32 Things Learned Last Sunday »

One consistent piece of a mission trip with BackBack is debriefing at the end of day. Debriefing circles are an intimate, intentional way to gather at the end of every day to discuss highs, lows, pictures of the day, and what each person is learning about themselves, others, and God. We want the week to […]

10 Ways to Redeem Your Quarantine »

Live on Mission and Build Community in Your Home During COVID-19 There are only so many board games one family can play and still enjoy it! I was realizing during my fourth game of cards the other night, if I want to foster unity in my home, we need to focus on something outside of […]

10 Principios de Trauma para Practicar durante el COVID-19 »

Sabemos que tu bandeja de entrada está llena de este tipo de mensajes, garantizandote lo que se está haciendo “con mucha precaución” con respecto al COVID-19. Queríamos compartir algunos principios que puedes tener a mano cuando platiques o estés orando sobre esta situación actual. Por favor, sepan que todavía estamos en la misión de atender […]

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Living as a Child of God »

This month, I’ve been thinking about the difference between living as a child of God and living with more of what I think of as an “orphan spirit.”  I know I’m a child of God. I know what John 1 talks about – I understand that means I’ve been forgiven, redeemed, reconciled, called, and loved. […]

10 Trauma Principles to Practice During COVID-19 »

Dear Back2Back Family,  We know your inbox is full of these kinds of letters, reassuring you of what is being done “in an abundance of caution” regarding the COVID-19. We wanted to share some principles you can have handy when in conversations and in prayer about this current situation. Please know, we are still on […]

4 Questions with Steve Ross »

My name is Steve Ross. I moved from Cincinnati, Ohio, to Monterrey, Mexico, and now I’m back in Cincinnati, Ohio! My role is US Director of Mexico Sites. I have been on staff with Back2Back for 13 years. 1. Why did you join Back2Back?  I really thought I had things figured out there for a […]

If This Palapa Could Talk »

“If These Walls Could Talk” is a blog series we’re excited to share with you. Across the Back2Back sites, there are structures – palapas, front porches, swing sets, tap-taps, surf boards – where you may have gathered on a trip with us. We gather to connect with each other, with vulnerable children, with hard working […]

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To Love is to Give »

In this month of love, Beth shares about the Hebrew word “ahavah” and how it can shape our ideas about love. Listen in as she reveals the practice she and Todd developed 15 years ago to fight busyness and fatigue in their marriage. Never miss an episode of Around the Kitchen Table: Subscribe on YouTube […]

6 Truths I Want My Daughters to Understand About Real Love »

Last year I wrote a blog about what I wanted my four sons, age 16-21, to understand about real love. Since then, I’ve been thinking about creating something similar for our daughters. With the world sending so many wrong messages on what love is, my hope is they read these words and hear my voice […]

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4 Questions with Jenna Ghizas »

My name is Jenna. I moved from Cincinnati to Monterrey for one year and then moved back to Cincy!  I am Beth Guckenberger’s assistant and a part of the Staff Care Team. I’ve been on staff with Back2Back for 7 years. 1. Why did you join Back2Back?  In the 7th grade, I went on a mission trip […]

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