Keeping God Near »

“Auntie! Auntie! I want to share something with you, Auntie!” Sunday runs towards Abigail Ali, Back2Back Care Giver. “Auntie, today at school I learned about Jesus walking on water!” As eight-year old Sunday sits down with Abigail, he shares the story he learned at school – recalling details and sharing it precisely. Abigail smiles softly to herself as she […]

Giving Their Time »

Children walked forward with bundles of bananas and watermelons and loaded them in the car. As fruit and bundles of art supplies filled the car, the children at Rukuba Children’s Home spoke excitedly en route to House of Recab, a local refugee home taking in orphans from Northern Nigeria. Director of the Rukuba Children’s Home, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Right Where He Needs to Be »

“If you weren’t in Nigeria right now, where would you want to be?” Godwin looked into the faces surrounding him. He is leading a nurture group with the children at Kids with a Vision Foundation. In this small group setting, Nurture Groups provide safe places for children to discuss their feelings with one another. As […]

Finding His Gifts »

The children are moving to the tempo the drum is setting. Sitting behind the bongo drums is Iliya. His hands pound the drum knowingly – as if he has been doing this very thing, making beats and setting pace for the choir, all his life. He smiles, his eyes most often looking down at his […]

Learning to Trust »

At age 13, Happy is the youngest girl at Bethany House, a Back2Back Hope House. When she first arrived, Ruth, the House Parent, noticed how much the little girl would eat. “At meal time she was always eating much more than she actually needed,” recalls Ruth. “If the other children had leftovers, Happy would eat […]

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Learning to Trust »

Godwin looked into the faces of the children sitting at tables waiting for their letters. They were preparing to read and respond to their sponsor letters when Reuben approached Godwin, his face set with determination, his brow drawn tight as he sought out a solution to his problem. “Uncle, how do I get sponsors?” he […]

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The Start of Something New »

It took Katarina a little longer to get up from the dinner table that night. After caring for ten children all day at Rukuba Children’s Home, this particular day had been especially draining. She mustered her last bit of energy, sighed and slowly stood up. “How can I help you tonight?” The small voice was […]

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Top of the Class »

These days, there is a noticeable difference among the children who attend Back2Back’s Igmin Kibe Education Center in Nigeria. Children who were once struggling to grasp the fundamentals are now excelling and at the top of their class.

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