Todd and Beth Guckenberger land in Monterrey, Mexico and eight days later the first mission team arrives. 350 missions guests serve in the first year.
The initial property in Monterrey is purchased. Today, the building houses staff and visiting guests. Later, additional land purchases expand the size of the site to accommodate 60 full time staff, more than 80 Hope Program students and facilities to serve many local orphanages.
The Hope Program is created after we discover kids are leaving orphanages at age 15 and are at a high-risk to repeat the orphan cycle with their children. Out of this insight, the Hope Program is born with four boys and two girls in Monterrey.
Back2Back’s ministry expands to Jos, Nigeria to begin serving in the Kisayhip Village. Soon after arriving, land is purchased and a campus developed. Today, we serve local orphanages, host a growing Hope Program and a community education program at Back2Back’s Igmin Kibe Education Center
Staff moved to Hyderabad, India to launch the third international site. Later, a campus is purchased and built. The campus houses and cares for dozens of children, and the India ministry serves hundreds of children.
Beth Guckenberger’s first book, Reckless Faith, is published and the Back2Back platform widens.
A family preservation program is launched in Cancun, Mexico. Later, land is purchased, and a community center opens to serve the families of the Tres Reyes community.
The Mazatlan, Mexico site launches. Today, this site has 25 staff, a Hope Program and a thriving ministry to local orphanages.
Two years after the devastating Haitian earthquake, Back2Back’s work begins in Haiti. Today, the site is growing with a staff team of 15 and multiple ministry partners.
180 international staff. 20,000+ missions guests. Countless children impacted. The story is not over yet.