The Gift of Comfort, by Kathy Couch, Back2Back Mexico Staff »

When I think of putting a child to bed, I think soft and cuddly thoughts. These thoughts consist of squishy pillows, soft blankets, soft kisses, generally anything soft. Last summer, my daughter and I spent several weeks in Hyderabad, India serving at Back2Back’s India campus. When we visited a children’s home that Back2Back India serves, […]

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Wanna Play?, by Keith Ogilvie, Back2Back India Mission Trip Participant »

The youth group at Braddock Street United Methodist Church (BSUMC) in Winchester, Virginia has participated in many mission trip projects over the course of the teenage years of my family’s six children. We have been to the hills of West Virginia and South Dakota and the streets of Chicago, New York and Lima, Peru. Over […]

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Butterfly Dining Hall, by Back2Back India Staff »

In 2009, the Cincinnati Krohn Conservatory Butterfly Show featured butterflies and the culture of India. A generous donation from the event’s gala dinner was given to Back2Back India to help build a dining hall for children at an orphanage near Hyderabad, India. For many years, the 250 children who we serve at the Mercy Hostel […]

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Mission Trips to India, Back2Back India Staff »

It’s good to be back in India! We arrived this week in advance of the mission team. Ten youth and adults from a church in Virginia are coming to serve with us this week. We also have three Back2Back interns and two additional Back2Back staff on this trip. We are looking forward to what God […]

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Rukmini, by Back2Back India Staff »

Back2Back partners with a feeding center in a Hyderabad slum that provides evening meal and education for poor children in the area. This is the story of Rukmini, an eleven year old girl who our staff recently met at the Feeding Center. Rukmini’s father works as a laborer on a brick transporting vehicle and her […]

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Shelter Child Sponsorship Program Expands, by Claire Rogers, Back2Back US Staff »

Eternal Joy Children’s Home (EJH) near Hyderabad, India was founded in 2008 by a Christian couple whose vision was to care for physically and mentally challenged children living in poverty. The home that began with six children has since grown to provide for up to twenty-five children ranging in age from two to twelve years. […]

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Dreams, by Back2Back India »

Ashok is a bright, energetic and friendly 12 year old boy at one of the children’s homes served by Back2Back India. In October 2008, his mother was killed in an accident. His father is a coolie, a manual laborer unloading sand trucks. As a poor widower working long days, he was unable to take care […]

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Hot and Cold, by Back2Back India »

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 […]

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Off to a Good Start, by Back2Back India »

Since late 2008, Back2Back has been serving orphan children in India. We recently had the opportunity to visit Hyderabad and see how things are going. It was a great trip. Back2Back Executive Director, Todd Guckenberger, came along. He was able to see each of our ministry sites, meet the directors of those programs and interact […]

Feeding Center Blessings, by Back2Back India »

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 […]

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