Training Evangelistic Leadership

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Cellular Phone Recycling

In partnership with Integrity Communications, TEL now offers a way to donate to our ministry by recycling used and unneeded cell phones and consumer electronics.

Mobile Devices for Mobile Teams

Truly one man's junk can become another man's treasure.

For every phone donated through Integrity's Cell Phone Recycling program, TEL receives on average $2.50 to support our national evangelists across Asia. That's enough to cover his expenses for a day in a rural place that's desperate for a clear Gospel message. It's enough to put a Bible and follow-up material into the hands of a new believer!

It does not matter how old the phone is: All phones contain valuable raw materials that can be harvested and turned into ministry funds. Newer phones can be reconditioned and put right back into use—truly and totally recycled!

CPR No Longer Just For Cell Phones!

Integrity has now expanded the program to include iPhones, iPods, iPads, Tablets, Netbooks, Laptops (Pentium 4, Pentium Mobile, AMD 64 & above processors ONLY), Desktops, Flat Screen Monitors (must power-up & have a good screen; NO CRT monitors), GPS Devices and MP3 Players.

As Elisha told the widow to collect as many jars as possible from friends and neighbors to fill with oil, so we encourage you to ask your friends, ask your neighbors, ask your coworkers, ask at church. You'll be surprised at how many people have old phones and other electronic devices lying around and don't know what to do with them. Gather those used and unused phones and computer electronics and send them to Integrity on behalf of our national staff. Integrity will recycle them and keep those harmful elements out of the environment. YOU CAN HELP!

Click Here to Donate Now

A new window/tab will open to display a form on Integrity's website where you can notify them of your desire to give and request instructions on how to donate. Please remember to select Training Evangelistic Leadership, Inc. in the dropdown list as the charity you'd like to benefit. You will then receive an email within 72 hours detailing the procedures to recycle your phones and other electronics.

For your security ALL data will be deleted from every device donated.


Helping the Environment

Integrity Cell Phone Recycling will take your used and unused cell phones and provide additional support to Training Evangelistic Leadership, and at the same time bless God's creation by keeping harmful cell phones and other electronics out of our local landfills. Help make your local landfill safer than it otherwise would be by recycling your unused and unneeded cell phones and consumer electronics!


Facts you should know:

Cell Phones are environmental hazards — If not disposed of properly* they are damaging to our air, soil, and water.

  • One cell phone can pollute up to 132,000 liters of water.
  • Cell phones (and other electronic devices) contain toxic substances such as arsenic, lead, cadmium, and beryllium that can pollute the air when burned in incinerators and leach into soil and drinking water when buried in landfills.
  • Cadmium can damage the kidneys and it is transferred through the air and through our food.
  • Lead accumulates in landfills and can cause damage to the central and peripheral nervous systems.
  • Mercury gets into our water supply and accumulates in living organisms and travels up the food chain. The principle exposure pathway is through our food and it causes brain damage.
  • Cell phone recycle campaigns are good for our environment because all collected cell phones and electronic devices are either refurbished or disposed of using only the most ecologically sound methods.

* Environmentally Responsible Recycling: Integrity will process your phones through an environmentally safe recycling process. They commit to a zero landfill policy, and will not process your scrap in underdeveloped countries, where many environmental groups have revealed the toxic effects of unregulated recycling operations. Integrity Communications takes their commitment to the environment seriously.

Click Here to Donate Now

A new window/tab will open to display a form on Integrity's website where you can notify them of your desire to give and request instructions on how to donate. Please remember to select Training Evangelistic Leadership, Inc. in the dropdown list as the charity you'd like to benefit. You will then receive an email within 72 hours detailing the procedures to recycle your phones and other electronics.

For your security ALL data will be deleted from every device donated.

Integrity Communications

Established in 1997, Integrity Communications is a Telecom Expense Management (TEM) solutions provider supporting medium and enterprise businesses with automated procurement, help desk, asset and cost management of wireless & wireline services & Cellular Phone Recycling (CPR).

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Our Vision

Motivated by Christ’s Great Commission to preach the gospel to every creature, Training Evangelistic Leadership’s primary objective is to recruit, train, and send forth local Gospel teams that reap public decisions for Christ with personalized follow-up. In countries where public preaching is possible, teams are sent forth to publicly proclaim the gospel. In others, personal evangelism is emphasized. Emphasis is always placed on shepherding those who make decisions for Christ into local churches.

