She is Defying the Statistics »

The path leading to Igmin Kibe Education Center is long and winding. The dust rises in the air following the footsteps of villagers and the occasional wild animal. On a clear-skied afternoon, a young girl atop a bicycle made her way down the dirt trail. She cycled closer and those who recognized her smiled at […]

Burr in the Saddle »

I remember the day it all started: this sense that borders were mine for the crossing and children everywhere deserved permanency. It was supposed to be just a week, something to experience. I had no idea on this summer afternoon in 1996 that everything would shift to the point that I would never again live […]

What’s happening around your table? »

It all started during Holy Week. I was reading through familiar passages of Scripture, but something new caught my attention (isn’t this one of the best traits of God’s word? No matter how many times we read a book or a passage, He will teach us something new, if our hearts are open.) Matthew 21:12-13 […]

The Most Unassuming World Champions »

She’s the most unlikely and unassuming star in the fastest growing sport in the world. The Serena Williams and Michael Phelps of her sport wrapped in a combination of energy, grit, determination, and humility. What’s more, in a sport which prides itself on being among the most grueling and physically demanding in the world, Canadian […]

4 Questions with Charlie James »

My name is Charlie. I moved to India from Chicago, and my role is finance administrator and campus coordinator. I’ve been on staff with Back2Back for over 3 years. 1. Why did you join Back2Back? I see how God has specifically equipped me for serving in India.  My parents were born and raised in India and moved to Chicago 35+ years […]

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 […]

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