My name is Carly Glista. I live in Cincinnati, Ohio, and my role is Strategic Partnerships, with a focus on emerging generations! I have been on staff with Back2Back for five years. Why did you join Back2Back? Like all great stories begin, when I was 12-years old, I was watching Oprah with my mom. She… Read more
BlogBe 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.
Dear Back2Back Family, We know your inbox is full of these kinds of letters, reassuring you of what is being done “in an abundance of caution” regarding the COVID-19. We wanted to share some principles you can have handy when in conversations and in prayer about this current situation. Please know, we are still on… Read more
This past year I changed my email signature to say, “Easier said than done, but I’m in if you’re in.” Those two thoughts had been circling around my head for a while. Solutions sound simple until you experience your first challenge, but sticking with it produces results. I wanted to say to the staff and… Read more
A season-long partnership between the Cincinnati Reds and Back2Back Ministries recently culminated on Faith Day at Great American Ballpark. The partnership kicked off during the International Series in April where the Reds and the St. Louis Cardinals competed in Monterrey, Mexico and hosted over 300 children on Back2Back’s Monterrey campus. One hundred lucky children from… Read more
Zach’s red coat clung to his arms as he raced through the crowded room. His six- year old body wove effortlessly through the other students gathered for an after school program. His sneakers screeched to a stop abruptly in front of his favorite program volunteer. Nose running, lips covered in chips, Zach looked up with… Read more
This month’s guest writer is Jillian Hunt. Jillian and her husband Andrew have been on three mission trips with Back2Back Ministries. They live in Cincinnati, Ohio with their three children, and they attend Vineyard Cincinnati. In 2015 my husband and I were celebrating our 15-year wedding anniversary. We originally planned to take a trip together to… Read more
House-bound for three months following major surgery, Back2Back Co-Executive Director Beth Guckenberger shares six hard-earned lessons learned. Initially shared in Back2Back’s spring magazine (download a PDF of the original article here), the unanticipated response to this story is now also the subject of a 20-minute podcast. Download a PDF of the original magazine article here…. Read more
I remember the first time I received a letter from from the child I sponsor in Hyderabad, India through Back2Back Ministries; I tore open the envelope, carefully removed the letter with his beautiful penmanship, and read and reread the words over and over again. I couldn’t wait to soak in his news about school and… Read more
Back2Back staff serves the orphan child worldwide in varied positions. Whether serving abroad or in the U.S., each missionary fulfills a unique role in the ministry, leveraging his or her God-given abilities for the Kingdom of God. This month, we chat with the state side director of the Nigeria and Haiti sites, Jason Munafo.
I got a phone call from a woman last week that caught my attention. She had recently come home from spending a week in Monterrey with Back2Back and was interested in sponsoring one of the children she had connected with. Nothing too unusual about that. (If you met these kids, you’d probably call me too)…. Read more