LOVE IN ACTION INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES INC

Proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ through acts of compassion

aka Love In Action   |   Dothan, AL   |  www.loveinactionministries.com

Mission

Mission Statement: To proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ through acts of compassion and making disciples in accordance to the Great Commission of Jesus Christ found in Matthew 28:18-20. How do we accomplish our mission? o In Dothan, Alabama: - Provide needs for the homeless - Providing for the needy (non-homeless) in Dothan, Alabama o International ministries: - Provide food for the hungry/malnourished, with a strong focus on children. - Through education – providing scholarships and school supplies for impoverished children - Support indigenous pastors - Build churches in villages and towns - Provide Bibles and other discipleship materials such as Bible study guides Countries where we currently serve: US, Philippines, Myanmar, India Pakistan, China and Haiti

Notes from the nonprofit

We thank everyone who prays for us and supports us financially and through volunteering. We could not do what we do without you.

Ruling year info

2002

President

Mr. Kenneth Tuck

Vice President

Mrs. Martha Tuck

Main address

P.O. Box 85

Dothan, AL 36302 USA

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Formerly known as

Kenneth Tuck

EIN

63-1274627

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Christian (X20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

To share Jesus with a lost and dying world. The world has a sin problem and Jesus is the only cure. We are making disciples (followers of Jesus) and training them how to make disciples so the Gospel will spread. Through sharing the love of Jesus, we are helping to meet the physical needs of the homeless and those living in poverty in our hometown of Dothan, AL. We are helping to bring the homeless off the streets to live a productive life in society. Through our food ministry (hot meals and food pantry) we are serving 12,000 people every month in Dothan. Overseas, we are proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ to unreached people groups ... people who have never heard the Gospel. We are also helping to take care of orphans, provide food for hungry children, build schools and provide teachers where children have no hope of an education, building churches, starting home churches, sponsoring indigenous pastors, and providing clean, safe drinking water for people who have no access to it.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Health Clinic for Homeless

Purpose:  To provide medical care for the homeless and inmates from Houston County Community Work Release,, and to do so in as skilled and respectful a manner as our limited circumstances and resources allow.  Our primary targeted service population will be the homeless. 
 
Love In Action has a free health care clinic for the homeless every Thursday beginning at 4. We treat patients for symptoms such as colds, flu, high blood pressure and diabetes. Volunteers serve dinner to the homeless, and we provide hygiene kits, coats and blankets when it's cold, shoulders to cry on, ears to listen, and prayer.

Population(s) Served

Conduct Bible study and discipleship classes every Wednesday night at 6:30. It is for the homeless, needy residents from the local community and volunteers
We serve a complete dinner as well.

Population(s) Served

We provide non-perishable food and hygiene items to the homeless and very needed in Dothan, Alabama. Many people struggle financially because of lack of jobs, low paying jobs and bad decisions. By helping them with food and hygiene items, this helps stretch the little money they do have to purchase medicines, pay utilities (non-homeless) and other items, such as diapers for their babies.
We also provide showers and laundry service for the homeless. This helps their self esteem, because they really do care about hygiene. And, in order to find work, they need to be clean and presentable when interviewing for jobs.

Population(s) Served

Love In Action is providing education for those who no hope of receiving one. We are calling it "Hope Through Education.”

Love In Action started helping in this area in the Philippines when we first provided school scholarships to year we were blessed to give 60 children the opportunity to go to our church-sponsored schools in different cities in the Philippines. These schools are operated out of churches LIA sponsors. The children receive a quality education and they also learn about Jesus.

Love In Action built our first school in Punta, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines in 2014. It has turned out to be a wonderful blessing as it is now one of the top schools in that area.

We finished our first school in Pakistan in January 2017.

We believe God is leading Love In Action to build many more schools in the Philippines, Haiti and Pakistan. Why? The obvious reason is education. We believe a quality education is one of the main keys to overcoming poverty. Study after study proves this to be true.

