I live and work in hard stories. As someone who has been immersed in the orphancare movement for almost 20 years, I am thrilled when a student catches a vision for how God can use him or her in those hard places.
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.
Recently, one of the older girls who lives at Rancho de los Ninos Children’s Home realized that a very special friend was visiting her again.
Leo Hernandez, a student in Back2Back’s Hope Education Program in Monterrey, Mexico, has experienced God working in his life in a very real and personal way over the past year.
Quinceneras are an important Mexican tradition for young girls in Latin America. This celebration is a significant rite of passage – a day of huge festivities with family and friends marking a girl’s 15th birthday.
Shirley, a Hope Education Program student, was one of the girls who had lived in our Hope Program home when Kelly and I were house parents in Monterrey, Mexico.
In 2011, a shared desire by an educator and Back2Back to help impoverished girls from poor rural areas resulted in a children’s hostel we call Peace Home.
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.
I can’t get enough of Haiti. Every chance I get, I hop on a plane to visit the people I care about there. It’s not the cause, or the statistics that make me pack a suitcase – it’s the faces. Each one has a story asking to be heard.
Ana’s sweet smile and big personality commands the attention of a room and captures the hearts of those who meet her.
Great strides were made in 2013 toward depth and follow through. Below are some highlights toward a genuine and consistent effort to meet each child’s needs.