God’s Promises: to be their Father »

“A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families, He leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.” Psalm 68:5-6 Field Story by Katie Zayner, Monterrey The problem with the world is that we draw the circle […]

Small Beginnings in the Dominican Republic »

The journey into the Dominican Republic began two years ago. As we prayed over those early steps, the DR kept coming up: in our prayers, in conversations with others, and through introductions. It felt like a giant arrow was pointing to that island, and so we began traveling there to see what was already going […]

Receiving the Care He Needs »

Thirteen-year old Luis Fernando limped to a spot in the grass to rest. His foot was hurting, but he hadn’t twisted it. He went to his caregivers with concern in his voice. “My foot is hurting badly; I can’t walk on it, but I don’t know what’s wrong.” After looking at his foot, caregivers realized […]

Someone They Can Count On »

Jimmy gathered the scrap pieces of wood and stacked them in the corner outside Rescue of God Children’s Home. The older boys slowly gravitated towards him, picking up the remaining pieces of wood as they followed him. “Do you guys want to build something?” Jimmy asked them with a smile. “Whenever Jimmy walks through the […]

A Family of Support »

Back2Back Nigeria is diligent about offering community and growth opportunities for the children served and staff providing consistent care. “The Hope Program families are simply amazing,” shared Amanda. “They have created such an amazing bond among the different homes and teens.” Hope Parents not only share similar roles as mentors and guides through life, but […]

Developing Land that Tells a Story »

It may be hard to envision right now but, not too long in the future, this property will be bustling with staff and mission guests. It will be welcoming caregivers from other organizations and from local children’s homes coming for trauma training. Haiti is hard to describe. It’s beautiful, impoverished, complex. It’s full of proud […]

Overcoming Obstacles »

The warm, yellow room is filled with the sound of fingertips hitting keyboards. Miss Sandy, Back2Back staff, paces back and forth behind them, ensuring they’re staying on track, ever present to answer questions. It’s not a conventional classroom, but the four students sitting in front of the computers are full-time students in pursuit of a […]

A Friendly Face on the Way to School »

“Alright, everybody!” Alphonsus calls out to the children sitting behind him on the bus. “We’re here. Have a good day! Be respectful, pay attention!” He smiles at each child as they exit the bus in their school uniform. They turn and wave goodbye to him, knowing they will see him in a few hours for […]

God’s Promises: To Never Leave Them »

Be their Father. Defend their cause. Give them food and clothing. Not to forget them. These are just a few of the many promises God makes to the orphaned child. What we can easily forget is that we, too, receive each of these promises. Will you join us over the next twelve months as we […]

10 Lessons Learned While Becoming Fluent in Hard Places »

I’ve had a steep growth curve over the last twenty years of ministry. I had to learn a new language and culture, and gain skills in communication and leadership. But nothing compares to what I have learned while becoming fluent in hard stories. I didn’t have much experience in wading through the messy kind, those […]

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