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 […]

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 […]

Just the Place »

To look at it today, there is grass and trees as far as the eye can see. Across the busy, Haitian road, mountains rise high and powerful – once a bare mountainside, it’s now home to many Haitian citizens and their families following the devastation of the 2010 earthquake. Cows graze slowly throughout the field […]

To Ask for Help »

Eighty children from Igmin Kibe Education Center and Destiny Children’s Home were recently able to visit a certified medical clinic in Nigeria. This was the first time to see a doctor or visit a clinic for many of the children. Their eyes were wide, taking in the new building and faces. Each child by the […]

When Things Changed »

This month’s guest writer is Jillian Hunt. Jillian and her husband Andrew have been on three mission trips with Back2Back Ministries. They live in Cincinnati, Ohio with their three children, and they attend Vineyard Cincinnati.  In 2015 my husband and I were celebrating our 15-year wedding anniversary. We originally planned to take a trip together to […]

Creating Safe Spaces »

Nurture Groups are one way Back2Back staff members in Haiti, Nigeria, Mexico, and India connect with the children. Meeting weekly, they work toward creating safe spaces for each boy and girl to express their needs and wants. Jimmy, Back2Back Haiti staff member, leads nurture group for the nineteen children at Harvest Care Children’s Home. Each […]

That’s All I Ever Wanted »

I first met Junior while walking one night around the cafeteria at his children’s home. I noticed him up ahead, quietly drawing. I was fascinated by his face. He didn’t know I was there, and he looked relaxed, peaceful. He was leaning against the wall, in his ripped jeans and heavy sweatshirt, lost in his […]

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