Growing Strong(er) Families »

Four rows of teens sat on the floor, eyes focused on the teacher before them. Each boy and girl held a notebook and pencil in their lap. There are small posters on the walls around them designed to help during their studies. The room is new, but the teens are growing comfortable quickly. The solid […]

To Look Forward »

Final exams have come to a close in India and with that, has come a first for Back2Back’s India Campus. Three young men, Goutham, Sandeep, and Ganesh, are preparing for junior college and life off campus. Goutham dreams of taking to the skies as a pilot. Ganesh hopes to serve his home country in the […]

Home Improvements for Strong Families »

The Strong Families Program continues to develop in India as partnerships with families living in city slum areas deepen. Child Status Index assessments are one way Back2Back staff identifies major needs for the children and families served. One of the four Strong Families recently identified as having major needs for a toilet and a gas […]

Celebrating Four Years! »

This year, Back2Back India is celebrating four years of serving and offering care for orphaned and vulnerable children on the Suzuki Samuel Hope Campus! What began as a large, desolate plot of land is now home to 34 children, with four homes for the children, a team house, and staff housing. Back2Back India recently dedicated […]

The Next Chapter »

They arrived at the Back2Back India Hope Campus in 2014. Living together previously at House of Compassion Children’s Home, the three boys came as friends, hopeful for what would come next in their stories. Ganesh, Goutham, and Sandeep began to make the new campus their home, becoming acquainted with other children. Slowly, strangers became trusted […]

New Partnership with Hope Children’s Home »

In November of 2017, Back2Back India entered into a new partnership with Hope Children’s Home located in a village two hours from the Back2Back Campus. Martin Luther and Prasana Katha have cared for seven girls since the summer of 2016. The van pulled in after school and big, brown eyes peeked through the windows at […]

Finding Healing »

Sathwik’s cry pierced the quiet night. The small boy ran for the door, but Rajini, his caregiver, patted his back softly, comforting the young boy’s unknown hurts. As his loud cries turned to small hiccups, Rajini led Sathwik back to his bed, praying he would find comfort and connection in his new home. In July […]

Fostering Common Ground »

“Here, sister.” “Try to hit this one, sister.” “There you go!” “You did it!” Expressions of encouragement and gentle instruction could be heard all around the team house on India Hope Campus. Large Carrom boards were on the marbled floor, groups of four circled around them. Carrom, a ‘strike and pocket’ game of Eastern origin, […]

Recognizing Beauty in the Routine »

If you’ve ever traveled with Back2Back Ministries, you know the daily practice of sharing your “picture of the day.” It’s one way team participants are challenged to remember a significant moment that impacted them. My first trip with Back2Back was in 2015. Debriefing each night was intensely emotional; I was rarely able to fully explain […]

Making Memories »

The food was brought to the table and served onto the plates. Pranay and Sathwik’s eyes grew large with delight. Nine-year old Pranay breathed deeply the rising steam coming from the spicy, butter chicken on his plate and smiled. “Soooooo good, sister,” he whispered happily. The Indian restaurant near the Back2Back India Hope Campus was […]

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