TEL teams operate with three primary ministry distinctives:

  1. SERVING the national culture and local society by leaving the fruit of our evangelism and follow-up within the local churches.
  2. BLENDING missionaries and nationals together with equal status and opportunities into a mutually uplifting relationship.
  3. CONTINUING our missionaries on a lifelong basis by their bonding with the language and culture and continuing to develop a living fellowship with Jesus Christ.

TEL labors to train Asian evangelists for the harvest in a home environment. We apply Mark 3:14 by inviting Asians to live “with us” in full-time training programs of several months duration, where they are quipped both in the classroom and on the job for effective evangelistic ministry. Graduates of TEL training programs serve in churches, mission agencies, and as TEL staff. TEL also helps equip church leaders in effective evangelism and disciplemaking through training seminars.

In addition to team evangelistic ministry, all TEL missionaries and national workers labor to multiply their witness through personal disciplemaking.

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» Philippines Opportunities 2014 [Philippines: Feb 8, 2014]
Are you interested in a ministry trip to the Philippines? We have lots of opportunities to experience our ministry coming up in the next few months. Individuals are easy to incorporate into whatever is happening. Teams too are welcome! more »

» Fruitful Philippines [Philippines: Feb 7, 2014]
Our Philippines teams are rejoicing over the multiplication they are seeing among their many disciples. They are seeing disciples multiply through several means: through one-on-one and small groups, evangelism training, and training other ministries in skills and vision. more »

» Five Souls in Six Tries [China: Feb 5, 2014]
There are some who say openness to the Gospel is waning in China. Any maybe that's true. Maybe the great door of opportunity is beginning to close. Maybe in some places or among some social groups. But not everywhere in China. One of our colaborers has had the chance to share the Gospel six times in two months with just two to five people at a time, and seen five people receive Christ's gift of salvation. more »

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» Power, wisdom, faith and love for self-denying, Jesus-exalting, soul-saving, gospel-preaching ministry among the lost. We are merely earthen vessels in whom the Spirit of Christ dwells and continues His ministry of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18-21). [United States: Jan 3, 2013]

» We periodically receive requests for training from other Southeast Asian countries, but lack the laborers to respond. Pray with us for new missionaries to train and send to our existing fields or to these new fields. [United States: Nov 21, 2011]

» Open doors for the Director of Development to share about TEL in new places [United States: Sep 15, 2008]

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Our Origins

Training Evangelistic Leadership (TEL) was launched in Singapore in 1970 by Rev. Roy Robertson out a recognized need to develop more full-time Asian evangelists. He invited six men from five Asian countries to live in his home for a year to receive on-the-job training in evangelistic ministry. The vision of TEL continued to expand as Roy and his wife Phyllis conducted similar training programs through homes in Japan, Indonesia, India, and the Philippines.

TEL was initially formed by Roy as a project of The Navigators but has since become an independent mission agency that operates with an international board of directors in Denton, TX. Roy, who founded and continues to serve as International Director of TEL, sailed to China in 1948 having been appointed The Navigators’ first missionary by the organization’s founder Dawson Trotman. Roy labored in the ministry of evangelism and disciplemaking through The Navigators in many Asian countries until his retirement in 1986. Upon his retirement, Roy renewed his commitment to continue the ministry of evangelism and training in Asia full-time through TEL. The resultant fruit of that commitment, TEL is now a mission agency which is blend of about half international missionaries and half national workers operating in 6 Asian countries and in the United States.

TEL continues to labor in South and Southeast Asia with a vision to preach the gospel to every creature through direct proclamation and through training others who also desire to labor in this vision. The harvest is still ripe in Asia and TEL is trusting God for full-time missionaries whom God has called to help complete the work of evangelism in Asia through serving in gospel teams and training others to do the same.

For information about serving with TEL, please see our Service Opportunities.

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TEL Resources

TEL's ministry is to help equip God's people for effective ministry to others through evangelism and discipleship. Toward that end, we offer several types of materials for purchase and some of our overseas materials for direct download. Thanks to Discipleship Library (External Link), we are also pleased to make available many of Roy Robertson's messages from his 50+ years of missionary service.

May the Lord be glorified, His Gospel proclaimed and His Kingdom advanced through the use of all these resources.

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