A New Sense of Joy »

Rancho de los Niños staff hears laughter outside. They peek through a window and see Jesus Manuel laughing in the heat of the sun. This moment is new for the young boy; it wasn’t always possible for Jesus Manuel to be outside without someone right beside him. Twelve-year old Jesus Manuel’s days have been riddled […]

Redemption in Her Story »

Wendy walks into the church with her family following behind her. They take their seats and prepare for today’s message, and Wendy smiles to herself as she glances at her children sitting next to her. Regular church attendance hasn’t always been a part of this family’s story, but change is helping to form new habits […]

Reckless Faith: Rita’s Story »

Wild. Fearless. Uninhibited. Reckless. A willingness to trust even when lacking understanding. As Back2Back Ministries celebrates 20 years, we want to share how stepping into the global orphan care movement has made your faith more wild, fearless, uninhibited and, perhaps, even a bit reckless. I held the picture in my shaky hands. The colorful crayon […]

Unfolding Leadership »

Angel sits behind the drum set, tapping out a tempo. Roberto strums his guitar, Claudia and Naytiely each play bass, as their worship song begins. Angel, Roberto, Claudia, and Naytiely have started a worship band and are preparing to lead their local church in a song. As Back2Back Mazatlán staff, Matt Metzger, listens to their […]

Making Lifelong Investments »

Juan Porto, Back2Back Monterrey Hope Program director, hung up the phone with a smile on his face. In the span of just a few days, he received exciting news from one former Hope student and additional, encouraging calls from two others. Fourteen years ago, Rodolfo, Junior, and Oscar were three of the first five Hope […]

Developing Deeper Connections »

Emily looked in the rearview mirror as she drove the five silent girls to the Back2Back team house. No one was talking, but their eyes were taking everything in. The five teenage girls from Tres Reyes knew each other, but one would think they were strangers as the ride to the Girls Retreat continued in […]

Building Kingdom-Centered Families »

Basketballs bounce off the concrete into small hands. A small soccer game has started on the field next to it – children chasing after the soccer ball with enthusiasm and vigor. Two small girls swing high, their laughter higher, as butterflies erupt in their bellies when they reach their toes to the sky. As mothers […]

Making Dignity a Part of Their Story »

Back2Back staff member, Sammy, knelt down with her phone in hand so sets of brown eyes could see the screen. They watched as children from around the world received red and green shoe boxes and opened them to find treasures inside. The children in the video were smiling, and as the children at Douglas Children’s […]

To Build Vibrant Community »

The families sat together in little units, all taking the other families in with their eyes. Plates and forks sang a chorus of clatter louder than voices communicating with each other. Food was being prepared and eaten, but eight families gathered as relative strangers and measured each other from across the tables. It was January […]

Worthy to Provide »

Eduardo feels his palms get clammy as the classroom of eyes center on him. He squeezes his hand into a fist, takes a deep breath, and begins to share his vision to help others by collecting bottle caps. Eduardo, 11, lost his mother to cancer at a young age and is learning what it means […]

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