Everyday Wonders »

Thanksgiving is nearly here, and this time of year always brings up a litany of gratitude challenges on social media. Authors, artists, and friends alike all use the month of November to truly hone in on what they’re grateful for. I’ve been guilty of highlighting my own gratitude during November for all the world to […]

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Defeating their Giants »

For several years, when the younger children attended Vacation Bible School over school breaks, the teens at both Community Centers of Tres Reyes and Bonfil participated in a more age-appropriate activity. The staff recently discussed providing a whole separate time with just the teens and what it could look like. This year, the teens from […]

10 things we pray for girls »

I recently read a blog by Ann Voskamp and the last line has stuck to my heart and brain like glue. “When a woman know she’s called, no one gets to call her anything that matters more than Him calling her His.” The idea of Jesus looking on me at any point and saying, “mine,” […]

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The Gift of Giving »

For privacy and the protection of children, names in this story have been changed. From an early age, Julia has shown spunk and a natural tendency for giving to others. She and her four siblings came to a children’s home seven years ago. The five children endured the difficult loss of both their parents, and […]

Cincinnati Reds Partnership 2019 »

A season-long partnership between the Cincinnati Reds and Back2Back Ministries recently culminated on Faith Day at Great American Ballpark. The partnership kicked off during the International Series in April where the Reds and the St. Louis Cardinals competed in Monterrey, Mexico and hosted over 300 children on Back2Back’s Monterrey campus. One hundred lucky children from […]

Ready Set Go »

Two young men slide up to the makeshift starting line in the gravel driveway. Their friends debate who will win this race, the crowd divided by loyalty. The boys who have been in the program longest have never seen their friend lose a race. The new guys have never seen him run, so they side […]

It’s Sunday Morning in India »

The bass sound hits before you get to the front porch. It’s loud and pulsing, the kind of beat felt in your chest. The Indian day is warm, any lingering coolness the morning brought dissipates quickly as the orange sun rises higher. At the front door, a varied collection of shoes, flip-flops, flats, and Velcro […]

It’s My Turn to Give Back »

When we say yes to serving others, there is an inevitable ripple effect. We don’t always get to see the ripple effect in action. We serve, love, wait, and trust God to bring fruit, and ultimately glory, to Himself.  Sometimes, He reveals the way one yes flowed right into another, leaving hearts, minds, and even […]

She is Defying the Statistics »

The path leading to Igmin Kibe Education Center is long and winding. The dust rises in the air following the footsteps of villagers and the occasional wild animal. On a clear-skied afternoon, a young girl atop a bicycle made her way down the dirt trail. She cycled closer and those who recognized her smiled at […]

What’s happening around your table? »

It all started during Holy Week. I was reading through familiar passages of Scripture, but something new caught my attention (isn’t this one of the best traits of God’s word? No matter how many times we read a book or a passage, He will teach us something new, if our hearts are open.) Matthew 21:12-13 […]

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