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Pakistani Christians Facing Extra Difficulties During COVID-19 Because of Their Faith

May 12, 2020: People in every corner of the globe have been faced with incredible burden and uncertainty this spring due to the coronavirus pandemic. But some in Pakistan have encountered even greater difficulties because of their faith in Jesus.

Men get shaves at the end of 'YearBeard'

January 5, 2020: Year Beard Image Gallery

Here's why two dozen Franklin County men gave up shaving their beards in 2019

December 19, 2019: 2019 has been a hairy year for about two dozen men in Franklin County. Many of them haven’t shaved their facial hair since January. Some spent part of the year not even trimming. Beard wax and other beard grooming products became like best friends, and some have been targets of stares and even touches. 

The Persecution of Christ’s Followers Around the World Takes on a New Urgency for Believers

November 2, 2019: “In my family, I am the only one who believes in the Lord — and because of that, there are threats to attack me and kill me. It seems my own family is involved in this, but when I listen to the word of God, I am very much blessed and encouraged.”

Religious persecution in U.S.? Try Nigeria

October 15, 2019: The leader of an international radio ministry is calling Christians in America to wake up to the reality of the global persecution that fellow believers are facing on a daily basis. Don Shenk, who serves as the director of The Tide ministry serving the persecuted Church, says that it is important for American Christians to be aware of the atrocities being committed against believers in other parts of the world.

This is what Christianity looks like in Zimbabwe

October 6. 2019: I often find myself scrolling through pictures from last month. My heart is filled with joy as I look at the fellowshipping groups, the sporadic worship and the genuine moments, yet I feel a longing. There are some experiences in life you never forget. Although I only spent one week in Zimbabwe, seven days have never impacted me in the way Africa has. My heart for God has been positively altered by the Christian lives in Zimbabwe.

The Tide Ministry’s Year Beard contest reaches its midpoint

August 10. 2019: Late last year, Story asked friends and acquaintances to volunteer to grow beards for portions or all of 2019 as a fundraiser for the ministry. The beard growers were asked to obtain sponsors with a goal of raising a total of $15,000. The funds will be used to help Christian outlets in 25 nations around the world buy broadcast time on radio stations in their home countries to help spread the Gospel.

Year Beards reach halfway point

July 10, 2019: After a full six months of not shaving, the beards on the faces of a group of men are getting longer, thicker and a little more unruly. But it’s all for a good cause. Fourteen men have committed to be a part of The Tide global radio ministry’s “Year Beard” challenge and vowed not to shave their beards for the entire year of 2019 to raise awareness and funds for the Chambersburg-based ministry.

'No Shave November' contest will help Chambersburg-based group spread ministry

November 6, 2018: A local nonprofit is encouraging men in the community to stop shaving and grow big beards to help it reach hundreds of millions of people around the world with its radio ministry. The Tide, a global radio ministry based in Chambersburg, will host a version of No Shave November, a movement where men don’t shave their faces throughout November. 

'No Shave November' contest will help Chambersburg-based group spread ministry

November 6, 2018: A local nonprofit is encouraging men in the community to stop shaving and grow big beards to help it reach hundreds of millions of people around the world with its radio ministry. The Tide, a global radio ministry based in Chambersburg, will host a version of No Shave November, a movement where men don’t shave their faces throughout November. 

Tide Global Radio celebrates 70 years

August 17, 2016: Tide Global Radio Ministry, a locally based Christian radio station, celebrated its 70th-anniversary last week at the Roxbury Holiness Camp in Orrstown. The Tide, whose legal name is the gospel Tide Broadcasting Association, was started August 11, 1946, by the Rev. Charlie Byers, a local pastor who was encouraged by members of his congregation to start a radio program. When the station WCHA opened in Chambersburg, Byers booked time on Sunday mornings to preach live on the air. Over time, it became necessary to record the show and have it air later instead of having a live show.

Local radio ministry spreads the word

March 20, 2016: The Tide Global Radio Ministry will be celebrating 70 years this August, and from its start, the purpose has been to inform listeners of the love and power of Jesus Christ through music. “The whole goal is to share the gospel, to help indigenous ministries start out,” Director Don Shenk said.