CHAMBERSBURG, Pa.— A recent report highlighted a concerning trend in India; nine million girls have gone “missing” in India over the past two decades due to sex-selective abortions. In a culture that deems daughters less important than sons, parents are choosing to abort their female children. Many times, parents cannot afford to feed or provide dowries for their daughters and abortion is the chosen path because there is a lack of understanding about the sanctity of human life in the Indian culture.
The Tide® (www.thetide.org) ministry, a unique global outreach ministry that helps provide evangelical radio broadcasts in local languages to over 20 countries on three continents around the world, has worked in India and the surrounding regions since 1978. With Christianity making up only two percent of the total population of India, The Tide® Director Don Shenk spoke out on the urgency of The Tide® ministry’s work.
“All people have inherent worth, which is why it’s so important to continue our important work in India,” Shenk stated. “We share the Gospel via radio broadcasting to millions of listeners in their native tongue, sharing the Good News of Christ and teaching them that Christ died for them. By showing them that a powerful, loving God sacrificed Himself for them, listeners learn how important they are to Christ and will see those around them — including their daughters — in a different light.”
Listeners have already responded to the message in The Tide® ministry broadcasts and emphasized how it changed their lives for the better.
One listener wrote, “After to listening to your messages, I realized how precious life is and I have no right to destroy it. The love of Jesus Christ broke my heart and I accepted him as my Savior. I am now a changed person.”
Another commented, “One of my friends asked me to listen to your radio program, and I came to know the value of life and the importance of knowing God from your program. The messages were heart touching. One day, a pastor invited me to a church meeting. Out of curiosity I joined it, but I never knew that it would change the course of my life. I have received real joy and peace through faith in Jesus in my life.”
“I have listened to your program several times through the radio,” one listener wrote. “I like this program for many reasons. I developed an interest to know the true God. Jesus Christ was explained to us beautifully. Having understood all this, I asked Jesus for forgiveness and trusted Him as my only God and savior.”
“Praise God that people are responding to the message and seeing the value of every life. We will continue to be diligent in proclaiming the Gospel throughout the region until every last person has heard the Good News or Christ returns,” Shenk declared.
For more information about The Tide® ministry and the work taking place in India and the surrounding regions, click here.
After over 75 years of Gospel radio broadcasting, The Tide® ministry and its partners will focus on the core foundations of “The Tide Diamond Vision” for the next seven decades:
- Amplify – The Tide® ministry will increase ministry initiatives so that more people can experience God’s grace.
- Magnify – The Tide® ministry will work to grow its support base to an expanded demographic.
- Solidify – The Tide® ministry will develop and supply more resources to help new believers to grow in their faith and live in right relationship with God.
- Verify – The Tide® ministry will measure the effectiveness of its activities to both manage them well and to demonstrate the efficient stewardship of resources.
- Glorify – The Tide® ministry will strive to ensure that all it does to achieve its vision will bring glory to God.
For more information about The Tide® ministry broadcast projects, history, radio programs around the world, special year-long campaigns, the weekly Global Update radio features or other news, visit its website at www.thetide.org or its Facebook page.
To schedule interviews with Don Shenk, director of The Tide® global radio ministry, contact Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, Beth Harrison, 610.584.1096, ext. 105, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.
To inquire about airing any of The Tide® ministry radio broadcasts, contact Michael Hamilton,610.584.1096, ext. 101.