Barnabas, “son of consolation” (Acts 4:36)., a person Luke described as “a good man” (11:24), was chosen and sent by the Jerusalem church to investigate the mixed congregation of Jews and Gentiles in Syrian Antioch.
Jesus once asked his disciples, “Whom do men say that I the Son of man am” (Matt 16:13)? Who was Jesus anyway? Most people of His day viewed Him as some sort of prophet (John
Most of us live hurried lives. We are hard pressed at work, at home, and at church to accomplish more than a twenty-four hour day seems to allow. The demands are overwhelming. In fact, full
TEL International is an IRS approved nonprofit corporation in the US, funded solely by voluntary contributions from our friends, partners, local churches and participants. We conduct our activities with the highest standards of integrity, and faithful stewards of the funds God has entrusted to us. We are not sustained by a major corporation, mega-church, affluent partners, or business ventures. Like every other ministry and church, TEL International trusts God to provide its on-going overhead and operating expenses. The donations and fees received fund the work of this full-time, international organization.
Every minister and staff member is trained in “support raising”. Missionaries/ministers personal provision comes through donations to TEL International by their friends, families, partners, and home churches that see them as “their” missionaries. Working as a team, where everyone does their part, God meets all personal needs, and the needs of the ministry as a whole. We appreciate and respect our donors choice to support TEL and our work, and consider them a vital part of our team. We endeavor to treat donors with respect, and privacy. TEL will never give names and information to any third parties. Contributions to made to TEL International are tax deductible. We provide receipts for donations over $50.00 and upon request.
We are governed by a Board that oversees our financial decisions, policies, operations, fund-raising activities, and ministry accomplishments. Our Board ensures that our fund raising appeals clearly identify the purposes and programs to which the donations will be applied, and that we may assess up to ten percent to be used for administering the gift. All monies are donated solely to TEL International, and disbursement is at the discretion of TEL for mission work worldwide.
Our financial statements are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. We provide a copy of our current financial statements upon written request.