Ribbon Cutting for The Tide

On April 4, 2019, a group of 30 gathered with The Tide Ministry at the Chambersburg Brethren in Christ Church to cut a ribbon in celebration of a new recording studio built for The Tide ministry partners in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. In 1983 The Tide began working with a church group in Zimbabwe to produce and air a Ndebele language radio program called “Amagugu Evangeli” which means “Precious Gospel” in English. Since then, the ministry has also assisted in the production of Christian radio programs in the English and Shona languages, and has a vision to share the gospel in more languages throughout the southern Africa region. The completion of this new, larger, modernized facility sets the stage for expanded outreach while also opening the door for income generating recording and production services to help offset the cost of making the Gospel freely accessible to people in their own language. A mission team will travel to Zimbabwe in August to dedicate the new studio in person and will cut the very same ribbon. Mark D. Story, director of development for The Tide ministry said, “I lamented that we could not celebrate locally what is happening globally. It occurred to me that with such a strong base of support here in Chambersburg we should gather together to mark this momentous occasion.” A life-size cut-out of program director Jonah Nyoni from Zimbabwe was on hand for the ribbon cutting. State Representative Rob Kauffman was present and noted, “This event in Chambersburg is important because The Tide has impacted so many lives in Franklin County. My own mother was part of The Gospel Tide choir many years ago. I’m pleased that the ministry remains relevant today.” Franklin County Commissioner Bob Thomas said, “For a nonprofit ministry to be thriving after 73 years is truly amazing. The Tide Ministry’s investment of a new broadcast studio in Bulawayo Zimbabwe will ensure the Gospel of hope through Jesus will continue for many more years to come.”



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