Family Fun Nights »

Three older girls run up to Matt as he gets out of his truck. “When is the next family fun night?!” they ask excitedly. He laughs, “Not this weekend, but soon!” They run off to finish their math lesson, and Matt smiles to himself as he follows behind. Since December of last year, Back2Back staff […]

A Budding Artist »

Precious’ head was bent low over the familiar, lined paper. She carefully ran her pencil across the page, then chose a crayon before adding in the color. Two other children looked over her shoulder in curiosity. “Hey, Precious,” one of them asked softly, “when you’re finished, can you draw a photo on my sponsor letter?” […]

Building Community »

On Children’s Day in Mexico, the Community Center of Tres Reyes was bustling with activity. Superheroes greeted the children as they entered the community center and were split into several small teams. “Children from all Strong Families Programs were invited to the celebration,” shared Rodo Arguello, Back2Back Cancun Director. “A new relationship with a local […]

He’ll Give You Food and Clothing »

“He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing.”Deuteronomy 10:18 Field Story by Hope Garcia, Monterrey I love oatmeal cream pies. Full of saturated fat and hydrogenated oils, they’re not exactly healthy, but so tasty! As one of six children living on a bike […]

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A Humble Learner »

Stephen headed towards Blessing’s house and prayed about the conversation he would have with her family. Blessing, a young girl newer to attending Igmin Kibe Education Center, recently took a test to determine grade placement at her new school. Before she attended Igmin Kibe, Blessing was in the sixth grade. Blessing’s test scores at the […]

Fresh Paint and Brighter Rooms »

The boys filed into the room with wide eyes. They recognized their beds and personal items, but their surroundings looked unfamiliar. What was once a dark grey room with murals all over the walls, was now bright with fresh paint, welcoming the boys home. “The boys’ room always made me think of institutionalized living,” shared […]

A Memorable Mother’s Day »

Everywhere you looked at the community center, you could see groups of teens busy at work. One group was picking up trash, another was setting up tables and chairs under the palapa. A few girls worked on decorating, while another group wrapped gifts and made personalized nametags for their guests. Inside the community center, a […]

God’s Promises: to set the Lonely in Families »

“A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families, He leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.” Psalm 68:5-6 Field Story by Katie Zayner, Monterrey The problem with the world is that we draw the circle […]

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Small Beginnings in the Dominican Republic »

The journey into the Dominican Republic began two years ago. As we prayed over those early steps, the DR kept coming up: in our prayers, in conversations with others, and through introductions. It felt like a giant arrow was pointing to that island, and so we began traveling there to see what was already going […]

Receiving the Care He Needs »

Thirteen-year old Luis Fernando limped to a spot in the grass to rest. His foot was hurting, but he hadn’t twisted it. He went to his caregivers with concern in his voice. “My foot is hurting badly; I can’t walk on it, but I don’t know what’s wrong.” After looking at his foot, caregivers realized […]

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