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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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He Will Hear Their Cry

Field Story by Chris Cox, Back2Back Cincinnati  Every year, Back2Back hosts a retreat for teenagers in Monterrey.  We invite youth from children’s homes and teenagers from the Hope Program to spend a weekend in the mountains. Day one of camp is always full of energy and excitement. The 2017 retreat was no different. Everyone was… Read more


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Seeing and Supporting Growing Talents

Children’s names have been changed to protect identities. The children’s home staff had been watching fifteen-year old Marcus for a couple weeks. Although he is one of the quieter boys in the home, as the eldest, he leads the others with integrity and thoughtfulness. When he has down time or struggles to focus, you’ll find… Read more


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He Will Extend Mercy Towards Them

Field Story by Jenn Holden, Cancun “In all their distress he too was distressed, and the angel of his presence saved them. In his love and mercy, He redeemed them; He lifted them up and carried them all all the days of old.” Isaiah 63:9 It was bedtime, and my adopted little brother did not… Read more



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A Legacy of Marriage

“You may kiss your bride!” The pastor smiled at the seven couples in front of him. Many acted shy about displays of affection in front of such a large group, one couple didn’t hesitate, and in the end, all seven couples embraced as a final step in their marriage ceremony. The wedding march rang out… Read more


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Learning Valuable Life Lessons

The girls from FloreSer Children’s Home stood on the shore line, feet firmly planted in the sand.  They shaded their eyes from the morning sun and gripped their boards. Each surfboard has become a trusted friend, a unique teacher over the last few years. Many of the girls have been taking surf lessons with children’s… Read more


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empathy

by Sammy Mathews, Back2Back Field Staff The first time I heard about a simulation training called Life in Limbo, I’ll admit I wondered why our staff team was spending two hours out of a day on “experiential role play.” The goal was to help us experience what it’s like to be a child separated from… Read more


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Living Proof

“If my story hadn’t taken me into a children’s home, and then the Hope Program, I wouldn’t be where I am today. At best, I would have graduated from junior high, lived with my aunt, and became a mother figure to my younger siblings,” Evelyn responded matter-of-factly.  Thirteen years ago, at age 14, she moved… Read more


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Move-In Day!

Victor held one corner of the mattress underneath his arm, and Chuy balanced the other end on his lap, as his caregiver glided his wheelchair across the pristine floor. Both teens grinned as they hauled the mattress into the new bedroom. After months of watching construction workers and architects develop and build brand new homes,… Read more


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It all started on a prayer walk…

We were on a prayer walk, visiting families in their homes who receive services at the Tres Reyes Community Center. At each stop, we’d be introduced to the members of the family and hear what they wanted us to lift in prayer. It was usually for provision, health needs, or broken relationships. The mother would… Read more


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