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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Reset & Refocus

Back2Back staff work long hours, step into difficult story lines, and never stop fighting on behalf of the vulnerable populations they serve globally. Each year, the Back2Back Care Team hosts staff retreats for the different staff teams, and this year in the D.R. it was an extra special time. “We decided to hold an island… Read more

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Growing in Depth & Breadth

Back2Back’s Dominican Republic site is unique from the sites who came before it.  While partnerships with local non-profits are being established, the vision is to impact more children and families by scaling through others, to grow in breadth. Through Trauma Competent Care training, the D.R. staff team equips others in the D.R. on how to… Read more

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Bringing His Kids Back

Since the Garcia family moved to the Dominican Republic, their efforts have been to invest in organizations already doing faithful work in local communities. House of Hope is one organization they invest deeply in – providing Trauma Competent Care training, assisting in after-school programming, and creating safe spaces to connect with vulnerable children. As they… Read more

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To Mobilize Others

Recently, Cheque and Hope Garcia, Back2Back D.R. Co-Directors, attended a local conference with their whole staff team that gathered people from the Dominican area who have a heart for the vulnerable. They hosted a booth, sharing about the work they are doing in-country and what Back2Back does on a global scale. “It was such a… Read more

Young children playing Jenga around a table
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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

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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

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Safety and Healing for Children

The Dominican Republic is a vibrant country with an overall happy, musical environment. Rice, beans, plantains, and coffee make up a large portion of their overall diet. It’s a special place to live for many of its residents, but for some, the dark reality of abuse and sex trafficking mean this island isn’t a safe… Read more

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Gathering Together, Growing Connections

Before the global pandemic hit the United States, and then the world, Back2Back staff in the D.R. were leading partnering organizations’ staff in Nurture Groups – a safe space for vulnerable populations to learn how to regulate their emotions/feelings and the power of their voices. Hope and Cheque Garcia, Back2Back staff and D.R. Co-Directors, left… Read more

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In Their Own Unique Way

Cheque Garcia, Back2Back staff, watched Robinson* struggle as he looked at the multiplication tables in front of him. The young boy’s brow furrowed, not fully comprehending what he was supposed to do. Robinson, a 10-year old boy who attends an education center in the Dominican Republic, is learning at a 2nd grade level. “The Education… Read more

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