We’re branching out yet again to work with partners to offer Gospel programming in Pakistan to an unreached people group in their own language. Plans are in progress to recruit and train media ministry teams with a goal to have a radio outreach in the language of one of four unreached people groups ready to launch by early 2020. The Tide vision is to be sharing the gospel with all four groups in their own language within the next five years. While the project is exciting, there have been roadblocks resulting from the unwelcome attitude of Christianity in Pakistan. In fact, Pakistan is No. 5 on Open Doors USA’s 2019 World Watch List, which tracks the top 50 countries where Christian persecution is common. A representative from Pakistani Christian Recording Ministry reported that workers have received threats from fundamentalists.
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