Choosing to Follow Jesus »

The church was quiet as 13-year old Monestime went underneath the water. When his head broke the surface, the congregation smiled in celebration of the young man’s baptism. Monestime was one of five teens recently baptized from Harvest Care Children’s Home. Monestime, Mathieu (14), Christelle (14), Wilson (15), and Roodnel (14) recently chose to follow […]

The Next Chapter »

They arrived at the Back2Back India Hope Campus in 2014. Living together previously at House of Compassion Children’s Home, the three boys came as friends, hopeful for what would come next in their stories. Ganesh, Goutham, and Sandeep began to make the new campus their home, becoming acquainted with other children. Slowly, strangers became trusted […]

Looking Toward Their Futures »

Jose Luis watched Chef Tano Williams as he moved around the kitchen. The windows were wide open, letting in sunlight and laughter from the playground. Jose Luis looked at the spices Tano set on the counter. He pictured the kitchen in his family’s home, realizing most of the spices the chef used for his dish […]

Construction Update at Rancho de los Niños »

Back2Back Mazatlán is excited to share progress on Rancho de los Niños construction! Currently, staff is working on connecting the water and electricity while visiting mission guests are helping build shelves for the homes, and a cabinet maker prepares to install cabinets in the kitchen. “The children are really excited,” shared Ethan Drent, Back2Back staff. […]

8 Mama practices I am hoping will one day pay off… »

Being a Mom today is not easy, so much to keep track of and expectations impossible to meet. After twenty years, here’s my go-to list of essentials (notice nothing about meal prep and homework help!) Over-communicate, hoping they secretly love it. In the absence of information, kids make up their own stories. Communication breeds security, […]

Finding Peace »

Sele sat at the kitchen table with the book cracked open. She read each line carefully then set about mixing imaginary spices in a small bowl. Katharina, Co-Director at Rukuba Children’s Home, watched Sele create the imaginary dish, mixing spices and preheating the oven. “Sele is one of the most creative children I’ve ever seen,” […]

Learning to Seek God »

The teens sat in a circle with their eyes on Patience, an eleven-year old girl living at Destiny Children’s Home. “Even when we can’t see God, we should trust and believe He is there,” she shared softly. Nearly every head in the circle nodded in agreement. Sixteen-year old Josephine lowered her gaze into her lap […]

Game Day »

The sun shone bright on the flat, green turf of the Olympic Training Center in Haiti. The children from Jesus Name and Lighthouse Children’s Homes lined the edge of the field facing a visiting team from Furman University. It was game day, and excitement was in the air. “Every year, there is a soccer match […]

Dreaming Hands-On »

Five sets of feet rest on the concrete while eyes and hands work busily beneath the truck. Each teen listens carefully for the next set of instructions, eyes following the hands of their leader, watching each move and memorizing the why behind it. They excitedly ask questions as they come, eager to learn more, soaking […]

Introducing a New Staff Team in Cancun! »

2018 has brought significant change to Back2Back’s Cancun site. As we continue the work of developing and equipping Strong Families, Back2Back wants to welcome and introduce you to a new staff team! Rodo and Becca Arguello will be co-directing the Cancun site. Rodo and Becca have been on staff with Back2Back for over ten years, […]

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