Muslim Listener Learns of God’s Love for All His Children

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa.— With a goal of spreading Christ’s hope worldwide to people of all walks of life, The Tide® (www.TheTide.org) ministry reaches not only those who already practice their Christian faith by putting their trust in Jesus but also those who are far from Christ or who may never have heard of His love and grace. The Tide ministry, broadcasting the Gospel message in 30 languages on three continents, using local languages known as heart languages, spreads the Gospel’s life-altering message in Kosovo through radio programming.

“The Tide ministry is encouraged to hear listeners respond to our programs, telling us what Truth they have learned from our programming and how the Lord has worked in their lives,” said The Tide Director Don Shenk.

Because The Tide ministry broadcasts across the world, many who hear the Gospel programs are those who grew up practicing religions like Hinduism or Islam. Such religions are so integral to the people groups’ customs and traditions that hearing the Truth of Christ’s sacrifice can be scary—and understanding the Father’s love for His children is often confusing.

One Muslim listener from Kosovo wrote to The Tide to share how knowing the Truth impacted her life and helped her feel like she didn’t have to fight to earn love.

“I love listening to Radio 7 in Kosovo,” the listener wrote. “This radio station has become like a special friend to me. I come from a traditional Muslim family, but I have never been interested in religion. My parents didn’t push me, and they let me walk in life the way I wanted to. I listened for the first time to pastor Gani talking about the Bible and how the God of Christians cares for women. I live in a culture where women have to fight for everything and where sexual harassment is considered normal. Listening to how God took care of Ruth and Naomi deeply touched my heart, and since then I have listened to pastor Gani over and over again. Thank you for sharing so much wisdom and peace to weary hearts.”

Shenk reflected on the ministry’s tangible impact in people’s lives, saying, “It is edifying to hear from viewers who are touched by the content of the programs. It is amazing when we hear from unbelievers that they have been uplifted or are now putting their faith in Christ after listening to a Tide partner pastor.”

The Tide ministry is celebrating its 75th anniversary of recording and broadcasting Gospel programming. Millions of people in multiple regions on three continents can hear Gospel content recorded in 30 heart languages, including those in Afghanistan, Albania, Bhutan, India, Kosovo, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Zimbabwe.

For more information about The Tide’s 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. Read more about The Tide ministry and Director Don Shenk here.

In addition, The Tide ministry is actively looking for people godly and manly enough to take up the 2021 “Year Beard” challenge. Visit www.YearBeard.org for background and to meet some of the participants who are growing out their facial hair to raise awareness and financial support to help The Tide ministry reach an additional 1 million people with the name of Jesus next year.

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To schedule interviews with Don Shenk, director of The Tide global radio ministry, contact [email protected], Beth Harrison, 610.584.1096, ext. 105, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.

Letters From Abroad

A sampling of letters from those whose hearts have been touched by The Tide radio programs. (Full names and some locations are not included to protect identity)

Persevering in Pakistan

“We are trying our level best to reach many people through different sources with the message of love and salvation and believe this is the Word of God which does not return back without bearing fruit.” Z.- Director of Pakistan Christian Recording Ministries