At Empowering Lives International good stewardship is a foundational value that we hold to in every area of our ministry.
Our combined resources, infused with God’s love and direction, can change the course of a person’s destiny and make a significant difference in the cause you care about the most.
We recognize that every investment given to ELI whether it be financial, time, or another valued investment is given to see lives empowered. We hold this trust with great care and desire to do everything we can to reach the greatest amount of people, in the least amount of time, requiring the least amount of resources , with the greatest amount of measurable results.
We recognize that your gifts are part of God’s resources and we consider our management of all funds to be a great responsibility. We carefully monitor resources, review programs and costs – always looking for ways to maximize impact on needy lives. We strive to keep our overhead as low as possible (less than 15%) which has earned the trust and support of thousands of people over these sixteen years of work in Africa.
It takes a dynamic team of friends and family to gain the ground God is calling us to take for His glory. Your financial support, personal involvement, and prayerful encouragement enable us to reach and teach words of life and to demonstrate love in action among the hurting and lost.
We celebrate the evidence of changed lives as we provide creative training to help the poor receive the skills they need to become self- sustaining , to care for orphans and vulnerable children, to establish strategic businesses and programs that restore dignity and value to people’s lives from the inside out. Empowerment is happening today in the villages and cities of Africa where ELI serves and we invite you to join the growing team of partners who empower this important life- changing mission.
Together we are… Empowering Lives
To empower the poor with knowledge, confidence, and measurable growth that impacts their spiritual and economic life so that they become an example that others will be drawn to imitate and surpass.
Board of Directors
Kris Baxter – Chairman
Jennifer K. Brasington – Treasurer
Daniel Belko – Secretary
Ron Messenger – Board Member
Gary Enniss – Board Member
Ed Westbrook – Board Member
Total end of year revenue: $1,287,716
Total expenses: $1,330,279
*2012 IRS Review currently in process*