Local Youth Group Gets Excited About Missions and Donates Money to The Tide® Radio Ministry
1 Way Youth Ministry from Salem United Brethren Church Raises $1,400
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa.—Millennials and members of Generation Z can sometimes face some fierce criticism, but a group of youth in Pennsylvania is on board with the mission and vision of The Tide®(www.thetide.org) global radio ministry.
The 1 Way Youth Ministry from Salem United Brethren Church in Chambersburg recently donated $1,400 toward international Gospel radio broadcast efforts. Chambersburg is the U.S. headquarters of The Tide ministry.
During the fall of 2018, the youth group was challenged to raise funds to help The Tide ministry place radios in countries where people are too poor to buy them. An initial goal was set for 10 radios at $40 each, so that more people could listen to Gospel programming that shares the hope of Christ.
The youth, under the leadership of Daryl Kissinger, stepped up and far surpassed the goal by raising $1,400. In addition to placing radios in villages worldwide, the funds will be used for broadcast expenses and to buy airtime for programming. The 1 Way Youth Ministry raised the funds through four events: a cake auction, junkyard band concert, Valentine banquet and selling chicken barbecue dinners.
“To see today’s young people get excited about world missions and fundraising is so very refreshing,” said Mark D. Story, Director of Development for The Tide ministry. “They understand a message of hope and are joyful to help others receive the same Good News. I am pleased, but not surprised, by the outpouring of their generosity.”
The Tide ministry has been broadcasting Bible messages over radio airwaves since 1946 and today operates in eight countries on three continents. Salem UB has existed in Chambersburg since 1851 and is a growing, dynamic church.
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 www.thetide.org or its Facebook page. Read more about The Tide ministry and Don Shenk here.