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Mexico

A Fresh Start: New Students Enter the Hope Education Program

This fall, we welcome six new students into the Hope Education Program. Through the Hope Education Program, we offer students from children’s homes a way to continue their education when free public school ends at ninth grade. The students stay on the Back­2Back campus in homes with staff families (house parents), experiencing a healthy family… Read more


Nigeria

A Brighter Future, Back2Back Nigeria

Last fall, we opened the Oasis Education Center in Nigeria, to expand the educational opportunities of the local orphans and underprivileged children like Happy. New Back2Back staff member, Theresa Reed, and a local teacher hold classes each day, leading a supplemental tutoring program, enabling children to learn the basics in reading, writing and math during… Read more


Nigeria

A Singing Shepherd, by Theresa Reed, Back2Back Nigeria Staff

A few weeks ago, I was on the rocks that overlook the village with a few of the interns. We broke off and had time on the rocks alone for a while. During this time, we were serenaded by a little shepherd boy. He was joyfully singing to his herd on the grass below us… Read more


Mexico

Lola, by Hope Maglich, Back2Back Monterrey, Mexico Staff

Lola had lived at the government children’s home for close to a year before I met her. She had been removed from her home as a teenager due to abuse from her mother. Now Lola is 17. Despite her background, she smiles and laughs and engages with others. While I was at Back2Back’s site in… Read more



MexicoNews

Working with “the Beautiful”, by Matt Cooper, Back2Back Cancun Staff

With each visiting missions team over the summer we had the privledge of partnered with Pastor Victor in his ministry out in Tres Reyes. The name of Vicotor’s church is “La Hermosa”, which means Beautiful – and for us it has been the beginning of a beautiful friendship with the pastor, with his church, and… Read more


Mexico

A Balanced Meal, by Mindy Webster, Back2Back Mexico Staff

Many of the children’s homes that we serve lack the funds to purchase fruits and vegetables. A normal lunch or dinner in a children’s home consists of rice, a tortilla, and eggs, beans, or ground beef.  These foods are inexpensive and easy to make in the large quantities three times a day.  As a result,… Read more


Nigeria

Neighborly Love, by Nate Gangwer, Back2Back Nigeria Intern

  A few weeks ago we began our first project with another team.  We spent the entire day doing projects at the Oasis Community Center in the Kisayhip Village of Jos, Nigeria.  The majority of the team painted the community center with a primer coat to get ready for the Back2Back team next week.  The… Read more


Mexico

Becoming President, by Gabo Velasco, Back2Back Mexico Staff

When ten-year old Adrian was asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, he responded with “the president of Mexico.”  Martha, the director of Del Norte Children’s Home who posed the question, was impressed but knew what this would require of Adrian: the ability to read.  Martha made it clear to Adrian, that if he… Read more


Mexico

Play with Purpose, by Mindy Webster, Back2Back Mexico Staff

This summer, the Back2Back Child Development Team rolled out a new program for groups from the US to participate in at our Monterrey, Mexico site.  We spent the year studying child development in institutions like children’s homes, looking at what the Bible says our response to the poor and orphan should be, and how we… Read more


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