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 September 2019
My mission to Brazil was filled with surprises – from the layover in Denver before heading to Rio de Janeiro to the layover in Denver at the end of the trip.
In Denver International Airport, I had some time to get a little better acquainted with the sixteen students from Charis Bible College who made up the team. One of the things that I discovered was that a number of the students had some serious reservations concerning the trip – things like the fear of speaking in public and the fear of meeting and traveling and living in close quarters with new people. As we made our way to South America and spent the following twelve days living and ministering together, I saw God totally unravel everyone’s fear and concern. Those who were reluctant to be thrown into an unfamiliar environment readily adapted and became integral parts of the team. Those who were afraid of public speaking discovered that they had great things to share with the people of Brazil and that they could do so with ease and effectiveness through the anointing of the Holy the Holy Spirit. One student essentially became the “poster boy” of personal triumph for the team when he overcame his fear of jumping into the ocean off the pier in front of the mission compound where we were staying. It wasn’t until the next to the last day of our stay that he mustered the courage to try, but once he took the plunge (pun totally intended), he couldn’t stop enjoying the thrill time and again.
Monthly Meditation September 2019
At the height of his career as Israel’s second king, David desired to build a monument to the God who had so spectacularly blessed him. When David presented his plan to build a temple in Jerusalem to his spiritual advisor Nathan, the Lord’s response came that David was not to build a house for God but that He would build a house for David. God, in His divine humor, used a play on words to establish a new line of blessing. God had brought a new factor of reality into the movement of human destiny. David was not to build a building for God, but God would establish a family lineage for the king whom God recognized as a man after His own heart. The Lord further promised that it would never fail that one of David’s descendants would sit on the throne in Jerusalem. From that moment on, a new covenant was in force. Psalm eighty-nine is a poetic description of this covenant, which was to be passed on to one son at a time throughout all generations.
My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips. Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David. His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me. It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah. (verses 34-37)