Widening Their Reach

Jan 18, 2018

Steph Duff

Felt-safety can look different depending on where one is in the world. Large, block walls in America could be perceived as private property, behind it, an expansive estate. Large, block walls in Haiti simply mean safety. When you visit children’s homes in Haiti, and most of Back2Back’s other sites, you will be met with a wall before you’re met with the smiles behind them.

Construction has officially begun on the new land in Haiti. The first step in developing the land requires a wall around the property. Back2Back staff and construction crew are hopeful the wall will be completed by the end of this month.

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“The land being so near to a community has been a unique opportunity to employ local residents and develop relationship,” shared Jeff Hickman, Back2Back Haiti director. As men and women from the community across the road are helping build the wall, Back2Back staff is hopeful to widen the reach of care for vulnerable children and families.

Haiti staff look forward to what will unfold on the new property as the wall grows in length and height, providing protection for those who will live within it.

“Once the wall is complete, we will begin working on staff housing and the multi-purpose building,” shared Jeff. What was once a large field with the occasional wildflower and roaming cow will soon be home to staff families and a new space for children to learn and grow.

Please pray alongside Back2Back Haiti as relationships deepen, construction continues, and a long-held dream comes to fruition.

Steph Duff is a writer, daughter, sister, and really loud laugher. By day she lends her voice on behalf of orphaned and vulnerable children with Back2Back Ministries. By night she is readily found with her nose in a book and spending time with her dog, Telulah. At all hours, she can be found consuming copious amounts of coffee. She feels most herself in the heat of India and prefers her mugs big, her books long, and her words intentional.

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