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Transition Time

We apologize for not being prompt in our posting. Within the next few weeks, The Tide will be switching servers for our website and that has left us in a bit of a mess. As of right now, we are unsure as to whether we will continue using Blogger or if we stop posting here all together, but for now, we are going to continue posting. Thank you all for your continued loyalty to our ministry!

Spring Concerts Benefit The Tide Ministry

Music features prominently in scripture, and in the Old Testament we often see musicians at the forefront in a variety of situations. King Jehoshaphat had a choir leading his army into battle, and in literary fashion this spring The Tide ministry has had musicians leading the charge as we continue in the spiritual battle to win souls for Christ and build the Kingdom of God in the hearts of people around the globe. During the month of April the Cumberland Valley Christian Choir presented a cantata entitled “Blessed Hope” in four different venues. Audiences across central Pennsylvania were treated to a spiritually uplifting time of inspiration and worship, and were challenged to grow in their own faith, and to give generously so that others may come to know Christ. The choir takes nothing from the offerings collected at the concerts for their own use, but instead each year designates the entire offering to a ministry organization, We are extremely grateful that his year the Cumberland V…

From the Mailbag: India

Each quarter we recieve many letters from our listeners on how The Tide has touched their lives. Know that your support does make a difference in people's lives all across the globe. We hope that you are encouraged by these letters. Full names and locations are not included to protect identity. I did not know anything about the Lord. There were many problems in my life. When I started listening to 'Ujjna Gahi Dahare' radio program in my own language in 'Kurukh' through the servant of God in my neighborhood, since then there has been a change in my life. After listing to the word of God and through prayer, I have been relieved from my personal problems. Now I also believe in the Living God. Kindly continue to uphold me and my family in your prayers. - Tirkey I am a new listener and it is my first letter to you. Last month I got a chance to listen to this 'sShanti Data' radio program on Sunday evening. I belong to a non-Christian (Hindu) family. My family and…

Have You Heard? Challenge helps Christians Obey Jesus' Command to Make Disciples

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About 45 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, but only 8 percent achieve success in keeping them through the end of the year.  In fact, reports Statistic Brain, just 64 percent keep their resolutions past one month, and only 46 percent stick to them for six months. But The Tide® global radio ministry has a suggestion for a resolution worth keeping in 2017. This year—and every year—The Tide ministry is focused on obeying Jesus’ command to make disciples, which is why it has issued a creative challenge for Christians. The “Have You Heard?” initiative urges Christians to be aware of all those who cross their paths every day and may be without the hope of Jesus Christ. “How many people do we pass by every day who do not know Jesus?” asked Don Shenk, director of The Tide ministry. “The answer is probably too numerous to count. That’s why The Tide ministry is reminding people to speak up about Jesus by urging them to accept our ‘Have You Heard?’ challenge. Hundreds have already…

Zimbabwe Radio Program from The Tide® Ministry Reaching More Through Technology

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The Tide®global radio ministry has been providing radio programs to remote villages around the globe to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ for more than 70 years. But The Tide ministry’s work goes so much deeper by also building radio studios, providing leader-to-leader training and ensuring that villagers have Bibles.
Currently, The Tide ministry works to reach people in seven countries on three continents in 24 heart languages, including in Zimbabwe, the home to the only program from The Tide ministry that airs five days a week.
“Our team in Zimbabwe has produced 16 Sunday church service radio broadcasts so far this year, and the popular program there, titled ‘Amagugu Evangli,’ attracts a large audience, as many crave hearing the word of God in their own language,” said The Tide Director Don Shenk, who was born in what was onceRhodesia, and served as a missionary teaching and leading the Ekuphileni Bible Institute in Zimbabwe, where he lived for 28 years. “Our Zimbabwe team also produce…

The Tide Global Radio Ministry Presents Gospel Music Concerts

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Each year, one of the highlights of The Gospel Tide ministry is our annual series of spring promotional events in Canada. This spring, we are excited to invite our Canadian friends to a special evening of inspirational music featuring the Kubassek Trio from Kitchener, Ontario. This family trio of gifted vocalists will provide a meaningful worship experience as they use their vioces to uplift hearts in the audience while bringing glory to God in song. The Tide Director, Don Shenk, will be present for these concerts and will share a current update on the how God is using your support of the Gospel Tide ministry to impact lives around the world. The concerts are free and guests are under no obligatino, but will be given the opportunity to make a financial contribution to help The Gospel Tide ministry to continue sharing the Gospel with spiritually destitute people in other regions of the world. Please plan to attend if you are in the Ontario area! Dates May 11 at Port Colborne BIC Church M…

