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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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Stories from the Field

A Blessing in Disguise Connection has been something we’ve all craved at some point in 2020. Across the world, staff have diligently worked to provide connection for vulnerable children and families as various mandated lockdowns have been followed. In one part of Cancun, the story is the same – families have followed procedures set forth… Read more



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Home for Christmas

Around the world, in the evenings, families sit down to similar dinner scenes. Safe adults return from work, children return from school and sports activities, and before showers and goodnight routines, a meal is shared at a table. For the last 20 years, Back2Back has partnered with children’s homes in Monterrey, Mexico, providing holistic care… Read more


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Stories from the Field

Shalom – A Staff Team Retreat Staff retreats are one way Back2Back staff take time to intentionally gather for community, to grow spiritually, and to refresh themselves physically, emotionally, and socially. A retreat was planned for the Haiti staff in the fall of 2019, but due to in-country turmoil, it had to be postponed. Recently, Staff… Read more




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Letter from the Director

On March 16th, I told the Back2Back International Directors and US Department leaders, “First things first – we must decide what is most important now, so we can sustain meeting those needs the longest.”  We decided meeting practical needs, staying connected to children, and keeping everyone healthy and safe would become Back2Back’s “first things first.” Internationally, we reduced… Read more


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Presence Matters

Presence Matters.  It was my Mom who first taught this to me, she said and modeled it (and still does) throughout my life. I inscribed one of my books to her with that phrase, and believe it to be never more relevant than during 2020.  As children throughout the world looked to the adults in their… Read more


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It’s the Small Things in Life

“I wish I could go to the park,” one of the children at the children’s home whispered as he prepared for bed. “Yeah, I wish we could go on a field trip together,” another child mentions. “What did we say we were going to do, when we wish for things?” chimes in Ene Oklo, Back2Back… Read more


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