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.
From the mid-1970s through the late-1990s, the American Express company promoted their travelers’ checks with the slogan, “Don’t leave home without them” – making it the most successful advertising campaign in commercial history. When the bulk of financial transactions shifted from cash to credit cards, it was a simple fix to substitute “it” for “them” – continuing the effective marketing tool. However cutting-edge this approach might have seemed at the time, it was actually almost two millennia behind the times. It was Jesus who originated the slogan when He told His disciples that they should not go out into the world to represent Him until they waited in Jerusalem to receive the infilling of the Holy Spirit, “Behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high” (Luke 24:49) – essentially “Don’t leave home without it”!
In this little study on the person, power, and promise of the Holy Spirit, Bible teacher Delron Shirley explores some of the vital provisions available to believers today – an expose into why Jesus tells us not to leave home without the fullness of the Holy Spirit.
As you read So Send I You, you’ll find the words “I,” “me,” and “my” a lot more times than I personally am comfortable with. Yes, So Send I You is my story, but it could – and should – also be your story. The only reason that I have talked about myself is with the hope that you can also see yourself – or, at least, the self you have always dreamt of being – reflected in at least some of the stories I’ve shared. In this book, you will read how God uniquely called, methodically positioned, and strategically sent me into the lives of so many all around the world. Such selection, grooming, and commissioning is not the privilege of a select few. It’s God’s plan for all His children – including you.
God has a very simple strategy for changing the world, and it can be spelled out with just three little letters: Y O U. My prayer is that these simple narratives will inspire you to present yourself to be the next one that Jesus sends to do His work in the world!
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 May 2020
Peanut butter, jelly, ham, and cheese sandwiches with lettuce and tomato! Yes, we had healings, salvations, and baptisms in the Holy Spirit on our mission to Colombia, but one thing that no one will ever forget is the peanut butter, jelly, ham, and cheese sandwiches. On a day when we were going to be traveling between cities, we asked our hosts to pack sandwiches so we could just eat on the bus rather than having to stop. However, something got lost in translation and our request for some peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and some ham and cheese sandwiches somehow got interpreted as sandwiches will all the ingredients combined – and lettuce and tomatoes tossed in for good measure! Well, such is life on the mission field.
My mission team of fourteen students from Charis Bible College left Colorado as the mercury registered six degrees below zero and landed in Colombia where the thermometer read exactly one hundred degrees higher – 34 Celsius or 94 Fahrenheit. Not only did our bodies face the shock of such a drastic temperature change, we also had to adjust to the fact that there was no time for sleep, having had to meet at the school at 2 AM in order to drive to Denver for the all-day flight that got us to Bogota late that night so we could board a bus to get to our destination around 1 AM – only to get about four hours of sleep before meeting at 6:15 AM to head out for our first ministry assignment. That first day set the pace for the week with two chapel services at a big public school in the morning, a ministry session at a drug and alcohol rehab center in the afternoon, and a church service in the evening.
Monthly Meditation May 2020
The humanitarian aspect of my missionary work has taken me around the world in relief projects associated with every kind of natural disaster short of a volcano eruption. I’ve seen firsthand what the insurance companies refer to as the “acts of God” – a legal term used throughout the English-speaking world to speak of natural hazards outside human control, for which no individual person or government can be held responsible.
I was part of a relief team in Nicaragua after the landfall of Hurricane Mitch, the second-deadliest Atlantic hurricane on record. The team arrived by ship but were unable to dock in the harbor because the waterfront was blocked by ships that had been sunk during the storm. As we distributed food and supplies to the churches, I was amazed to find that at least one church was actively collecting donations to fill shoeboxes for the Samaritan’s Purse Christmas project. What a demonstration of the love of God – the Nicaraguan believers were actively helping others in the midst of their own need!
I also had the opportunity to visit the southern coast of India and the island nation of Sri Lanka just weeks after the deadly tsunami of December 26, 2004. As we drove for hours, covering hundreds of miles, we found no relief from the devastation. There was seemingly endless destruction and rubble. No matter how far we drove, the landscape remained the same – heaps of debris and splintered remains of what was once the homes of the people whose lives had come to tragic ends in a split second.