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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Worth the Work »

“I can’t. I can’t do this. I can’t do it.” Zury let the water wash over her as she kept her arm on the surfboard. She was new to this. It was only her second or third time trying to catch a wave, but she felt frustration rush her veins at not being able to […]

Beauty from Ashes »

“We’ve been praying for a while for a Mexican woman, from a local church to be called to lead the girls in Bible Study,” shared Grant Keys, Floreser Children’s Home Captain. The girls at Floreser Children’s Home did have a faithful woman coming weekly for about two months, leading them in Bible Study. Later, when […]

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 […]

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