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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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Strengthening Connection: a Father’s Day story

written by Back2Back Cancun Staff,  Jenn Holden The basement of Back2Back Cancun’s mission-guest house was full. The repetitive sounds of pounding hammers took over the room, the air thick with the smell of wood stain. The fans and blasting air conditioning gave relief, as a constant buzz of chatter and laughter occupied the space. There… Read more


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Home Improvements for Strong Families

The Strong Families Program continues to develop in India as partnerships with families living in city slum areas deepen. Child Status Index assessments are one way Back2Back staff identifies major needs for the children and families served. One of the four Strong Families recently identified as having major needs for a toilet and a gas… Read more


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Becoming a Leader

Maria finished her prayer with the group of women and whispered, “Amen.” They opened their eyes and gave small smiles as they said their goodbyes. “Thank you for coming,” Maria called out. “See you next week!” Maria Jimenez, one of the moms in the Strong Families Program in Cancun, has been inviting women in her… Read more


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A Cleaning Brigade of Strong Moms

“What do you need done today?” The team of moms awaited an answer, cleaning supplies and energy in hand. “Well, I haven’t moved my refrigerator in a long time. . . the space probably needs cleaned,” came the response. No further discussion was necessary, the women just got to work. Back2Back staff Lili and Rosario… Read more


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