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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.



May 2018 Meditation – Awake

When the little boy’s mom put her finger to her lips and blew out a little “shh” to remind him to be quiet in church, the lad looked quizzically back at his mother and whispered, “How come do we have to be quiet in church?  Are there people trying to sleep?”  Yes, worshippers—including myself—do occasionally nod off during Sunday service.  In fact, one pastor brags that he is a more effective preacher than the Apostle Paul since it is recorded that Paul only had one person (Acts 20:9) to doze off during the entire history of his ministry while he could often put half the congregation to sleep with only one sermon.  If we consider the spiritual drowsiness in the church, the percentage is probably even much higher than this preacher’s rating with people falling physically asleep.  Therefore, it is no wonder that the Spirit rings out a great wake-up call to the Body of Christ, “Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.” (Ephesians 5:14)  But before we address His call that shakes us out of our slumber, it would be good to look at exactly what sleep is anyway.


In the physical realm, a good night of sleep is an absolute necessity.  Along with nutrition, sleep actually fuels our lives because our bodies turn their energy inward when we sleep.  Instead of expending energy on physical activities as our bodies do while we are awake, our sleeping bodies focus on repairing damaged cells and tissues and recharging the immune system by building up a new contingent of natural killer cells.  During sleep, our growth hormones are actively repairing damaged tissue in adults and building new tissue in children.  Additionally, our bodies take time to undo the corrosive effects of the stress that we have encountered during the day. Even short snoozes can have regenerative qualities.  A study done in Greece showed an inverse relationship between napping and heart attacks.  Work-related studies have proven that a twenty-six-minute nap can boost job performance by more than one third, and such mid-day dozes will not hinder our nighttime rest.  Studies indicate that even an hour-and-a-half nap in the early afternoon will not affect our night’s sleep.  [Read More]


Mission Report May 2018: Sri Lanka

Peggy recently led a team of twelve students to Sri Lanka, which is open to the gospel with freedom to minister although it is considered a Buddhist nation and there is some persecution against Christians. Her team was full of faith and expectancy but was careful to follow the lead of the nationals to avoid attracting too much attention that could cause trouble for the team or for the local believers.

They began their ministry at a church where they saw many instant healings, including two ladies with eye problems. After prayer, both of the women had tears in their eyes as they said whatever was wrong with their eyes was gone. One student said that about a month before the trip he had seen a vision of himself praying for a gentleman in a grey shirt. During this service, the man from that vision approached him and asked for prayer for his eyes. As you expect, he walked away with his vision restored!


After the service that night, the team was allowed to minister in a Hindu village where there were also several miraculous healings – demonstrating the power of God so dramatically that several came forward to receive Jesus. The local pastor will take these new believers through several months of discipleship to bring them to the point that they can fully renounce their other gods and commit themselves totally to Jesus.[Read More]