Exporting Influence »

Madhu’s eyes glitter when he grins. He laughs musically, the corners of his eyes crinkling, as he speaks eagerly to whomever is around. He pulls people in naturally, without even realizing his capabilities. So it is no surprise he would return to his home village over the long break from school and begin to share […]

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Little Moments Bring Change »

I love people. I love their stories, and I feel beyond blessed every time someone chooses to share their story with me. By doing so, they’re inviting me into their life, a gesture that feels sacred to me.

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Reuniting Families at Manantial de Amor »

Tears streamed down 12-year-old Luis Gerardo’s face as he watched his parents drive away yet again. The scene was all too familiar—it happened every weekend.

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Reunited At Last »

God is working in beautifully powerful ways. In May 2013, Aurora, age 12, and Elisa, age 10, came to live at the San Jose Children’s Home. Their mom, Wendi, had been struggling with depression and alcoholism. Wendi recognized she was no longer in a place where she could provide a safe, loving home to her girls so she brought them to San Jose.

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Surprise Guests for Ruby »

We were on our way to Salvation Army Children’s Home with Ruby, one of the children we serve in Mazatlan, Mexico. It was the day of her quincenera and Ruby was nervous.

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Never Stop Dreaming »

Wendy, who grew up in a children’s home, had quietly dreamed of having a quincenera but she had never actually attended one. It didn’t take long for her to realize that the day would reach far beyond a simple party.

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Woven into the Tapestry of Our Hearts: Reflections on Child Sponsorship, by Carlene Murray, Back2Back Child Sponsor »

To remember a journey is to retrace its steps. It’s hard to walk the path to Casa Hogar Douglas Children’s Home and not be joyful and sorrowful at the same time. The rising light of the morning sun glows off the mountain’s cascade. It’s a beautiful reminder that God, The Creator Artist of this majestic […]

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Scissors, by Mandy Lail, Back2Back Mexico Staff »

I can’t believe it’s been a year already.  January 1, 2009 our family moved into the John House (part of the Hope Program) here on the Monterrey, Mexico campus.  Just a few short days later, five boys who had been living in children’s homes moved in as well. At the start of 2010 there is […]

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Weary in Doing Good, by Matt Cooper, Back2Back Mexico Staff »

If you have children then what I’m about to tell you will not come as a surprise.  Parenting is many times a thankless job. I mean, don’t get me wrong, we love our kids and we know that ultimately we are not only serving them but also the Lord, and that we should not parent […]

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A Different Kind of Thanksgiving, by Claire Rogers »

When Wendy Kuremsky’s  thirteen-year old daughter, Caroline, decided to participate on a Back2Back mission trip with her school, Wendy had no idea just how much that one-week in Mexico would change her daughter. Wendy remembers the day she picked up Caroline from the airport.  “When she landed in Dayton, OH, after the trip, we got […]

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