Tanneken Fros has been in overseas missions for over 30 years. She is the daughter of parents who together with an Anabaptist Church Community fled the Nazi regime in 1937 via Holland to England. In 1940 they fled to Paraguay, South America.
Tanneken has a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. She worked as a Nursery School teacher for underprivileged children in the slums of Hartford, Connecticut, and continued working with mentally and physically disabled children in Massachusetts and Indiana. From 1990-1995, she worked in Jerusalem, Israel as a music therapist for handicapped Israelis. From 1995-1997, she supervised a women’s program through Teen Challenge where she worked with drug addicts within the Carmel Assembly, in Haifa, Israel.
Her call to the nations has been based out of the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20,"to preach the Gospel, plant churches, train pastors and disciple believers"
Out of James 1:27 her call came to care for orphans and widows, obeying what the Lord says in Psalm 68:5 "A Father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in is Holy habitation. God sets the lonely in families.In 1997 she moved to Mozambique, at that time the poorest nation in the world where she partnered with Iris Ministries until 2003. In 2004, God called her to partner together with Mozambiquen pastors and thus the Mountain of Praise Church (Micah 4:1, 2) was founded. This is an indigenous African church that has over 600 churches in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. The focus of the church is to care for orphans and widows, evangelize, train pastors, and plant churches. The Mountain of Praise Church is located in Dondo, Sofala, Mozambique. Seventy five orphans are cared for by Mountain of Praise Church’s Church Family Based orphan Care Program A.C.P.O. ( Associação Cristã Para Apoio a Criança Orfã). Mountain of Praise church, along with the Christian Association To Help Orphans (A.C.P.O.) tries to meet the children’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
As Tanneken reflects upon the mission that God has called her to do, she thanks the Lord for His faithfulness in guiding her and keeping her safe. The Lord continues to give her strength in countless situations. Together with the nationals, she has been involved with sheltering hundreds of orphans, caring for widows, praying for the sick and dying, caring for flood victims, distributing millions of World Missionary Press Scripture booklets in five African languages to a nation that has very few Bibles. Mountain of Praise Church Ministries receives new converts, performs baptisms, has witnessed healings, signs and wonders, and has seen many precious souls get delivered from demonic curses. Countless families who have lost loved ones because of war, disease, AIDS, and malnutrition have received comfort and help.
Special thanks go to her sending church, Harvest Community Church in Goshen, IN and other churches and individuals who have partnered with Tanneken and the nationals to care for hundreds of orphaned children, widows, the handicapped, the abandoned, the broken-hearted, and the lost who have received God’s love and salvation in Jesus Christ. Please consider prayerfully how you can help to disciple believers, train church leaders and pastors, and help care for the orphans and widows. As we LIVE OUT KINGDOM MISSION, our Lord Jesus invites us in Matthew 25:31-40 to: Come, you blessed of my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink. I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to me. Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it unto Me. And let us pray and be moved with compassion as the Lord Jesus calls us to pray in Mathew 9:38 "The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the Harvest to send out laborers into His harvest."