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 […]

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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 […]

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He Will Strengthen Your Heart »

Whether we are an orphan or not, we all have things we fear. God promises to listen to us, to strengthen our hearts, to help us – regardless of where we are, or what we fear.

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Why You Should Take a Risk Today »

We all grow when we take risks. Read how one teen girl’s risk lead her to freedom and being baptized.

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Missing Piece of the Puzzle »

“Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance.”  Proverbs 1:5 Field story by Hope Garcia, Back2Back Staff in the Dominican Republic. “I want you to meet someone very important,” Megan, our guide for the day, said.  As a missionary with seven years’ experience, we were visiting her with the […]

Christmas Is… »

A Nigerian son, reading to his grandmother the Christmas story in English, having been taught to read in the village education center.  A Nigerian girl who this year will study high school and dream of a future as a nurse. An Indian boy, who now sleeps through the night, feeling safe at the ministry campus.  […]

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