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.
Monthly Mission Report January 2019
Delron traveled to Lagos, Nigeria, to take part in the annual CLASSIIIC – Christian Leadership Advanced Strategic Servant Intensive Interactive Interdenominational Course – at Latter Rain Assembly, one of the leading churches in the nation. This was the twelfth time out of the thirteen years that the course has been held that Delron was one of the speakers. The only year that he was not invited was at a time that there was serious civil unrest in the country and the host felt that it was unwise to bring in an international guest.
This year’s theme, “Training for Reigning,” focused on challenging and equipping believers to occupy the “mountain” of political influence – based on the concept that Christians can change our society if they infiltrate all the major areas (mountains) of influence: family, education, religion, arts and entertainment, media, finance, and politics. Dr. Tunde Bakare, pastor of the church and host of the conference has taken a significant role of mentoring and positioning many of the national leaders in the country and serves as a notable influence in the country both through publicly addressing issues and privately counseling the nation’s top leaders.
Monthly Meditation January 2019
The one failure that comes to mind immediately when we think of King David is his moral failure with Bathsheba. The eleventh chapter of II Samuel records the story of how David spied her one evening as she bathed on the roof of the neighboring villa. Some students of the scripture and history have suggested that there might be more to the story than we notice on the first reading. They have suggested that this was not just her regular evening bath but was rather a special monthly ceremony she practiced to cleanse herself after her menstrual period. Assuming this to be the case, these scholars go on to surmise that David may have noticed this practice and even made a mental note of when to expect her next “performance.” These students of the ancient culture then go on to suggest that David had actually planned to be there for the next “curtain call.” They offer this as the explanation as to why David did not go out to battle with his men as was the custom of the kings (II Samuel 11:1) and the practice he followed until the very last days of his life when his men insisted that he remain behind for his own protection (II Samuel 21:17).