25 Languages. 8 Countries.
We believe that everyone should be able to hear the Gospel in the language they were born to speak. That’s why we’ve partnered with radio pastors in eight different countries to provide Christian radio programming in native languages.
100’s of Villages. 2 Countries.
Many people live in remote areas where they don’t have access to radios or can’t afford them. Our radio projects put radios in the hands of those who need them.
Radios for India
Since its inception, The Tide has maintained a very strong focus on broadcasting the Good News of Jesus Christ. We regularly receive reports from our staff partners in India with testimonies from people who have come to know Christ through the message they hear in our programs. However, we have become increasingly aware that there are many people in India who may not be hearing the Gospel message because they don’t have radios.
One Radio Leads to a Whole Family’s Salvation
A young girl visiting her uncle had the opportunity to listen to his radio. While listening, she heard our Hindi program and was touched by the message. After returning home she wrote to our office requesting more information about Christianity. She mentioned in her letter that although she enjoyed the program, she could not listen to it at home because her family did not have a radio. A generous gift from a friend of our ministry allowed us to provide this young girl with a radio. The young girl wrote again to express her gratitude for the gift and to let us know that since receiving the radio her whole family has been listening to our program and now they have all accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior! This girl and her family may never have known salvation if they had not been provided with a radio.
A Hindu Guru Hears Learns About Jesus Christ
Another interesting case involves a Hindu guru (a spiritual adviser or teacher) who once traveled from his ashram (a place where Hindu students go to live a life of seclusion and simplicity) to visit another ashram. The guru carried a radio with him and when he arrived at the ashram he was to visit, he was listening to the BBC news. One of the young monks asked to borrow the radio so he could also listen to the news. As the monk was tuning the radio he heard someone teaching about a new life. What he heard caught the monk’s attention, so instead of trying to tune in the news he continued listening to this program, which happened to be our Hindi broadcast. This story comes directly from a letter we received from the young monk asking for more information about Jesus Christ.
These are the stories of people who almost missed hearing about Jesus Christ because none of them owned a radio. These events highlight the fact that we need to make provisions for our broadcasts to be heard. We do no want anyone to be denied access to the Gospel because of their economic situation. Therefore, we have started a project to provide radios for needy villagers in India, and we invite you to join us in this huge undertaking. For a gift of $40.00 you can place a radio in the hands of poverty stricken people in India who desperately need to hear of God’s love for them.
Radios for Nigeria
Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and more than half of the population has no idea how Jesus Christ can change their lives.
The Tide reaches millions of lost people through our radio programs produced in indigenous languages throughout South Asia, India and Africa. In 2009, we began broadcasting in Nigeria using the Efik language, which is spoken and understood by approximately two million Nigerian people. Nigeria is home to over 490 ethnic groups and 470 indigenous languages. Whole families and towns gather daily around a single radio to listen to the Word of God. We now provide Christian radio programming in eleven Nigerian heart languages, and now will be supplying radios to allow more people to tune in to these broadcasts
Extreme poverty is rampant in Nigeria, causing many families to not have supplies for basic needs, espcially something as basic as a radio. To address that need and provide opportunities for people of all economic platforms to hear about Jesus Christ, we supply radios to allow more people to tune in to these broadcasts which will help strengthen and build the Nigerian church and encourage Nigerian Christians not only to mature in their faith, but to boldly continue in their mission efforts to share their faith in Jesus Christ.
There are times when our partners have special needs such as a tour van or a new studio. We create a special project to raise funds to meet that need.
- Zimbabwe Studio: Help build a new studio in Zimbabwe for improved production and ministry capacity.
- Leader to Leader Missions Trips: Help send mission teams to facilitate the training and resourcing of pastors and church leaders in various countries. Your support also helps cover the transportation, room & board, and seminar materials for local pastors who may otherwise be unable to afford to attend a leader to Leader event in their country.