Strengthening Connection: a Father’s Day story »

written by Back2Back Cancun Staff,  Jenn Holden The basement of Back2Back Cancun’s mission-guest house was full. The repetitive sounds of pounding hammers took over the room, the air thick with the smell of wood stain. The fans and blasting air conditioning gave relief, as a constant buzz of chatter and laughter occupied the space. There […]

small beginnings in Cincinnati, Ohio »

Zach’s red coat clung to his arms as he raced through the crowded room. His six- year old body wove effortlessly through the other students gathered for an after school program. His sneakers screeched to a stop abruptly in front of his favorite program volunteer. Nose running, lips covered in chips, Zach looked up with […]

Caring for One Another »

Eight-year old Henry strode into the clinic with confidence. It was his first time receiving a medical check-up at a health clinic, but he didn’t flinch when they took his weight and blood pressure. He handled it so well, staff let him go into the exam room alone. A few minutes later, though, Henry cried […]

To Look Forward »

Final exams have come to a close in India and with that, has come a first for Back2Back’s India Campus. Three young men, Goutham, Sandeep, and Ganesh, are preparing for junior college and life off campus. Goutham dreams of taking to the skies as a pilot. Ganesh hopes to serve his home country in the […]

Developing Community and New Friendships »

Swanta carried the large bag of letters on her shoulder. As she got closer to Igmin Kibe Education Center, she imagined the children’s excitement at receiving new letters from their pen pals. She got to the door of the center and poked her head in. “Do you have letters for us?!” the children asked with […]

A Father’s Character »

The teens all stood at the front of the room. The girls looked out at Ruth and Michael, their Hope Parents, some additional Back2Back staff, and family friends who came for the celebration of Bethany Hope House’s Second Anniversary. “Michael and Ruth wanted to have a small get together with the people who’ve supported their […]

Home Improvements for Strong Families »

The Strong Families Program continues to develop in India as partnerships with families living in city slum areas deepen. Child Status Index assessments are one way Back2Back staff identifies major needs for the children and families served. One of the four Strong Families recently identified as having major needs for a toilet and a gas […]

Celebrating Four Years! »

This year, Back2Back India is celebrating four years of serving and offering care for orphaned and vulnerable children on the Suzuki Samuel Hope Campus! What began as a large, desolate plot of land is now home to 34 children, with four homes for the children, a team house, and staff housing. Back2Back India recently dedicated […]

Becoming a Leader »

Maria finished her prayer with the group of women and whispered, “Amen.” They opened their eyes and gave small smiles as they said their goodbyes. “Thank you for coming,” Maria called out. “See you next week!” Maria Jimenez, one of the moms in the Strong Families Program in Cancun, has been inviting women in her […]

It All Started With “Yes” »

As we crested over the hill to the Rancho de los Niño’s property in Mazatlán, Mexico, I could see the rooftops of the new homes Back2Back was constructing for the sixteen children with disabilities living there. My eyes couldn’t help but fill with tears as we pulled in. It had been months since I had […]

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