Hope Runs, by Claire Díaz-Ortiz and Samuel Ikua Gachagua
She went to Kenya to climb a mountain.
But God had other plans.
When Claire Diaz-Ortiz arrived in Kenya, she decided to climb Mount Kenya and then head back home. She entered an orphanage, seeing it as little more than a free place to spend the night before her mountain trek.
By age ten, Sammy Ikua Gachagua had lost his father, his mother, and his home. He entered an orphanage, seeing it as a miracle with three meals a day, a bed to sleep in, and clothes on his back.
Hope Runs is the emotional story of one American tourist, one Kenyan orphan, and how one day became one year that would change the course of both of their lives forever. It’s about opening your hear to outrageous possibilities. It’s about what it means to hope for the things you cannot see. It’s about how God can change your life in a blink of an eye.
When I finished reading Hope Runs, I felt very inspired. Inspired to go out and do something for God, to help others, and make a difference in society. Hope Runs is a picture of how God can work in your life and the lives of others. We should never pass up opportunity to do something for someone else, whether it be buying them a cup of coffee to let them know you are thinking of them, or sponsoring a child in a third-world country - every single act of kindness goes a long way.
A moving read, Hope Runs will encourage and inspire, and remind us all of the good we can do if we only say “Yes” to God’s leading.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.