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I was moved by God’s spirit to give to you all when I saw your ministry on Facebook. I know God will grow what I have given to do his mighty work for our brethren in Afghanistan!

My wife saw the interview with Jennie Allen and felt God tell her to sell her vehicle to give to you all. You are giants in the faith. Warriors! God is using the believers in Afghanistan in mighty ways, and they are not alone!

I witnessed what happened in Afghanistan and I was desperate to help. I am so grateful for the opportunity to do something though GCM and your team.

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  • Mike Patino  //  CEO
  • David Marx  //  Board President

Mike Patino  //  CEO

David Marx  //  Board President

On behalf of the GCM Board of Directors, to our friends and supporters:

First, we want to personally thank you for your generosity and your trust. When the Body of Christ works together, it is truly an unstoppable force. Despite the darkness of these days, the Lord is continuing to move in powerful ways throughout the Muslim world, changing countless lives every day. Because GCM is a Christian ministry that lives, works, and ministers inside some of the most highly restricted and dangerous Muslim nations in the World, we exercise the greatest caution with all matters of security and privacy. We are well aware that there is presently a tremendous lack of confidence in Christian organizations. Over just the past few years, scandal after scandal has rocked the Christian world, shocking and deeply disappointing all of us. Sadly, this makes the job of legitimate ministries difficult and places ministries such as GCM in a tremendously awkward catch twenty-two. On one hand, the best response to a lack of trust is complete openness and transparency. From its inception, GCM has always functioned with the highest levels of ethical standards. We are proud to be EFCA approved, the requirements of which include a yearly external audit. GCM’s books are open and available for anyone to see and scrutinize (see below). On the other hand, when it comes to matters such as sharing the names of the people within the organization, openness, and transparency are simply not an option for us. The security of our people will always take precedence over preserving our public image. The Iranian regime employs one of the most aggressive cyber warfare and intelligence-gathering networks in the world, and their efforts extend far beyond their own borders. This is what we are up against. With that all this said, we thank you for your understanding.

David Marx

GCM Board President


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There was a large influx of resources in 2021 for Afghanistan. We disbursed as much of the funds as we could before the end of December 2021, and the remainder was disbursed within the first few months of 2022, which shows up on the 2022 financials. Every November and December, we planned ahead to raise part of the budget for GCM for the following year, as all nonprofits do. We do our best to have three to six months of cash-on-hand for unexpected changes in the economy, decreases in donations, and major events like protests in Iran and Turkey for example, based on the recommendation from a third-party auditor. Nonprofit organizations are typically expected to spend at least 65-75% of their total expenses on programs. For GCM, the last three years fall well within that range. The reasons for a 5.7% increase in operational costs from 2021-2022 and a 5.6% increase from 2022-2023 is due to several common factors. We scaled the organization to help manage the exponential growth and blessing we have seen over the past few years: from 750 to 1400 churches and operating in 10 countries to now 25 as of the first quarter of 2023. New goals for the departments that raise the need to be relational and travel more, monthly services to help streamline our finances and give donors their own portal to track more easily, and healthcare for our growing paid staff. These are a few examples to understand the 5% increase into the operational budget. The numbers for the last 3 years are below. 

GCM Program vs. Operational (Management & Fundraising)

2023 = 75% vs. 25% 

2022 = 80.6% vs. 19.4%

2021 = 86.3% vs. 13.7%

GCM is a registered 501-(c)3 non-profit with IRS-designated tax-exempt status and is further classified as a Public Charity under IRS code section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) since its formation in 2014. We also have ECFA accreditation, which is very difficult to accomplish as well as Excellence in Giving certified transparent and Guidestar gold transparency. You can download financial statements and audits under our financials tab. As the underground church, secrecy, and security is an accomplishment and a value, however, we have nothing to hide but ourselves. Test the fruit and pray for peace. 

We believe the Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are inspired by God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:15-17, 1 Peter 1:21)

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent who has revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Luke 3:22)

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father where He intercedes for us, in His present rule as Head of the Church, and in His personal return in power and glory. (Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:31)

We believe in the creation of mankind in God’s image, and the fall of man, resulting in universal guilt and total depravity; and the necessity, therefore, of redemption and restoration; that all men and women are lost spiritually and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ is necessary for regeneration by the Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:26-27, Genesis 2:17)

We believe salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God, according to the hope of eternal life. (Luke 24:47, John 3:3)

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life in the presence of our Lord, and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment. (Matthew 25:46, Mark 9:43-48)

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the Church, which has the duty to preach the Gospel to every person. (Ephesians 1:22-23, Ephesians 2:22)

We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of teaching, preaching, the prophetic, the apostolic, and evangelism. (Ephesians 4:11-13)

We believe in upholding the ordinances of the church of water baptism and holy communion.

The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded by the Scriptures. All who repent and believe in Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized. Thus, they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. (Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:16, Acts 10:47,48, Romans 6:4)

The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements—bread and the fruit of the vine—, is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4), a memorial of His suffering and death (1 Corinthians 11:26), and a prophecy of His second coming (1 Corinthians 11:26), and is enjoined on all believers “till He comes!”