Lay Down Your Weapons »

One morning, my friend was leading an orphan care training session. “You can lay down your weapons,” she urged us to tell the children. Children from difficult pasts use control and aggression as weapons to protect themselves, she explained. But when we care for children in a way that encourages healing, we are giving them new tools to navigate the world around them.

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Color My Heart »

There was complete silence as the children swirled paint brushes over paper, pouring out their feelings in vibrant yellows, purples and blues. It was a typical day at the Back2Back Community Center of Tres Reyes – where given the choice between play and paint – the children choose art every time. For children who struggle to express their feelings, art can be a beautiful tool to help them grow and heal.

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Hope for the Future »

During my recent visit to Back2Back’s ministry site in Mazatlan, Mexico, I was greeted at the airport by Grant Keys, one of our staff who serves at the site.

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Engaging in Global Partnerships »

In 2001, Back2Back sensed God leading us to serve the orphan and vulnerable child in Guatemala. Even early in the Back2Back story, we were anxious to share resources and grow with others who were serving children internationally.

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Back2Back Cancun Highlights »

Looking back over the past three months, Back2Back Cancun has made progress in several key areas, including community mapping and construction projects at the Community Center of Trés Reyes (CCTR).

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Rock Pile »

Brent Fudge, Director of Back2Back Haiti, has a dream. He dreams of a permanent Back2Back campus in Haiti complete with housing for mission teams, Hope Program students and staff.

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Little Moments Bring Change »

I love people. I love their stories, and I feel beyond blessed every time someone chooses to share their story with me. By doing so, they’re inviting me into their life, a gesture that feels sacred to me.

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Caring for Caregivers »

If you’re a parent or work regularly with children, you may have learned how important it is to take time for yourself to refresh and regroup.

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Overcoming Academic Gaps »

Each child learns differently, laughs differently and has a different life story. Our desire is not simply to provide shelter and food, but to know and help and love each one of them as individuals.

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Peace and Harmony »

I love how children tend to see the world with purity, simplicity and wonder. And I love that my job gives me the opportunity to see the world through their eyes so much of the time.

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