10 things we pray for girls »

I recently read a blog by Ann Voskamp and the last line has stuck to my heart and brain like glue. “When a woman know she’s called, no one gets to call her anything that matters more than Him calling her His.” The idea of Jesus looking on me at any point and saying, “mine,” […]

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4 Questions with Meredith Shuman »

My name is Meredith Shuman.  I moved from KS/TX to Mazatlán, Mexico and my role is in Child Development (training and staff support,) and I am a debriefer/host to mission guests.  I have been on staff with Back2Back for almost 3 years. 1. Why did you go/join Back2Back?  My story goes all the way back […]

The Gift of Giving »

For privacy and the protection of children, names in this story have been changed. From an early age, Julia has shown spunk and a natural tendency for giving to others. She and her four siblings came to a children’s home seven years ago. The five children endured the difficult loss of both their parents, and […]

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 […]

4 Questions with Bailey Prescott »

My name is Bailey Prescott. I moved to Mazatlán, Mexico from Indiana, and my role is teacher/Child Sponsorship Program Coordinator/Assistant Captain at Salvation Army Children’s Home. I’ve been on staff with Back2Back for 2 years. 1. Why did you go/join Back2Back?  The Lord gave me a heart for orphan care when I was very young, and I’ve […]

We Can’t Fix What God Wants to Heal »

Say yes to pressing in. When we make space for God, He’ll come fill it, and with His presence comes healing. Beth shares some of her tactics for Spiritual warfare, including a Spanish word: Basta, and a reminder that the enemy overplays his hand – he’s bluffing. Buy Reckless Faith: a 40-day journey to saying […]

Burr in the Saddle »

I remember the day it all started: this sense that borders were mine for the crossing and children everywhere deserved permanency. It was supposed to be just a week, something to experience. I had no idea on this summer afternoon in 1996 that everything would shift to the point that I would never again live […]

What’s happening around your table? »

It all started during Holy Week. I was reading through familiar passages of Scripture, but something new caught my attention (isn’t this one of the best traits of God’s word? No matter how many times we read a book or a passage, He will teach us something new, if our hearts are open.) Matthew 21:12-13 […]

He Will Hold Them Close »

“Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me.” Psalm 27:10 Field Story by Charlie James, India It had been a year after moving to India, since my wife and I had seen our families. We anxiously exited the airport terminal and were met with a warm welcome. Our joy was the result of […]

He Will Defend Them »

Psalm 82:3 Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. Field story by Amanda Obemeasor, Back2Back Nigeria Staff It was a Sunday morning a few years ago. The church was bringing attention to the worldwide orphan crisis, on a day, internationally, known as Orphan Sunday. It is a time when […]

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