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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…

Lives Impacted in Practical Ways on 3 Continents | Kosovo

What kind of help can people get from a few simple words? If those words are in the language they were born to speak and straight from the Bible, a handful of words can make a world of difference.The Tide® counts on this truth when broadcasting global Gospel radio programs around the world—in seven countries on three continents in 24 languages.“One of our heartfelt goals at The Tide ministry is to speak truth into people’s lives over radio airwaves,” said The Tide Director Don Shenk. “Everyone has challenges to deal with, no matter what country we’re living in. A radio listener from Kosovo recently shared the profound impact that our radio program has made in his life, and we are so thankful for these lives and the way the Lord has allowed us to impact them through His Word.”The Tide ministry’s Radio 7 broadcasts in Kosovo have brought nearly 12,500 people closer to the Gospel message. A listener named Kujtim recently expressed that even though he isn’t very religious, he appreciates …

Bhutan Leader Calls UN to Moments of Silence

At the recent United Nations gathering, many leaders aimed to be heard. But one world leader called for silence.Bhutan Prime Minister Lyonchoen Tshering Tobgay paused for three periods of silence during his speech at the UN, reported Fox News, for those experiencing the ravages of recent hurricanes, impacted by poverty and fighting terrorism.The Tide® broadcasts Gospel programming in Bhutan and is also concerned for those affected by these forces.“It was inspiring to see a world leader call on his peers to observe three moments of silence for those suffering around the globe,” said The Tide Director Don Shenk. “This simple action spoke volumes and allowed people to grow in unity. The power of reflection can leave us in awe, yet it leads us closer to God and His plan for the world He created.“The Tide ministry is blessed to be able to provide Gospel radio programming in Bhutan, produced in local languages so listeners can strengthen their relationship with Jesus Christ and live in His …

New Bill Bans Religious Conversion and Evangelism in Nepal

Nepal parliament recently passed a law that criminalizes religious conversions and evangelism, and now the faithful there are calling for amendments that will protect Christians who want to spread the Good News of the Gospel, reports The Christian Post. The recently passed law, adds The Christian Post, could further escalate Christian persecution.The Tide® global radio ministry broadcasts Gospel programming in Nepal, as well as in six other nations on three continents. As a result, many believers in Nepal have found new strength in Christ. But with the recent ban, how can Christians in Nepal remain strong in their faith?“We continue to pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ who are facing uncertainty and fear in nations where persecution is common, and simply talking about Jesus Christ or carrying a Bible could be not only illegal but dangerous,” said The Tide Director Don Shenk. “We pray that the Christians living in Nepal, and those who have a newfound faith in Christ after lis…

The Tide Reaches Listeners in Albania Who Aren’t Afraid to Share the Gospel

The Tidehas heard touching stories of what it’s like for Christians to live in a Muslim-majority country. After listening to The Tide Gospel radio programming, one listener in Albania shared her powerful testimony.Director Don Shenk reports that Ida, a university professor, recently told the ministry that she regularly listens to a Tide radio program and talks about Christianity with her students.“I listen to Radio 7 all the time, and the broadcast has literally changed my life,” Ida shared. “I’m a university professor, and I believe God has placed me in the midst of students to make a difference for God’s Kingdom. I often share my faith with my students and encourage them to search for God and know Him.”Ida’s brave decision to share her testimony with her students can actually be a dangerous one. According to a recent Associated Press article, Albania has heightened its security efforts due to terror threats and attacks in Europe. Police have increased their presence at common places…

UNICEF Reports That Children Are Being Used as ‘Human Bombs’ in Nigeria

UNICEF recently reported disturbing news out of Nigeria, where Boko Haram insurgents are using children as “human bombs” in the northeast part of the country.According to UNICEF, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, the past year has seen a four-fold increase in the number of children, especially girls, used as suicide bombers. A UNICEF spokesperson told the Voice of America news outlet that 83 children were forced into these missions—55 girls under the age of 15 and 27 boys—that target markets, schools, universities and displacement camps.In 2009, The Tide® global radio ministry began broadcasting Gospel programming in Nigeria in the Efik language. Since then, programs in more languages have been steadily added, and listeners can currently hear broadcasts from The Tide in 11 different languages, with the potential to be heard by millions of people who do not yet know Jesus as their Lord and Savior.“The level of human suffering in our world today can seem overwh…

India’s Christians Face Additional Challenges Under New President

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Imagine the leader of any country worldwide not respecting its citizens’ religious beliefs, including Christianity. That’s the reality in India, where the new president, Hindu nationalist Ram Nath Kovind, is considered a threat to Christians, according to Christianity Today.Current Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind. | Photo Credit: Ranjeet Kumar In the heavily populated Hindu nation of India, Christians are the minority, but new believers in Christ rely on their brothers and sisters for support and are encouraged by Gospel programming from The Tide®.“Those who are able to listen to the Tide’s gospel radio program ‘Jiwan Roti’ in India have appreciated learning about salvation and the love of Jesus,” said The Tide Director Don Shenk. “But prayers are needed now more than ever that India’s leadership will become more accepting of Christians.”The Tide frequently hears from radio listeners around the world who testify to the life change they enjoy through their newfound faith in Jesus, such a…