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Teach All Nations Mission

Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession. Ps 2:8

Dr. Delron & Peggy Shirley

Welcome to Teach All Nations Mission

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.

Monthly Meditations

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

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.

Daily Ditties

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.

A Special Christmas Message from Delron & Peggy Shirley

2019 has been a momentous year for us.  One of the most significant events of the year was that both of us turned seventy years old – Peggy in May and Delron in June.  We celebrated the milestone by deciding to sponsor reaching the entire nation of Fiji with the gospel through Every Home for Christ’s Oikos Initiative which will take the gospel to literally every doorstep on the planet within the next twenty years.  Our sons joined in by asking all our friends to commemorate our birthdays by donating to the project.  At this point, we are only $5,000 from our goal.  Our church – which has already been very generous to us in this effort – has volunteered to march all gifts during the month of December up to $2,500 to help us hit our target by the end of the year.  If you’d like to be part of reaching that goal, be sure to mark “Fiji” on your check.

Another milestone this year was the publication of Delron’s autobiography – So Send I You.  The book release was actually part of our birthday celebration in that the book was first introduced on Delron’s birthday and we made it a gift to everyone who participated in the Fiji project.  If you don’t have your copy yet, be sure to request a complimentary copy with your donation.

Turning seventy has not slowed us down.  In fact, we have been as busy as every with travels all over the world.  Both of us ministered in Rwanda, the Congo, Mexico, and the Philippines.  Delron also traveled to the Dominican Republic, Brazil twice, Ghana, and Nigeria.  In addition, Peggy led teams to Ecuador and Sri Lanka.  Delron also released two new books in English and additional translations in Swahili, Portuguese, and Spanish.

The rest of the family also enjoyed a great year with Christopher and Jeremy making career moves and Jeremy continuing to advance in his profession.  One special treat this year was that Zorha (Jonathan’s wife) was selected to participate in a special internship for NASA working with preparations for the landing on Mars!

All of us in the Shirley family wish you a Jesus-centered Christmas season and a Christ-filled new year!

Happy Birthday, Delron and Peggy Shirley

 

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,

Delron & Peggy Fiji Birthday Outreach

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 November 2019

Philippines

Our mission to the Philippines got off to rather unusual start. At the church where we ministered on our first day, one of the associates asked Delron if there was a scripture passage that related to the message for the morning so she could read it as she introduced him. He told her to read II Peter 1:2-10; however, she transposed a couple of the numbers and read II Peter 2:1-10 – a passage in which the apostle warned his followers against false teachers. After being introduced as a false teacher, Delron took the microphone, apologized for the mix-up, read the correct passage, and commented that he hoped not to teach error that day. Actually, it turned out that Delron was justified as not being a false teacher when the pastor said that his message was a confirmation of what he had just been teaching at the church.

Even though both of us had ministered in the Philippines before, this was our first time in the Cebu area. We had come to this particular area in partnership with I Am Ministries – a new ministry founded by Kurt and Isabell Minott, students who had been impacted by Delron’s classes at Charis Bible College and Peggy’s home Bible study group. Kurt and Isabell had picked Cebu for the conferences due to the fact that it is a key economic and cultural city for the entire nation. Some of the delegates flew in from other islands and even as far away as Hong Kong. However, since we had not ministered in the area before, none of the local Christian leaders were very familiar with us or our ministry. 

Monthly Meditation December 2019

Who Put the “C” in “Christmas”?

In the only line I remember from the Christmas special of a long-forgotten sitcom, a Jewish lady who was trying to adjust to the Christian-dominated society made a statement about something which had to do with one of our holiday customs. Because Hanukah — the Jewish holiday which roughly coincided with our Christmas — is often spelled with a silent “C” at the front, she pronounced “Christmas” as if its initial “C” were also silent. When corrected, she replied, “‘Hanukah,’ ‘Hristmas,’ what’s the difference?” The question inspires my question, “Who put the ‘C’ in ‘Christmas,’ anyway?”

The “C” in “Christmas” stands for curiosity — the standard ingredient which has tormented each of us from the first time we eagerly waited to see what would magically appear under the tree to this very year when we still trying to guess what is in that one special package in its bright wrapping paper. Curiosity is the quality of Christmas which is so aptly described in the line of the popular song, “Every mother’s child will find it hard to sleep tonight wondering if reindeer really know how to fly.”

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