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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…