New Hope Foundation’s Book


The House of Hope: God’s love for the abandoned orphans of China


This book describes how Robin and Joyce Hill gave up their wealthy expatriate life in China to take sick and abandoned orphans into their home.In 1998 the Hills planned to leave China. Instead they felt God calling them to stay in China and set up a foster home for unwanted babies. The couple – with their two youngest children – moved into a tinyapartment miles outside Beijing, setting up the first cot in the dining room.


In October 2000 Hope Foster Home received its first children. Many needed medical assistance and would be unlikely to survive under the existing state system. Some were abandoned on the streets or left under bridges.


As news of their work began to spread, help and support arrived from around the world – including support from singer/songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman. Now directors of Child Welfare Institutes across China have asked Joyce and Rob to step in. This is a riveting example of how one couple has changed hundreds of lives. They have rescued about 1,000 children to date.