Author Finds Peace Through a Children's Mission in Mexico

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Book recounts inspiring true story of Vietnam vet's life experiences

Like many others, Xulon Press author James F. Motyka searched for a long time to find true peace and happiness, leading him to places he would never have imagined he'd go. In The View from a Hammock ($14.99, paperback, 978-1-61579-023-4; $22.99, hardcover, 978-1-61579-024-1), the inspiring story of this Vietnam veteran who served his country proudly as a petty officer in United States Naval Aviation, the author shows readers how God has a plan for everybody, no matter what they are going through in life.

The journey begins on a quiet street in Chicago in 1947 and recounts the author's many varied life experiences--from fighting in Vietnam to experiencing health problems and failed marriages. The peace in his life comes when he founds The Hope Children's Mission in Catemaco, Veracruz, Mexico, where he finally finds what God had planned for him the whole time.

Says Motyka, "It took me 55 years--after several setbacks--to understand what really matters. Children are the future; they should be our most precious natural resource, no matter what country they reside in or what their economic status is. All children have the same hopes and dreams, but all don't have the means to attain those hopes and dreams."

All the profits of this book will be used to operate The Hope Children's Mission Esperanza Mision De Ninos.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world's largest Christian publisher, with more than 7,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order The View from a Hammock through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The View from a Hammock is available online through,, and


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