About Us

Who we are and where we work

PO Box 360, Berlin, OH 44610
T: (330) 893-2428
F: (330) 893-2305
E: camweb@camoh.org

PO Box 360, Berlin, OH 44610
T: (330) 893-2428
F: (330) 893-2305
E: camweb@camoh.org

We are an Amish Mennonite organization that strives to be a trustworthy and efficient channel for the church to minister to physical and spiritual needs around the world. Our goal is to connect people who want to help with people who need help. This is in response to the command “. . . do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith” (Galatians 6:10). CAM is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization.

Who we are

We are an Amish Mennonite organization that strives to be a trustworthy and efficient channel for the church to minister to physical and spiritual needs around the world. Our goal is to connect people who want to help with people who need help. This is in response to the command “. . . do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith” (Galatians 6:10). CAM is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization.

A volunteer organization

Aside from management, supervisory personnel, and bookkeeping operations, CAM is largely a volunteer organization. Each year, volunteers at our warehouse, field bases, Disaster Response bases, and other locations donate over 150,000 hours of work.

Where we work

We have staff and bases of operation in 8 foreign countries and work in more than 100 other countries through a network of churches and contacts.

What we do

  • PROMOTE SUSTAINABILITY: People in developing countries are often looking for a way to provide for themselves but simply need help and encouragement. Through the SALT Microfinance and Family-Self-Support programs, needy families have the opportunity to use their God-given resources to provide for their own needs.
  • RESPOND TO DISASTERS: CAM helps victims of war, famine, and natural disasters around the world by providing food, shelter, medical supplies, and Christian literature. In the USA, we coordinate volunteers to clean up and rebuild for survivors of natural disasters.
  • PROVIDE PHYSICAL AID: Much of the world’s population survives on less than $2 a day. Orphans, widows, and elderly people are the most vulnerable in these places of poverty. To help them and other needy people, CAM distributes approximately 15 million pounds of food, clothing, medicines, and seeds every year.
  • DISTRIBUTE BIBLES AND CHRISTIAN LITERATURE: Almost half of the world’s population has never seen a page of the Bible. One of CAM’s goals is to provide God’s Word and sound Biblical literature to as many people as possible. We print Bibles, Bible story books, and other Christian literature in many languages. Most of these items are distributed in places where Christian literature is difficult to access.
  • SUPPORT MEDICAL CLINICS: A large part of Jesus’ earthly ministry involved reaching out to the sick and suffering. CAM-operated medical clinics in Haiti and Nicaragua create an avenue to show the love and compassion of Jesus to sick and malnourished children and adults. We also provide medicines and supplies to over 500 medical outlets in various countries.
  • REACHING SOULS THROUGH BILLBOARD EVANGELISM: The United States is filled with hurting people who are seeking guidance and purpose in life. Gospel messages posted throughout the United States provide an opportunity to reach out to these searching souls. A phone team is available to answer questions, point people to God, and minister to callers.

Why we minister

Our main purposes for providing aid are to help and encourage God’s people and to bring the Gospel to a lost and dying world. Our ultimate goal is to glorify God and help enlarge His kingdom.

At CAM’s home office in Berlin, Ohio, staff members do behind the scenes work such as processing donations, accounting, fundraising, procuring GIK products, making decisions, and directing the various CAM state-side operations and field bases.

Home Office, Berlin, Ohio

Home Office, Berlin, OH

We have a 55,000 sq. ft. distribution center in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, where food parcels are packed and other relief shipments organized. Next to the distribution center is our meat canning facility.

Distribution center and meat canning facility, Ephrata, Pennsylvania

Distribution center and meat canning facility, Ephrata, Pennsylvania

CAM has staff and distribution networks in Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Haiti, Nicaragua, Liberia, and Israel.

Warehouse, Suceava, Romania

Warehouse, Suceava, Romania

Warehouse, Cluj, Romania

Warehouse, Cluj, Romania

Warehouse, Chisinau, Moldova

Warehouse, Chisinau, Moldova

Office and Warehouse, Kiev, Ukraine

Office and Warehouse, Kiev, Ukraine

Office and Warehouse, Titanyen, Haiti

Office and Warehouse, Titanyen, Haiti

Joshua Memorial Clinic, La Source, Haiti

Joshua Memorial Clinic, La Source, Haiti

Office and Warehouse, Managua, Nicaragua

Office and Warehouse, Managua, Nicaragua

Balm of Gilead Clinic, Waslala, Nicaragua

Balm of Gilead Clinic, Waslala, Nicaragua

Office and Warehouse, Monrovia, Liberia

Office and Warehouse, Monrovia, Liberia

Faithful Stewards

It is the calling and desire of Christian Aid Ministries to be faithful stewards in the trust that has been placed upon us in using the funds and materials that are donated to help those that are needy. We at Christian Aid Ministries make ourselves accountable first of all to God.”Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.” 1 Corinthians 4:2 (KJV) As stewards of the resources that have been entrusted to us, it is our great desire that we be found faithful.

