RIMI is an indigenous missions organization – Indians reaching South Asia with the partnership of God’s people from everywhere.
Our goal is to reach Indians all over the world not just in South Asia.
Our model is to raise up indigenous leaders who will bring the Gospel message to their own people. This is much more effective since they already know the language and culture, they are natives so they can’t be deported for Visa violations, and they can do the work for a fraction of what it costs to send a foreign missionary. They can live well on just $300 a month or less due in part to the current conversion rate of 70RS (local currency) to the dollar.
For the church planters that we support, we only raise 50% of their financial need and require them to raise the other 50% themselves. We wean them off of full support within 5-7 years in order to build independent, self supporting churches. Even after they have been weaned off of support they stay under our umbrella of authority for continued leadership development and accountability purposes.
Our Mercy Homes extend help to any child that has a need – not just to orphans. Many of these children would be sold into slavery or prostitution if they did not have the option of coming to our Mercy Homes. When our children finish high school, we do not put them out into the streets. We encourage them to go to college and we help pay for their education as well.
We allow and encourage partners to communicate with those that they are sponsoring. This also extends to personally visiting them in the field for those who can do so. Your communication means so much to the people since they rarely experience loving and caring people who love them for who they are and without expecting anything in return. You will also be blessed by their testimonies as they share how they came to know Christ and how He has been using them for His kingdom work.
RIMI is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability®. The ECFA is an independent organization who does continual remote and onsite audits of ministries to make sure that they are doing what they say they are doing and that they are conducting themselves in accordance with the relevant financial standards and governmental laws.
We perform a full audit every fiscal year which is available upon request. Though we are not required to file a 990 due to our exemption from the IRS, and thus we don’t show up on some of the charity rating sites, we still fill one out every fiscal year for our partner use and this is also available upon request.