Good news in the midst of a deadly heat wave

Monday, June 22, 2015
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Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

Following a raging heat wave in April and May that killed more than 2,000 people, an international radio ministry is seeking to comfort villagers in India.

Don Shenk, director of The Tide global radio ministry, reports that temperatures in southern India rose to 116 degrees Fahrenheit during the heat wave, and the people hit hardest were were living in villages.

Shenk

"There's no way for them to get away from it, especially the elderly and very young," he laments. "It's deadly for them. And so the heartbreaking part of it is that physically, we'd like to be able to somehow alleviate that, but there's nothing we really can do. But our people are out there trying to encourage people as much as possible and get them to place their hope in Jesus."

The ministry is teaming with church planters and pastors to provide radios that broadcast Christian programming in the heart languages of the villagers.

"We're working with them to develop a program that they'll be able to use to reach out and sort of to be that first advance into people's lives to let them hear the good news on the radio," Shenk tells OneNewsNow.

He adds that God has opened a door for The Tide to minister in Andhra Pradesh, the state hit hardest by the heat wave.

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