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Samuel Ikua Gachagua

Biography

Samuel Ikua Gachagua

Sammy Ikua Gachagua was born in rural Kenya in 1992. After losing his family at a young age, he struggled to survive until he was placed in Tumaini Children's Home in Nyeri, Kenya. In 2009 he received a full-ride scholarship to Maine Central Institute, granting him a rare US visa and the chance to begin his sophomore year of high school under the guardianship of Claire Diaz-Ortiz. He is now serving in the developing world as a fellow for Global Citizen Year. He is an up-and-coming motivational speaker at such conferences as Blissdom.

Samuel Ikua Gachagua

Books by Samuel Ikua Gachagua

by Claire Diaz-Ortiz and Samuel Ikua Gachagua - Christian, Memoir, Nonfiction

Claire Díaz-Ortiz went to Kenya to climb a mountain. But God had other plans. HOPE RUNS is the emotional story of an American tourist, a 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 heart 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 the blink of an eye.