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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.
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Letter from the Director

On March 16th, I told the Back2Back International Directors and US Department leaders, “First things first – we must decide what is most important now, so we can sustain meeting those needs the longest.”  We decided meeting practical needs, staying connected to children, and keeping everyone healthy and safe would become Back2Back’s “first things first.” Internationally, we reduced… Read more


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Presence Matters

Presence Matters.  It was my Mom who first taught this to me, she said and modeled it (and still does) throughout my life. I inscribed one of my books to her with that phrase, and believe it to be never more relevant than during 2020.  As children throughout the world looked to the adults in their… Read more


AllInspirational LivingNigeriaStories

It’s the Small Things in Life

“I wish I could go to the park,” one of the children at the children’s home whispered as he prepared for bed. “Yeah, I wish we could go on a field trip together,” another child mentions. “What did we say we were going to do, when we wish for things?” chimes in Ene Oklo, Back2Back… Read more


AllInspirational LivingMexicoStories

Wifi, and Computers, and a Printer, Oh my!

Wifi, and Computers, and a Printer, Oh my! Mexico’s education system is still largely virtual in response to the pandemic still affecting much of the world. For students in Mexico, public school systems broadcast their classrooms and daily lessons over the T.V. Many of the children watched their televisions in the children’s homes, doing all… Read more


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Field Story Highlights

What They’re Learning in Their Time Apart Staff have learned a significant amount of information about the children they serve in India the last several months. While some work stateside and patiently waiting to return to India, they meet virtually with all the children who call the Back2Back campus home, as well as with the… Read more


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Opening Doors, Strengthening Families

Recent lockdowns in response to the pandemic were an unwelcome change for most of the world. As people adjusted to working from home and teaching school from kitchen tables, there were a few families in Monterrey who benefitted from the requirement of sheltering-in-place. Many of the children who live at partnering children’s homes were already… Read more


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Kitchen Table Classrooms

Kitchen tables across the world were once used simply for gathering families and friends together for shared meals. Recent global events have taken the place where we set our plates down together and transformed them. Home offices, conference rooms, and the classroom have now taken up space on the kitchen table. The Hope Students and… Read more


AllInspirational LivingNigeriaStories

International Day of the Girl

October 11th was International Day of the Girl, and Nigerian staff wanted to mark it especially for the older girls Back2Back serves. “The young ladies 14 and older do a lot of work to care for themselves and also set examples for those younger than them who are watching,” shared Meredith Messer, Back2Back staff. Staff… Read more



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Together They Gathered at a Big Table . . .

The table was lined with large, foil pans filled with homemade foods. Goat, fried plantains, lasagna, a traditional Haitian pasta dish, fried chips, and a sweet potato dessert filled the room at a children’s home in Haiti with rich aromas. It was Family Fun Night, and Weekenson Moise, captain of the home, and his wife,… Read more


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