Showing posts from October, 2012

Persevering Under Persecution

We are moving into a time of year when most Christians in North America participate unhindered in the festive commemoration of holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas.Although society has done much to secularize these celebrations they undeniably have Christian roots and carry a significant meaning for followers of Christ.The push to publicly eradicate even symbolic ties between these holidays and Christianity is an assault on our faith that pales in comparison to what many believers around the globe experience.
Persecution is something Jesus experienced firsthand when he walked on earth as a man, and he warned his disciples that they too would be mistreated (John 15: 19&20a). These prophetic words soon proved true; the apostles were jailed and flogged, Stephen was stoned to death, followers of Christ were hunted down and put on trial, and yet the Church continued to grow.Today, persecution of Christians exists to some degree in almost every part of the world, and is especially p…

Report on The Tide USA Promotional Banquets

Something that The Tide international radio ministry always looks forward to is the series of Partner Appreciation Banquets that we host every year.These events are held in the spring in Canada and in the fall in the USA.Each of these gatherings are very special and precious times that present the opportunity to reconnect face to face with friends of The Tide and to tangibly express appreciation for the support they have given throughout the year. It is also a time to encourage and invite our friends to continue walking beside The Tide ministry.
Over the past two weeks The Tide hosted four dinners in Pennsylvania and we praise God that they proved to be a huge success! Leslie McKee treated The Tide guests to an inspirational musical presentation.The lyrics of the songs she sang mirrored the message that The Tide heart language radio programs are proclaiming in 17 languages in Africa and Asia.As a special token of appreciation for their support The Tide dinner guests were given compli…