In June of 2013, The Tide launched its second language broadcast into Nepal--the Tharu Language. Spoken in Nepal and parts of India, there are approximately 1.8 million Tharu speakers. A quiet and artistic community, the Tharu people are desperately in need of the precious Gospel message. Traditional animistic belief systems influence their religious expression and 98% of them are followers of Hinduism. With less than 0.5% professing Christianity and no major Christian broadcasting ministries producing programs in this language, the need is great! The new 15 minute Tharu Language program will air once a week on an FM station broadcasted into Nepal.
Cost: $30 per broadcast