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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.
AllCincinnatiStories

Ready Set Go

Two young men slide up to the makeshift starting line in the gravel driveway. Their friends debate who will win this race, the crowd divided by loyalty. The boys who have been in the program longest have never seen their friend lose a race. The new guys have never seen him run, so they side… Read more


AllMexicoStories

It’s My Turn to Give Back

When we say yes to serving others, there is an inevitable ripple effect. We don’t always get to see the ripple effect in action. We serve, love, wait, and trust God to bring fruit, and ultimately glory, to Himself.  Sometimes, He reveals the way one yes flowed right into another, leaving hearts, minds, and even… Read more


AllNigeriaStories

She is Defying the Statistics

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



AllStories

The Most Unassuming World Champions

She’s the most unlikely and unassuming star in the fastest growing sport in the world. The Serena Williams and Michael Phelps of her sport wrapped in a combination of energy, grit, determination, and humility. What’s more, in a sport which prides itself on being among the most grueling and physically demanding in the world, Canadian… Read more


AllNigeriaStories

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… Read more


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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… Read more


AllNigeriaStories

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… Read more


AllInspirational LivingMexicoStories

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,… Read more


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He Will 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… Read more


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