A Place at the Table »

Long, white tables were set up in rows. The light from the Cancun sun filled the room. Mothers and fathers, and the occasional young child, filed in and found a seat at the table. A calculator, notebook, and writing utensil waited at each spot. These tools were provided to encourage the tracking of monthly income […]

New Children’s Home Partnership in Monterrey »

Back2Back Monterrey recently developed a new partnership with Rancho del Rey Children’s Home. The all-boys home lies 15 miles south of Monterrey, out in the open country. The home was started by Hank and Anne Moller in 1956. Hank, a World War II Marine Airplane Pilot and mechanic, had the desire to use his learned […]

A Foundation of Shared Hope »

Brown eyes peek through the chain linked fence. The school day has drawn to a close in Mazatlán, Mexico and the children at Rancho de los Nino’s have positioned themselves along the barrier between their current home and the foundation of their new one. “Adam! Hey Adam! That’s my house!” Fourteen-year old Alexis points to […]

Helping Each Other Succeed »

One way children in Nigeria have fun is through playing and watching soccer. The children from Igmin Kibe Education Center recently invited the children from Destiny Children’s Home to compete in a spirited soccer game during a school break. “It’s always special to me when children from different homes come together,” shared Azubike Kalu, Back2Back […]

Finding Family »

Joel and Emmanuel are brothers born to a very young mother. While living with her, they were often under the care of their older sister, Magdalene. Childhood wasn’t always easy for the boys. They were teased by peers, told they were products of their mother’s mistake. Their story took a turn in 2012 when Magdalene […]

Looking Forward »

“I don’t care what it takes, I’m getting my girls back,” Milca looked determinedly at Erick and Julie Mowery, Back2Back Cancun Directors. Milca, mother of ten-year old twins Sofi and Chabe, has long wished to be reunited with her girls, but financial circumstances made it difficult. Sofi and Chabe have lived at San Jose Children’s […]

The Birth of our Reckless Faith »

It was 1996, and we were co-leading a Mexican missions trip that lacked substance. Painting a wall around a church, we wondered what God was doing in Queretaro, Mexico. We had visited an orphanage once in Albania while in college and it had moved us. Was there an orphanage in this city? Todd asked. We […]

Fostering Hope »

Angel ran hard. He could feel his legs burning from pushing himself, but he could see the finish line just ahead. He wasn’t going to give up now. He finally reached the end of the race in third place! He smiled to himself quietly, proud for pushing himself. Angel couldn’t have known then, though, what […]

Increased Consistency »

The play area is bustling with laughter and small bursts of hollering. Children are running and playing, soaking in a few moments of free play. Five-year old Gabriel rides his bike without training wheels in the midst of the organized chaos. A smile lights up his face. Two years ago, Gabriel and his older brother […]

To Do Good with Her Story »

Ana sits on the floor with the younger children. Laughter fills the room and the little ones climb onto Ana’s lap, attentive to what she will say or suggest next. This picture of care is one Ana learned at an early age within Mama Paulita’s Children’s Home. Ana and her brother have lived at the […]

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