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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.
AllInspirational LivingMexicoStaff Stories

4 Questions with Jenna Ghizas

My name is Jenna. I moved from Cincinnati to Monterrey for one year and then moved back to Cincy!  I am Beth Guckenberger’s assistant and a part of the Staff Care Team. I’ve been on staff with Back2Back for 7 years. 1. Why did you join Back2Back?  In the 7th grade, I went on a mission trip… Read more


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4 Questions with Kenny McCambridge

My name is Kenny McCambridge. I moved from Cleveland OH, and my role is Site Staff. I’ve been on staff with Back2Back for about 10 Months. 1. Why did you go/join Back2Back?  My wife, Anna, had been involved with Back2Back since she and her family took their first trip in 2006. When we met in college, I… Read more


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4 Questions with Amy Kelly

My name is Amy Kelly.  I moved from Dayton, Ohio and my role is site staff and English teacher. I’ve been on staff with Back2Back for a year and half.  1. Why did you go/join Back2Back?  I first started coming on short term trips here to Cancun in 2014. I came three summers in a row, never… Read more


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4 Questions with Meredith Shuman

My name is Meredith Shuman.  I moved from KS/TX to Mazatlán, Mexico and my role is in Child Development (training and staff support,) and I am a debriefer/host to mission guests.  I have been on staff with Back2Back for almost 3 years. 1. Why did you go/join Back2Back?  My story goes all the way back… Read more


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4 Questions with Sarah Noland

My name is Sarah Noland, and I am from North Carolina. I am currently in language school in Costa Rica, in preparation for a role in the Dominican Republic, and I have been with Back2Back for two years. 1. Why did you go/join Back2Back?  You know when the things you love to do start to… Read more


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4 Questions with Bailey Prescott

My name is Bailey Prescott. I moved to Mazatlán, Mexico from Indiana, and my role is teacher/Child Sponsorship Program Coordinator/Assistant Captain at Salvation Army Children’s Home. I’ve been on staff with Back2Back for 2 years. 1. Why did you go/join Back2Back?  The Lord gave me a heart for orphan care when I was very young, and I’ve… Read more


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4 Questions with Sammy Mathews

My name is Sammy Mathews. I moved from Dayton, Ohio, and my role is Executive Assistant to Todd Guckenberger. I’ve been on staff with Back2Back for almost 8 years. 1. Why did you join Back2Back? I took my first mission trip to Monterrey, Mexico when I was just 17 years old. I had never really left my suburban Ohio bubble, I had… Read more


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4 Questions with Charlie James

My name is Charlie. I moved to India from Chicago, and my role is finance administrator and campus coordinator. I’ve been on staff with Back2Back for over 3 years. 1. Why did you join Back2Back? I see how God has specifically equipped me for serving in India.  My parents were born and raised in India and moved to Chicago 35+ years… Read more


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4 Questions with Tallie Betscher

My name is Tallie. I didn’t have to move to another country– I stayed in my hometown, and my role is the Child Sponsorship Program Manager (what a mouth-full!) I’ve been on staff with Back2Back for seven years. 1. Why did you join Back2Back? I went on my first mission trip with Back2Back when I was 14…. Read more


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4 Questions with Matt Ellis

My name is Matthew Ellis. I moved from Cincinnati, OH, and my role is Haiti Site Director. I’ve been on staff with Back2Back for about a year and a half. 1. Why did you join Back2Back? Our story began in Haiti back in 2001 when my wife, Sarah, and I met on the mission field…. Read more


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