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.
AllDominican RepublicInspirational LivingStaff StoriesStories

To Mobilize Others

Recently, Cheque and Hope Garcia, Back2Back D.R. Co-Directors, attended a local conference with their whole staff team that gathered people from the Dominican area who have a heart for the vulnerable. They hosted a booth, sharing about the work they are doing in-country and what Back2Back does on a global scale. “It was such a… Read more

2 children and a woman playing in the street
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Altering Their Perception

Ene Oklo, Back2Back staff, overheard some of the younger children at a partnering children’s home recently. “I’ve never had strawberries before, have you?” One child asked the group. “No, but I always wonder what they would taste like!” A few of them exclaimed in response. The area where the children live in Nigeria is known… Read more

Young boy in a Cincinnati Reds jersey overlooking the city.
AllCincinnatiInspirational LivingStaff StoriesStories

What Lasts Longer Than a Program? How Communities of Belonging Change the Narrative

Two young eyes peered through a small window in the door. “Do you want to go in?”  Nine-year old Tabitha* shook her head no at the Back2Back staff member. “I’m too scared. No one will like me.”  Right on cue, Ella* laid down her coloring pencil and walked to the entryway, reaching her hand out…. Read more

AllIndiaInspirational LivingStaff StoriesStories

To Constantly Learn

Back2Back values constantly learning as a staff team around the world. A key piece of this value is ongoing training. Recently, two staff members from the Employee Relations team visited India to update their staff team on Back2Back Culture and DNA training. “It was the first time our entire staff team has been together since… Read more

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Their Very Own “Re-Do”

Staff across all Back2Back sites go through extensive trauma-informed care training. This allows everyone who interacts with children and who shares stories or videos on their behalf understand what vulnerable populations need most.  Recently, staff at a partnering children’s home in Monterrey recommitted their desire to learning more and going deeper as trauma-informed teachers, psychologists,… Read more

AllBeth GuckenbergerInspirational LivingStaff StoriesStories

The Story Isn’t Over Yet (An Interview with Beth & Todd)

In 1997, Beth and Todd Guckenberger drove from Cincinnati, Ohio to Monterrey, Mexico with one vision in mind: to daily invest in vulnerable children. Now, 25 years later, the co-executive directors of Back2Back Ministries openly share what they’ve learned, how they’ve grown, and why this all still matters as they lead global teams in pursuing… Read more

AllInspirational LivingStaff StoriesStories

A Passion that Benefits Others

David Sammons was not an overly involved athlete as a child. The third of 12 children, David played baseball briefly, but time wasn’t a surplus, thus his athletic career never got to flourish.  He found other outlets to keep him busy, and at 28, became a father for the first time to his son, Brandon…. Read more

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Let the Redeemed Tell Their Story

25-years ago, Todd and I were quietly preparing for a move to Mexico. We weren’t telling many people, afraid they would talk us out of it. We were young, naïve, and underprepared. There was a general feeling we were in-over-our-heads, and routinely we were caught off guard by an unexpected setback or blessing. That sense… Read more

AllHaitiInspirational LivingStaff StoriesStories

To Stay in the Fight

“Stay in the Fight” has been the cry of Back2Back staff since the global pandemic began. From virtual tutoring lessons, to food and hygiene pack deliveries, staff teams around the world have stepped up in innovative ways, providing ongoing holistic care for every child.  In addition to the pandemic, Haiti has been under great duress-… Read more

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