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Be inspired by stories of reckless faith from around the world. These stories encourage us to keep going, to never give up, until every child is known and loved.
AllHope ProgramInspirational LivingMexicoStories

More Than Street Music

Jose Luis watched Andres* slowly withdraw into himself. The usually vibrant, social young man grew quieter over the weeks of mandated quarantine. With each new cancellation of something he loved, Andres grew more despondent. Mazatlán was feeling the effects of the virus sweeping globally, leaving adults unemployed and children and teens idle. For Andres, music… Read more


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He Does Nothing On Accident: Why Did Jesus First Appear to Women After the Resurrection?

“Jesus said…. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” John 20:17  Women were the first witnesses at the resurrection and right away this tells us something about Jesus. He doesn’t look at people how man does. The culture would’ve looked over… Read more


AllCincinnatiInspirational LivingStories

Taking Good Care of Each Other

Self-regulation is a tool every Back2Back Cincinnati staff member is equipped and ready to offer the teens they serve. While the phrase itself may sound complicated, how to reach self-regulation can actually be easy. For the children and teens in Cincinnati, it starts with mints and gum. When a child who is dysregulated chews on… Read more


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Learning Patience Off the Court

A normally clamorous basketball court sits empty and orange balls sit idle outside the Back2Back Cincinnati Academy downtown. The teens are waiting patiently inside for another type of game – one sitting opposite a safe adult over a cream and brown checkered board.  Chess may seem like an unlikely after-homework activity, but it has been… Read more




AllHaitiInspirational LivingStoriesStrong Families

From Surviving to Flourishing

The Canaan community, across the busy stretch of highway from the Back2Back Haiti campus, has long received the fruits of relief efforts and donations. When the land was first purchased, staff dreamt of a day when they would work alongside families in the community and establish relationships and sustainability. Today, this vision is a reality…. Read more


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A Fond Farewell

If you have traveled to Haiti in the last eight years, you have had the privilege of meeting the Fudge family. They faithfully served the children of Haiti and worked alongside national staff, growing the site into what it is today.  At the end of February, the Haiti staff and children gave a celebratory send-off… Read more


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Growth is a Group Effort

Hector* and Oscar* are twin brothers who have lived in a Back2Back-run Mexican children’s home for 11 years. They received holistic care, therapies to help them grow in capability and emotional health, and love by caregivers and staff. Reunification with biological families is always something Back2Back hopes for-  if the timing is right and the… Read more


AllInspirational LivingMexicoStories

Getting to Be One Big Family

“If we get to be together, can we have one long table, with the turkey in the middle, like they do in the movies?!” The young boy’s brown eyes lit up as he made his earnest request. Back2Back staff quickly agreed and began planning the in-person holiday party. All celebrations have looked different for people… Read more


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