Listener Searching for the Truth Shows Appreciation for the Gospel Message
October 26, 2020
HARRISBURG, Pa.—With a goal of spreading Christ’s hope and wisdom worldwide to people of all walks of life, The Tide® (www.TheTide.org) ministry reaches not only those who already practice their Christian faith by putting their trust in Jesus, but also those who are far from Christ or perhaps who may never have heard of Him or learned of His love and grace. The Tide ministry, broadcasting the Gospel message in 27 languages in nine countries using local languages, also known as heart languages, spreads the Gospel’s life-altering message in Kosovo through radio and TV programming—both on-air and online.
“We at The Tide ministry have been honored to share the Gospel in Kosovo for the past five years, first over radio airwaves in partnership with Radio 7, then through media players, livestreaming, and, most recently, through a television program geared toward young people,” said The Tide Director Don Shenk.
In partnership with native missionaries, The Tide ministry has been instrumental in bringing many into relationship with Jesus Christ, including Kosovars and Albanians, and establishing healthy, growing indigenous churches. Listeners like Xhavid, a non-practicing Muslim from Kosovo, may listen in their search of a deeper union with God, and, as they grow in understanding through the teachings of The Tide ministry pastors, come to know Christ.
“I grew up listening to radio stations; in our house the radio is always on. I have been listening to Pastor Jeton lately a lot. I like his perspective in life. I have learned a lot from his Bible teaching. I’m a Muslim by my family background, but we have not been a practicing family,” says Xhavid. “I have always been searching for truth in order to become a better person – for my family and for my country. Thank you for these teachings…they are so much needed in our country.”
Such testimonials cause The Tide Director Don Shenk to reflect on the profound impact The Tide ministry’s programming has on listeners’ lives.
“It is edifying to hear from listeners who are touched by the content of the programs, from Christians as well as those who are not yet Christian but are open to hearing the Gospel message,” said Shenk. “It is amazing when we hear from unbelievers that they have been uplifted or are now putting their faith in Christ after listening to a Tide partner pastor. This makes it all worthwhile.”
For nearly 75 years, The Tide ministry has recorded and broadcast gospel programming in nine countries on three continents in 27 heart languages spoken by millions of people in multiple regions, including Albania, Bhutan, India, Kosovo, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Zimbabwe. With more than 7,000 languages spoken worldwide and more than 2,000 people groups yet unreached with the Good News of Jesus, the opportunities are tremendous.
For more information about The Tide broadcast projects, history, radio programs around the world, special yearlong campaigns, the weekly Global Update radio features or other news, visit its website at www.thetide.org or its Facebook page. Read more about The Tide ministry and Director Don Shenk here.
The Tide ministry is actively looking for people godly and manly enough to take up the 2021 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 Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, Jeff Tolson, 610.584.1096, ext. 108, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.