Creating Healthy Outlets »

Perla runs up the field and kicks the soccer ball out in front of her. Racing towards the goal, she feels the sun on her back and punts the ball towards the net at the end of the field. It swings in gracefully and her arms shoot up into the air. GOAL! Perla and her […]

Small Steps Toward Confidence »

Erick pushes the correct button in front of him as he watches the pastor lead the congregation. It’s becoming like second nature to him, being a part of the visual team at his church, helping serve his local community. This very practice – of showing up and learning a new skill as part of a […]

Drawing Closer »

The room was quiet. Pairs of girls were spread all around the common area in the home. One teen girl for every younger one. Their heads were bent low over notebooks, as pens, pencils, colored markers and crayons scratched across the surface. Occasionally, soft talking broke the silence as the teams of girls worked together […]

Victory Over Their Stories »

“Victor will never sit up on his own.” Over a year ago, these words echoed off the walls of the doctor’s office as Back2Back Mazatlán staff and caregivers processed what they’d just heard. After a surgery, months of recovery, and hope for change in young Victor’s body, they were receiving the news they hadn’t wanted. […]

Saying Yes to New Things »

Milton skates quickly past Back2Back staff member, Sammy Mathews, and teases over his shoulder. “I’m really good at this. Do you see how good I am, Sammy? Do you not know how to skate, Sammy?” The children from Douglas Children’s Home are ice skating today. “We want to continually encourage the children to say yes […]

A New Sense of Joy »

Rancho de los Niños staff hears laughter outside. They peek through a window and see Jesus Manuel laughing in the heat of the sun. This moment is new for the young boy; it wasn’t always possible for Jesus Manuel to be outside without someone right beside him. Twelve-year old Jesus Manuel’s days have been riddled […]

Redemption in Her Story »

Wendy walks into the church with her family following behind her. They take their seats and prepare for today’s message, and Wendy smiles to herself as she glances at her children sitting next to her. Regular church attendance hasn’t always been a part of this family’s story, but change is helping to form new habits […]

Building with Encouragement »

Thompson likes to ask questions. But when he first arrived at K-WAVF, he was introverted and enjoyed being alone. Thompson began to open up, however, as Godwin developed relationships and built trust with the children. “Thompson is strong in his faith,” explains Godwin. “He spends a lot of time in the Word and is continually an […]

Reckless Faith: Rita’s Story »

Wild. Fearless. Uninhibited. Reckless. A willingness to trust even when lacking understanding. As Back2Back Ministries celebrates 20 years, we want to share how stepping into the global orphan care movement has made your faith more wild, fearless, uninhibited and, perhaps, even a bit reckless. I held the picture in my shaky hands. The colorful crayon […]

Naming Her Dreams »

She opens the door and walks to her seat. As she walks by, people take in her pink and white dress, smiling and complimenting her work. As she takes her seat, Wideline grins confidently. Not only is she wearing a new dress, she’s wearing a new dress she made herself. It’s Sunday in Haiti. “About a year ago, […]

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