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Meet the Staff: Adam Petticrew

Oct 30, 2014

Claire Rogers

Back2Back staff serve the orphan child worldwide in varied positions. Whether serving abroad or in the U.S., each missionary fulfills a unique role in the ministry, leveraging his or her God-given abilities for the kingdom of God. This month, we chat with Adam Petticrew, the captain for the Back2Back Suzuki Samuel Children’s Campus in Hyderabad, India.

How do you serve with Back2Back?

I am currently the captain for the Back2Back Suzuki Samuel Children’s Campus also known as the India Hope Campus. I am in charge of operations of our homes on the campus, which currently house 27 children. This responsibility gives me the opportunity to do many different tasks involved in running a children’s home. Sometimes, I am a driver for the children to and from school. Sometimes, I am in the kitchen helping our caregivers prepare food. Other times, I am helping children with their studies and doing bedtime prayers. I am also in charge of the budget for the home, purchasing provisions and supervising caregivers and a driver.

Why did you decide to begin serving with Back2Back?

I wanted to serve God and make a difference in the world. Back2Back’s care for the children at all of its sites, I believe, is very effective and one of the best in making a difference in a child’s life. I appreciate Back2Back’s commitment to learning and making improvements.

What part of your job are you most passionate about? Why?

I am most passionate about working directly with the children whether it is study or prayer time. It is the only way I can truly understand their needs. It helps me understand the best way to implement a new process. Of course, being with the children is fun too!

What is something that God has shown you or taught you over the past year through your experiences with Back2Back?

God has shown me, no matter the circumstances, He can turn anything into something good. I have seen His work firsthand in many of the children’s lives, and it is incredible. There have been challenges and lots of changes in a short amount of time, but those things diminish when I see the progress from where we first started, as a result of His plan for these children. He is in control. He will redeem because He loves His children!

Tell us a fun fact about yourself.

I learned how to drive a manual in India. Now, I can drive anywhere in the world!

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