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 November 2019
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 November 2019
Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah. (Psalm 39:5)
In this psalm, David reminded himself of the brevity of man’s life and summed up his thoughts with the idea that no matter how long or how well a man lives, his life is actually nothing in comparison to the eternal scope of God’s plan. Interestingly, David was the one who made the calculation that a man’s lifespan was seventy years unless he might gain a few extra because of exceptional health (Psalm 90:10), and he was exactly seventy years old at his death (II Samuel 5:4). It also seems noteworthy that the Psalmist prayed for the favor of good health in his old age, “Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.” (Psalms 71:9) It might be assumed that he was hoping for those extra ten years he predicted in the passage from Psalm seventy-one; yet, it seems that he did not obtain this divine favor of good health and extra years. (I Kings 1:1) Some biblical scholars believe that this was the result of the lingering effects of his sin with Bathsheba. (Psalm 32:3, 38:3)
David’s son Solomon, apparently aware of what happened to his father, gave us a remedy for the physical maladies that can result from sinfulness.