He Won’t Forget You »

“Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you.” Isaiah 49:15 Field Story by Dori McCormick, Nigeria As a new mom, I feel it would be nearly impossible to forget about my nursing baby.  Our […]

Welcoming them Home »

“What would you young ladies like to eat?” Esther and Hosanna asked Noro and Patricia. Noro’s eyes lit up as she considered her options. “French fries!” Everyone laughed, as the four of them headed out the door. “Then let’s find some french fries!” said Hosanna. Esther and Hosanna are two new Nigerian Hope Parents. Their […]

A Budding Artist »

Precious’ head was bent low over the familiar, lined paper. She carefully ran her pencil across the page, then chose a crayon before adding in the color. Two other children looked over her shoulder in curiosity. “Hey, Precious,” one of them asked softly, “when you’re finished, can you draw a photo on my sponsor letter?” […]

A Humble Learner »

Stephen headed towards Blessing’s house and prayed about the conversation he would have with her family. Blessing, a young girl newer to attending Igmin Kibe Education Center, recently took a test to determine grade placement at her new school. Before she attended Igmin Kibe, Blessing was in the sixth grade. Blessing’s test scores at the […]

A Family of Support »

Back2Back Nigeria is diligent about offering community and growth opportunities for the children served and staff providing consistent care. “The Hope Program families are simply amazing,” shared Amanda. “They have created such an amazing bond among the different homes and teens.” Hope Parents not only share similar roles as mentors and guides through life, but […]

A Friendly Face on the Way to School »

“Alright, everybody!” Alphonsus calls out to the children sitting behind him on the bus. “We’re here. Have a good day! Be respectful, pay attention!” He smiles at each child as they exit the bus in their school uniform. They turn and wave goodbye to him, knowing they will see him in a few hours for […]

Caring for One Another »

Eight-year old Henry strode into the clinic with confidence. It was his first time receiving a medical check-up at a health clinic, but he didn’t flinch when they took his weight and blood pressure. He handled it so well, staff let him go into the exam room alone. A few minutes later, though, Henry cried […]

Developing Community and New Friendships »

Swanta carried the large bag of letters on her shoulder. As she got closer to Igmin Kibe Education Center, she imagined the children’s excitement at receiving new letters from their pen pals. She got to the door of the center and poked her head in. “Do you have letters for us?!” the children asked with […]

A Father’s Character »

The teens all stood at the front of the room. The girls looked out at Ruth and Michael, their Hope Parents, some additional Back2Back staff, and family friends who came for the celebration of Bethany Hope House’s Second Anniversary. “Michael and Ruth wanted to have a small get together with the people who’ve supported their […]

Finding Peace »

Sele sat at the kitchen table with the book cracked open. She read each line carefully then set about mixing imaginary spices in a small bowl. Katharina, Co-Director at Rukuba Children’s Home, watched Sele create the imaginary dish, mixing spices and preheating the oven. “Sele is one of the most creative children I’ve ever seen,” […]

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