As Christians living in the West, we have an almost unlimited access to the Scriptures, we may study in the Bible institute or seminary of our choice, and we are privileged to have most of the great books of Christianity translated into our own language. This has been God’s blessing upon the West, and there is no need for us to apologize for our abundance. It is only required of us that we be good stewards in using our resources for the advancement of our own faith and in making the same resources available to our brothers and sisters in the rest of the world.
Many indigenous missionaries and pastors in the foreign field have been limited by their own poverty from having an adequate library to use as a resource for studying the Scriptures. As a result of this greatly overlooked need, TEL International has purposed to assist our partners with biblical and theological literature. Our primary goal is to encourage indigenous pastors and missionaries to continue striving to know God and submit their lives and ministries to the dictates of His Word. Our passion is to demonstrate that God’s Word is all-sufficient for all things in life and ministry. It is “profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work” (II Timothy 3:16-17).
In striving towards our goal of building up the indigenous church and its ministers, we provide pastoral libraries to missionaries and pastors in the foreign field. The Great Commission is not about sending missionaries, but about sending God’s truth through missionaries. A pastoral library may include: study bible, exhaustive concordance, bible dictionary, one-volume bible commentary and systematic theology. With your help we can provide biblical and theological resources for the benefit of those who have the greatest need and the least resources.