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AllMexicoStoriesStrong Families

Cancun Quarterly Highlights

My Father’s House, A Virtual VBS Vacation Bible School season had arrived, but with it remained restrictions and social distancing orders. The staff wanted to offer this experience for the children and teens, even as everything was running so differently. So they planned a virtual Vacation Bible School as a safe, but fun, alternative. The… 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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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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Stronger When They’re Together

The planks of wood sat stacked one on top of the other. Each table held several stacks, waiting for the fathers and their children to arrive. Sets of tools – hammers, nails, and sand paper waited alongside the stacks. To some, they were simply piles of wood and tools, but to dads and their children,… Read more


AllMexicoStrong Families

Defeating their Giants

For several years, when the younger children attended Vacation Bible School over school breaks, the teens at both Community Centers of Tres Reyes and Bonfil participated in a more age-appropriate activity. The staff recently discussed providing a whole separate time with just the teens and what it could look like. This year, the teens from… 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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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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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… Read more


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