Glowing candles light up Martha’s face. She looks around the table at her friends. The purple, zebra-striped tablecloth and the cupcakes in front of her make her smile widely. Today, Martha celebrates her tenth birthday. As she closes her eyes and takes in a deep breath, she considers all she has to hope for. At… Read more
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.
Citlally, a student in Monterrey’s Hope Program for the last year, has been praying for her little sister, Paola, now 15. She’s at a point she needs to make a decision about her next steps. Together, they grew up in Del Norte Children’s Home along with their seven other siblings. Recently, their mom decided… Read more
Providing family-style care means Israel can confide in his house mom, Marlin, after a friend at school hurt his feelings. It means house parents, Joel and Viviana, can lead evening devotionals and pray with each boy before heading off to bed. Family-style care means dinners are no longer around a plastic table in a noisy cafeteria. Instead, the children gather around a wooden dinner table as a family and share about their day. Family-style care allows house parents to provide deeper care for each child as they navigate life’s challenges.
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.
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.
Since I came on staff with Back2Back, I have shared that part of Back2Back’s vision is to be a voice for orphans. However, only until recently have I understood that being a voice goes further than writing blogs.
Imperio de Amor Children’s Home has been adopted by a local church in Monterrey, Familia Cristiana Principe de Paz. This involvement is hugely important as we continue to provide greater depth of care for each orphan we serve.
Two years ago Alicia came to Bethany Children’s Home in Monterrey, Mexico to drop off her two children because she could no longer care for them. Daniel, who runs the home, asked what he could do for her.