With a population of over 1.3 billion people, India is very densely populated. Over 2000 of the 2295 people groups in India are still considered unreached with the Gospel. Multiple religions are practiced throughout India, but Hinduism is the largest religion there, and only about 2% of the population profess to be Christians. That means there are still over 1.2 billion people in India who don’t yet know Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior!
Since 1978 The Tide® ministry has been using radio broadcasts to share the Gospel throughout India. Our radio ministry in India has grown from a single Hindi language broadcast to include radio programs in eight Indian languages, and we plan to reach even more people groups in the future. All these programs are produced in our studio in India using indigenous ministers who can effectively communicate the message of Christ to their own people in their mother tongue.
The Tide radio ministry in India is complemented by effective discipleship activities including literature distribution, Bible correspondence courses, seekers conferences (discipleship seminars) and a radio distribution project we call “Radios for India.” This combination of ministry elements has proven to be extremely effective in changing lives throughout India and planting churches where believers can be nurtured in their faith and through which whole communities can be drawn into the Kingdom of God.
Bengali Radio Broadcast
Kurukh Radio Broadcast
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To broadcast in India, we are required to do compassionate ministry outreaches. We do this through children’s literacy programs! This is just one of the many ways The Tide has boots working on the ground.
The Tide® ministry director: ‘While we celebrate the thousands of people who have responded to the Gospel through our radio broadcasts, we are equally aware of how vital it is to continue our work in the region’
The Tide® ministry director: ‘The fact is that we have a global God — if we are to share the truth about God around the world, we need to utilize the best methods of doing so’
‘Hopefully this outreach will continue to grow and change lives, all for the betterment of the Kingdom’
As Millions of Baby Girls are Selectively Aborted in India, The Tide® Ministry Radio Broadcasts Teach Listeners of the Sanctity of Life
‘By showing them that a powerful, loving God sacrificed Himself for them, listeners learn how important they are to Christ and will see those around them — including their daughters — in a different light’
The Tide® ministry Director Don Shenk: ‘In areas that have such severe persecution, the need for the Gospel is even greater’
‘I started listening to your program and found peace in my life… I decided to follow Jesus, leaving my witchcraft practice and leading an honest life’
The Tide® ministry director: ‘Places that are possessed by darkness are sometimes filled with people desperate to learn of the light of Christ’
Children and adults alike respond to unique TV programming around the globe designed to share the Good News