The Tide® Ministry Is Sharing Christ Where an Already Difficult Life is Compounded by a Pandemic

The Tide® Ministry Is Sharing Christ Where an Already Difficult Life is Compounded by a Pandemic

Gospel Efforts in Zimbabwe Minister to People Dealing with Economic Difficulties, Rampant Inflation, High Unemployment and a Worrisome Harvest

June 8, 2020

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa.—The negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic have been felt worldwide, ranging from minor inconveniences to joblessness and loss of life. But in countries where life was already extremely challenging, the difficulties are compounded.

Such is the case in Zimbabwe, where The Tide® ( global radio ministry has shared the Gospel of Jesus since 1983.

Coronavirus-related issues are a compounding factor in the lives of people in Zimbabwe, who are already struggling with hardships due to economic difficulties, rampant inflation, high unemployment and the prospect of a low harvest because of inadequate rainfall,” said The Tide Director Don Shenk. “The fears and apprehensions faced by people differ from country to country around the world, but the search for hope is universal, and Christ is the only solid foundation of hope!”

Prayer requests that are submitted to the headquarters of The Tide ministry’s radio program, “Amagugu Evangeli,” which means “Precious Gospel” in English, are evidence of these needs.

“The rains are scant, and that will mean another year of hunger,” reported The Tide partner on the ground in Zimbabwe. “Secondly, the Zimbabwe economy is swift on the nosedive, and people call in to voice their frustrations, pains and prayer requests.”

One listener to the program from Victoria Falls was “touched” by the “good news.”

“Please, teach me about believing,” the listener named Thembelani shared. “I am a person who was not going to church, and after hearing your word, I felt the love for church.”

For nearly 75 years, The Tide ministry has recorded and broadcasted Gospel programming in nine countries on three continents in 27 heart languages spoken by millions of people in multiple regions of 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 that have been unreached by 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 or its Facebook page. Read more about The Tide ministry and Director Don Shenk here.


To schedule interviews with Don Shenk, director of The Tide global radio ministry, contact, Jeff Tolson, 610.584.1096, ext. 108, or ext. 102.