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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.
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Beyond Backpacks and School Shoes: Five Questions as We Prepare for the Back-to-School Season

Usually this time of year, I am peppering my kids with questions, asking them if their backpacks are still good from last year? Do they need new shoes? When are they going back to their college campuses? What is their new schedule?  This year just feels different.  2020 has given us many gifts, but principally it… Read more


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Highlights from India

Growing Confident as English SpeakersAn India Hope Campus Update “Stick together, no hurts, have fun!” This phrase is one generally heard across sites from the children Back2Back serves. They are part of life scripts used in Nurture Groups, where the children learn, and are equipped, to understand the power of their voices and emotions, and… Read more


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The Power of Mentorship

Miles* walked into the nurse’s office at the behavioral school he attended. It was a walk and visit he made every day, and every day, he asked the same question. “Do you know anyone who would mentor me? I am 16, and I can’t figure this out on my own.” The school nurse promised him… Read more


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To Look Forward

Final exams have come to a close in India and with that, has come a first for Back2Back’s India Campus. Three young men are preparing for junior college and life off campus. One dreams of taking to the skies as a pilot. Another hopes to serve his home country in the Army. And the third… Read more


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Earning a Say in Their Futures

The Indian city is bustling. Car horns sound consistently, as vehicles, motos, and walkers all work to get to their destinations. Tall buildings and shops line the roads, and cows and goats make their way through the busy streets. In the center is another community with a busyness of its own- a slum community within… Read more


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Created with Purpose

The path leading to Igmin Kibe Education Center is long and winding. The dust rises in the air following the footsteps of villagers and the occasional wild animal. On a clear-skied afternoon, a young girl atop a bicycle made her way down the dirt trail. She cycled closer and those who recognized her smiled at… Read more



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Building a Stronger Future

Imagine a busy home – a mother preparing a meal after working all day, moving about her family, motivating children to finish their homework. A father working hard at his job in a nearby town and arriving home with rough hands and a hungry belly. The children chattering as they come to the table, ready… Read more


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Living Well and Leaving a Legacy

10 Lessons I’ve Learned from Martha Rojas I met Martha twenty years ago, when she was just starting a children’s home. Over these years, I’ve told her stories on stages, in books, and to groups. I’ve prayed for and with her, and she’s taught me some incredible lessons: about provision, persistence, perspective.  Martha is one… Read more


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Riding into Their Futures

Imagine a child learning to ride a bike for the first time. They start out with training wheels, so they won’t lose their balance. Once they’re removed, a trusted adult stays close behind, holding on. Although still unsteady, the guiding hand behind them prevents their fall. Eventually, the child pedals alone and risks falling. If… Read more


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