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.
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.
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.
Many of the children we serve lack access to books and lag behind in literacy. In recent years, thanks to the generosity of our donors, we have built libraries at many of the children’s homes we serve, empowering hundreds of children to discover the joy of reading.
These are the kids with whom Jesus is now staying. All names have been changed in the story. So many emotions went through my head yesterday. You see, I thought I was just going to help out a friend from the Rio and a couple hours later I’d return home. Good deed done and nothing… Read more
Manantial de Amor (MDA) has three different locations. With three light bills, water bills, and three of everything else, they have often found themselves in need. This children’s home has been based on trusting the Lord on a day-to-day basis and as a result of their trust in God and not man we don’t always… Read more
In this time of year, things move a little slower in Mexico. The hustle and bustle of over 700 guests in Monterrey for Back2Back summer mission trips is over and the pace of life once again becomes more manageable. I am the captain for Manantial de Amor, one of the children’s homes that Back2Back serves… Read more
Yesterday, we welcomed ten new teens into the Hope Education Program. Through the Hope Education Program, we offer students from children’s homes a way to continue their education when free public school ends at ninth grade. The students stay on the Back2Back campus in homes with staff families (house parents), experiencing a healthy family life…. Read more
As the three girls celebrating their quinceneras walked into the room, the words of Connie (a director at their children’s home, Manatial de Amor) rang in my ears. “These three girls have been with us for a long time. They grew up in this children’s home. As I was praying today God reminded me that… Read more
One of the most powerful and exciting things to behold is the testimony of a changed life in the hands of Jesus Christ. As Christians, we talk a great deal about how Jesus is in the business of changing people, but we all know it is one thing to say that we are changed and… Read more
A few days ago, I was able to share special moment with two children that live in children’s homes where Back2Back serves. One was with Joel from Manantial de Amor. One was with Gaby from Casa Hogar Betesda. Joel and Gaby are two very privileged kids. They aren’t necessarily privileged because of who they are… Read more