Men who want to do their part to help people around the world hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ have officially stopped shaving for the entire year of 2019!

On Jan. 4, The Tide® global radio ministry kicked off our unique “Year Beard” challenge with 15 men who are willing to stop shaving and grow their beards for a full year to raise awareness and funds for our radio ministry. Full Year Beard participants began this challenge on January 4, 2019 and will end on Jan- uary 4, 2020 with a beard judging contest. However, men canstill sign up to grow out their beards for a shorter time periodthroughout the year with commitments of 6 months, 3 months, or No Shave November. Through this “Year Beard” campaign, these bearded men will all be seeking monthly sponsors to helpthem meet corresponding fundraising goals for each time peri- od that will help purchase more airtime for The Tide ministry Gospel radio broadcasts in Asia, Africa and Europe. A motivat- ing factor is the knowledge that for every dollar raised through this initiative, 20 more people worldwide can hear about Jesus.

Several of the brave men are excited about allowing their beards to serve as a conversation piece for The Tide ministryand our work around the globe.

“Year Beard gives me a reason to grow for a full 12 months— something I’ve always wanted to try. I’m a big fan of missions work, and I like supporting these kinds of causes.”—David B.

“I have done a lot of things to serve, and growing facial hair seemed like a new, easy and unique way to help promote the Gospel.”—Brad G.

“I’m looking forward to this year, as my beard will hopefully become a conversation starter about how more people can hear the Gospel all over the world.It’s great to know I can do something small to make abig impact.”—Dave M.

To learn more, visit www.YearBeard.org. where you can participate either by registering as a beard grow- er, or by selecting a participant to sponsor.