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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

Community Stories

33 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 3

I think 100.00 a month is a lot for 1 child in an underprivileged country. And each child is supposed to have 2 sponsors and then they still ask for donations for the building that houses the orphans.

Donor

Rating: 5

Help for today. Hope for tomorrow. It is a privilege to support the mission of Back2Back.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!!!!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

1 Diane F.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Back To Back is the best non profit I work with. I often explain their model to other groups I work with because it is run so professionaly.
And the people that work for them have passion for their cause's like no other organization.
My son volunteered for a month last summer and came back a better young man. He had a great experience.

kristinmb

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been a youth pastor for over 17 years now and led over 20 mission trips. I took a group of youth to India with Back 2 Back summer 2010 and fell in love with this ministry. They are professional, organized, safe and most of all Spirit driven. I trust them 100% and our youth group sponsors two staff now as our ongoing support of Back2Back. We hope to work with them again in the near future! If you are looking for a place for your young people to experience a new culture and make a difference while having their owns lives transformed- this is it! The children are amazing.

Casey F.

Donor

Rating: 5

Along with my wife and our daughter, I took my first short-term mission trip with this ministry in 2007 in order to serve orphans in Monterrey, MX. The depth and meaningfulness of the entire week was beyond anything I'd imagined. We've gone every year since, have been regular donors to the ministry's education program for orphans in Mexico, and advocate for the ministry wherever and however we can. Back2Back is less about relief and more about "release." Release from the sentence that orphans in poverty face with little opportunity to break free of the cycle of orphan creation, by investing into more than just food/clothing for the children. Over the years, I've come to know many of the staff personally and each one is 100% genuine in their love of children and commitment to the ministry's mission and vision. I've also learned that the ministry is an extremely efficienct non-profit, with only 14% of donations going to cover non-program related expenses. I encourage anyone who wants to make a difference in the life of an abandoned child, to roll up their sleeves and get involved with Back2Back.

Donor

Rating: 5

I do alot of business in Mexico and love the people. I did some research on some ministries in Monterrey specfically. I found Back2Back and visited shortly after. What an incredible story this ministry has. Wonderful people who through their love for Christ are making an incredible difference in the lives on so many children. A short flight from Houston, you can go down and volunteer or just make a short visit to see how your donations are helping. Trust me, one visit and you'll be looking to see how you or your company can help this organization.

Tracy S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an awesome organization. The leaders and workers are incredibly selfless. They pour their lives into serving the poor and abondoned in several locations, providing care for today and hope for the future. I have visited their site in Monterrey, Mexico four times and plan to take my family to the Nigeria location this summer. They also provide a terrific environment for their guests to grow in their own relationship with Jesus. The trips our family have made have set us all on a new path of service for God and the people for whom he weeps. My teenage daughters have been changed for life.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to India on a mission with Back2Back. What an incredibly organized, spirit filled mission!! Wonderful people with a wonderful message about our wonderful Lord! I would not hesitate to go on another mission with them!! Awesome!!

Donor

Rating: 5

I have the distinct priviledge of watching and being part of the B2B Mexico mission since the beginning 13 years ago. While my opinion is strongly biased because of my personal relationship with Todd & Beth (I'm Todd's dad) I often brag about what they are doing and the wonderful way they do it. I have lost count of the number of times I have visited B2B in Monterrey. What impresses me most is the fantastic staff doing this ministry.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the priveledge of leading multiple groups to serve with the B2B team in Monterrey. I cannot say enough about the professionalism, orginization,and focus of the entire team. B2B at it's core "bleeds the cause of the orphan". As guest we have always felt informed, cared for and safe. My life, the lives of my family and many volunteers have forever had their lives changed for the better because of our shared experiences with Back 2 Back.