Accountable to our fellow man (donors)

‘Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance which is administered by us: providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.’ II Corinthians 8:20-21 (KJV)

Accountable to the government

‘Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.’ Romans 13:1 (KJV)

USA Nonprofit Organizational laws

Christian Aid Ministries strives to obey the USA Nonprofit Organizational laws that may or may not contain the following:

  1. Annual financial statements are prepared in accordance to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  2. An Annual Independent audit is done by Payne, White & Schmutz, an independent accounting firm.
  3. Christian Aid Ministries is controlled by a Board of Directors that does not have any full time paid staff.
  4. Christian Aid Ministries has a ‘Conflict of Interest’ policy and seeks to avoid conflicts of interest.
  5. Christian Aid Ministries is a member of ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability). We annually submit a renewal document which includes the most recent copy of the audited financial statement and answers to a number of questions related to the membership standards of ECFA.
  6. Christian Aid Ministries has a Donor confidentiality policy that forbids trading donor information to any group or individual.
  7. Annual budgets are prepared and approved by the Board of Directors.
  8. Annual Reports are prepared to insure clarity with supporters where their money went. View the latest Annual Report >>

Download latest Annual Report in PDF format.

2015 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report


2014 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

1. We believe in one God, eternally existing as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19; Galatians 4:4-6; Ephesians 2:6, 13-18; 1st John 5:1-13

2. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. Luke 1:35; Matthew 1:20-25

3. We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts of sin, effects the New Birth, gives guidance in life, empowers for service, and enables perseverance in faith and holiness. John 16:7-11,13

4. We believe that the Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God, revealing God and His will, both in the Old and New Testaments. Luke 1:70; 2nd Timothy 3:16; 2nd Peter 1:20, 21

5. We believe that in the beginning God created all things. He made man in His own image, with a free will, a moral character, and a spiritual nature. Colossians 1:16,17; 1st John 1:1-13

6. We believe that man, through unbelief and disobedience fell into sin, bringing depravity and death upon the human race; that man as a sinner is self-centered and self-willed, unable to redeem himself. Romans 3:10-18,23, 5:12

7. We believe that there is one Mediator between God and man, the Man Christ Jesus, Who shed His blood and died on Calvary to redeem us from sin, was resurrected from the dead, ascended to heaven, and is sitting at the right hand of the Father interceding for us. John 3:16; Hebrews 9:12-14, 10:12; Colossians 1:20-22

8. We believe that salvation is by grace through faith in Christ – a free gift bestowed by God on all who believe in Christ, repent of their sins, are born again, and walk in newness of life. Ephesians 2:8,9; John 3:3,5; Romans 6:1-7, 10:9, 10

9. We believe that the church is the body of Christ, and that all those who are born again and walk in obedience to the Word of God constitute the true church of which Christ is the head. Ephesians 1:22,23; Colossians 1:18; 1st John 1:7; 1st Timothy 3:15

10. We believe that God provides the church with the necessary leadership, such as bishops, ministers, evangelists, and deacons, to shepherd the flock, teach the Word, administer the ordinances, and lead the church in the exercise of discipline. Ephesians 4:11-16

11. We believe that Christ commissioned the church to: evangelize the world, make disciples of all men and teach them to follow Him in a Biblical walk of life, and to minister to the needs of all people. Mark 16:15; Matthew 28:19,20; 1st John 3:17

12. We believe that those who repent and believe should be baptized with water as a symbol of: new birth, baptism of the Spirit, cleansing from sin, commitment to Christ, and separation from evil. Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38, 10:44-48; 1st Peter 3:21

13. We believe that the church should observe the communion of the Lord’s Supper as a symbol of His broken body and shed blood, in a common union of believers with Christ and one another. 1st Corinthians 10:16-21, 11:23-26

14. We believe that Christ taught both by example and by commandment that feet-washing is a symbol of brotherhood, service, and humility, and should be observed literally. John 13:3-17

15. We believe that the holy kiss should be practiced as a symbol of Christian love among the believers, brother with brother and sister with sister. Romans 16:16; 1st Peter 5:14

16. We believe that God has established unique roles of authority for man and woman. Therefore, a man’s head is to be uncovered in praying and prophesying, and the woman’s head is to be veiled, and her hair uncut, signifying their acceptance of God’s order. 1st Corinthians 11:1-16

17. We believe that the anointing with oil, accompanied by the prayer of faith, is honored by God in the restoration of physical health, in accordance to His will. James 5:14,15

18. We believe that marriage is designed by God to be the union of one man and one woman for life. Therefore, any sexual relationship outside this marriage is adultery. Furthermore, adultery, fornication, homosexuality, lesbianism, and any other sexual involvement is condemned by God. Hebrews 13:4; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:24-28; I Corinthians 6:9,10

