Building Up Leaders »

Igmin Kibe Education Center sits in the midst of large, intimidating rocks. The perimeter of stones and patches of greenery create a sort of barrier around the large, open space. On a warm day in December, teens from each home Back2Back serves gathered for a day-long leadership camp. The eight teams waited patiently to hear […]

Shining Light »

The Kisayhip village is on the outskirts of Jos, Nigeria. Filled with families whose children attend Igmin Kibe Education Center, Kisayhip consists of very few roads and most of its homes lack electricity. Street lights do not exist in Kisayhip. When the sun sinks low at night, everyday things like walking to the bathroom can […]

Sharing His Art »

Names have been changed to protect children’s identities. Ezekiel stood before the crowd and took a deep breath. As he closed his eyes quickly to control his nerves, the audience hushed in anticipation. Ezekiel began his spoken word piece, he heard his voice crack, but gathered confidence as he shared each line from memory, all the […]

He Secures Justice »

Field Story by Bailey Prescott, Mazatlán  “I know that the Lord secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.” Psalm 140:12 “Babies are scary.” It was my first thought when Back2Back’s social worker asked if I would be willing to help at a Christmas party. There would be about forty kids, […]

I Will Surely 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 […]

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 […]

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