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.
Monthly Mission Report September 2020
A year and a half ago, each of us celebrated our seventieth birthdays by taking on the challenge of funding the Every Home for Christ Oikos Initiative for the South Pacific island nation of Fiji – a bold proposal to visit every home in the country with the Gospel in a two-year period. All of our friends and partners rallied behind us and gave generously toward our vision so that we were able to raise the full budget by the end of 2019. We are very grateful to all who supported us both financially and in prayer.
Our friends in Fiji began the outreach with great zeal and were well on target to reach all the two hundred thousand homes by the end of 2020. Having visited just under half within the first year, they were able to organize a dozen new Christ Groups – fellowships of new believers – and direct them to the oversight of established churches. Their strategy for 2020 was to focus on reaching the more than one hundred small islands which are more difficult to visit than the main islands where the bulk of the population is located. This already challenging program was made even more problematic with the coronavirus outbreak; however, they did realize that there was an open door in a region of the country where the outbreak was not so severe. The volunteer evangelists were able to visit almost four thousand homes in this sugar-cane-producing area. Although the residents in this region are mostly Hindus and Muslims, they proved to be very receptive to the gospel and made the team members feel at home by giving them drinks and food.
Monthly Meditation September 2020
God asked one requirement of Solomon when He established him on the throne of his father David – that he walk according to the legacy that his father had established. (I Kings 3:14, 9:4, 11:38) However, Solomon failed to do so (I Kings 11:6) and set in motion a pattern that was to differentiate all future generations in the kingdom – those who continued in the legacy of their ancestor David and those who would fail to do so. There were those who totally rebelled against the legacy – Abijam (I Kings 15:3) and Ahaz (II Kings 16:2, II Chronicles 28:1). There were also those who honored the legacy but failed to fully appropriate it in its totality – Asa (I Kings 15:11) and Amaziah (II Kings 14:3). And there were those who latched on to the legacy and allowed it to pilot their lives and reigns – at least, to some degree. These legacy descendants included such impactful leaders as Hezekiah (II Kings 18:3, II Chronicles 29:2), Josiah (II Kings 22:2-3, II Chronicles 34:2), Rehoboam (II Chronicles 11:17), and Jehoshaphat (II Chronicles 17:3).