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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.
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Making Bold Choices

The video call was relatively quiet until Radha* popped her face onto the screen. “Do you know my name?” she asked Katie Leonard, Back2Back staff and Hope Program mentor, in a voice deeper than expected for a young girl. “So many of the girls are timid with me, so Radha’s pop quiz surprised and delighted… Read more


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Advocating on Behalf of Their Families

“I’ve got it, I’ll take care of it. I’ll find the best school for them,” a Strong Families dad recently said to Ale Castro, Back2Back staff and Director of Strong Families Monterrey. This family had enrolled their four children in the local school district last year, but this year needed to change districts. “Helping families… Read more


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Celebrating Caregivers Around the World

Have you ever looked back at a moment and cringed? Wishing you had known then, what you know now?  Once upon a time, we allowed group members to give Christmas presents directly to children in a children’s home- cementing the notion the American was amazing… meanwhile, the person who washed their clothes, tucked them in, and listened… Read more


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“It Was Good to Just Be.”

The children at Harvest Care Children’s Home recently participated in a day they affectionately call “Funny Day.” In reality, it is a day planned by the psychologist for fun and intentional conversation. The captain of the home, Weekenson Moise, and staff psychologist, Stephanie Pierre, wanted a day for the children to have safe space to… Read more


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Equipped for Their Futures

Haiti has suffered great turmoil in the last several months. Political unrest, COVID breakouts, the president’s assassination, tropical storms, and a sizable earthquake have made day-to-day life difficult and unpredictable. For students across the country, navigating educational changes in the midst of these challenges has caused stress. A young man in the Haiti Hope Program… Read more


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A Special Place for Everyone

Pacific Christian Academy, the Back2Back-run, trauma-informed school in Mazatlan, recently celebrated its first round of graduates. The school has become a safe space for students to learn and also grow emotionally with the help and guidance of their teachers. As the school begins to grow and students flourish within, staff are continually looking for ways… Read more


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Lifting Each Other Up

A partnering children’s home in Nigeria is a home built on family-style care. Directors Katharina and her husband, Israel, look at each child in their home as their own. They live by example, supporting each other, and have set an example for the children to consider one another.  This summer two of the older boys… Read more


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Striving for Success

Suhani* has lived on the Back2Back campus for eight years. To those who don’t know her well, she comes across as quiet, but inquisitive. Her soft spoken nature requires visitors and friends, alike, to lean close to hear what she has to say, but like so many who speak softly and sparingly, what she does… Read more


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Learning to Care for Others

“SURPRIIIIIIISE!” The teen girls yelled gleefully as Rosa Porto, Back2Back staff, walked into the room. Her eyes lit up with excitement as the teen girls from Hope House 5 in Mexico swarmed her with hugs and happy birthday wishes. Earlier this year, the teens were cared for by Rosa when their Hope parents were in… Read more


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Compassion for the World Around Them

In August, Hope Program students participated in activities designed to strengthen their care and awareness towards nature and animals. Rapaz Rescue Foundation, dedicated to rescuing wild birds at risk and located in Veracruz, led a video conference with the students. They introduced them to a rescued eagle, explaining the  biology of the birds, as well… Read more


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