Hope Runs: An American Tourist, a Kenyan Boy, a Journey of Redemption

By Claire Díaz-Ortiz and Sammy Ikua Gachagua
Read by Tavia Gilbert  

5.92 Hours 04/15/2014 unabridged
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Sammy Ikua Gachagua had lost his father to illness, 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 orphanage 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.

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Summary

Summary

Sammy Ikua Gachagua had lost his father to illness, 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 orphanage 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“One restless woman from America seeking—something…and one homeless boy from Africa seeking—someone…write a story that has your heart colliding with what you’re looking for—right where you are.” Ann Voskamp, author of One Thousand Gifts
"Hope Runs is more than a book; it’s a monument to empathy.” Donald Miller, bestselling author of Blue Like Jazz
“This book isn’t just a story; it’s an invitation to love extravagantly. It’s about relentless hope and tremendous love. Buckle up, you’re about to be changed.” Bob Goff, honorary consul for the Republic of Uganda, author of Love Does
“Claire and Sammy invite us into their story with the comfortable familiarity of old friends, challenging us to see beyond the borders of what we thought life was supposed to hold and how detours are often the best story lines of all.” Lisa-Jo Baker, author of Surprised by Motherhood; community manager for (in)courage
“A beautiful story, beautifully told. This book is a timely reminder that love and hope can bridge continents and create family anywhere.” Shauna Niequist, author of Bread & Wine
“Tavia Gilbert brings a soft, feminine tone to this double memoir about Christian charity work in Kenya.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Claire Díaz-Ortiz

Claire Diaz-Ortiz leads corporate social innovation and philanthropy at Twitter, Inc. and is a sought-after speaker on social innovation. Diaz-Ortiz is the cofounder of Hope Runs, a nonprofit organization operating in AIDS orphanages in Kenya. She holds degrees from Oxford and Stanford and lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 5.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English