I went on my first international mission trip with Back2Back when I was 10. I served in Monterrey, Mexico with my church and had a great experience – so great that I continued to return to Monterrey every year.
BlogBe 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.
Serving as a caregiver to 10 hurting and broken boys at a children’s home in Mexico is hard. There are days when it feels like everything is chaos and nothing turns out right.
Sometimes I describe my daily occurrences as miraculous. And it’s true. I could go on and on about the everyday miracles I live out as I serve children here in Monterrey, Mexico.
Four-year old Estrella wakes up and prepares to go to school, knowing that when she returns she will be welcomed by her foster parents into the warmth and safety of a loving home.
Ronaldo is a kind and generous friend, a respected leader among his peers in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He is thoughtful and curious for what God has next for him.
Back2Back had just started working with Jeny and her family, to help support her mother and keep the family together. At the time, we thought of it as “orphan prevention” but it’s really family preservation.
At Back2Back, we are not afraid to change and are constantly asking ourselves how we can improve. As a result of questions like this, we have made some exciting changes to Back2Back’s Child Sponsorship Program.
A reckless faith trusts when God leads us down an unknown or lesser desired path. It trusts that the relationships we want to let go of — because they’re too hard or too complicated — are actually being used for his glory, for our sharpening, and for the others’ good.
Identity. More than a college degree, a good job, or even a stable family, if there is one thing I desire for the children we serve, it is they would know who they are in Christ and stand firm in that identity.
Fourteen year old Moses likes to play soccer and spend time with his friends. He resides at Destiny’s Home and attends Mashiah Foundations Academy in Nigeria, near the ministry base in Jos. We are thrilled to work together with the school, which was birthed out of a desire to serve the low income community in Jos, to provide improved educational services to several of the Destiny children.