Up for the Task »

“Que onda!,” Juan greets his friends. Juan doesn’t welcome with a handshake, but a tight embrace. He is funny, a bit of a jokester, but most of all, he is a joy to be around. He loves his friends fiercely. This is far from the boy who arrived at Rancho de los Niños ten years […]

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Finding Home »

Alondra handed Raquel a note. She blushed and ran back into the living room. Raquel, the house mom at Possibilities Children’s Home, was pleasantly surprised as she carefully unfolded the yellow paper and smoothed out the creases. “I’m so thankful for you,” the note said, “you feel like my mom.” Raquel brushed tears from her […]

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That’s Grace »

Women, sewing machines, and awkwardness filled a room in the Tres Reyes Community Center. It was day one of fourteen sewing classes. Eight women quietly sat around a long table wondering what was going to happen next. Truth is, so did everyone else.

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Stories Shape Us »

Stories shape us. They begin at bedsides and become the movies and novels that line the shelves at our favorite bookstores.

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It Was a Good Day »

The bus stopped in front of the Museo Maya de Cancun. Everyone streamed down the bus steps and then back up the concrete steps of the museum.

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God is For Hope »

Alan is 10. He lives in a small community outside Cancun called Tres Reyes. Like most boys he loves soccer. Tres Reyes, unfortunately, has no soccer fields.

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Edwin’s Sword »

Each Saturday, Back2Back Cancun staff invite the children in the Tres Reyes community to join them for Bible classes. This particular Saturday, the lesson was about the armor of God.

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It all Starts with a Seed »

It’s Saturday morning in Tres Reyes. Kids trickle in through the front gate of the new community center property. You’d expect them to sprint to the soccer field, palapa, or basketball courts.

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Christmas Around the World »

Hark Now hear The angels sing A King Was born today And man will live For evermore Because Of Christmas day Mary’s boy child Jesus Christ Was born On Christmas Day This, this is Christmas. Jesus was born so we can live forevermore. Hear the angels sing. Hear the children sing as we celebrate the […]

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