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Danger, Faith and Adventure Await in New Missionary Biography

Faith is put to the test amidst the astounding beauty and danger of The Congo.


MAITLAND, FL—What will happen to a young 1950’s missionary couple when they are suddenly and perilously yanked from their post? Find out now, in the true story of Melvin and Eleanor Jorgenson! The Talking Drums of Congo: The Story of Two Trailblazers for God is out now from Xulon Press ($27.99, paperback, ISBN 9781498466752; $9.99, e-book, ISBN 9781498466769).


The young missionaries are forced to evacuate in 1964. Will Belgium prove to be a detour or destiny? Readers will travel back through time and continents as the young couple faces challenges and setbacks—tempered only by faith and hope.


The story of Melvin and Eleanor Jorgenson is told by Kim Halberg, who easily draws readers into The Talking Drums of Congo by creating layers of sensory experience and dialogue that make the characters come alive.


Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 8,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order The Talking Drums of Congo through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and