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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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Christmas Is…

A Nigerian son, reading to his grandmother the Christmas story in English, having been taught to read in the village education center.  A Nigerian girl who this year will study high school and dream of a future as a nurse. An Indian boy, who now sleeps through the night, feeling safe at the ministry campus. … Read more


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He Will Never Leave Them

“Leave your fatherless children; I will keep them alive. Your widows too can depend on me.” Jeremiah 49:11 Field Story by Shannon Pannell What may have been a statistic before you arrived this week, I hope by now have faces and names. Their eyes may connect with yours, and even if you don’t have words,… Read more


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Move-In Day!

Victor held one corner of the mattress underneath his arm, and Chuy balanced the other end on his lap, as his caregiver glided his wheelchair across the pristine floor. Both teens grinned as they hauled the mattress into the new bedroom. After months of watching construction workers and architects develop and build brand new homes,… Read more


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It all started on a prayer walk…

We were on a prayer walk, visiting families in their homes who receive services at the Tres Reyes Community Center. At each stop, we’d be introduced to the members of the family and hear what they wanted us to lift in prayer. It was usually for provision, health needs, or broken relationships. The mother would… Read more


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Growing Strong(er) Families

Four rows of teens sat on the floor, eyes focused on the teacher before them. Each boy and girl held a notebook and pencil in their lap. There are small posters on the walls around them designed to help during their studies. The room is new, but the teens are growing comfortable quickly. The solid… Read more


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Celebrating Milestones

One of Back2Back Cancun’s tutors, Ersy, stood in front of the crowd at the graduation ceremony. “This next student,” he hesitated because of emotion, “will always have a special place in my heart. Maria, come on up.” The crowd clapped enthusiastically as Maria made her way up front to accept her diploma. She gave Ersy… Read more


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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… Read more


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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?”… Read more


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Living Like Family

Fedner walked through the house calling out Kimberly’s name. He poked his head down hallways, into the kitchen, and knocked on closed doors, but he couldn’t find her. He went outside and stood beneath the open windows of the upstairs. “Kimberly!?” he yelled, and her head popped up above the balcony railing. “It’s time for… Read more


AllMexicoProgramsStoriesStrong Families

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… Read more


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