He Will Hold Them Close »

“Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me.” Psalm 27:10 Field Story by Charlie James, India It had been a year after moving to India, since my wife and I had seen our families. We anxiously exited the airport terminal and were met with a warm welcome. Our joy was the result of […]

4 Things NOT on Your Packing List »

The humidity is rising here in Ohio, and this means two things – it’s summer, and time for mission guests to arrive at all Back2Back sites for the summer season! As staff from Mexico to India prepare for the weeks ahead, we all look forward to welcoming you alongside of the most remarkable children. As […]

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4 Questions with Tallie Betscher »

My name is Tallie. I didn’t have to move to another country– I stayed in my hometown, and my role is the Child Sponsorship Program Manager (what a mouth-full!) I’ve been on staff with Back2Back for seven years. 1. Why did you join Back2Back? I went on my first mission trip with Back2Back when I was 14. […]

4 Questions with Matt Ellis »

My name is Matthew Ellis. I moved from Cincinnati, OH, and my role is Haiti Site Director. I’ve been on staff with Back2Back for about a year and a half. 1. Why did you join Back2Back? Our story began in Haiti back in 2001 when my wife, Sarah, and I met on the mission field. […]

He Will Defend Them »

Psalm 82:3 Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. Field story by Amanda Obemeasor, Back2Back Nigeria Staff It was a Sunday morning a few years ago. The church was bringing attention to the worldwide orphan crisis, on a day, internationally, known as Orphan Sunday. It is a time when […]

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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4 Questions with Jordan McNulty »

Get to know Jordan McNulty, Back2Back Staff in Monterrey, Mexico.

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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