A Day on the Farm »

Recently, the children from Destiny Children’s Home in Jos, Nigeria visited a large innovative farm in the area. The farm is run by an organization committed to helping local farmers with agricultural training.

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An Atmosphere of Love »

When Jeremiah came to the Igmin Kibe Education Center, he was dealing with a lot of fear. We could barely talk with him because he didn’t speak English and struggled to understand general social queues.

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Small but Mighty »

Ten-year old Faith is small for her age but mighty. She is one of the youngest children at Destiny’s Children’s Home. What she lacks in size she makes up for with her big personality. Faith is smart, affectionate and playful. She likes to play practical jokes and wear sparkly dresses – the frillier the better.

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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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Building an Academic Foundation »

In developing nations, education is critical to success. Education is especially vital for orphans who often fall behind academically due to the absence of familial support.

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Meat Pies »

A short term missions team recently visited Jos, Nigeria from Michigan. They took twenty-nine kids from Destiny Children’s Home to the zoo and later we served everyone meat pies. Meat is a rarity for the kids as it’s expensive in Nigeria.

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Community Development in Nigeria, by Will Reed, Back2Back Nigeria Staff »

Over the last couple months in Back2Back Nigeria, the “Dry Season Farming” projects that were started in the Kisayhip Village have progressed very well. For quite a while it was a bit boring as we watched waiting for the fruit of the peoples labor to appear. In Kisayhip ‘A’ (the village is split in two […]

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Kisayhip Youth Development Update, by Will Reed, Back2Back Nigeria Staff »

The last few months have been busy for the Kisayhip Youth Development (KYD), a community youth outreach program sponsored by Back2Back.  The KYD has sought the best way to give back to their community.  Our hope is to guide the discussion for their own discovery of how they can best give back. So far these […]

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A Brighter Future, Back2Back Nigeria »

Last fall, we opened the Oasis Education Center in Nigeria, to expand the educational opportunities of the local orphans and underprivileged children like Happy. New Back2Back staff member, Theresa Reed, and a local teacher hold classes each day, leading a supplemental tutoring program, enabling children to learn the basics in reading, writing and math during […]

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Neighborly Love, by Nate Gangwer, Back2Back Nigeria Intern »

  A few weeks ago we began our first project with another team.  We spent the entire day doing projects at the Oasis Community Center in the Kisayhip Village of Jos, Nigeria.  The majority of the team painted the community center with a primer coat to get ready for the Back2Back team next week.  The […]

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