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At Thanksgiving, Be Thankful for the Truth of God’s Word

The Thanksgiving holiday is an ideal time of year to pause and truly reflect on the abundant blessings God has bestowed on our lives. The Tide® encourages believers to prioritize their time by giving the ultimate thanks to God for sharing His wisdom through the Gospel.“All of us can get caught up with hectic day-to-day activities, but when we stop to appreciate the precious gift of life we have been given, our hearts are more receptive to the love that Jesus Christ shows us every minute of every day,” said The Tide Director Don Shenk. “The Tide is certainly grateful for the opportunities we have been granted to spread God’s Word around the world for over 70 years through radio programming in 25 native languages on three continents. With the support of those who believe in our mission, The Tide ministry has been able to evangelize in Albania, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Nigeria, Kosovo, Thailand and Zimbabwe so that millions of radio listeners can better understand God’s Word and follow Jesu…

The Tide® Provides Peace Through Gospel Radio Programming in Nigeria

Though Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa, many natives don’t have the financial means or spiritual opportunities to learn about Jesus in their own language. But The Tide® global radio ministry’s “Radios for Nigeria” project has helped people listen to God’s Word in 11 different Nigerian languages.“Nigeria has been severely impacted by the rise of Boko Haram’s power,” said The Tide Director Don Shenk. “Attacks on schools, violence, outbreaks of disease, violence, and malnutrition are just some of the devastating reasons why Nigerians should turn to Jesus Christ for guidance. The Tide ministry’s Gospel radio broadcasts have brought immense joy to Nigerian natives, who have shared that our programs are like ‘new wine’ because they impart ‘newfound truth.’ We’re honored to reach so many in Nigeria through our Radios for Nigeria project, where generous donors can provide a radio to whole families or entire villages for just $40—the cost of a dinner or movie here is the U.S.”S…

Don and Becky Shenk Attend Leadership Conference in India

Leaders from The Tide are currently traveling in India, training other leaders for full-time service to the Lord and enabling them to share Jesus’ love and saving grace through radio airwaves.The Tide began its ministry 71 years ago, and since 1978, it has been broadcasting Gospel radio programming throughout India and is continually working toward ways to continue to reach over 1.3 billion people in India—and the rest of the world.The Tide Director Don Shenk is joining other leaders from countries around the world this month in India.Leaders who bring The Tide ministry’s radio programs to listeners around the world are currently meeting in India to discuss how they can further advance the gospel message,” Shenk said. “We kindly ask for prayers—that God will give us the wisdom to lead others toward Him—regardless of the obstacles. But the life-changing impact of our work keeps us motivated. A listener from India who appreciates our radio outreach recently remarked the program shares …

Father Figures, in Heaven and on Earth, Needed in Nigeria

A father figure is important in the development of a young child’s life, not just for physical and mental growth, but also for spiritual growth. The nation of Nigeria recognizes this, and UNICEF in the African country recently recommended four weeks of paid paternity leave so fathers could be a part of the very important early childhood years in a young boy or girl’s life. The Tide® broadcasts Gospel programming in Nigeria and also aims to reach listeners at an early age so they can spend a lifetime with Jesus as their Savior.“Just as we rely on our Heavenly Father for spiritual guidance, we pray that children around the globe will be able to develop a better understanding of God’s Word from a young age,” said The Tide Director Don Shenk. “Though Nigerians speak more than 470 different languages, we trust that The Tide gospel radio programming airing in villages throughout the country will bring Nigerians closer to God’s offer of salvation.”The Tide began broadcasting in Nigeria in th…

My Heart for The Tide: John Miller

Radio waves can go where humans sometimes can’t to reach people who may have no other opportunity to hear the Gospel message.  Sharing the hope of salvation through Christ with people who are sometimes overlooked and often unreached by the gospel remains my primary passion for the ministry of Gospel Tide.  Having increased to broadcasting the Gospel message in 25 languages in recent years, I am encouraged with our current focus on strengthening our ministry efforts in the eight regions in the world where we now have a presence and an influence.When I learned that, for every dollar given, Gospel Tide reaches 20 more people with the Gospel, I am enthused with our collective goal to reach the threshold of $100,000 for each of the eight regions for long-term sustainability of this ministry with the humble beginnings in Chambersburg 71 years ago.  Can you imagine the reunion in heaven with those we will never meet on earth, but with the common thread that they heard the Gospel in their own…

Although Christianity Is Prevalent in Zimbabwe, Pastors and Believers Are Not Without Challenges

In Zimbabwe, about 90 percent of citizens identify as Christian, but a well-known pastor is getting some pushback from the nation’s dictatorial regime.Last month, an article in The Zimbabwean highlighted the suffering and false imprisonment of Pastor Evan Mawarire, while further coverage by CNN found that the pastor’s freedom of speech was being attacked after he called Zimbabweans to action regarding fuel shortages and sudden price hikes.Zimbabwe is one of seven nations where The Tide® broadcasts Gospel programming and works with many local pastors to reach listeners.Director Don Shenk was born to missionary parents in Zimbabwe, then Rhodesia, and taught at Ekuphileni Bible Institute, a Bible school in the African nation, where he also served as Academic Dean and Director of Student Ministries. Through 28 years living in Zimbabwe, Shenk developed and implemented training programs to enable rural pastors to minister to their people.“While Christianity is prevalent in Zimbabwe, a large…

U.S. and Thailand Come Together to Strengthen Relationships in Indo-Pacific Region

Earlier this month, Thailand’s prime minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, met with President Donald Trump at the White House to discuss ways to strengthen and broaden bilateral relations and enhance cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region, according to Reuters. The Tide® took particular interest in this meeting, as the ministry recently began sharing Gospel programming in the Isaan language, spoken by 19 million people in Thailand.Isaan is the 25th heart language through which The Tide ministry shares the love and saving grace of Jesus Christ with millions of people around the world. The Tide ministry also has a presence in Albania, Bhutan, India, Kosovo, Nepal, Nigeria and Zimbabwe, broadcasting Gospel radio programming—in the languages people were born to speak.“No matter what’s happening around the world, a sense of hope is restored when two countries are able to come together and discuss matters they hope to resolve or improve,” said The Tide Director Don Shenk. “Currently, The Tide minist…