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 May 2019
On Easter morning, tragedy struck the Christian community in Sri Lanka as terrorist bombers attacked churches as they celebrated the resurrection of our Lord. As the reports of the attacks reached the news media, many of our friends and partners with Teach All Nations called and emailed us to find out if we were in the country during the attacks and if we were affected by the hostilities. Peggy and a team of students had just returned home safely a few weeks prior to the attacks, and in this report you’ll read that they were able to minister as long as they were cautious about their approach. We are grateful for your concern and prayers. We have reached out to all our friends and contacts in the country and were relieved to hear that none of them were directly involved although many were associated with those who were in the direct line of fire. With at least one hundred dead (even though some estimates list the toll much higher), hundreds injured and hospitalized, and extensive property damage, the Christians in Sri Lanka are certainly in need of our prayer support.
Monthly Meditation May 2019
It was this uniquely God-oriented heart that first got David “on the map” when he took the field against the Philistine giant Goliath. For King Saul to be willing to put his whole nation at jeopardy in the hands of a little boy who had shown up from nowhere was an unheard-of act of bravery — or foolishness — on the part of the ruler. Why was he willing to “put all his eggs in one basket,” especially such an unlikely basket as a shepherd boy who said that he was going to confront the ironclad behemoth of a man with just a simple slingshot? Obviously, the king was able to see something more than David’s boyish outward appearance. He must have been able to discern that there was a real difference in this young man — something that imitated form within his heart.
Perhaps the answer lies in the report that had occasioned the lad’s entrance into the king’s field operations tent. When David had showed up at the battleground, his whole intent was to bring a care package from his father to his three senior brothers who were enlisted in the king’s battalions and to collect a little news about his brothers’ wellbeing to bring back to the father upon his return.