Cultivating Hope »

Ravi’s small arms wrap tightly around the two-liter, plastic bottle as he carefully walks across campus toward the flowers. He steps carefully, delicately almost, so as not to let a drop of water drip on the dusty ground. He walks toward Adam’s house first, and then he waters the circular planters with colorful flowers in […]

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The Greatest Gift »

Tony traveled to Haiti with his wife, daughter, and the LifePoint Vineyard team from West Chester, Ohio to serve with Back2Back. Early in the week, he was drawn to a young, blind boy named Gervens.

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Coming Full Circle »

Mike Watkins’ connection to the orphan child began several years ago, long before he began partnering with Back2Back as a volunteer and mission trip participant.

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Just the Beginning »

I have traveled several times serving with Back2Back in Mexico, but this year was unique and special. Through Back2Back’s Child Sponsorship Program, I formed a relationship with an impressive young man named Adan.

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Chocolate Cupcakes »

When I stepped off the plane in Mexico, I was ready to tell a story. I thought I would encounter a narrative similar to those in magazines and television.

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View from My Window »

I went on my first international mission trip with Back2Back when I was 10. I served in Monterrey, Mexico with my church and had a great experience – so great that I continued to return to Monterrey every year.

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Thin Places »

Sometimes I describe my daily occurrences as miraculous. And it’s true. I could go on and on about the everyday miracles I live out as I serve children here in Monterrey, Mexico.

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Service with a Purpose »

I had wanted to participate in a mission trip for over ten years. For numerous reasons it hadn’t happened yet. I was having lunch with a dear friend who was going to Cancun in just a little over two weeks. I shared that I’d love to participate if it wasn’t too late.

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The Best Day I Ever Had »

Kendia leads with wisdom and kindness, as she encourages her peers to obey and help with the younger children in the children’s home in Haiti.

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Overcoming Fears for a Family Mission Trip »

In March, I traveled to Nigeria with my family (and a dozen others) on a missions trip. In the months leading up to the trip, I heard every well-meaning concern (“Are you worried about their safety?” “Isn’t it likely they will get sick?” “Is that the best way to spend money, what can kids offer?”).

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