A Flourishing Home »

The India Hope Campus continues to flourish. Last summer, finishing touches on sports courts were made by visiting teams and the children are readily found playing sand volleyball, badminton, and basketball in their free time. In addition to new sports courts, the team/staff house is close to being finished. Staff hope a visiting team later this […]

Bringing Light »

The first week of March brought light to Jesus Name Children’s Home. Jesus Name Children’s Home used a generator for electricity, but only for special occasions. It lacks access to city power sources. In the beginning of March, a team visited Back2Back Haiti with SonLight Power, located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Together, they installed a solar […]

Start With Amen »

Dear Back2Back Family, Do you have a minute for me to share something new? I had been writing a new manuscript in 2013, but couldn’t get anyone excited about the title or concept. God had miraculously opened doors to get in front of the right people, and they liked the stories I was telling, but […]

A Future With Opportunities »

Fred points to the vaccination schedule on the white board. Solomon and Jairus listen attentively as their manager explains which pens need to receive certain vaccinations. It’s another busy day on the pig farm. Recently, with the intent of empowering villagers and putting dignity back into their work, Back2Back Nigeria stepped into a partnership with […]

Forging a Different Path »

Her cry broke through the steady monsoon rains. In a rural village 3 hours outside Hyderabad, India, on a humid, July morning in 2002, V. Bindu, entered the world. Her parents, agricultural workers of the Banjara tribe, spend their days doing the labor intensive work of rice farming. But today they enjoy the sweet first […]

A Daughter of the King »

Maria Jose took a deep breath and leaned back into the clear, cool water. She felt it cover her face, and a split second later, is immersed and brought back up to standing. The onlookers standing around the pool cheered loudly. In the heat of the Mazatlán sun, Maria Jose, Nazmin, and Grecia are getting […]

The True Physician »

Lively laughter and “stop pushing me,” erupt through the multi-purpose room entrance at the Community Center of Tres Reyes. Oti’s 6 daughters, one of Back2Back Cancun’s Strong families, race toward an open table where Dr. Justin Dukes from Greenville, South Carolina, debriefs with a Back2Back staffer over their last appointment. 16-year-old Jeny wins the race, […]

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He Who Keeps His Promises »

Sofia whips down the slide in the Cancun sun and lets her laughter ring through the air as she runs to the open window looking into the kitchen. Glasses of cool, clear, clean water sit on the ledge of the window, beckoning to be consumed; Sofia obliges. As she tips the glass nearly vertical to […]

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On Saying Yes »

It was Tuesday in India. The warmth had settled into my skin and I was finally remembering the long, intricate names of each boy and girl I had met. Bells sang softly into the thick, heated air and little girls in sweeping, colorful dresses spun wildly on the marbled floors as I was helping Ravi […]

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Up for the Task »

“Que onda!,” Juan greets his friends. Juan doesn’t welcome with a handshake, but a tight embrace. He is funny, a bit of a jokester, but most of all, he is a joy to be around. He loves his friends fiercely. This is far from the boy who arrived at Rancho de los Niños ten years […]

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