ELGIN, Ill.-– WORLD Magazine presented Bruce Strom and Administer Justice the 2013 Hope Award for Effective Compassion. Because of their outstanding impact in the community, and their efforts in spreading the gospel as well as meeting practical needs through their free legal clinic in Elgin, Ill, the ministry of Administer Justice received the most votes from WORLD Magazine readers during October balloting and outpolling.

Hope Award recipients are first nominated by readers, and are considered poverty-fighting ministries that are explicitly Christian, local rather than national, dependent on donations rather than government grants, and experienced in offering challenging, personal, and spiritual help.

Honored last week at a ceremony in Washington D.C. Strom accepted the award and a check for $25,000 on behalf of Administer Justice. Since Strom opened Administer Justice in 1999, more than 40,000 persons have sought legal help from the ministry, and all have walked away with spiritual encouragement: clients receive legal advice along with a folder that includes a handwritten note of encouragement, and a list of area churches and Bible verses.

Moody Publishers is delighted to congratulate Bruce Strom and Administer Justice on this esteemed award, and to join in celebrating the tireless and fruitful contributions of Administer Justice to its community for the sake of the gospel.  For more information on Bruce Strom, or his book Gospel Justice (Moody Publishers 2013) contact: Rachel Strull rachel.strull@moody.edu, 312.329.2188