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 August 2020
The coronavirus quarantines have forced us into the twenty-first century in spite of the fact that we were quite happy in the Middle Ages. After having to cancel our personal ministry in Myanmar, India, Sri Lanka, Mexico, and Brazil, the people in the Philippines essentially refused to take “No” for an answer and requested that we do their conference via ZOOM. Therefore, we partnered with the missionaries we work with in the Philippines – Kurt and Isabell Minott of I Am Ministries – and scheduled an online conference for them. We also welcomed all our friends from all around the world to join us. In addition the individuals from various parts of the Philippines who logged on, a couple churches were able to have the congregations come to their sanctuaries for the broadcasts by practicing proper social distancing and wearing masks and a number of families invited their friends into their homes to view the video conference. We also had several guests from the US, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, and Africa – bringing the total number of participants to more than a hundred. One participant made the interesting observation that, because of the lockdown, she had time to listen to the broadcast and then go back and hear it a second time – thus the pandemic lockdown was actually a blessing to her!
Monthly Meditation August 2020
William Carey – after being told to sit down and shut up – eventually won the privilege to stand up before the top leadership of the British churches and convince them that it was the responsibility of European Christians to evangelize the “heathen” of lands they had colonized. A few months later, he was off to India where he would spend the next forty-one years translating the Bible into thirty-four Indian languages; compiling dictionaries of Sanskrit, Marathi, Panjabi, and Telugu; founding the still influential Serampore College; establishing churches and nineteen mission stations; planting more than one hundred rural schools; encouraging the education of girls; starting the Horticultural Society of India; serving as a professor at Fort William College; beginning the weekly publication The Friend of India; printing the first Indian newspaper; introducing the concept of the savings bank to assist poor farmers; and fighting against sati, the burning of widows. As I sat in his chair in Calcutta, the enormity of the legacy of this “Father of Modern Missions” weighed heavily upon me.