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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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Riding into Their Futures

Imagine a child learning to ride a bike for the first time. They start out with training wheels, so they won’t lose their balance. Once they’re removed, a trusted adult stays close behind, holding on. Although still unsteady, the guiding hand behind them prevents their fall. Eventually, the child pedals alone and risks falling. If… Read more


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Going the Extra Mile

It’s been a struggle in Haiti recently, the country in chaos over a power struggle within the government. Already experiencing daily conflicts, this new development  added weight like: fear, hesitation, uncertainty, despair. For over eight weeks this winter, Haiti was experiencing the terrifying results of a broken government.  “Peyi Lok,” or country shutdown, means the population… Read more


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Letter from the Director

This past year I changed my email signature to say, “Easier said than done, but I’m in if you’re in.” Those two thoughts had been circling around my head for a while. Solutions sound simple until you experience your first challenge, but sticking with it produces results. I wanted to say to the staff and… Read more


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4 Questions with Sarah Noland

My name is Sarah Noland, and I am from North Carolina. I am currently in language school in Costa Rica, in preparation for a role in the Dominican Republic, and I have been with Back2Back for two years. 1. Why did you go/join Back2Back?  You know when the things you love to do start to… Read more



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4 Questions with Matt Ellis

My name is Matthew Ellis. I moved from Cincinnati, OH, and my role is Haiti Site Director. I’ve been on staff with Back2Back for about a year and a half. 1. Why did you join Back2Back? Our story began in Haiti back in 2001 when my wife, Sarah, and I met on the mission field…. Read more


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He Will Not Forget Them

Field Story by Aaron Meeks, Back2Back Staff in Haiti I was at Rescue of God Children’s Home when we first met. He shied away from the group of children, falling to the back, so I went to him. I knelt down, extended my hand, and looked in his big, brown eyes. “What is your name?”… Read more


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Family Fun Nights

Three older girls run up to Matt as he gets out of his truck. “When is the next family fun night?!” they ask excitedly. He laughs, “Not this weekend, but soon!” They run off to finish their math lesson, and Matt smiles to himself as he follows behind. Since December of last year, Back2Back staff… Read more


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Living Like Family

Fedner walked through the house calling out Kimberly’s name. He poked his head down hallways, into the kitchen, and knocked on closed doors, but he couldn’t find her. He went outside and stood beneath the open windows of the upstairs. “Kimberly!?” he yelled, and her head popped up above the balcony railing. “It’s time for… Read more


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Someone They Can Count On

Jimmy gathered the scrap pieces of wood and stacked them in the corner outside Rescue of God Children’s Home. The older boys slowly gravitated towards him, picking up the remaining pieces of wood as they followed him. “Do you guys want to build something?” Jimmy asked them with a smile. “Whenever Jimmy walks through the… Read more


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