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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 ProgramIndiaInspirational LivingStories

Worth the Work

The Hope Education Program in India is one of the newer Hope Programs across Back2Back sites. It started in 2019 with three young men, and has since grown as nine young women from the Back2Back campus have joined, along with several teens from the Strong Families Program. Staff wanted to intentionally invest in each teens… Read more


AllInspirational LivingNigeriaStories

A Long-Awaited Groundbreaking

For over 13 years, Nigeria staff have dreamt of opening a trauma-informed, Back2Back-run school for the children they serve. The hindrance to making this a reality has been a lack of relationship and resources. In early May, staff, U.S.-based site Director, and community members gathered as ground was broken and construction commenced on Nigeria’s very… Read more


AllInspirational LivingNigeriaTransitions Program

Finding Value in the Challenges

Sade* stood in front of the kindergarten class, speaking clearly to her students. The teacher she assists had to leave, but trusted Sade completely with the class they led together. Sade asked a question, and the students answered enthusiastically. She smiled to herself, thinking of how far she’d come and how, if someone had asked… Read more


AllInspirational LivingMexicoPartner Children's HomeStories

The Power of Education

Back2Back knows that in order for children to flourish, more than just their physical needs must be met. The five-point child development plan each site and partnering home uses allows more than physical care to be provided. Educational opportunities and support are just one step in allowing children to move toward sustainability and breaking generational… Read more


AllHaitiHope ProgramInspirational LivingStories

Generational Decisions

The four young men led Todd Guckenberger, Executive Director of Back2Back, around their home. For three of them, it was the first time they were giving a tour of what felt like their own space. The four Hope Program students in Haiti were animated as they showed Todd around, opening the doors to their rooms,… Read more


AllBeth GuckenbergerInspirational Living

Six Things Foster Parents Need from You

I was a foster parent for ten years and this is the list I wish someone would have passed along to the people in my life…  A listening ear: They are going to have stories you might not relate to, listen anyway. They might be making choices you wouldn’t make in their shoes, listen anyway. They might… Read more


AllInspirational LivingMexicoStoriesTransitions Program

Preparing a New Way

The Back2Back Transitions Program is designed to provide life skills training and support for teens transitioning from one level of education to another, or from college to independent living. It is a key part of the holistic care provided to each child served as they pursue dependence on Jesus, interdependence in their communities, and independent… Read more


AllInspirational LivingMexicoStories

Connection at the Forefront

The sun was shining brightly at 12 Stones Resource Center as families gathered in small groups for different workshops. The newly installed soccer field held a physical education class where families moved their bodies together; in the kitchen, flour particles clung to countertops and hands as a family baked; outside, Adam Gellenbeck, Back2Back staff, led… Read more


AllHope ProgramInspirational LivingNigeriaStories

Putting the Hope in Hope Program

A common practice Back2Back supports is making positive deposits into a child’s belief system. Children and teens from hard places often have belief systems that reflect abuse, neglect, and harsh words from their history. In providing holistic care, dedicated caregivers see the hurt a child or teen has experienced and work to help repair the… Read more


AllInspirational LivingNigeriaPartner Children's Home

Leaders in Their Home

A partnering children’s home in Nigeria is unique in many ways. The home is small, the environment warm, the caregivers loving, encouraging, and diligent in providing family-style care to the teens and children in their home. They know they are safe, loved, and that their interests will be nurtured. Oni* has a passion for learning…. Read more


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