Dr. Delron & Peggy Shirley
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.
When Super Typhoon Rai swept through the Philippines in December of last year with winds of up to two hundred miles per hour, the nation was devasted as homes and public buildings were destroyed. We received reports of some areas being without electricity for close to a month and, when power was restored, it was only service for about half of the homes. Public water service was destroyed, leaving the people to wait in long lines to collect potable water – sometimes waiting for as much as four days for just one liter (a quart). Prices for all essential commodities tripled overnight. Due to the fact that the waters were polluted water to the point that people could not fish in the sea for seafood as an alternative to buying food in the markets that they couldn’t afford because of the increased prices and their being out of work as well as needing every penny they could find to start reconstructing their homes which were uninsured, some people resorted to cooking worms as alternative food. With their homes destroyed, people resorted to sleeping in their cars and under makeshift lean-tos made of tarps.
In Earth as it is in Heaven
Almost anyone in leading another individual to the Lord in salvation will include some phrase of surrender in which the new convert dedicates his life to serving the Lord; however, most of them will then walk away without attempting to impart any instruction on what it is that the new believer has surrendered to, or to help him understand how to know how he is actually going to serve the Lord. In essence, we need to know how to grasp hold of the will of God and comprehend how to fulfill it. In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus instructed us that one of the major elements of our prayer life should be to seek for His will to be done on earth as explicitly as it is in heaven. (Matthew 6:10) Paul taught us that part of the promised provision of our status in Christ is that we should understand what the will of the Lord is. (Ephesians 1:9, 5:17) Therefore, it is appropriate that instruction in understanding and fulfilling the will of God should be considered among our cornerstones of faith.