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 LivingStories

Preparing for Their Futures

Three Senior students from a Back2Back-run, trauma-informed school recently experienced a rite of passage many teens around the world share – college visits! In early March, three seniors visited five local universities to learn more about their options for furthering their education. “The three students, along with three Back2Back staff, took a lot of time… Read more

AllCincinnatiInspirational LivingStories

Let Me See Your Eyes

Connection Groups have long been an integral part of the care Back2Back staff are trained in and provide around the world. As the Cincinnati site continues to grow through local connections and strengthening with current partners, Connection Groups are thriving at local schools. For two years, Kaylee Yoder and Stephanie Powers, Back2Back Cincy staff members,… Read more

AllInspirational LivingMexicoStoriesStrong Families

Like a New Start

A child’s behavior can be linked to many variables. Are they eating enough? Drinking enough water? Are their sleep schedules consistent? Are they being nurtured at home? These are all questions Back2Back staff have been attuned to asking when behavioral issues arise. Recently, a family in the Strong Families Program was given an ultimatum at… Read more

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AllIndiaInspirational LivingStories

Uncovering New Talents

“Sister, may I please have some m-i-l-k?” The eight-year old boy looked at his caregiver, big brown eyes proud of his spelling accomplishment. Zahir* recently joined Back2Back’s programming in India and when he arrived, he knew no English, not even the alphabet. “We immediately started working with him,” shared Reshma Enagandhula, Back2Back staff. “We encouraged… Read more

Young children playing Jenga around a table
AllDominican RepublicInspirational LivingStories

Gaining Understanding

Leah Martinez, Back2Back staff, has been working closely with a local community center through a D.R. church for the last two years. As captain over the center, Leah comes alongside 10 nine-14-year old Haitian children who don’t speak much Spanish and need assistance in order to get into a local public school. Leah partners with… Read more

AllDominican RepublicInspirational LivingStories

Training Leads to Empowerment

Recently, weekly Trauma Competent Care trainings started, led by Back2Back staff to two different couples in the same area the ministry is located. A foster family couple and a missionary couple wanted to dive deeper into trauma-informed care and have a desire to share what they’re learning with others. “Every Saturday, we all meet together… Read more

2 children and a woman playing in the street
AllInspirational LivingNigeriaPartner Children's HomeStaff StoriesStories

Altering Their Perception

Ene Oklo, Back2Back staff, overheard some of the younger children at a partnering children’s home recently. “I’ve never had strawberries before, have you?” One child asked the group. “No, but I always wonder what they would taste like!” A few of them exclaimed in response. The area where the children live in Nigeria is known… Read more

Young boy in a Cincinnati Reds jersey overlooking the city.
AllCincinnatiInspirational LivingStaff StoriesStories

What Lasts Longer Than a Program? How Communities of Belonging Change the Narrative

Two young eyes peered through a small window in the door. “Do you want to go in?”  Nine-year old Tabitha* shook her head no at the Back2Back staff member. “I’m too scared. No one will like me.”  Right on cue, Ella* laid down her coloring pencil and walked to the entryway, reaching her hand out…. Read more

Youg girls and their mothers playing giant Uno around a table
AllInspirational LivingMexicoStoriesStrong Families

Prioritizing Connection

Warm air blew through the palapa as groups of women and girls gathered in different areas. The space around them was filled with their laughter and conversation as moms and daughters came together for a connection event hosted by staff and a visiting team. Several stations were set up beneath the palapa and they were… Read more

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