Back2Back Ministries

Rating: 5 stars   31 reviews

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Location: PO Box 70 Mason OH 45040 USA

Mission: Back2Back Ministries is an international Christian non-profit organization that is dedicated to being a voice for orphans. We exist to love and care for orphans and impoverished children, by meeting their physical, spiritual, educational, social and emotional needs that they might overcome their life circumstances and break free from the cycle of generational poverty.
Target demographics: impoverished orphans in developing countries
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1,500 families and children
Programs: Shelter Child Sponsorship Program, Hope Education Program

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our family group loved our experience with Back 2 Back. There was a great balance of work projects as well as interaction with the children at the children's home. The debriefing time is a wonderful opportunity to process thoughts and emotions of the day. We loved the intentional discussion as family. The staff are all such high quality people and we loved getting to hear more of their stories and the behind the scenes stories going on in children's lives and other people's lives impacted by the ministry! Thank you for such wonderful opportunities.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

We have been privileged to serve with Back2Back in Monterey about 5 times. We have gone on family trips with our 5 children. Each trip has been such a growing experience for each of us as we serve the orphans and the Rio communities. We were thoroughly impressed with the quality of the staff as well as the structure and efficiency of managing a variety of groups working and traveling to different children's homes or rio communities to serve. It has been awesome to see the impact of the care and love given to the children and various communities empowering and changing lives.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing transformation not only in individual lives but even within some of the rio communities as well as some of the children's homes over the years.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I have several of our kids and we honestly cannot think of anything we would change. I would like to see opportunities for people who have gone on trips to remain connected to the organization by giving, serving, or praying.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I went with a group to Monterrey, Mexico and served with the Back2Back staff at several of the children's homes. Each and every staff member was filled with a love for God and orphans. They truly are examples of "Preach the gospel always. Use words if necessary." They needed no words. My 13 year old daughter was with me and she can't wait to become an intern when she is older. Whether we were cleaning, painting, or playing with the kids...the staff were models of we are the hands and feet of Christ. Can't wait to go back!!!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Monterrey, Mexico.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

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Rating: 5 stars  

Back2Back is a tremendous resource to orphans and the poor in Mexico. They do a fantastic job of making short-term missions trips to Mexico a reality for our church. We enjoy a great partnership with them and take at least two trips per year. As a missions pastor, I heartily endorse Back2Back as a great agency doing first-class work. They are organized, detailed and they always keep the main thing the main thing, which is this case is creating mission experiences that benefit both the orphans and the poor of Mexico, as well as the short-term mission team members too. Take a trip with Back2Back - you'll never be the same!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Personally, I found the staff to be excellent and caring. They made the ministry as accessible as possible to our team (largely non-Spanish speakers) and we had a really fun week of ministry. The kids were blessed too - I think... In all it was a great experience.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I don't think it would be my place to recommend changes - they have thought of almost everything!

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Rating: 5 stars  

My name is Rita Haworth and my family and I have been serving with Back2Back Ministries since 2006. Over the years we have been blessed to serve as the hands and feet of Jesus. Were involved in many projects such as painting, building houses, medical centers, a school, outdoor fireplaces, building picnic tables, cleaning the childrens rooms, and most of all building relationships with the children of Monterrey Mexico. We have been blessed in so many ways through this minisitry, we are closer to God, we share the gospel more and have seen Gods promise of being a father to the fatherless.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've seen communities with no hope and over the years back2back has built relationships with them. Soup kitchens have been build and weekly meals are served to hundreds of Gods people.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None, I believe they only follow Gods vision. They pray before making choices and wait on God to answer.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

none

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I have made friends from many different places in the country who enjoy serving the lord.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

blessed

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

As an Intern in India with Back2Back, I had the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Christ. Back2Back builds partnerships with national orphan care organizations who share their vision: Care for today- Hope for tomorrow, to empower individual orphans and their communities. Whether our days were spent painting fingernails, playing duck-duck-goose or getting down and dirty cleaning a facility - orphans were shown the love of Christ.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

engaging my passion for serving and loving God's orphans!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Although in most cases there is always room for improvement- I struggle to find something that needs change. Keep up the good work!

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Rating: 5 stars  

What a great trip! I went with 5 of my girl friends. It was an awesome opportunity to help others as well and reflect on my own life. The staff did a great job to make us feel welcome, needed and to grow.

Loved having the opportunity to be a part of such a great organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Saw the long term impact they were able to have in the lives of children.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

start something locally

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been on the short term missions trips with Back2Back Ministries in Monterrey Mexico three times in the past few years. I loved working in the Children's Homes and playing with the kids. The staff and all they do is amazing. I can't wait to go back soon.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my faith, my whole life

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Do nothing.

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Rating: 5 stars  

We have gone 3 times to Monterrey mexico with B2B. We have found the impact this organization is making on the children and its volunteers is truly remarkable. After serving in El Rio a shanty town we found a connection of hope by supplying simple needs of food and encouragement to the residents. My children were also touched at the poverty they lived in realizing that we could make an impact on there lives has helped them not only appreciate the opportunities they have, but also taking advantages of the opportunities to give.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In the way that I view the world and my responsibility to being avaliable to give.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Invite more people, and try to reach more of the children in making the transition from grade school to highschool education

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Rating: 5 stars  

In 2008 I went to Back2 Back in Monterrey Mexico. It was a wonderful experience working with some of the orphans and with building projects. The staff was wonderful ! I hope someday to return. It was an eye opening experience for me. It actually helped me to realize that God was calling me into ministry. Thank you Back 2 Back.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

After returning home, I realized that God was calling me into full time ministry.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would like to see them give some monetary support to the missionaries.

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Rating: 5 stars  

After going on several mission trips to Back2Back Ministries in Monterrey, Mexico, I decided it was time to organize trips, so that others could have this same experience. No other mission organization offers the variety of experiences, the help with organization, and the personal spiritual growth opportunities that B2B provides. Many of the group members continue to support B2B and the orphans B2B serves by returning and giving financially to allow these chlldren to see how much God truly cares for them. In recent months I was able to experience a mission trip to B2B Nigeria, and came home knowing that the model for ministry that B2B uses is one that pleases God in all areas.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

serving with them and providing opportunities for others to serve in a meaningful way. Serving with B2B has made me aware of the true call that God puts on each of our lives when He said in Acts 1:8 that we are to serve........ everywhere.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

begin a prayer line that would keep participants aware of the needs, concerns and praises of B2B. This would provide another way to keep us involved and supporting the needs of the orphan child.

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