Building Up Leaders »

Igmin Kibe Education Center sits in the midst of large, intimidating rocks. The perimeter of stones and patches of greenery create a sort of barrier around the large, open space. On a warm day in December, teens from each home Back2Back serves gathered for a day-long leadership camp. The eight teams waited patiently to hear […]

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What’s “good” about Good Friday? »

For years, my family was the Christmas and Easter family. We didn’t attend church weekly, we didn’t even attend church monthly, but we were always present for Christmas Eve and Easter Sunday services. It wasn’t until I was well into my twenties, I became a regular church-goer. So many things were new to me – […]

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Shining Light »

The Kisayhip village is on the outskirts of Jos, Nigeria. Filled with families whose children attend Igmin Kibe Education Center, Kisayhip consists of very few roads and most of its homes lack electricity. Street lights do not exist in Kisayhip. When the sun sinks low at night, everyday things like walking to the bathroom can […]

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Sharing His Art »

Names have been changed to protect children’s identities. Ezekiel stood before the crowd and took a deep breath. As he closed his eyes quickly to control his nerves, the audience hushed in anticipation. Ezekiel began his spoken word piece, he heard his voice crack, but gathered confidence as he shared each line from memory, all the […]

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Reason to Celebrate »

For the last three years, I’ve had the privilege of sharing about countless birthday celebrations across the Back2Back sites. Some of them have been elaborate – quinceñeras with beautiful ball gowns and disco-lighted dance floors, while others have been quiet, though still remarkable, a specialty Barbie Doll birthday cake in a familiar room with loved […]

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Seeing and Supporting Growing Talents »

Children’s names have been changed to protect identities. The children’s home staff had been watching fifteen-year old Marcus for a couple weeks. Although he is one of the quieter boys in the home, as the eldest, he leads the others with integrity and thoughtfulness. When he has down time or struggles to focus, you’ll find […]

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Three Reasons to Go on a Sponsor Trip »

Relationships have always been a priority at Back2Back. We look for opportunities to strengthen connections between the children we serve and the important people in their lives. With that in mind, in 2018, Back2Back kicked off mission trips dedicated to child sponsors. The goal was to create unique experiences for the sponsor and sponsor child […]

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Why You Should Take a Risk Today »

We all grow when we take risks. Read how one teen girl’s risk lead her to freedom and being baptized.

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A Legacy of Marriage »

“You may kiss your bride!” The pastor smiled at the seven couples in front of him. Many acted shy about displays of affection in front of such a large group, one couple didn’t hesitate, and in the end, all seven couples embraced as a final step in their marriage ceremony. The wedding march rang out […]

Learning Valuable Life Lessons »

The girls from FloreSer Children’s Home stood on the shore line, feet firmly planted in the sand.  They shaded their eyes from the morning sun and gripped their boards. Each surfboard has become a trusted friend, a unique teacher over the last few years. Many of the girls have been taking surf lessons with children’s […]

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