It was 1996, and we were co-leading a Mexican missions trip that lacked substance. Painting a wall around a church, we wondered what God was doing in Queretaro, Mexico. We had visited an orphanage once in Albania while in college and it had moved us. Was there an orphanage in this city? Todd asked. We… Read more
BlogBe 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.
This month’s guest writer is Jillian Hunt. Jillian and her husband Andrew have been on three mission trips with Back2Back Ministries. They live in Cincinnati, Ohio with their three children, and they attend Vineyard Cincinnati. In 2015 my husband and I were celebrating our 15-year wedding anniversary. We originally planned to take a trip together to… Read more
I first met Junior while walking one night around the cafeteria at his children’s home. I noticed him up ahead, quietly drawing. I was fascinated by his face. He didn’t know I was there, and he looked relaxed, peaceful. He was leaning against the wall, in his ripped jeans and heavy sweatshirt, lost in his… Read more
This month’s guest writer is Kaden Kimple. Kaden submitted the following essay last fall to Power of the Pen, Ohio’s Interscholastic Creative Writing Program for Middle Schools, while her mom was on a mission trip with Back2Back Ministries. When I think of super powers, I think of strength, speed, flight, brains, and maybe the ability… Read more
Wild. Fearless. Uninhibited. Reckless. A willingness to trust even when lacking understanding. As Back2Back Ministries celebrates 20 years, we want to share how stepping into the global orphan care movement has made your faith more wild, fearless, uninhibited and, perhaps, even a bit reckless. I held the picture in my shaky hands. The colorful crayon… Read more
Juan Porto, Back2Back Monterrey Hope Program director, hung up the phone with a smile on his face. In the span of just a few days, he received exciting news from one former Hope student and additional, encouraging calls from two others. Fourteen years ago, Rodolfo, Junior, and Oscar were three of the first five Hope… Read more