After 35 Years, The Tide® Programming Continues to Impact Listeners in Zimbabwe

After 35 Years, The Tide® Programming Continues to Impact Listeners in Zimbabwe

Shares a New Believer in Zimbabwe: ‘I Was Lost and Sick, But Now I Have Hope in Christ’

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa.—Since 1983, The Tide® ( global radio ministry has reached listeners in Zimbabwe with Gospel radio programming in the languages they were born to speak.

First in the Ndebele language, then in English and Shona, the “Amagugu Evangeli” program, which means “Precious Gospel,” has grown over more than three decades to reach thousands throughout Zimbabwe.

Listeners like these testify often about the life-change they experience through The Tide programming:

  • “I received Jesus in my heart. I was excited to hear the Gospel. I was lost and sick, but now I have hope in Christ.”
  • “We thank you for the word on salvation. May the Lord help me so that I become saved.”
  • “I was listening to the preaching on (the) radio and I chose to follow Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior. I am always sick. My sibling is HIV positive and is on drugs. My husband is HIV positive and he is always sick. I have a bone and heart disease. I request prayer.”
  • “I would like to thank you for the Word of God you are preaching in our lives. I am now born again because of your radio messages. May the Mighty God richly bless you.”
  • “I’m thankful because I received Jesus as my Lord and Savior.”

“These listeners, many of them with very serious struggles, are now hearing The Tide Gospel radio programming in a new and improved studio in Zimbabwe that was three years in the making,” said The Tide Director Don Shenk. “Even though many are excited to learn about Christ and accept Him as their savior, there are so many more to reach. And even though Zimbabwe has been fairly extensively evangelized and many Zimbabweans identify as Christian, a large number still participate in traditional African religious practices including ancestral spirit worship and witchcraft. Much progress has been made but the Lord has more work for The Tide ministry to do in Zimbabwe.”

Staff who work at the new studio in Zimbabwe hope to soon offer programming 24 hours a day with input from other Christian organizations and churches. The studio also houses an office from which listener follow-up and correspondence will be coordinated. An effort is made to contact every listener who reaches out to The Tide studio in Zimbabwe, whether in person or electronically.

Listen to sample “Amagugu Evangeli” programs from Zimbabwe here.

The Tide ministry currently offers audio programming in 25 heart languages spoken by millions of people in multiple regions of Albania, Bhutan, India, Kosovo, Nepal, Nigeria, Thailand and Zimbabwe, making it possible for multiple people groups to hear the Gospel in the languages they were born to speak.

For more information about The Tide broadcast projects, history, radio programs around the world, the “Every Knee, Every Tongue” campaign, the “Have You Heard?” initiative, the weekly Global Update radio features or other news, visit its web site at or its Facebook page. Read more about The Tide ministry and Don Shenk here.