Another reason for building schools is they can double for churches. Many of the areas we are in, it can be dangerous to build a church because of Islamist extremists. Constructing a school building would be safer than telling these communities we are building a church.

These schools will also be safe havens for children who often find themselves in bad situations at home. The schools will also be places where they will receive at least one good meal a day, which is one more than most receive now.

Each school will have fresh water and restrooms. In places like Pakistan, it can be extremely dangerous for children to go to the restroom, because most homes don’t have them. With the threat of human trafficking, children are easy prey for predators when they are walking out in the fields to find a place to go to the restroom. There are also dangerous animals in most areas.

Most of these schools can be constructed for US$10,000. That’s not a lot of money to provide education, church, food, fresh water and restrooms for these precious children.

Please help us. Send you tax deductible donations to: Love In Action International Ministries, P.O. Box 85, Dothan, AL 36302. Please write in the memo of your check, "Hope Through Education.”

The children are waiting for us. Will we respond?

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Goodies Award 2010

Goodies Award

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of people within the organization's service area accessing food aid

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Food & Hygiene Outreach

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We provide food for the homeless and families who live in poverty in Dothan, Alabama.

Number of patients treated at the Samaritan Clinic at Love In Action.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Health Clinic for Homeless

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our clinic is for the homeless, those living in group homes such as the House of Ruth, and men and women from Houston Country Community Corrections Work Release.

Number of donations made by businesses.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Food & Hygiene Outreach

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the total number of donations, primarily from two local businesses.

Number of donations made by churches.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Food & Hygiene Outreach

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the U.S. and throughout the world.

In Dothan, Alabama:
- To provide for physical needs of the homeless and those living in poverty in Dothan, Alabama.
- Provide food for people in need. To help them go from being food insecure to being able to provide their own food.
- To encourage the homeless and help them come off the streets and live normal, productive lives.

In Third World/Developing Nations:
- To support indigenous pastors in Third World/Developing countries.
- Build schools for children who have no hope at receiving an education.
- Build churches/start home churches
- Provide food for malnourished.
- Provide clean, safe drinking water

In Dothan, Alabama, we work with volunteers from churches throughout the region to provide the help necessary to help the homeless and needy. Local businesses work with us as well. We also work with other local non-profits to help solve homelessness in Dothan, Alabama. We have a mobile food ministry where we take hot meals and groceries into the impoverished communities and to the homeless. We also have a food pantry and soup kitchen on our campus.

In Third World/Developing nations, we work with indigenous pastors who best understand the culture, the needs and how to meet those needs. We make the needs known here in the U.S. and ask for help.

Love In Action is known throughout the U.S. and in six countries. God has woven together a great group of volunteers and financial supporters.

We have helped many homeless people come off the streets.
We have started building schools in Philippines and Pakistan. We also sponsor children's scholarships to attend school in the Philippines.
We have built and started more than 100 churches/home churches in Philippines. We sponsor a small Christian college and two churches in Myanmar.
We have provided fresh water in India and helping to do the same in Haiti.
We plan to meet more needs of children who are malnourished in the areas around the world where we work with indigenous pastors. We plan to provide more fresh water for the people in those third world areas.
In home, we plan to expand our food ministry.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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LOVE IN ACTION INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES INC

Board of directors
as of 8/3/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Bill Dorminy

Owner of Goldfingers - Dothan, Alabama

Term: 2017 - 2020


Board co-chair

Mr. Justin Swasey

School teacher

Term: 2017 - 2020

Susie Tuck

Retired teacher

Mike Shroades

Self Employed, Enterprise, Alabama

Bill Dorminy

Owner of Goldfingers

Ted Hils

Owner of Ted's Trucks and Stuff, Midland City, Alabama

Karen Hils

Ted's Trucks and Stuff

Shaun Cast

Employee at Jim Whaley Tires, Dothan, Alabama

Justin Swasey

Teacher at Headland Middle School

Grant Faulk

Owner of Lakewood Landscape

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes