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Causes: Arts & Culture, Disaster Aid, Disaster Preparedness & Relief Services, Education, Elementary & Secondary Schools, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Literacy, Radio

Mission: Crista ministries mission is to love god by serving people, meeting practical and spiritual needs so that those we serve will be built up in love, united in faith and maturing in christ. This is done through long term health care, education (k-12), camping, broadcasting, relief and development and other means.

Programs: World concern reaches people who are left out of the main stream of humanitarian aid because of their location, ethnic background or societal power. The organization was operational in 12 countries and supported other organizations' projects in one additional country. In the 12 countries where world concern was operational, 175,041 people were helped who had encountered disasters such as war, earthquake, tsunami, or flood. Another 458,666 people were served within community development projects, including activities related to water and sanitation, child protection and education, disaster risk reduction, livelihoods, economic development and non-clinical health. Additionally, 2,958,000 people received de-worming medications. Approximately 2,913 volunteers participated in our programs in the united states and around the world. By meeting physical needs we represent jesus christ in a way that gives people an opportunity to see and seek him. Additional revenue is received through contributions to help fund program service expenses.

through crista senior living, 1,042 residents were served and $154,342 was provided to assist low income residents to remain in their homes. The nursing center provided 31,311 days of care and crista shores assisted living provided 5,294 days of care for dshs through the washington state medicaid program. Residents, family members, staff and other individuals volunteered 3,880 hours assisting other residents and tutoring elementary students. The cristwood nursing center was the clinical setting for nursing or nursing assistant students from two local universities and one community college. Senior residents operate a missionary commission which supports faith based volunteers around the world. Approximately 50 community service and faith based meetings occurred in our facilities accomodating residents and community attendees. Approximately one acre of our property is made available as a publicly accessible wetland with interpretive trails highlighting the dyes inlet ecosystem.

crista schools operates at two different locations. During the year crista schools educated 1,133 k-12 student, 83 pre-k, and 40 high school students at seattle urban academy. Crista schools graduated 121 students and approximately 98% indicated that they planned to pursue higher education. Total financial assistance of $1,265,029 was provided to 280 students while an additional $906,000 was spent on the education of at-risk students. (at-risk students are required to pay 2% of costs for academic intensive care and student centered development). Approximately 108 students and 41 adults made missionary/education trips to 6 international and 1 domestic locations. Over 491 elementary students supported food projects for local relief agencies. Over 161 junior high students and 222 elementary students participated in community service day activities. Forty seattle urban academy students served the community tutoring elementary and deaf/hard of hearing students, serving at food banks and organizing clothing at a foster care distribution site. Approximately 8,879 adult volunteer hours were given to various school programs and 65 volunteers gave 1,510 hours to programs involving seattle urban academy students. Additional revenue is received through contributions to help fund program service expenses.

the five radio stations of crista ministries (kcis-am, kcms-fm, kfmk-fm, kwpz-fm and pure music radio), collectively reach approximately 1,000,000 radio listeners per week. During the year, crista media aired about 9,000 hours of christian programs and sponsored or advertised numerous family friendly christian music concerts that attracted about 65,000 people. At two camp sites, crista ministries served 26,494 campers through week long camps, day camps and guest group programs. Approximately 187 volunteers donated 29,463 hours to the success of the camps and 1,395 campers received $347,274 in financial assistance. Over 200 churches and para-church groups were participants at the camps. Through crista's christian veterinary mission, 315,686 members were challenged to live lives of worship, 54,998 people heard the gospel message and 15,873 accepted christ. Thirty-five veterinary professionals served long-term in 13 countries and 497 veterinarians and related volunteers served on 128 short-term mission trips for a total of 49,392 hours of service. A total of 134,530 livestock were treated, allowing veterinarians to share their professional skills and faith with people in need. Additional revenue is received through contributions to help fund program service expenses.

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