Teach All Nations Mission (TAN) is a global evangelical educational ministry birthed from the teaching ministries of Delron and Peggy Shirley. The name Teach All Nations Mission was chosen to carefully indicate exactly what the heart of Delron and Peggy’s mission is.
TAN’s commitment is to establish a solid foundation in the national pastors and leaders so that they can help enrich the people. The vision is Christian teaching materials (in English and the local languages) in printed form and on audio and video, providing scholarships to Christian colleges and Bible schools for promising students, assisting in establishing and building of Bible schools, and broadcasting via the internet, radio, and television.
Articles and book excerpts from the teachings and mission adventures of Dr. Delron Shirley. Each article is always timely and thought-provoking as it uncovers insights into walking with God.
Monthly mission reports featuring the work and ministry of Teach All Nations Mission and Dr. Delron & Peggy Shirley. Read what God is doing around the globe as the Word of God is taught to the people.
I grew up with the Carolina colloquialism of a ditty being any short, pithy saying or writing. There is one for each day of your life. As you read them, I hope they are interesting and inspiring.
Our parents are celebrating their seventieth birthdays in the next few days – Mom on May 30 and Dad on June 15. When we asked them how they would like to celebrate this milestone event, they said that they would like to use this opportunity to reach an entire nation for Jesus. Yes, that’s what they said – an entire nation! Dad then went on to explain that Every Home for Christ had just launched a new project that will take the gospel to every doorstep in the world within the next twenty years and that there had been budgets calculated for the cost for each nation. He added that the budgets for some of the smaller nations were actually relatively small – within the reach of a single family if they just had the vision to do so.
Some of you may know that our dad has been actively involved in the work of Every Home for Christ for a number of years, but most of you may not know that he was actually featured in last winter’s Every Home for Christ Magazine in an article entitled “Heroes Among Us.” With a legacy like that, we felt that it would only be fitting to further that heritage by helping him fulfill the vision of sponsoring an entire nation.
Some of you may also know a bit of our mom’s story – how her life was saved and changed by one simple piece of gospel literature. When she was on the verge of suicide, she picked up a gospel tract that someone had left with her in the hospital. After reading the message and praying the prayer at the end, she suddenly felt that life was worth living and the last forty-two years is proof positive of the power of that little printed message. With that in mind, you can understand why she is also excited about the possibility of seeing an entire nation given gospel literature that can have the same impact in their lives as well.
Commemorating their seventieth birthdays, Mom and Dad want to raise the budget necessary to reach the entire nation of Fiji. If you would like to help us honor our mom and dad by contributing to this project, please use the button below to give.
We are also excited that Dad has decided to write his autobiography – So Send I You – a Missionary Story which contains a lot of stories that we didn’t even know! He wants to send a free copy to everyone who helps make this dream of reaching the entire country of Fiji a reality.
Three grateful sons,
Commemorating their seventieth birthdays, Mom and Dad want to raise the budget necessary to reach the entire nation of Fiji. If you would like to help us honor our mom and dad by contributing to this project, please use the button below to give online.
Monthly Mission Report August 2019
This month’s newsletter will be quite a bit different from our usual format in that we usually report on what we have been doing. In this month’s letter, however, we want to share about what we are going to do in the island nation of Fiji and how all our friends and Teach All Nations partners are making it possible.
A couple of months ago, you received a special letter from our sons explaining that we had made a rather unusual request for our seventieth birthdays – the opportunity to reach an entire nation for Jesus. It was our desire to fund one national project as part of the Every Home for Christ Oikos Initiative that will take the gospel to every doorstep in each nation of the world. We chose the nation of Fiji for two reasons. First, it is small enough that we felt that we could realistically raise the finances for the project. And second, we have had a long-time relationship with Manasa Kolivuso who will be heading up the project.
As a result of that one-page note from our sons, we experienced a tremendous outpouring of support from our TAN family. Donations poured in from all across the country and as far away as Nigeria and England.
Monthly Meditation August 2019
Did you ever realize that no one was watching when David slew the lion and the bear, but the whole world watched when he killed Goliath? While the rest of the army of Israel trembled for forty days without even trying to fight, David “stepped up to the plate” and did something no one else could do. David was able to slay the giant in public because he had slain the lion and the bear in secret. His secret victory over the wild beasts was the secret to his victory over the giant!
Even though David knew and demonstrated the power of winning battles in the secret place with God so that his victories could be manifest openly before men, he had one secret moment in which he forfeited this intimacy with God for intimacy with Bathsheba by bringing her into the secret place where he lost the personal battle of integrity. The ultimate result was not only public exposure but also a scourge that was never lifted from his family. (II Samuel 12:10) His public giants wouldn’t fall because he had failed to subdue the private lion of greed and the secret bear of lust.