CHAMBERSBURG, Pa.— With over one billion people living in India, regional religions tend to be multi-faceted and changeable. While not the most popular religion, witchcraft is an ever-constant background in Indian culture, with thousands of people relying on spirits and other mediums to direct daily life.
The Tide® (www.TheTide.org) ministry, a Gospel radio broadcast outreach, is dedicated to spreading the truth of the Gospel through unique radio messages spoken in local languages. Celebrating seven decades of service for Christ, The Tide® ministry is dedicated to spreading the Gospel to people through radio broadcasts all around the world, all spoken in “heart languages” or the local languages of a given area. The Tide® ministry shares the Gospel daily in over 20 different languages on three continents, reaching millions of people including those in Afghanistan, Albania, Bhutan, India, Kosovo, Mozambique, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, and Zimbabwe.
“People around the world respond to hearing the Gospel in their own language,” The Tide® ministry Director Don Shenk stated. “For people entrenched in religions like witchcraft, hearing their own language can be the very thing that forces them to pay attention to our message of hope and accept Christ in their lives.”
One listener wrote in:
“I was practicing witchcraft. People were coming to me for solutions to their various problems. I was taking advantage of them and making money. But one day, [a preacher] visited my village and spoke about Jesus — a man superior to any spirits and gods. He also shared the radio program in Kui. I was not happy at all inside cheating simple villagers. I started listening to your program and found peace in my life. I attended the ‘seekers meeting’ and understood all the topics taught there. I had never heard such teachings. I decided to follow Jesus, leaving my witchcraft practice and leading an honest life. Please keep me in your prayers and send some literature.”
“This amazing testimony reveals the power of the Gospel,” Shenk explained. “The idols this listener had been taught to follow were not satisfying — his soul knew there was more to life, and now he lives a life pleasing to God! This is exactly why we do what we do — to show people a God who loves them beyond anything they can imagine.”
Looking ahead to the next seven decades, The Tide® ministry and its partners will focus on the core foundations of “The Tide Diamond Vision”:
- 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.