I traveled to Haiti in March to spend time with our staff, see Back2Back’s ministry site and visit the children’s homes we work with. I couldn’t wait to soak up the colors, sounds and bright smiles I recall of Haiti. Once there, I was so inspired by one staff member in particular.
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.
At Back2Back, we are not afraid to change and are constantly asking ourselves how we can improve. As a result of questions like this, we have made some exciting changes to Back2Back’s Child Sponsorship Program.
Fourteen year old Moses likes to play soccer and spend time with his friends. He resides at Destiny’s Home and attends Mashiah Foundations Academy in Nigeria, near the ministry base in Jos. We are thrilled to work together with the school, which was birthed out of a desire to serve the low income community in Jos, to provide improved educational services to several of the Destiny children.
Vanessa is a spunky, energetic nine-year old girl, who lives outside Cancun, Mexico. She’s an artist who loves drawing flowers and princesses. Our staff serve her mother, Gloria, and other single moms in the area, as part of an overarching preventative orphan care initiative.
Recently, the children from Destiny Children’s Home in Jos, Nigeria visited a large innovative farm in the area. The farm is run by an organization committed to helping local farmers with agricultural training.
Josue and his two younger sisters have lived at El Retiro Juvenil for a number of years. Josue is 14 years old and enjoys playing soccer.
Cecelia just turned 21 years old. We celebrated with cake, gifts and a small party. As we sang “Happy Birthday,” her eyes began to water. Seeing small tears stream down her face, you couldn’t help but wonder how long it had been since she had celebrated her birthday.
Over the last few years, Back2Back has seen tremendous growth in our Child Sponsorship Program. We are thrilled to be able to connect you with the children you love, and thank God that He lets us witness the impact it has on their lives.
Gervens grabbed my hand and held it in his, and something indescribable occurred. I felt the deepest love for this little boy and a connection that cannot be explained and I knew this was only the beginning of our friendship.