On my recent trip to India, I won the lottery in regards to timing. Like all construction projects, deadlines are not a science, but a random uncertainty.
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.
Thirteen-year-old Anusha is the oldest girl at Peace Children’s Home in Hyderabad, India. Her favorite subject is science and she loves to draw.
In February, when we left Cincinnati for our trip to India it was cold and snowy. We arrived in Hyderabad where it was hot and sunny. A pretty dramatic difference! We spent the night at one of the orphanages served by Back2Back India. They do not have a water heater or geyser. Since the water… Read more
Recently, Back2Back India partnered with a Feeding Center to provide clean drinking water to poor children. The Feeding Center is run by a husband and wife who live near a slum in Hyderabad. During the day, some children attend school and receive a hot meal provided by the government. However, many of the children in… Read more
Hyderabad is located in the Deccan Plateau region of India where there are ancient granite stones shaped into spectacular sometimes bizarre formations of rock, reminiscent of southwest United States like Arizona. These are awesome and enormous rocks. Entire neighborhoods exist in these rocky areas. First the rocks must be cleared to allow construction of these… Read more
Before coming to serve in India, I had lots of questions. Many centered around monsoon season. When would it rain? How much rain? Does it rain all day? Everyday? No one was really able to answer those questions. “We’ll just see,” said my Indian friend. I like warm sunny days. We had plenty of those…. Read more
Todd Kutzke recently served at an Indian orphanage alongside the Back2Back India staff. He shared thoughts from the experience on his company blog, which I’ve reposted below. Over the weekend, I had an opportunity to visit a few orphanages around Hyderabad. It’s an incredibly humbling experience. A little while back, I read a fantastic book… Read more