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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 September 2016 – Belize

 

TeamPeggy and I served as the facilitators on a mission to Belize to bring a group of eleven students from Charis Bible College in Colorado to spend a week working with the students and faculty of the extension campus in Belize City.  A wide range of activities included visiting the residents at nursing homes, evangelizing at youth offenders’ facility, praying for patients in the hospital, home-to-home visitation, ministering in churches, sharing in the Bible college classes, painting the school’s main classroom.  In addition, Delron taught a full course at the college during our visit.  [Read More]

 


 

September 2016 Meditation – Eli, Eli, Lama, Sabachthani

As Jesus hung dying on Calvary’s cruel cross, He called out four agonizing words which have perplexed the world ever since.  How easy it is to misunderstand these words is immediately apparent in that some thought that they heard Jesus call for Elias the prophet to help him.  Of course, it is so characteristic of humans to miss the voice of God.  After all, there were those who mistook the audible voice of God affirming His son for thunder. (John 12:28-29)  Obviously, this is why there is a repeated admonition that those who have ears to hear should hear what is being said to the church; many people simply do not have ears which are tuned in to hear the voice of God.  Yet even those who heard and understood the words had difficulty interpreting their meaning.
 

The traditional understanding of Jesus’ cry, “My God, My God, Why have you forsaken me?” has been to accept the passage at face value and justify it with some explanation that the Father had to turn His back since Jesus had taken the sin of the world upon Himself.  The explanation continues that this is because God cannot look upon sin.  I’m not sure how this explanation was developed, but I do know one thing -- God has never been known to overlook or turn His back on my sins.  On the contrary, I’ve found Him to always be quite observant every time I’ve disobeyed His commandments!  A second interpretation which has been advanced is that this rejection by the Father was the ultimate step in the death of Jesus -- spiritual death, or separation from God.  Yet this explanation seems faulty as well in that Jesus concludes the ordeal on Golgotha by commending His spirit into the hands of the Father. (Luke 23:46)  How could these two utterances from the cross be consistent with each other? [Read More]