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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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Merry Christmas from the Shirley Family

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2016 was another landmark year for the Shirley family as we welcomed in two new members – Megan and Leo, Christopher’s new bride and her son. The outdoor mid-September wedding was threatened up to the very last day with rainy weather, but we woke up on the wedding day to a perfectly beautiful, warm, sunny day. After the lovely wedding and a delicious sunset reception, the night was crowned with a full moon to spotlight the loving newlyweds.

 

Of course, the rest of the year was also very active for the whole family. Delron was in Africa on two different mission trips – Uganda and Nigeria. Peggy trotted literally all over the globe on her mission assignments – Dominican Republic, England, the Philippines, and Mexico. In addition, they traveled together on ministry trips to Belize and to the Turks and Cacos Islands and on trips within the US to minster in California and Pennsylvania. One other highlight was an all-family vacation to a lovely beach resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico over spring break.

 

One disappointment that we encountered this year was that Delron fell ill just prior to his scheduled trip to Nepal to dedicate the churches and homes that Teach All Nations had rebuilt after a massive earthquake devastated the nation in April 2015. Although he was not able to personally be there, TAN was able to send Fred Taylor as a substitute to officiate at all the ceremonies. We received full reports and joyful “thank you’s” from all the pastors and congregations that we were able to help rebuild their home, lives, and futures after the tragedy.

 

This holiday season, we wish you the peace & goodwill that Jesus brought on the first Christmas.

 


 

December 2016 Meditation – Parable of the Sower Revisited

In recent times, the parable of the sower has become almost exclusively associated with the principle of financial giving and receiving; however, I’d like to revisit that basic passage long enough to rethink some of its foundational truths.

First of all, let’s notice that Jesus specifically said that the sower was sowing the Word. Although it is not out of place to apply the truths in this parable to the financial realm, in its original context Jesus was not talking about money. Rather, He was telling us that if we were able to receive the Word of God properly, we would see it become productive and multiply inside us -- a principle that was eloquently expressed to Joshua as he was directed to step into the leadership of Israel at the death of Moses. “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” (Joshua 1:8)

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