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Hope Runs

By: Claire Diaz-Ortiz,Sammy Ikua Gachagua
Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
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Sammy Ikua Gachagua had lost his father to AIDS, his mother to abandonment, and his home to poverty. By age ten, he was living in a shack with seven other children and very little food. He entered Tumaini Children's Home seeing it as a miracle with three meals a day, a bed to sleep in, and clothes on his back.

When Claire Diaz-Ortiz arrived in Kenya at the end of an around-the-world journey, she decided to stay the night, climb Mt. Kenya, then head back home to Maine. She entered Tumaini Children's Home seeing it as little more than a free place to spend the night before her mountain trek.

God had other plans.

Hope Runs is the emotional story of an American tourist, a Kenyan orphan, and the day that would change the course of both of their lives forever. It's about what it means to live in the now when the world is falling down around you. It's about what it means to hope for the things you cannot see. Most of all, it's about how God can change your life in the blink of an eye.

©2014 eChristian (P)2014 eChristian

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  • Bruno Sanchez Andrade Nuño
  • 22-04-20

An inspiring heartfelt, hopeful, human story

A must-read book for anyone trying to make our world a better place, Sammy and Claire give beautiful and authentic insight into what it means to try to improve the communities we live in and the lives of those around us. Full of love, humor, playfulness and humanity, this book inspires the reader to live with heart. It challenged and riveted me; helping me to more deeply understand my own faith, humanitarian aspirations, dreams and actions. Highly, highly recommend!

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