Strengthening Connection: a Father’s Day story »

written by Back2Back Cancun Staff,  Jenn Holden The basement of Back2Back Cancun’s mission-guest house was full. The repetitive sounds of pounding hammers took over the room, the air thick with the smell of wood stain. The fans and blasting air conditioning gave relief, as a constant buzz of chatter and laughter occupied the space. There […]

Becoming a Leader »

Maria finished her prayer with the group of women and whispered, “Amen.” They opened their eyes and gave small smiles as they said their goodbyes. “Thank you for coming,” Maria called out. “See you next week!” Maria Jimenez, one of the moms in the Strong Families Program in Cancun, has been inviting women in her […]

It All Started With “Yes” »

As we crested over the hill to the Rancho de los Niño’s property in Mazatlán, Mexico, I could see the rooftops of the new homes Back2Back was constructing for the sixteen children with disabilities living there. My eyes couldn’t help but fill with tears as we pulled in. It had been months since I had […]

Choosing to Follow Jesus »

The church was quiet as 13-year old Monestime went underneath the water. When his head broke the surface, the congregation smiled in celebration of the young man’s baptism. Monestime was one of five teens recently baptized from Harvest Care Children’s Home. Monestime, Mathieu (14), Christelle (14), Wilson (15), and Roodnel (14) recently chose to follow […]

Looking Toward Their Futures »

Jose Luis watched Chef Tano Williams as he moved around the kitchen. The windows were wide open, letting in sunlight and laughter from the playground. Jose Luis looked at the spices Tano set on the counter. He pictured the kitchen in his family’s home, realizing most of the spices the chef used for his dish […]

Construction Update at Rancho de los Niños »

Back2Back Mazatlán is excited to share progress on Rancho de los Niños construction! Currently, staff is working on connecting the water and electricity while visiting mission guests are helping build shelves for the homes, and a cabinet maker prepares to install cabinets in the kitchen. “The children are really excited,” shared Ethan Drent, Back2Back staff. […]

Introducing a New Staff Team in Cancun! »

2018 has brought significant change to Back2Back’s Cancun site. As we continue the work of developing and equipping Strong Families, Back2Back wants to welcome and introduce you to a new staff team! Rodo and Becca Arguello will be co-directing the Cancun site. Rodo and Becca have been on staff with Back2Back for over ten years, […]

A Cleaning Brigade of Strong Moms »

“What do you need done today?” The team of moms awaited an answer, cleaning supplies and energy in hand. “Well, I haven’t moved my refrigerator in a long time. . . the space probably needs cleaned,” came the response. No further discussion was necessary, the women just got to work. Back2Back staff Lili and Rosario […]

Defying the Odds »

Victor’s back was to the kitchen in Rancho de los Niños Children’s Home. He watched Ada, a volunteer at the home, as she got up. His big, brown eyes followed her until she walked out of his line of sight. He heard her enter the kitchen to prepare his lunch. He slowly leaned back as […]

Life on His Own »

“Antonio!” Lorena, a Hope Program parent, called for the Hope student. “Antonio!” But her calls went unanswered. Then she heard a low murmur in a nearby room where her husband, Jose, kept carpentry projects. She smiled to herself, knowing now why Antonio wasn’t responding. She walked the short distance to the small workshop and found […]

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