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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 February 2017 – Philippines

When one of our former Charis Bible College students told me how much my Women for the Harvest book had impacted her life and asked if I would allow her to translate it into Visayan language for distribution in her native country of the Philippines, I knew that the Lord had opened the new door of ministry that I had been waiting for.  Once the translation was complete, Linda Easton and I began making plans to travel to Davao City for the release of the book and to teach it in two women’s conferences there.  I knew that the Philippines would be a ready harvest field for our ministry of encouraging and equipping women to become actively involved in the Great Commission since recent mission studies have shown that the Filipina women are one of the rising groups of missionaries since they are very evangelistic and travel all over the world to work as domestic helpers.  Almost as soon as we had finalized our plans and booked all the reservations for the trip, we were greeted one morning by headline news that Davao City had been rocked by a terrorist attack – a bombing that left seventeen dead!  We felt that we should not cancel the trip, so we continued with our plans – and by the time we were to travel, peace had been restored to the city.  When we arrived, we did discover that the bombing had taken place right across the street from our hotel; however, the bright side of that story is that our hotel was under heightened security and everything was extremely safe.

 

Even though we had traveled for a day and a half – including one sixteen-hour leg – and were dealing with a fourteen-hour time difference, Linda and I “hit the ground running.”  Since our first day in the Philippines was was a Sunday morning, we split up and ministered in different churches, where we both found the Filipinos to be very open and hungry to hear the Word. [Read More]

 


 

February 2017 Meditation – How the “Lady of the Night” Became the “Man of the Hour”

We can approach many of the motivational ideas in life -- such as setting goals, making or setting standards, and accomplishing things for the kingdom of God -- in somewhat of an academic attitude.  We can say, “Yea, that’s the way it ought to be done.  Somebody ought to do it.”  But sometimes we tend to forget that we can be the ones who can do it.  Sometimes we tend to think, “Somebody else can do that,” or look at our neighbor or someone who has already made his mark in society and say, “For sure, he could do it.”  But somehow, we have the tendency to put our own selves in a different category saying, “I don’t really think I can do it.”   We don’t try because we don’t see ourselves as the people who can make it work or because we see the task as too big for us.  I want to share with you a story from the Bible to help you grasp what God can do through people whom the world would label as “losers” -- with a capital “L.”  If God used the woman in this story, He can use anyone -- even you or me!

 

Joshua chapter two tells the story of how Rahab the harlot hid the Israelite spies who came to Jericho on a recognizance mission.  When she knew that the soldiers were coming to search for the intruders, she took them to the roof of her house and had them lie down among some bundles of flax that she had put out to dry in the sun.  As Rahab covered them so as to secure their safety, she was thinking more of her own safety.  Her request of these strangers was,

 
I know that the Lord has given you the land and that the terror of you has fallen on us and that all the inhabitants of the land are fainthearted because of you.  For we have heard how the Lord dried up the water of the Red Sea for you when you came out of Egypt and what you did to the two kings of the Ammorites who were on the other side of the Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom you utterly destroyed.  And as soon as we heard these things, our hearts melted.  Neither did there remain any more courage in anyone because of you.  For the Lord your God, he is God in heaven above and on earth beneath.  Now, therefore, I beg you, swear to me by the Lord since I have sworn you kindness that you also will show kindness to my father’s house and give me a true token, and spare my father and my mother, my brothers and my sisters and all that they have and deliver our lives from death. (verses 9-13)
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