CHAMBERSBURG, Pa.—The Tide® (www.TheTide.org) radio ministry is celebrating a successful first quarter in Albania and Kosovo, as thousands of contacts have been made with locals hungry for the truth of the Gospel. The Tide® ministry is continuing its mission in Albania and Kosovo, working to share the love of Christ with as many hearts as possible through Gospel radio programming. Each program is produced and recorded individually in the heart language of the local community by pastors and volunteers committed to shepherding the region.
The high volume of messages received demonstrate the high desire of the people in the local communities to know more about God. In Albania from January to March, there were 3,423 downloads of the program and 38,357 online listeners. The ministry received 51 emails, met with 83 people personally and held 3 group meetings. The outreach culminated with a two-day in-person event.
In Kosovo, there were 3,796 downloads of the program and 72,953 listeners. Listeners engaged with the radio program with 122 calls, 170 texts, and 123 emails. From these points of contact, the local pastors were able to have 71 personal face to face meetings with people from the community.
The Tide® Director Don Shenk reflected on the ministry’s ability to reach these two countries, saying, “It is a testament to the Lord using the hard work of the local pastors who are willing to put in the time and effort to meet with so many locals in the communities in hopes of people hearing the gospel clearly and placing their faith in Christ. The Holy Spirit is moving in these communities. It is evident by the thousands of responses when they hear the gospel on-air.”
The Tide® ministry is currently celebrating its 75th year of global mission, all while 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.