Cause for Celebration »

The four young men sat at the head table and looked out at the faces smiling back. Geoffrey tugged at his tie, unaccustomed to wearing one. Edmund’s broad grin transformed his face, there was no mistaking his enthusiasm. Lucky took everything in – from the people who came, to the food being eaten, and relished […]

Living Proof »

“If my story hadn’t taken me into a children’s home, and then the Hope Program, I wouldn’t be where I am today. At best, I would have graduated from junior high, lived with my aunt, and became a mother figure to my younger siblings,” Evelyn responded matter-of-factly.  Thirteen years ago, at age 14, she moved […]

Ringing in Celebration »

It was another sunny day on the Monterrey Campus. Christian walked slowly toward the wooden structure with butterflies in his stomach. The bell hung, waiting to be rung by the next student to accomplish a goal or welcome Jesus into their life. It was finally Christian’s turn to make it sing out for all to […]

The Benefits of a New Skill »

The timer for the oven went off, and Juan walked over quickly as he silently said a prayer the bread wouldn’t burn. He opened the oven door and found perfectly baked hamburger buns. He smiled triumphantly to himself as he removed them from the hot oven. In the summer of 2017, Juan, a Hope Student, […]

Making Educational Investments »

It’s back to school season, and the teens at Abigail Hope House in Mazatlán, Mexico are gearing up for a new year, in a new location. The Hope Students will be attending an online high school led by Gaby Nieto, Education Director for the Back2Back Interdisciplinary Team. She will be leading the school full-time from […]

Welcoming them Home »

“What would you young ladies like to eat?” Esther and Hosanna asked Noro and Patricia. Noro’s eyes lit up as she considered her options. “French fries!” Everyone laughed, as the four of them headed out the door. “Then let’s find some french fries!” said Hosanna. Esther and Hosanna are two new Nigerian Hope Parents. Their […]

A Family of Support »

Back2Back Nigeria is diligent about offering community and growth opportunities for the children served and staff providing consistent care. “The Hope Program families are simply amazing,” shared Amanda. “They have created such an amazing bond among the different homes and teens.” Hope Parents not only share similar roles as mentors and guides through life, but […]

A Father’s Character »

The teens all stood at the front of the room. The girls looked out at Ruth and Michael, their Hope Parents, some additional Back2Back staff, and family friends who came for the celebration of Bethany Hope House’s Second Anniversary. “Michael and Ruth wanted to have a small get together with the people who’ve supported their […]

Life on His Own »

“Antonio!” Lorena, a Hope Program parent, called for the Hope student. “Antonio!” But her calls went unanswered. Then she heard a low murmur in a nearby room where her husband, Jose, kept carpentry projects. She smiled to herself, knowing now why Antonio wasn’t responding. She walked the short distance to the small workshop and found […]

Developing Mentors »

“Pleeeeeeeease, can I stay a little longer?” Japheth looked at his caregiver, Sunday Yashim, from Kids with a Vision Foundation Children’s Home. “Pleeeeeease?” He smiled at Sunday for good measure as he waited for the answer. “Okay. You can stay until tonight!” He smiled at Japheth, pleased to see his excitement. Japheth, 15, is the […]

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