The Tide® Global Gospel Ministry Marking Five Years of Sharing the Gospel in Buddhist Bhutan


For Immediate Release
May 22, 2017

Beth Harrison, Hamilton Strategies, 610.584.1096, ext. 104, or Deborah Hamilton, 215.815.7716, 610.584.1096, ext. 102

The Tide® Global Gospel Ministry Marking Five Years of Sharing the Gospel in Buddhist Bhutan

The Tide’s ‘Good News Hour’ in Dzongkha Reaches People in One of the Least Evangelized Nations in the World

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa.—The Tide® ( global radio ministry will soon mark five years of sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ in Bhutan.

In June 2012, The Tide ministry first began broadcasting the “Good News Hour” in the heart language of Dzongkha to the Bhutanese people in this largely Buddhist nation.

“These programs are delivered by local pastors in the languages the people there were born to speak, rather than translations from American programs,” said The Tide director Don Shenk. “This makes a huge difference in how people respond to the Gospel, Jesus’ love for them and God’s plan for their lives. Bhutan is one of the least evangelized nations in the world, but by God’s grace and how He has equipped The Tide ministry to reach people through radio programs, lives are being eternally transformed!”

Pastors who work with The Tide partner ministry in Bhutan have seen lives changed and have asked for prayer regarding Buddhist parents, believers who are at risk and people who are interested in Christianity.

Currently, The Tide ministry works to reach people in seven countries on three continents through 24 heart languages. Nearly a quarter of the world’s population lives within the current range of The Tide radio programming, and with nearly 7,000 languages spoken in the world today, the opportunities are tremendous.

Later this year, The Tide ministry will offer programming in its 25th heart language—Isaan, spoken by 19 million people in Thailand. That initiative will allow Thailand to join multiple regions of Zimbabwe, India, Nigeria, Nepal, Bhutan, Albania and Kosovo, where The Tide ministry is already active in broadcasting Gospel radio programming.

For more information about The Tide projects, history, radio programs around the world, the “Have You Heard?” Campaign, 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.


To schedule interviews with Don Shenk, director of The Tide global radio ministry, contact Beth Harrison at 610-584-1096, ext. 104,, or Deborah Hamilton at 215-815-7716 or 610-584-1096, ext. 102.