The Tide® radio programs reach people around the world in a variety of settings—in busy cities, in rural farmland and in remote villages. These precious listeners are from a multitude of backgrounds, but they have one thing in common—they are valued in Jesus’ eyes. Since 2004, The Tide ministry has been recording and broadcasting gospel programming in the nation of Nepal. Today, listeners are reached through two languages, Tharu and Nepali, which is spoken by 19 million people. Some of these listeners cannot read or write, so the spoken Word of God in their own language through the radio is their only window to Christ.
“The nation of Nepal is heavily Hindu, so the fraction of residents who are Christian are hungry for more information and teaching about Jesus Christ,” said The Tide Director Don Shenk. “We know that our programming reaches people of all walks of life, some of whom are illiterate, and we are honored to be their eyes and ears to the gospel and to Christ’s saving grace.”
The Tide ministry’s weekly program in Nepal is called “Prasasta Jivan,” which means “Abundant Life” in English. And listeners who cannot read materials for themselves do indeed find abundance in Christ through the programs recorded in their own heart languages.
“I want to extend my thanks to you for broadcasting ‘Prasasta Jivan’ radio program,” said one listener. “In our area, we live in the remote part of Nepal and most of the aged people are illiterate; they cannot read and write. In our church, also many aged people cannot read and write. Your radio broadcast has helped them to know more about Jesus Christ.”
Another listener reports that he lives in the corner of a hilly village with very few houses and no electricity.
“I am very happy that I can listen to your broadcast ‘Prasasta Jivan,’” he said. “Though I am not a Christian man, I love to listen to this program. I also like the radio messages shared by the speaker. I pray and trust that you would continue to bless us with the teaching from the Bible.”
This month, The Tide ministry has been hosting free informational and promotional banquets that feature dinner, music, testimonials and reports from various countries, including Nepal. The final event is set from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 27 at Mechanicsburg Brethren in Christ Church, 1050 S. York St., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. Click to register; the dinners are free and a time of giving is offered. Learn more about events from The Tide ministry here.