Hope for the Future »

During my recent visit to Back2Back’s ministry site in Mazatlan, Mexico, I was greeted at the airport by Grant Keys, one of our staff who serves at the site.

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Betty, by Matt Cooper, Back2Back Cancun Staff »

This beautiful little girl is Betty. She is nine years old, and is one of the sweetest girls you’ll ever meet. She is the oldest of three sister who came to live at Casa Hogar San Jose almost a year ago now. In December of last year, shortly after her arrival, we met a family […]

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Standing Back2Back with Nationals, by Matt & Julie Cooper, Back2Back Cancun »

Through a series of God-events, we have met a pastor by the name of Victor. Pastor Victor has a small church in a neighborhood named Tres Reyes. Tres Reyes is the same neighborhood where we have been helping Noehmi’s family build a house. Victor has a desire to reach the people Tres Reyes for Christ. […]

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The Privilege of an Education, by Matt & Julie Cooper »

The privilege of going to school seems like a given, especially to attend kindergarten. But what if you can’t afford to send your child to kindergarten? For the kindergarten age children who live at Casa Hogar San Jose, they have to pay $10 USD a week to attend school. It doesn’t sound like much, but […]

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Poorest of the Poor, by Matt Cooper, Back2Back Cancun Staff »

A few weeks ago we were introduced to a family. The social worker from the DIF (Child & Family Services) here in Cancun said she wanted us to meet a family, and wondered if there was anything we could do for them, as they were in a very rough situation. Fifteen year-old Noehmi, is lower […]

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Waiting for our Return, by Matt Cooper, Back2Back Mexico Staff »

Months ago, before Back2Back’s  first trip to explore the possibility of expanding into Cancun, I dreamed of meeting a young boy in Cancun. I’m not sure that I could describe much detail from the dream, other than the fact that I remember entering a children’s home and being greeted by ONE boy, a boy who […]

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New Back2Back Site in Cancun, by Julie Cooper, Back2Back Mexico Staff »

This fall, Back2Back will be expanding, by opening a second site in Mexico, specifically in Cancun.  Staff will help in the fight against human rights violations against children and provide “care for today, hope for tomorrow” to orphans in need.  Below, Julie Cooper, who will be heading up this site with her husband, Matt, explains […]

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Spiritual Sons, by Matt Cooper, Back2Back Mexico Staff »

One day in late September we were sitting in church listening to our pastor give his sermon, when out of nowhere he stopped, turned toward me and said, “Matt, God is going to give you Spiritual Sons.” Of course I somewhat in shock that he was taking the time to share this word from the […]


Well Worth the Investment, by Matt Cooper »

I know what people are thinking.  Starbucks? What a waste of money.  Ok, not everyone.  Those who love cold coffee drinks would argue that it’s worth it.  The truth is a trip to Starbucks is not something that I make a habit of.  An opportunity to connect with one of our Hope Program students, however, […]

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Running the Race Together, by Matt Cooper »

At the beginning of this year I decided that I wanted to take my running to a new level.  I’m still what most would call novice, but I decided that I wanted to run some local 10K races, that I wanted to run a half marathon, and that ultimately I wanted to run a full […]

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