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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He Secures Justice »

Field Story by Bailey Prescott, Mazatlán  “I know that the Lord secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.” Psalm 140:12 “Babies are scary.” It was my first thought when Back2Back’s social worker asked if I would be willing to help at a Christmas party. There would be about forty kids, […]

He Will Hear Their Cry »

Field Story by Chris Cox, Back2Back Cincinnati  Every year, Back2Back hosts a retreat for teenagers in Monterrey.  We invite youth from children’s homes and teenagers from the Hope Program to spend a weekend in the mountains. Day one of camp is always full of energy and excitement. The 2017 retreat was no different. Everyone was […]

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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