
External Assessments and Accreditations
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)2015
CEO Comments We have a very small staff and need to expand in order to continue to manage the growth of our organization. June 1, 2016 we filled a new Marketing Coordinator role on our team. As sponsorship programs grow we are also adding international staff.  We are adding part-time admin assistant May 1, 2017. Still need help development and grant-writing. 
 
 
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Oct 01 2016
Fiscal Year End Sept 30 2017
Projected Revenue $1,249,065.00
Projected Expenses $1,246,663.00
Detailed Financials
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Revenue$1,324,663$1,185,219$1,047,093
Total Expenses$1,205,776$1,182,762$853,130
Revenue Less Expenses$118,887$2,457$193,963
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$978,372$1,029,692$669,406
Administration Expense$141,271$88,253$124,925
Fundraising Expense$86,133$64,817$58,799
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.101.001.23
Program Expense/Total Expenses81%87%78%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue7%6%6%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$620,130$478,187$474,181
Current Assets$399,261$243,536$225,748
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$56,382$33,326$31,777
Total Net Assets$563,748$444,861$442,404
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities7.087.317.10
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, Gifts and Grants $1,194,150Contributions, Gifts and Grants $789,463Contributions, Gifts and Grants $867,380
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising Events $119,157Foundations and Corporations $133,077Fundraising Events $175,042
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Revenue $11,343Fundraising Events $108,501Program Revenue $4,671
Audit Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires Mar 2018
Organizational Budgets and Other Documents
JMI FY17 Budget Summary2017
Justice & Mercy International 2015-2016 Budget2016
Organization Comments We do not yet have many grants coming in and would like to pursue getting more grant income next year. 
GivingMatters.com Financial Comments
Financial figures taken from Form 990.
Form 990 was prepared by Lattimore, Black, Morgan & Cain, PC.
Comments provided by Kathryn Bennett 3/28/17.
Nonprofit Justice & Mercy International, Inc.
Address 1810 Columbia Ave, Ste. 100
Franklin, TN 37064 4018
Primary Phone (615) 472-7455
Contact Email info@justiceandmercy.org
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Mary Katharine Hunt
Board Chair Mr. Harold Pinto
Board Chair Company Affiliation Justice & Mercy International
Year of Incorporation 2009

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