The Tide® Radio Ministry Shares the Gospel in 39 Countries on Three Different Continents
February 28, 2022
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa.— The Tide® (www.thetide.org) ministry, a global outreach that utilizes radio broadcasts to share the Gospel of Christ in 39 countries on three different continents, spent the month of February hosting several major events in order to further their mission to spread the Good News. Through the grace of God, The Tide® ministry is continuing to celebrate 75 years of ministry around the world, with millions hearing the Gospel and accepting Christ as their Savior.
Don Shenk, director of The Tide® Ministry, commented, “We are extremely blessed to be able to celebrate over seven decades of our global radio outreach, with tens of thousands of people hearing the Gospel through our radio broadcasts. God certainly had a plan for Reverend Byers’ vision all those years ago!
“We aren’t just stopping at 75 years, though,” Shenk continued. “We are looking to the future of our ministry and plan to continue to share the Gospel for the next 75 years to come.”
To celebrate this monumental achievement, The Tide® ministry hosted Piercing Word Scripture Dramatization: The One Story on February 19. Piercing Word is an innovative new way to look at the Bible story—by using Scripture as the script, highly trained actors enact the Bible and bring it to life for the audience. The mission of Piercing Word is to ignite passion for the Word of God in the heart of the Church, which aligns strongly with the mission of The Tide® ministry. The Tide® ministry saw hundreds of people view the performance both in person as well as virtually through a live stream.
Additionally, The Tide® ministry hosted their “Your Soles, Their Souls” shoe drive. The goal was to gather 2,500 pairs of shoes by the end of the month, which The Tide® ministry successfully achieved! The shoes collected will benefit micro businesses in developing countries around the world, and the funds raised from this campaign will benefit Gospel outreach through literacy classes in India. This campaign culminated in a community drive-through drop off on February 26, where The Tide® ministry received the final boost needed to reach their goal.
“We are so grateful to everyone who participated in these events,” stated Shenk. “It’s encouraging to see the community come alongside our ministry both to invest ourselves in the Word through the Piercing Word performance as well to invest in further Gospel outreach with our ‘Your Soles, Their Souls’ shoe drive.”
Looking ahead to the next 75 years, The Tide® ministry and its partners will focus on the core foundationsof
“The Tide Diamond Vision”:
- 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 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. Read more about The Tide ministry and Director Don Shenk here.
In addition, The Tide ministry is always actively looking for people godly and manly enough to take up the 2021-2022 “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.