Press Release 2018-02-20T16:01:06+00:00

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Xulon Release Portrays Ministry Saving Kenyan Children

Hope Rising Describes Rescue from Violence, Abandonment


MAITLAND, FL— Within the pages of Joyce Strong’s new book, Hope Rising, ($20.49, paperback, 9781545602812; $9.99, e-book, 9781545602829) readers will discover the miraculous story of the birth and beauty of the Blessings Hope Educational Centre established in Kenya. In this wonderful place, desperate children orphaned or abandoned by tribal violence, poverty, or disease have found healing and hope for the future.


“There is great cynicism in the U.S. about individually helping the poor in Africa,” states the author. “We have become in general numb to suffering because of its very enormity, especially in this age of terrorism and scams. Hope Rising takes an almost frightening leap of faith: a tiny cadre of friends in the U.S. link arms with a tiny cadre of Kenyans who together believe that all things are possible with God. And prove it.”


An international speaker and author, Joyce Strong’s passion is to inspire wholeness in lives, relationships and leadership. This passion has grown out of 35 years of teaching and leadership in Christian ministries, her love for others and her personal walk with God. Her books, such as Lambs on the Ledge and Journey to Joy, are having a profound and redemptive impact around the world. Joyce Strong Ministries partners with Pastor Samuel Wafula and Gospel Outreach Evangelism Ministry, Kenya, to walk out the dream of Blessings Hope Educational Centre. Through this partnership, hope and healing have come to those who have suffered the most—the children. Joyce and her husband Jim currently live in New Albany, OH, and serve at New Life Church, Gahanna, OH.


Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Hope Rising through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and

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