CHRISTIAN WORLD OUTREACH

Making a Difference ... One Life at a Time!

aka CWO   |   Centennial, CO   |  www.cwomissions.org

Mission

The mission of Christian World Outreach is to participate in the body of Christ in responsible evangelism, to bring dignity, self worth and encouragement through leadership development, and to meet the physical needs of people through humanitarian aid.

Notes from the nonprofit

In addition to serving people in Burkina Faso, Haiti, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe through various life-giving programs, Christian World Outreach seeks to provide hope. CWO ministers to the whole person, physically, emotionally, spiritually and educationally, and to enable every person, young and old, so they have an opportunity to become a follower of Jesus Christ and be active in a local church.

Ruling year info

1999

President

Greg Yoder

Main address

PO Box 2716

Centennial, CO 80161 USA

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EIN

84-1445744

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Often times in developing countries the barriers to a healthy, productive life are unmanageable. These barriers can be difficult to overcome for many reasons, including poverty, unstable government and limited education. Christian World Outreach (CWO) exists to provide both the education and encouragement for individuals to help themselves. By offering education and leadership training many can become leaders in their family, communities and even in their countries. CWO also provides feeding programs for children and health care. Meeting physical needs often leads to overcoming financial and educational barriers. We work to improve the life of those in Burkina Faso, Haiti, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe so people can know Jesus and have a better life.

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?

Feminine Training Centers in Haiti

The Feminine Training Centers provide women with vocational skills so they are able to obtain employment or start their own business and provide for their families. The women learn skills in sewing, cooking, cake decorating, crafts and cosmetology. Women who graduate from the centers have skills to seek employment or start their own businesses. CWO operates a Feminine Training Center in Port-au-Prince and in Mirebalais.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people

CWO provides leadership development, training and encouragement to pastors and leaders for 8 CWO churches in Haiti.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

The Village of Opportunity School (VOO) provides vocational training in sewing, cosmetology and crafts to young women in Burkina Faso. Women graduate with skills to earn a living or start a business.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people

CWO operates a program for children that adheres to the African concept that views every child in a community as belonging to everyone in the community. The program places children between the ages of 1-18 years who have been orphaned or are children acting as the head of a household, with a family in the community. The program allows children to stay in the communities in which they have been born instead of being institutionalized. It is important not to uproot the children from their communities. It also allows the children to stay in school, complete their education and remain close to their friends and familiar faces. CWO helps families to afford home care, food and scholarships. Children also receive on-going counseling, AIDS education and skills development. At the cost of $45 a month CWO is able to cover school fees, school uniforms, writing books, textbooks, medical care, and food kits for the children.

Population(s) Served

CWO provides a monthly Mobile Medical Clinic in Burkina Faso to offer medical care and evangelistic outreach by partnering with local churches.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

Single Moms Raising Sons (SMRS) is a ministry under the CWO umbrella of ministries. We are reaching out to single mothers and fatherless sons, a group of people who have been forgotten in many countries. Working through our South African-based ministry leaders, we are ministering to single mothers and their sons, physically, emotionally, spiritually, and educationally. SMRS currently operates out of South Africa with plans to grow ministry beyond the borders of South Africa to other African countries and throughout the world.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth

The ministry in Sri Lanka began with a passion to minister to orphans, widows and others in Sri Lanka. As in many countries around the world, Christians are persecuted and often blocked from carrying out ministry and simply caring for those in need. The team in Sri Lanka lives out the Gospel while meeting educational and physical needs of those they serve. Like the other CWO ministries, leaders in Sri Lanka are nationals and understand both the needs and culture of those they serve.

We reach out to underprivileged children and help them with their educational needs, helping them to access education and to succeed. We also work to find teachers who are willing to educate and support these students with tutoring help. We also care for elderly widows have little or no income and no support from family.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member 2021

Christian Service Charities 2015

Combined Federal Campaign 2021

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 program graduates

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls

Related Program

Feminine Training Centers in Haiti

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2020, 130 students graduated from the Village of Opportunity in Burkina Faso, and from the Feminine Training Centers in Haiti.

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This number reflects all individuals served in all programs in Burkina Faso, Haiti, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Number of new donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

51 new people gave a one-time donation to the organization in 2020.

Number of people hearing the Gospel during outreaches

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

A total of 312 people heard the Gospel during our outreaches in 2020.

Number of pregnant women receiving early and adequate prenatal care

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

A total of 34 women received pre- and post-natal care at the CWO Health & Nutrition Center in LaJuene, Haiti.

Number of students who graduated from the Feminine Training Center in 2020.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Adults

Related Program

Feminine Training Centers in Haiti

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

A total of 130 students graduated from the FTC and are now finding work or starting businesses.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Christian World Outreach (CWO) works to help people in developing countries improve their quality of life by reaching out to those who have been shunned and forgotten. As we minister to people physically, emotionally, spiritually and educationally, we work in the communities and with the people native to the country. By joining with the local people to provide holistic ways to improve lives, we reach out to help make a difference one life at a time. Our goal is not to impose American ways of doing things or interfere with cultural norms. We strive to come alongside individuals in-country offering education, support and encouragement to build up leaders and improve quality of life.

CWO is an independent organization not affiliated with any church or denomination, we do not limit participation in any of our programs based on age, gender, nationality, race or religious affiliation. CWO is recognized as an official non-governmental organization (NGO) doing work in Burkina Faso, Haiti and as a independent non-profit in Zimbabwe.

We believe that in order for real change to occur in the communities in which we work we need to partner with those who wish to make a difference in their own country. We view our responsibility as one of providing resources and assistance, and rely on our National partners to let us know how we can assist them in the best possible way. Therefore, whenever possible CWO employs and trains Nationals of the countries in which we work.

Because we employ locals in the countries where we have ministries, we work to understand the needs of each country and the best way to meet those needs. Staff are positioned to serve and work with each individual and offer both help and hope. Whether receiving educational help, physical care or spiritual guidance, the individuals we serve are encouraged to become both self reliant and assist others in return. In-country staff are equipped to serve, manage programs, oversee budgets and to monitor and evaluate each program for strengths and weaknesses, always striving for improvement. The US staff and board of directors are dedicated to provide assistance and guidance to the in-country staff. The US staff also works to fundraise and build awareness of each program.

CWO looks to complete maintain the work of our 8 churches in Haiti.
We are making progress in tracking and following up with the students at the FTCs in Haiti.
With our Mobile Clinic in Burkina Faso, we provide medical services to those in need, including those affected by persecution and terrorism.
In Zimbabwe, we are supporting our vulnerable child/orphan program so they are healthy, can attend school and live with a local caregiving family.
We are growing the number of single moms raising sons through additional Bible studies. We are also offering camps for the young men.
In Sri Lanka we continue to support elderly women, school children and pregnant women with food and needs for adequate housing.
We continue to be good stewards of our financial gifts and guide our in-country staff.

Financials

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Operations

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

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CHRISTIAN WORLD OUTREACH

Board of directors
as of 12/21/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Larry Weeden

Editor, Focus on the Family

Term: 2016 - 2021


Board co-chair

Mr. Dwight Anderson

Troy Cushatt

Apex Home Services

Ellen Yoder

Retired

Greg Yoder

Christian World Outreach

Georgia Skiles

MOPS International

Michael Jeter

Accountant

Joy Peterson

Stay at home mom

Jeff Cook

Retired

Monica Cook

Retired

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/21/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

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