Remembering His Limits »

“Come here, Selnan, let’s say our ABC’s together,” Israel, Rukuba Children’s Home Director, called to the small boy. Selnan walked over and sat with Israel. They said their ABC’s together and then worked on his first grade homework. Israel smiled at the young boy’s progress. Selnan arrived at Rukuba Children’s Home at the age of […]

Reckless Faith: Mangin Family »

This month’s guest writer is Kelly Mangin. The Mangin family has been traveling with Back2Back to Cancun since 2011. Kelly and her husband Kevin, along with their three children, have been sponsoring Sofi and Chave since 2012 and visit Cancun yearly. Before we got the call, I remember asking God for a miracle.  In all the days, months, […]

No Obstacle Too Great »

Azubike Kalu, Back2Back staff, looked down at the big brown eyes standing before him. “Meschach! Sorry, Abednego! Or . . . Shedrach? How are you this morning? Did you sleep well?” A small smile stretched across the four-year old boy’s face, but he never answered Azubike’s question. This morning was the first morning for a […]

Meeting Needs »

Jacob looked upset as he walked up to Back2Back staff member, Eloise. He came to where she stood and looked up at her with big, brown eyes. “Elo, I am sad.” Eloise bent down to be eye level with him. “What is the matter, Jacob?” “I am sad because I cannot eat. My tooth hurts […]

Growth In and Out of the Classroom »

“Jesús can return to his classes for the full day. We have seen incredible improvement in his work and behavior,” the principal of the school shared with Back2Back’s Education Coordination, Gabriela Nieto. Gabriela smiled, excited to share the news of Jesús’ improvement with staff member Matt Metzger. His academic and behavioral growth is a testament […]

New Children’s Home Partnership in Monterrey »

Back2Back Monterrey recently developed a new partnership with Rancho del Rey Children’s Home. The all-boys home lies 15 miles south of Monterrey, out in the open country. The home was started by Hank and Anne Moller in 1956. Hank, a World War II Marine Airplane Pilot and mechanic, had the desire to use his learned […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Beginnings of Growth »

The other students call sixteen-year old Danladi the pastor of the house. His faith is strong and his understanding of Scripture is sound. Danladi transitioned from Destiny Children’s Home to Calvary House as a Hope Program student. He read very little English and was well behind academically when he arrived, but is making up for […]

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