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Be inspired by stories of reckless faith from around the world. These stories encourage us to keep going, to never give up, until every child is known and loved.
AllIndiaStories

Like a Child

I wandered downstairs this morning in India. Many of the children are in their home villages for a holiday from school. The campus is quiet – devoid of bell-like singing and guttural laughter. Two boys will remain on the campus during this break. They do not have families to return to, so they stay with… Read more


AllMexicoProgramsStories

A Healing Heart

Their tears could be heard throughout the home. Three siblings sat tightly together, cocooning their mother with their little bodies. The family visit lasted an hour, all the children in Possibilities Children’s Home receive a visit with their biological parents and family members each week. This sibling set of three recently moved into the home… Read more


AllInspirational LivingMexicoStories

Making Intentional Plans

“In ten minutes, you need to take a water break, Carlitos!” Ethan Drent, Back2Back Mazatlán staff calls outside to the young boy mowing the lawn under a caregiver’s supervision. Carlitos shakes his head yes and continues to mow. “Carlitos, take some drinks of water in five minutes!” Ethan reminds him again. After the time has… Read more


AllInspirational LivingMexicoProgramsStrong Families

A Dream Realized

A large pitcher of watermelon water sits on the table. The heat of the day lingers in the space of the open-air restaurant, and three men sit watching an American home renovation show subtitled in Spanish. A lime green wall is the backdrop for the kitchen where Luz and her two sisters, Diana and Lily,… Read more


AllHaitiStories

Laughter and Celebration

“Bon anniversaire!” Everyone sang out as the two boys at the front table smiled, trying to patiently wait to eat their piece of cake. Ronaldson and Romilio are celebrating their birthdays today. Birthday celebrations are a special way Back2Back recognizes each boy and girl. Birthday cake is cut into slices and passed around as each… Read more


AllInspirational LivingMexicoProgramsStories

To Play With Purpose

Jorge ran up to Sammy as she entered the room. “Sammy, Sammy! I have something for you.” Sammy watched Jorge pull his other hand from behind his back. “You left this yesterday.” The five-year old held a magnetic train car in his hand, lifting it up to Sammy. “Thank you so much, Jorge!” “It may… Read more


AllInspirational LivingMexicoStories

Joy Found in the Water

The row of children and visiting adults crunched their toes in the sand. Their surf instructor welcomed them and asked them to draw a line straight back. Next, each student drew the “nose” on top of the line, and stood atop their sand surfboards. There is a surf party happening in Mazatlán. The girls living… Read more


AllMexicoSponsor a ChildStories

Meeting Needs

Jacob looked upset as he walked up to Back2Back staff member, Eloise. He came to where she stood and looked up at her with big, brown eyes. “Elo, I am sad.” Eloise bent down to be eye level with him. “What is the matter, Jacob?” “I am sad because I cannot eat. My tooth hurts… Read more


AllInspirational LivingNigeriaStories

Finding Healing

A visiting guest, Kali, a physician’s assistan sat across the table from 15-year old Peace. Kali knew Peace was struggling with pain, but the young girl sat quietly before her. “Staff members informed me Peace had been experiencing a lot of pain, but she was very brave when we first sat down together,” shared Kali…. Read more


AllMexicoProgramsSponsor a ChildStories

Growth In and Out of the Classroom

“Jesús can return to his classes for the full day. We have seen incredible improvement in his work and behavior,” the principal of the school shared with Back2Back’s Education Coordination, Gabriela Nieto. Gabriela smiled, excited to share the news of Jesús’ improvement with staff member Matt Metzger. His academic and behavioral growth is a testament… Read more


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