Generous supporters of Back2Back donated backpacks a few months ago. Because the students will be starting school next week, we passed out the bags to them on Thursday. I wish we could have captured their excitement in a bottle! Their grins were ear-to-ear as they received the backpacks. Most of these children have never owned… 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.
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… Read more
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… Read more
A little over a year ago, students from the Vineyard Community Church decided to “Sacrifice Christmas” by giving up gifts for themselves, and encouraging their parents and others to donate money to the development of Back2Back’s new education center for children in Jos, Nigeria. Their sacrificial gift provided the new students at the Igmin Kibe Education Center… Read more
The other day I was talking with Emanuel who is from the village and is helping us run the Oasis Community Center. He is twenty-three years old and is well-educated. I asked him what he feels is the one thing that would most help this community. He replied, “Education”. So, I asked him how he… Read more
In mission work, all the things that have to be done in order to actually minister or care for someone can be overwhelming. Within Back2Back, we often talk of our personal bullseye, or our unique focus within the ministry. Obviously Back2Back’s bullseye is to impact and care for the orphan, but that does not mean… Read more