CHAMBERSBURG, Pa.— As Christians around the world celebrate Resurrection Sunday, The Tide® (www.TheTide.org) ministry is more determined than ever to spread the Gospel through radio broadcasts in over 30 different languages on three continents, reaching millions of people including those in Afghanistan, Albania, Bhutan, India, Kosovo, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Zimbabwe.
The Tide® Director Don Shenk commented, “It is a wishful thought that men and women, boys and girls, all around the world would have a chance to hear the Easter story and accept Christ as their Lord and Savior.“
The Tide® ministry is doing more than just thinking wishful thoughts. In partnering with local pastors and radio stations overseas, Gospel broadcasts are airing from 11 different nations on 3 continents. These programs in 30 native languages spread over national borders into at least 39 different countries, reaching a potential audience of more than 900 million souls.
“A steady stream of testimonies carries back results of these broadcasts as we learn of those who listened then asked Jesus to be their Savior. The local pastors follow up with discipleship materials, prayers, and visits when possible. Every month, more who have heard the Gospel by radio join those who are preparing to celebrate Resurrection Sunday.”
Shenk continued, “We are grateful…but we are not satisfied. Having just completed The Tide ministry’s 75th year, we are sensing God’s call to increase initiatives. We want to add to the number of languages in which broadcasts go forth so that the Gospel is introduced to some who have never heard. We also want to respond to those asking for additional Gospel programs in order to grow stronger in their faith. These opportunities already exist. Hopefully, these initiatives can soon become a calling fulfilled.”
While celebrating The Tide® ministry’s 75th year of global mission, Shenk and the team are already looking forward to the next seven decades with their plan called “The Tide® Diamond Vision:”
- Amplify – The Tide ministry will increase ministry initiatives so that more people can experience God’s grace.
- Magnify – The Tide ministry will work to grow its support base to an expanded demographic.
- Solidify – The Tide ministry will develop and supply more resources to help new believers to grow in their faith and live in right relationship with God.
- Verify – The Tide ministry will measure the effectiveness of its activities to both manage them well and to demonstrate the efficient stewardship of resources.
- Glorify – The Tide ministry will strive to ensure that all it does to achieve its vision will bring glory to God.
For more information about The Tide 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.
In addition, The Tide ministry is actively looking for people godly and manly enough to take up the 2022 “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.
To inquire about airing any of The Tide® ministry radio broadcasts, contact Michael Hamilton, 610.584.1096, ext. 101.