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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.

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Mission Report August 2016 – Nepal

 

BannerIn April of 2015, the nation of Nepal was devastated by a major earthquake that left thousands dead and tens of thousands homeless.  Because of our long-standing relationship with the country, Teach All Nations immediately sprang into action to first visit the nation to see how we could best assist our brothers and sisters in their time of need and then to raise support to help them rebuild.  As a result, we were able to rebuild a number of churches and homes during the months following the earthquake.  Our plans were to revisit the country in April of 2016 to dedicate the new buildings on the anniversary of the loss; unfortunately, Delron fell ill just before the departure date.  Fortunately, Fred Taylor who had traveled with Delron to Nepal and other countries on several previous occasions was able to fill in and minister at all the meetings and dedication services.    [Read More]

 


 

August 2016 Meditation – The Passion of The Christ

To really understand the resurrection, we need to fully comprehend the crucifixion that led up to it. The Apostle Paul was so adamant that we needed to fully understand what happened on Good Friday that he declared his intent to know nothing except Christ and Him crucified (I Corinthians 2:2) and to be made totally conformable to His death (Philippians 3:10).

 

One of the most powerful tools in modern history to help us comprehend the horror of the cross was the 2004 movie, The Passion of the Christ. When I first heard of Mel Gibson’s plan to produce the movie, I began following with avid interest every news article I could find about the film, and I wasted no time in getting to the theater to see it as soon as it was released. I knew that Mr. Gibson took a lot of criticism over the production, with the basic accusations being that the film is violent and full of hatred rather than being a story of the teacher of love, not historically accurate, and anti-Semitic.

 

Certainly, the film was violent. Any accurate depiction of the crucifixion would have to be violent. I personally believe that Jesus’ agony was the most violent moment in all of human history. It was the focal point of all the devil’s hatred in which he released every ounce of his hostility toward God and man, focusing it all on one central figure -- Jesus of Nazareth. We have lived too many centuries with an innocuous image of the cross. The paintings we see show Jesus with a few drops of blood on His hands, feet, and brow and a smile on His face. I remember hearing one artist tell of how he had painted the fists of the Savior clinched around the heads of the nails but went back and repainted the hands with the fingers opened because he couldn’t believe that Jesus was actually enduring pain. But with this movie, Mel Gibson finally came forward to depict the cross in all the reality of the violence of the event.

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