Opportunity for Strength »

A rural village sits within walking distance of Back2Back’s India Hope Campus in Hyderabad. There, in homes with open doorways, many families live and work in agriculture, hopeful for rainfall to bring their crops to harvest. The homes sit close together and line a combination of cement and dirt “roads.” This is the village where […]

Hope Lives Here »

The visiting team sat on a bench as the Indian students with bright, expectant smiles walked towards them. Each child stepped forward, accepted a new book bag filled with school supplies – notebooks, pencils, and school books – and returned to their seats with gratitude. College students from Kent State’s H2O Church recently visited the […]

The Beginnings of Growth »

The other students call sixteen-year old Danladi the pastor of the house. His faith is strong and his understanding of Scripture is sound. Danladi transitioned from Destiny Children’s Home to Calvary House as a Hope Program student. He read very little English and was well behind academically when he arrived, but is making up for […]

Depositing Thoughtfulness »

Sai Kiran kicks the soccer ball to Navya, the child psychologist visiting campus. She returns the ball back to him and he looks at his friend, Pranay, who waits patiently to receive a turn. Sai Kiran turns his big, brown eyes to the psychologist. “Can we please pass to my friend and give him a […]

A Family [Re]United »

A tear slips down Gervens’ face. Lauren Neal, Jesus in Haiti staff member and respected partner of Back2Back, looks out among the children who have lived and grown alongside Gervens for the last seven years. The children at the Lighthouse Children’s Home register surprise, sadness, and wonder. The room quiets as they process the news. […]

Exploring their Big World »

The children from Lighthouse Children’s Home climbed aboard the bus and chose seats carefully as they settled in for an eight-hour drive to The Citadelle Laferriere. The Citadelle Laferriere sits atop Bonnet a L’Eveque mountain in Northern Haiti. It was built between 1805 and 1820, immediately following the The Haitian Revolution that gained the country […]

In the Business of Building Hope »

It’s a hot day in Monterrey. A team has finished up the day’s work project and are resting under the nearby palapa (a thatched roof structure) for a welcome reprieve from the sun. As they drink water and rest their limbs, someone suggests going for a cold treat. “Coca-Cola?” someone offers. “What about popsicles?!” a […]

Building Strength »

Juan lowers himself into the water, keeping his eyes on Citlali, his physical therapist. She encourages him, pushing him to walk towards her in the pool. Juan, an 18-year old who has lived at Rancho de los Niños for the last ten years, is receiving hydrotherapy as an additional part of his physical therapy. Juan […]

Walking with Assurance »

“Kevin just doesn’t have an aptitude for learning.” Kevin’s mother, Luz, felt a weight settle onto her shoulders. His teacher continued, “He doesn’t complete his homework and he doesn’t participate in class; he shouldn’t have been moved forward in school.” In September of 2016, Luz spoke with the staff at the Community Center in Tres […]

Preparing for Her Future »

Zuri took a steadying breath. This is it. This is the next step necessary to her dreams coming to fruition. On March 16th, Zuri signed up to take the high school entrance exam. This step is both exciting and hard-worked for. Zuri struggled with maintaining high grades in elementary school. With the help of Fabiola, a […]

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