Joy Found in the Water »

The row of children and visiting adults crunched their toes in the sand. Their surf instructor welcomed them and asked them to draw a line straight back. Next, each student drew the “nose” on top of the line, and stood atop their sand surfboards. There is a surf party happening in Mazatlán. The girls living […]

Finding Healing »

A visiting guest, Kali, a physician’s assistan sat across the table from 15-year old Peace. Kali knew Peace was struggling with pain, but the young girl sat quietly before her. “Staff members informed me Peace had been experiencing a lot of pain, but she was very brave when we first sat down together,” shared Kali. […]

Wide-Eyed and Full of Hope »

Sandeep took in the large building with all the shops and people moving about. He looked over at Adam Petticrew, Back2Back staff, and whispered, “I did not know India was like this…” Adam and the three oldest boys on the India Hope Campus, Ganesh, Sandeep, and Goutham, had spent the day in HITEC City. HITEC […]

When God Opens Doors »

Jose Luis could sense Dionicio’s nerves sitting next to him. The Hope Parent and student were sitting in the doctor’s office waiting to be called back to an exam room. They were hopeful a doctor could help with his pain. “A few months ago, staff began to notice Dionicio standing differently – as if he […]

Helping to Provide »

It’s a sunny, humid day in Haiti. Jesus Name Children’s Home sits amidst winding, bumpy roads, marked by a red gate. Two honks of the horn and the guard slides open the door allowing entrance. The boys’ rooms and the girls’ rooms reside in two separate buildings with a kitchen and eating area in the […]

Helping Each Other Succeed »

One way children in Nigeria have fun is through playing and watching soccer. The children from Igmin Kibe Education Center recently invited the children from Destiny Children’s Home to compete in a spirited soccer game during a school break. “It’s always special to me when children from different homes come together,” shared Azubike Kalu, Back2Back […]

Finding Family »

Joel and Emmanuel are brothers born to a very young mother. While living with her, they were often under the care of their older sister, Magdalene. Childhood wasn’t always easy for the boys. They were teased by peers, told they were products of their mother’s mistake. Their story took a turn in 2012 when Magdalene […]

Looking Forward »

“I don’t care what it takes, I’m getting my girls back,” Milca looked determinedly at Erick and Julie Mowery, Back2Back Cancun Directors. Milca, mother of ten-year old twins Sofi and Chabe, has long wished to be reunited with her girls, but financial circumstances made it difficult. Sofi and Chabe have lived at San Jose Children’s […]

The Birth of our Reckless Faith »

It was 1996, and we were co-leading a Mexican missions trip that lacked substance. Painting a wall around a church, we wondered what God was doing in Queretaro, Mexico. We had visited an orphanage once in Albania while in college and it had moved us. Was there an orphanage in this city? Todd asked. We […]

Increased Consistency »

The play area is bustling with laughter and small bursts of hollering. Children are running and playing, soaking in a few moments of free play. Five-year old Gabriel rides his bike without training wheels in the midst of the organized chaos. A smile lights up his face. Two years ago, Gabriel and his older brother […]

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