4 Questions with Meredith Shuman »

My name is Meredith Shuman.  I moved from KS/TX to Mazatlán, Mexico and my role is in Child Development (training and staff support,) and I am a debriefer/host to mission guests.  I have been on staff with Back2Back for almost 3 years. 1. Why did you go/join Back2Back?  My story goes all the way back […]

4 Questions with Sarah Noland »

My name is Sarah Noland, and I am from North Carolina. I am currently in language school in Costa Rica, in preparation for a role in the Dominican Republic, and I have been with Back2Back for two years. 1. Why did you go/join Back2Back?  You know when the things you love to do start to […]

4 Questions with Bailey Prescott »

My name is Bailey Prescott. I moved to Mazatlán, Mexico from Indiana, and my role is teacher/Child Sponsorship Program Coordinator/Assistant Captain at Salvation Army Children’s Home. I’ve been on staff with Back2Back for 2 years. 1. Why did you go/join Back2Back?  The Lord gave me a heart for orphan care when I was very young, and I’ve […]

He Will Give Them Compassion »

Field Story by Matt Cooper, Back2Back U.S. Office  “Isn’t it overwhelming to come face-to-face with ongoing needs?  How do you decide where to invest your time? Do you actually feel like you’re able to show love and compassion?” My response to these often-asked questions is inspired by missionary, Heidi Baker, who says, “Just love the one in […]

A Reckless Faith Like Abraham »

by Bailey Prescott, Back2Back Staff in Mazatlán Nothing will ever make this okay. I laid in bed, tossing and turning, considering the events of the Christmas party. I’d been asked to help at a Christmas party for a local children’s home, and had spent the entirety of the party holding a tiny, sick baby whose […]

4 Questions with Sammy Mathews »

My name is Sammy Mathews. I moved from Dayton, Ohio, and my role is Executive Assistant to Todd Guckenberger. I’ve been on staff with Back2Back for almost 8 years. 1. Why did you join Back2Back? I took my first mission trip to Monterrey, Mexico when I was just 17 years old. I had never really left my suburban Ohio bubble, I had […]

The Most Unassuming World Champions »

She’s the most unlikely and unassuming star in the fastest growing sport in the world. The Serena Williams and Michael Phelps of her sport wrapped in a combination of energy, grit, determination, and humility. What’s more, in a sport which prides itself on being among the most grueling and physically demanding in the world, Canadian […]

4 Questions with Charlie James »

My name is Charlie. I moved to India from Chicago, and my role is finance administrator and campus coordinator. I’ve been on staff with Back2Back for over 3 years. 1. Why did you join Back2Back? I see how God has specifically equipped me for serving in India.  My parents were born and raised in India and moved to Chicago 35+ years […]

He Will Hold Them Close »

“Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me.” Psalm 27:10 Field Story by Charlie James, India It had been a year after moving to India, since my wife and I had seen our families. We anxiously exited the airport terminal and were met with a warm welcome. Our joy was the result of […]

4 Questions with Tallie Betscher »

My name is Tallie. I didn’t have to move to another country– I stayed in my hometown, and my role is the Child Sponsorship Program Manager (what a mouth-full!) I’ve been on staff with Back2Back for seven years. 1. Why did you join Back2Back? I went on my first mission trip with Back2Back when I was 14. […]

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