The Tide® ministry director: ‘In an environment of increased danger, where meeting and worshipping together is risky, radio may be the only source of nurture and encouragement’
October 3, 2022
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa.— The Tide® (www.TheTide.org) ministry, a global radio initiative dedicated to sharing the Gospel in listeners’ native languages, is taking God’s Word to unreached locations through a new method — a virtual challenge! Families, friends, and groups of any size can participate in making an eternal impact in the lives of millions around the world by running, walking, or biking 13 miles from October 8 through October 24. For more information, click here.
The Tide® Director Don Shenk commented, “We are so thrilled about our ‘Race to Share the Gospel!’ Participants will be able to ‘race’ around Kabul, Afghanistan, hitting markers we’ve ‘placed’ at certain key spots in the city and prompted to pray for the local people there. It is exciting to know the Gospel can be shared through The Tide® broadcasts over radio waves with the people in Afghanistan where 99.9% of them do not have a personal relationship with Jesus.”
All proceeds from the race will benefit The Tide® ministry’s Afghani children’s radio program. Many children in rural parts of the region do not have access to the Christian message. The main objective of producing the radio program is to reach poor areas around the Arab world where there is no Christian education. The Tide® ministry is specifically reaching impoverished areas where there are currently no Sunday School opportunities available.
ForShenk, it’s a testament to God’s divine purpose and planning that The Tide®ministry just recently started broadcasting the Gospel into Afghanistan. An organization that utilizes the power of radio to spread the Good News to people all across the world, The Tide® ministry shares the Gospel daily in over 20 different languages on three continents,reaching millions of people including those in Afghanistan, Albania, Bhutan, India, Kosovo, Mozambique, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, and Zimbabwe. The ministry has only been reaching into Afghanistan for just over a year.
In Afghanistan, The Tide® ministry utilizes the Dari and Pashto languages, the local dialects of the area, to teach the people about Christ in their own vernacular. The timing of The Tide® ministry’s entrance into Afghanistan might seem like a fortuitous circumstance, but Shenk knows otherwise.
“In an environment of increased danger, where meeting and worshipping together is risky — such as Afghanistan — radio may be the only source of nurture and encouragement for their faith,” Shenk commented. “When everything seems so uncertain, believers in Christ can stand on the hope and promises of God that He has a plan and a purpose for everything — including our ‘Race to Share the Gospel!’”
For more information about The Tide® ministry’s “Race to Share the Gospel,” click here.
After over 75 years of Gospel radio broadcasting, The Tide® ministry and its partners will focus on the core foundationsof “The Tide Diamond Vision” for the next seven decades:
- Amplify – The Tide® ministry will increase ministry initiatives so that more people can experience God’s grace.
- Magnify – The Tide® ministry will work to grow its support base to an expanded demographic.
- Solidify – The Tide® ministry will develop and supply more resources to help new believers to grow in their faith and live in right relationship with God.
- Verify – The Tide® ministry will measure the effectiveness of its activities to both manage them well and to demonstrate the efficient stewardship of resources.
- Glorify – The Tide® ministry will strive to ensure that all it does to achieve its vision will bring glory to God.
For more information about The Tide® ministry broadcast projects, history, radio programs around the world, special year-long campaigns, the weekly Global Update radio features or other news, visit its website at www.thetide.org or its Facebook page.