My rating: 4 of 5 stars
“She went to Kenya to climb a mountain. But God has other plans. When Claire-Diaz-Ortiz arrived in Kenya at the end of an around-the-world journey, she decided to stay the night, 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. 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 their lives forever.”
Hope Runs is a story about a young American woman named Claire, who along with her friend Lara – spend a year on a trip around the world. Nearing the end of their trip, they end up in Kenya. Finding an orphanage as their hope of having a place to stay for just one night before wrapping up their yearlong trip and head home to the US. At this orphanage, they meet Sammy. For Sammy, this orphanage is a place of refuge and safety that provides him with much needed food and shelter.
Claire’s one overnight stay at the orphanage turns into a year as she becomes totally enthralled with the children. During this year, Claire finds God’s purpose for her not just her life, but for Lara and Sammy as well.
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