BIC bishop from Zimbabwe to speak at Pa. events

—Danisa Ndlovu, bishop of the Brethren in Christ Church in Zimbabwe and president of Mennonite World Conference, will be the keynote speaker at several fall banquets being held across Pennsylvania in celebration of the 63rd anniversary of The Gospel Tide Hour.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for Brethren in Christ in the central Pennsylvania area—especially those who have participated in the Family to Family, Village to Village initiative—to meet Bishop Ndlovu in person, as well as to learn about the important ministry of The Tide,” says Rebekah Basinger, director of congregational relations for the BIC Church in North America.

The Gospel Tide Hour is a regular radio broadcast that features preaching in indigenous languages pand is roduced by The Tide, a non-profit organization based in Chambersburg, Pa. In addition to generating the broadcasts, which reach thousands of listeners in Zimbabwe, Romania, India, Bhutan, Nigeria, and Miami, The Tide also supplies radios to villages so that community members are able to gather and listen to the programs.

All dinners begin at 6:30 p.m. Offerings will be taken to support The Tide’s mission outreach. Preregistration is required online for the following dates and locations:

  • Bedford–Altoona region: Sept. 14 at Martinsburg (Pa.) BIC Church
  • Franklin County: Sept. 15 at Antrim BIC Church (Chambersburg, Pa.)
  • State College region: Sept. 17 at Restless Oaks Restaurant (McElhattan, Pa.)
  • Souderton area: Sept. 18 at Franconia (Pa.) Heritage
  • Cumberland County: Sept. 21 at Mechanicsburg (Pa.) BIC Church
  • Lancaster County: Sept. 22 at The Gathering Place (Mount Joy, Pa.)

The Gospel Tide Hour began in 1946. Today, in addition to radio broadcasts in the United States and internationally, The Tide’s ministries include literature distribution, Bible correspondence courses and discipleship seminars.

Adapted from Mennonite Weekly Review