Making Intentional Plans »

“In ten minutes, you need to take a water break, Carlitos!” Ethan Drent, Back2Back Mazatlán staff calls outside to the young boy mowing the lawn under a caregiver’s supervision. Carlitos shakes his head yes and continues to mow. “Carlitos, take some drinks of water in five minutes!” Ethan reminds him again. After the time has […]

5 Lessons I’m Passing from the Mission Field to the Football Field »

5 Lessons I am Passing from the Foreign Mission Field to the Hometown Football Field I am going to spend many evenings this fall sitting in bleachers, cheering on various sized football and soccer players. All four of my sons are playing, so that’s at least four games a week.  It’s a new mission field […]

Laughter and Celebration »

“Bon anniversaire!” Everyone sang out as the two boys at the front table smiled, trying to patiently wait to eat their piece of cake. Ronaldson and Romilio are celebrating their birthdays today. Birthday celebrations are a special way Back2Back recognizes each boy and girl. Birthday cake is cut into slices and passed around as each […]

To Play With Purpose »

Jorge ran up to Sammy as she entered the room. “Sammy, Sammy! I have something for you.” Sammy watched Jorge pull his other hand from behind his back. “You left this yesterday.” The five-year old held a magnetic train car in his hand, lifting it up to Sammy. “Thank you so much, Jorge!” “It may […]

Joy Found in the Water »

The row of children and visiting adults crunched their toes in the sand. Their surf instructor welcomed them and asked them to draw a line straight back. Next, each student drew the “nose” on top of the line, and stood atop their sand surfboards. There is a surf party happening in Mazatlán. The girls living […]

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 […]

Finding Healing »

A visiting guest, Kali, a physician’s assistan sat across the table from 15-year old Peace. Kali knew Peace was struggling with pain, but the young girl sat quietly before her. “Staff members informed me Peace had been experiencing a lot of pain, but she was very brave when we first sat down together,” shared Kali. […]

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 […]

Wide-Eyed and Full of Hope »

Sandeep took in the large building with all the shops and people moving about. He looked over at Adam Petticrew, Back2Back staff, and whispered, “I did not know India was like this…” Adam and the three oldest boys on the India Hope Campus, Ganesh, Sandeep, and Goutham, had spent the day in HITEC City. HITEC […]

When God Opens Doors »

Jose Luis could sense Dionicio’s nerves sitting next to him. The Hope Parent and student were sitting in the doctor’s office waiting to be called back to an exam room. They were hopeful a doctor could help with his pain. “A few months ago, staff began to notice Dionicio standing differently – as if he […]

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