Cultivating Hope »

Ravi’s small arms wrap tightly around the two-liter, plastic bottle as he carefully walks across campus toward the flowers. He steps carefully, delicately almost, so as not to let a drop of water drip on the dusty ground. He walks toward Adam’s house first, and then he waters the circular planters with colorful flowers in […]

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Lay Down Your Weapons »

One morning, my friend was leading an orphan care training session. “You can lay down your weapons,” she urged us to tell the children. Children from difficult pasts use control and aggression as weapons to protect themselves, she explained. But when we care for children in a way that encourages healing, we are giving them new tools to navigate the world around them.

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Hope for the Future »

During my recent visit to Back2Back’s ministry site in Mazatlan, Mexico, I was greeted at the airport by Grant Keys, one of our staff who serves at the site.

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Caring for Caregivers »

If you’re a parent or work regularly with children, you may have learned how important it is to take time for yourself to refresh and regroup.

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Waiting by the Gate »

Sometimes it’s the little things that make the biggest difference. Each afternoon, Back2Back India staff member, Courtney Schreiner, eagerly waits by the gate of the children’s home.

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Celebrating Imperio de Amor’s Success »

Four years ago, the state government of Nuevo Leon launched legislation requiring children’s homes and any institution offering care for minors to complete a licensing and certification process.

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Meet the Staff: Adam Petticrew »

Back2Back staff serve the orphan child worldwide in varied positions. This month, we chat with Adam Petticrew, the captain for the Back2Back Suzuki Samuel Children’s Campus in Hyderabad, India.

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Ready to Sail »

Jose is a caregiver at Manantial De Amor (MDA), a children’s home in Monterrey, Mexico. He is a creative who uses art and woodworking to nurture and guide the hearts of young men toward a healthy future.

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Thin Places »

Sometimes I describe my daily occurrences as miraculous. And it’s true. I could go on and on about the everyday miracles I live out as I serve children here in Monterrey, Mexico.

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Cecelia’s Birthday »

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.

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