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Welcome to Teach All Nations Mission

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 is the heart of the Shirley's mission.  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 tape, 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.


New Books from TAN

One of the significant aspects of the ministry of Teach all Nations is the publication of teaching materials to be used in the United States and around the world.  In order to keep a constant flow of new materials available, we produce several new books each year and also translate as many as possible of the existing books into the languages of the countries where we minister.


In 2017, we were blessed to be able to release a number of new books in English as well as So, You Wanna Be a Preacher in Visayan and Swahili, Finally, My Brethren in Swahili, and People Who Make a Difference in Urdu. In 2017, we were blessed to be able to release a number of new books in English as well as So, You Wanna Be a Preacher in Visayan and Swahili, Finally, My Brethren in Swahili, and People Who Make a Difference in Urdu.  Delron already has a series of three new books planned for release in 2018 plus the annual edition of Daily Ditties from Delron’s Desk.  Peggy is hoping to make her new book No Longer Bound available this year as well as to release the Portuguese version of Women for the Harvest.


We invite you to click on the bookstore link to browse through the materials that are available.   Remember that all the books that are distributed in the United States are priced so that we can give away at least one free book on the mission field for each book sold at home.  Your purchase will not only bless you and help you in your spiritual growth, it will also be a seed in the life of a pastor or Christian leader in one of the developing nations of the world.   Visit the Bookstore


Below are the new books for 2018 - Click on the book.



March 2018 Meditation – Surviving Shipwreck

A number years ago, my family and I excitedly set sail on a weekend cruise. It was the first cruise experience for all of us, and we all recalled scenes from the movie Titanic as we participated in the initial activity on board the ship -- an emergency evacuation drill complete with life vests and orderly assembly at assigned muster stations, which my youngest called the “mustard station.” The experience was made even more surreal because of the recent discovery of the Titanic’s final resting place on the floor of the North Atlantic and the popular movie based on the ship’s fatal maiden voyage. Like the rest of the world, we had been reawakened to the horrors of being lost at sea in a sinking vessel.


The story of the tragic collision with the iceberg on that frigid night in 1912 that proved fatal for one thousand five hundred thirteen passengers and crew members may have been more accurately chronicled in the classic A Night to Remember that went into great detail to describe all the errors or misjudgments that doomed those victims to their watery graves. The litany of errors from that one night is almost unthinkable. To name only a few, we could begin by mentioning that the Titanic’s navigator was warned of icebergs ahead but chose to ignore the warnings because he considered the bearings to be a miscalculation. A message that was received by the telegraph operator on the ship warning of danger in their immediate path was ignored because the technician had no knowledge of nautical calculation of longitude and latitude and, therefore, did not realize that message needed to be conveyed to the bridge immediately. The watchmen on the Titanic were not issued binoculars in order to scan the horizon for impending danger. We could mention that the California -- which could have rescued everyone aboard the Titanic -- was positioned only ten miles away as the entire drama unfolded. Unfortunately, the ship’s wireless was turned off, so no one heard the desperate cries for help. Additionally, the crew of the California ignored the signal flares from the floundering ship, thinking them to be a fireworks display set off by the ship as it celebrated its maiden voyage. There were not nearly enough lifeboats on board the ship to accommodate the full roster of those aboard. In addition, there was not adequate emergency evacuation training and drills for the staff and passengers, resulting in deadly confusion as they tried to board the available life rafts. Hardly any of the rescue vessels left the ship with full capacity, needlessly leaving behind human cargo. Compounded with the chaos and confusion of the night was despicable human pride that blocked off the first-class passengers’ decks from the quarters of the lower-class passengers. The horror of that arrangement is that these steerage passengers were actually fenced off from the decks where the lifeboats were being boarded; in essence, they were imprisoned in the sinking ship! Of course, the design of the vessel must be considered in that it was a virtual death trap even though it had been flaunted that the Titanic could be sunk by neither God nor man. Yes, it did have double-wall construction and hatches to close off areas that began to take on water, but these safety features were installed only to a certain height on the boat. Once the water exceeded that level, the vessel was nothing more than a mass of iron rushing toward the sea bottom.    [Read More]


Mission Report March 2018: Mexican Miracle Mission by Peggy Shirley

I just returned from the “Mexican Miracle Mission” to Queretaro, Mexico, with a team of ten Charis Bible College students.  We gave this mission this title since we felt that we were truly part of a divine visitation in the city.  Everywhere we went, the people were so hungry and open to the Lord.  We had a full week of ministry including manual labor as well as ministry at an orphanage, physically serving and praying for people at a hospital, preaching in the local church, teaching at the local Charis Bible College extension campus, and holding an evangelistic outreach in the center of town.


At the orphanage, we spent a half the day mixing a ton of cement for a basketball court for the children.  Afterward, we did skits for the children and played games with them.  Then we took pictures of each individual child and mounted them so that each child could have his or her own photo.  You wouldn’t believe how excited and special it made each child feel when we handed them their pictures of themselves.


I think that everyone on the team felt that the day we spent at the government hospital was one of the highlights of our week.  Because the Mexican people are very family centered, it is very common for the whole family to come to see their loved ones at the hospital.  However, the hospital has very limited visitation hours and essentially no waiting room space; therefore, the family members wind up waiting outside – sometimes, camping out on the hospital lawn for days.  Our team was able to bring them food and warm clothing to distribute to these waiting family members, but we also asked them if they wanted prayer.  Many of them responded with heartfelt sincerity saying that they wanted to be born again, and many of them cried as we prayed for them and they were healed. [Read More]

July 19 – 31 2018 Come with us to Kenya

Teach All Nations will be holding a leadership conference for a small group of strategically selected pastors in Kenya's capitol city of Nairobi.  This visit to Africa provides an excellent opportunity for those who would like to get a taste of mission work and to see exactly what the ministry of Teach All Nations is all about.


Since Kenya is one of the most tourist-friendly countries in Africa, the accommodations there are more comfortable than some of the other countries we work in.


Click the flyer to find out how you can be a part of this life changing missions trip this summer.