Monterrey is the capital of Nuevo Leon, and the third largest city in Mexico. It is an industrial city, situated in the midst of the Sierra Madre Mountains.There is a large separation between the wealthy and poor in Monterrey, with only a small percentage of the population considered “middle class”. Unemployment rates are high, and the national minimum wage is less than five dollars a day, with many making even less than this. It is difficult to break the cycle of poverty since free public education ends after the 9th grade.
Back2Back began in Monterrey in 1997 when Beth and Todd Guckenburger moved to Monterrey to partner with local children’s homes. Monterrey is still our largest site, which hosts the most mission trip guests, works with the most children’s homes, and has the largest staff team.
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Douglas Children’s Home opened in 1967 when Wyman Pylant Sr. and his wife moved to Monterrey from Texas to open an orphanage and a Bible college. Back2Back first started working with this home in 1997 and is now the primary source of their support. Douglas Children’s Home was the first home Back2Back partnered with and […]
Martha Rojas opened Del Norte Children’s Home in 1997. Martha was in a nursing management position at a government hospital for many years, and felt called to open her own children’s home. She started the home with a few other nurses and social workers, and used her background to provide basic medical care for abandoned […]
In 2000, Wayne and Nina Flemming, an American couple from Texas who had been living in Mexico as missionaries, decided to start a children’s home with the help of “Misiones de Mexico”. At the time, they opened Bethany Children’s Home to just 6 children. As it quickly grew, they began praying that God would bring […]
Mama Paulita Children’s Home in El Limon, Mexico opened their doors in 1958 with the primary vision to teach orphaned children about the love and forgiveness of God. On average, it is home to around 50 children ages 5-18 years old. The children who are in preschool, elementary and middle school attend a school connected with the children´s […]
Through the Hope Program, Back2Back offers the children we serve an opportunity to pursue their educational goals. Living in a family style setting, students are mentored, supported through scholarships and tutoring, and encouraged to pursue their dreams. With the goal of becoming self-sustaining individuals who give back to their community, children who are educated are […]
Possibilities House (Casa Posibilidades) is a Back2Back run home located 90 minutes south of Monterrey, Mexico in the city of Linares. Possibilities House implements a family-style, holistic care model to orphaned, abandoned and at-risk children. The beautiful 1.5 acre portion of the property dedicated to the children’s home community can currently accommodate 16 children and will eventually house up to 48 children. The 3.5 acre undeveloped portion of the campus provides space to […]