CHAMBERSBURG, Pa.—The Tide® (www.TheTide.org) ministry, which broadcasts the Gospel message in 30 languages on three continents, using local languages they refer to as ‘heart languages,’ continues its life-altering ministry through radio broadcasts in Albania. They spread Christ’s hope and wisdom, reaching not only those who already put their faith and trust in Jesus but also those who may be far from Christ or not yet introduced to His love and grace.
“The Tide ministry has been honored to share the Gospel in Albania for the past five years, first over radio airwaves in partnership with Radio 7, then through media players and live streaming,” said The Tide Director Don Shenk. “We are so thankful to the local pastors who partner with us to grow the Church and share our programs with the people in their communities.” Shenk says that the work The Tide does is made possible by these pastors who produce the radio programs in the language of their own people and in a context that makes the Gospel accessible.
One pastor recently shared the love of Christ through his actions when he donated blood to a woman in desperate need. This woman, Kola, wrote to The Tide to share how she has been diagnosed with leukemia and how Pastor Klodi has stayed by her side, introducing her to the Gospel.
“It touched my heart because he barely knows me, and he gave his blood to help me heal,” Kola said. “Pastor Klodi give me a solar Radio. He asked me to listen to the Radio 7. I Never heard before about this radio station, but as I listen to the programs, I have found peace for my spirit and body.”
Kola is one of many listeners whose first experience with the Gospel message is through The Tide ministry’s partners and programming.
“I feel like the radio station makes my pain easier,” she said. “I have never prayed in my life. I knew there was a God but never asked about Him. Now life is interesting, and I think I am in the last station here. I think I need Him. I have prayed with Pastor Klodi, and his program on the radio helped me a lot. Thank you, thank you so much for helping me and praying for me.”
Shenk reflected on the ministry’s tangible impact on people’s lives, saying, “It is edifying to hear from viewers who are touched by the content of the programs. It is amazing when we hear from unbelievers that they have been uplifted or are now putting their faith in Christ after listening to a Tide partner pastor.”
The Tide ministry is celebrating its 75th anniversary of recording and broadcasting Gospel programming. Millions of people in multiple regions on three continents can hear Gospel content recorded in 30 heart languages, including those in Afghanistan, Albania, Bhutan, India, Kosovo, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Zimbabwe.
For more information about The Tide’s broadcast projects, history, radio programs around the world, special year-long campaigns, the weekly Global Update radio features, or other news, visit its website at www.thetide.org or its Facebook page. Read more about The Tide ministry and Director Don Shenk here.
In addition, The Tide ministry is actively looking for people godly and manly enough to take up the 2021 “Year Beard” challenge. Visit www.YearBeard.org for background and to meet some of the participants who are growing out their facial hair to raise awareness and financial support to help The Tide ministry reach an additional 1 million people with the name of Jesus next year.
To schedule interviews with Don Shenk, director of The Tide global radio ministry, contact [email protected], Beth Harrison, 610.584.1096, ext. 105, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.