19. We believe that the personal appearance and lifestyle of Christian men and women should be modest, free from worldly fashion and adornment, maintaining simplicity in all areas of life, living as strangers and pilgrims in this world, seeking a city not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. Romans 12:1,2; James 4:4; 1st John 2:15-17

20. We believe that life is sacred and begins at conception and that Christians must not take part in any destruction of human life, born or unborn, therefore we cannot endorse or allow abortive contraceptives. We shall live a nonresistant lifestyle, without any acts of retaliation, demonstrating the love of Christ in our daily walk.  Matthew 5:39-46; John 18:36; Romans 12:19-21

21. We believe that the church and state are ordained of God as separate entities in His divine plan, and that believers should honor rulers and be subject to their authority and pray for them. Romans 13:1-7; 1st Peter 2:13-17

22. We believe that the unrepentant, fallen brother or sister shall be excommunicated from the body of Christ in the spirit of love, and shall be received back into fellowship upon repentance and amendment of life. 1st Corinthians 5:1-13; 2nd Corinthians 6:14

23. We believe in the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, the blessed hope of believers, and that upon His return He will resurrect the righteous to eternal bliss in heaven, and the unrighteous to eternal damnation in hell. He will sit on the throne of His glory, judging all nations in the last day. 1st Thessalonians 4:16,17; Matthew 25:31-46

Christian Aid Ministries strives to maintain transparency in terms of financial matters.

Below is a link to download our current financial statement:

2014 Financial Statement

Billboard Evangelism Presentations

America has many hurting, confused people searching for answers and peace. Our Billboard Evangelism Phone Team members hear questions such as:

  • “How do I know if I sinned?”
  • “So you believe in a book rather than the facts of science?”
  • “I’m so afraid I will die and not make it to Heaven.”

You may wonder: Are CAM’s Gospel billboards effective? Are people coming to Christ through these messages?

Come listen as a CAM Phone Team member shows slides and shares how God is working through these billboards.

SALT Microfinance Presentations

Come and hear how lives are being changed as clients learn how to better use their God-given resources, and discover the importance of following Jesus in everyday life.

Christian Aid Ministries Updates

Come hear about CAM’s International Crisis programs, literature distribution, Billboard Evangelism, Warm-A-Family program, and more!

Open House Slides

This is a collection of presentations previously shared at our 2015 Open House. Topics include the work of Bible distribution, aid to refugees, orphan assistance and more.

Estate Planning Seminars

This seminar covers topics such as:

  • Things to consider when planning an estate
  • Making or updating your will
  • Biblical principles related to estate transfer

Newsletter Stuffings

Would you like to take part in preparing CAM’s monthly newsletter? Come join us! The stuffings are held at CAM home office in Ohio. Volunteer workers and visitors welcomed and appreciated. Please call ahead to schedule a group.

Current Billboard Evangelism Presentations

Salem Mennonite Church

WHERE: 23984 CR 46, New Paris, INWHEN: Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

CONTACT: Mark Yoder @ 574-538-7755

Pilgrim Holiness Church

WHERE: 1129 Station Rd, Twin Rocks, PA

WHEN: Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.

CONTACT: Asa Sherman @ 814-749-0907

Lakeland Mennonite Church

WHERE: 389 Rock Stream Rd, Rock Stream, NY

WHEN: Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

CONTACT: DALE EBY @ 607-243-8461

Green Mountain Mennonite Fellowship

WHERE: 2892 Chapel Rd, Bennington, VT

WHEN: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

CONTACT: Jason Reinford @ 802-282-2232

Lawrence Christian Fellowship

WHERE: 85 CR 52, North Lawrence, NY

WHEN: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

CONTACT: Irvin Martin @ 315-486-3035

Events and Presentations

 

Billboard Evangelism Presentations

America has many hurting, confused people searching for answers and peace. Our Billboard Evangelism Phone Team members hear questions such as: “How do I know if I sinned?” “So you believe in a book rather than the facts of science?” “I’m so afraid I will die and not make it to Heaven.” You may wonder: Are CAM’s Gospel billboards effective? Are people coming to Christ through these messages? Come listen as a CAM Phone Team member shows slides and shares how God is working through these billboards. See all the upcoming Billboard presentations here.

SALT Microfinance Presentations

Come and hear how lives are being changed as clients learn how to better use their God-given resources, and discover the importance of following Jesus in everyday life.

Christian Aid Ministries Updates

Come hear about CAM’s International Crisis programs, literature distribution, Billboard Evangelism, Warm-A-Family program, and more!

Open House Slides

This is a collection of presentations previously shared at our 2015 Open House. Topics include the work of Bible distribution, aid to refugees, orphan assistance and more.

Estate Planning Seminars

This seminar covers topics such as: Things to consider when planning an estate, making or updating your will, and Biblical principles related to estate transfer.

Newsletter Stuffing

Would you like to take part in preparing CAM’s monthly newsletter? Come join us! The stuffing is held at CAM home office in Ohio. Volunteer workers and visitors welcomed and appreciated. Please call ahead to schedule a group.