Singer, Songwriter Frances Drost’s Powerful Song for The Tide® Ministry Reminds Americans of Those in Need Around the World

December 6, 2021

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa.— One of the most moving ways the Gospel has been shared through The Tide® ( ministry has been by award-winning singer and songwriter, Frances Drost, a dear friend of The Tide ministry.

Drost’s powerful song set to video for The Tide® ministry, “She Was Born in Africa,” can be found at The Tide ministry’s YouTube channel. The images of beautiful African people who might not know Christ and live in spiritual and physical poverty reveal the need for God and His Word. The Tide has been helping to reach these populations around the world for over 75 years through radio broadcasts in 39 countries.

Drost’s songs sums up the beautiful and godly work of The Tide:

She was born in Africa…Never heard of Jesus’ love.

Poverty and draught is all she’s known before.

And she can’t get to Jesus, and He can’t get to her.

Like the land is separated from the sea. 

There’s a tide rolling in, flowing across the land bringing life to every heart who believes and enters in. 

There is healing for the nations in the wake of God’s love.

There’s a tide rolling in across the land.

You and I may never go to lands across the sea.

Take a look around you now, there’s plenty here in need.

There’s a tide rolling in, flowing across the land bringing life to every heart who believes and enters in. 

There is healing for the nations in the wake of God’s love.

There’s a tide rolling in across the land.

She was born in Africa…Never heard of Jesus’ love.

Drost has shared the stage with many women such as Carol Kent, Ruth Graham and Kay Arthur. She has served over 16 years on staff as the Director of Worship at various churches, and she is also a songwriter for Songs Of Love—a nonprofit organization that connects songwriters with terminally ill children. She has composed and recorded hundreds of songs for the families with their child as the star of the song. Her accomplishments are numerous and her impact has changed lives worldwide.

Without The Tide® ministry’s global, missional outreach ministry that shares the Gospel daily through radio broadcasts in over 30 different languages in 39 countries on three continents, the clear reminder of the urgency of the mission to spread the Good News to all corners of the world becomes lost. As Americans approach the Western Christmas season and all that is done to make it meaningful, those who don’t know the Christmas story in other parts of the world are forgotten.

“It’s so easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season,” said The Tide® Ministry Director Don Shenk. “We thank Frances Drost for her powerful song for us who live in this bountiful country to reflect on what really matters in life. This Christmas season should be a reminder of not only the birth of Christ, but the reason that He came—to save the lost. We at The Tide® ministry are determined to share the Good News to all corners of the globe in hopes to fulfill the Great Commission and ‘make disciples of all nations.’”

Currently, The Tide® ministry reaches millions of people through radio broadcasts including those in Afghanistan, Albania, Bhutan, India, Kosovo, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Thailand, and Zimbabwe.

The Tide® is currently celebrating the past 75 years of global missions, while also looking forward to the next seven decades with their plan called “The Tide® Diamond Vision:”

  • Amplify – The Tide ministry will increase ministry initiatives so that more people can experience God’s grace.
  • Magnify – The Tide ministry will work to grow its support base to an expanded demographic.
  • Solidify – The Tide ministry will develop and supply more resources to help new believers to grow in their faith and live in right relationship with God.
  • Verify – The Tide ministry will measure the effectiveness of its activities to both manage them well and to demonstrate the efficient stewardship of resources.
  • Glorify – The Tide ministry will strive to ensure that all it does to achieve its vision will bring glory to God.

For more information about The Tide broadcast projects, history, radio programs around the world, special year-long campaigns, the weekly Global Update radio features or other news, visit its website at or its Facebook page. Read more about The Tide ministry and Director Don Shenk here.

In addition, The Tide ministry is actively looking for people godly and manly enough to take up the 2021 “Year Beard” challenge. Visit for background and to meet some of the participants who are growing out their facial hair to raise awareness and financial support to help The Tide ministry reach an additional 1 million people with the name of Jesus next year.

###To schedule interviews with Don Shenk, director of The Tide global radio ministry, contact, Beth Harrison, 610.584.1096, ext. 105, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.