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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…

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 …