Christianity in Nepal is Thriving Inspire of Increased Persecution

To give context of our update, the following is a summary of a story originally published on Christianity Today: In April 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, after which eight Christians from Nepal were invited by a pastor to do trauma counseling for children at their school. Shortly after, these Christians were wrongly convicted of trying to convert the children. (There is freedom of religion in Nepal, however one is not allowed to try to convert anyone.) The Christians were detained, but were released on bail shortly after; and in December 2016, a Nepali court dropped the case against the Christians. This incident was the first freedom of religion dispute since Nepal’s new constitution that deemed the country secular. However, according to Lok Mani Dhaka, a member of the Nepali Parliament, “When the time came to pass the drafts constitution in parliament, major parties built a consensus that secularism means the state should protect the traditional majority religion [Hin…

Amagugu Evangeli First Quarter Update

Praise the Lord, Amagugu Evangeli Radio Ministries is thriving!  In addition to producing Sunday service programs, which have the biggest audience to date, the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) has invited Amagugu Evangeli to produce thirty 5-minute morning devotions. These are now airing for free because of being produced based on the mutual benefit of getting Christian content. Also, all of their Sunday services are re-broadcast on-line following their on-air broadcast. These are then available for free to audiences through Soundcloud. Alongside of these programs, Amagugu Evangeli is producing 5-minute daily broadcasts and distributing them through the app Whatsapp. This is a cheaper means of using technology, reaching an audience average of 600 every day, and allowing people the chance to interact with broadcasts and ask questions. Amagug Evangeli is currently working in conjunction with their Brethren in Christ Church Overseers who re-broadcast these to their respective con…

The Tide Ministry Looks Back on 2016 and Ahead to 2017

The past year has been a busy and exciting time for The Tide®️ ministry, as we celebrated our 70th anniversary while continuing to pursue our mission to creatively share the Good News of Jesus Christ worldwide through media and partnerships. Through God's faithfulness and your support, we were able to make great progress in 2016 on a number of initiatives to help us tell more people around the world about Jesus. In 2015, we began an Albanian radio outreach in two major cities in Albania, and also in one city in neighboring Kosovo, where Albanian is the official language. The many positive responses from Albanian listeners prompted us to make it a goal for 2016 to add another day of programming in each of these countries. Praise God that we not only added another day of programming, but are now also airing the programs in a third city in Albania and a second city in Kosovo! Albanian listeners can now hear the Gospel more frequently, and we are reaching new believers through the ad…

The Tide 39th Annual Spring Golf Benefit

The Tide® Annual Golf Benefit provides a great way to make a global impact for Christ while also participating in a pleasurable hobby. This year our golf outing will take place on June 15.  This will be the 39th consecutive year for The Tide international radio ministry to host this event at the Penn National Golf Club in Fayetteville, Pennsylvania. Over the years, The Tide Annual Golf Benefit has earned the reputation as a great event that is popular among golfers of all ages and skill levels. A few hours of golf for you can help provide eternal hope for others! This benefit will be a scramble and will kickoff with a shotgun start at 8:00 AM on the Founder’s course. The cost per golfer is $85 if registered before May 22 or $90 if registered after. The cost covers the green fess for 18 holes of gold and a golf cart. Complimentary refreshments will be available at various locations around the course and a free picnic lunch will also be provided. Please note: this opportunity is only a…

Easter Greetings

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He is Risen! This simple phrase – so full of hope and promise - is something we most often hear as an Easter greeting, but it is a very meaningful expression of faith and a testimony that we should constantly be declaring to one another and to the world. According to Paul, in his letter to the Romans, the resurrection is a powerful proclamation that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is the Son of God! (Rom. 1:4) This is the foundation on which Paul builds his gospel message of hope and new life for all who confess Christ as Lord and believe that He is risen. I praise God that not only have you personally responded to the call to belong to Jesus Christ, but in grace, and with generosity you have been helping The Tide ministry fulfill the mandate to ’call all people from among the gentiles to the obedience that comes from faith.’ (Rom. 1:6)  Thank you for helping us give people the opportunity to know Jesus as their risen Savior who they will one day see!
Over the past 70 years The Tide…