The Tide® Ministry Offers New Hope in the New Year Though Gospel Radio Programming Around Globe
Shared Lida from France: ‘Thank You for Bringing Hope to My Heart and Helping Me Find Inner Peace’
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa.—With Christmas now passed for another season, many Christians look for ways they can glorify God in the new year. The Tide® (www.thetide.org) global radio ministry is no different, as the 71-year-old organization continually searches for and prays about new ways to reach listeners with the hope of Jesus Christ—especially in the new year.
“We rejoice that the Lord has touched so many lives through The Tide global radio ministry in 2017,” said Don Shenk, director of The Tide ministry. “Now, as we look ahead to 2018, we know God has much in store for this ministry that had humble beginnings in a small Pennsylvania town. Today, The Tide ministry reaches listeners in eight countries through 25 heart languages. But in reality, so many more are impacted because many of The Tide radio programs can also be heard online, making their reach virtually limitless.”
For example, Xhavid from Greece listens to gospel programming from The Tide every week online and says that he is so thankful for the local pastor’s messages.
“I understand the Word of God better and I have learned from him how to really apply the Word in my life,” Xhavid said. “My wife is not a believer, and I want to really win her with my testimony. But it is so hard at home. Pastor H’s message on family gave me a completely different perspective on how to deal with my storms in life. Thank you for these messages. I thank you for making all these teachings available to us through the website. I can download now and listen over and over again.”
Likewise, Lida from France is grateful for the wisdom of the pastor she listens to online.
“I’m happy to learn about God’s love and care for us, but at the same time that He is just,” Lida said. “I’m a new immigrant in France and still sick for my home country. I left my country due to conflicts. My heart was so full of pain and anger. I was very touched when I heard a series of programs on the names of God. Thank you for bringing hope to my heart and helping me find inner peace.”
“Testimonials like these are evidence that God is reaching new believers even outside the countries where The Tide ministry originally intended the broadcasts to air,” Shenk said. “His plan is much bigger than ours, and we are honored to follow Him wherever he takes The Tide ministry, especially the gospel programs produced by our partner ministries and led by local pastors around the world, who bring new hope for the new year.”
The Tide ministry’s newest initiative for 2017, called “Every Knee, Every Tongue,” allows people to help place gospel radio programs like the ones heard by Xhavid and Lida in regions around the world. Through “Every Knee, Every Tongue,” all are welcome to sponsor Christian radio broadcasts produced by The Tide ministry and recorded by local indigenous pastors in both populated and remote communities across the globe. Click here to read more.
The Tide ministry is now offering programming in its 25th heart language—Isaan, spoken by 19 million people in Thailand. This initiative allows Thailand to join multiple regions of Albania, Bhutan, India, Kosovo, Nepal, Nigeria and Zimbabwe, where The Tide ministry is already active in broadcasting gospel radio programming—in the languages people were born to speak.
For more information about The Tide broadcast projects, history, radio programs around the world, the new “Every Knee, Every Tongue” campaign, the “Have You Heard?” initiative, the weekly Global Update radio features or other news, visit its web site at www.thetide.org or its Facebook page. Read more about The Tide ministry and Don Shenk here.