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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

24 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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!!!!

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.

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!!

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.

Julie M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been to Monterrey to serve with Back2Back 2 times. They do such a good job of providing opportunities that not only help the orphans but also encourage you to grow so that it is much more then just an experience. Me and my family are different because of serving with Back2Back Ministries.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I went on my first trip with B2B in 2006. I was in high school at the time, just a student wanting to get involved, and do something good. What I wasnt prepared for was the experience that God had for me in Monterrey. He completely transformed my Heart and changed my life through not just a personal ministry, but in reaching out to others and sharing his Gospel! Back2Back is a ministry that goes deep rather than wide as Todd Guckenberger, Exec Dir. always says. They believe in digging deep into the heart of the orphan, and sharing the love of God with them, not through the name of their ministry, but literially through the word of God! Ever since my first trip, I have been an intern during each summer with B2B. I have loved working alongside the B2B staff in serving Christ, and the orphan child. This summer I will be going on summer staff and diving deeper into this great ministry! God has done so many great things through B2B and I know that he has a huge plan for what is to come!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have known about Back 2 Back for a while, as my family has been involved in various ways throughout the years. Last spring I got the opportunity to visit their homes in Monterrey and I was blown away by the dedication of the organization, the professionalism and the total, honest and self-sacrificing love they have for the kids there. It is an organization rooted in the message and call of Jesus and they get to the heart of the matter-- serving kids and making their lives better.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of serving with Back2Back on 5 short-term mission trips over the past 6 years. This ministry is absolutely dedicated to serving the orphan and partnering with the locals to accomplish that goal. They have proven to me that they are dedicated stewards of the funds they have been able to obtain. I heartily endorse Back2Back and encourage anyone to feel that their donation dollars are being used wisely and to eternal benefits. As I heard it put on one of my trips, "Sometimes sharing God's love with an orphan is simply painting their nails."

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the opportunity to serve on several mission trips with Back2Back Ministries over the last 12 years and it has been an incredible experience. I have participated on group trips, family trips, and I have a trip with several co-workers scheduled this spring. The staff is wonderful and the work they do to give orphans an opportunity for education and a career is ground-breaking. Not only does Back2Back provide for the basic immediate needs of the orphans through food, clothing and shelter, but they also give the kids an opportunity to earn an education and build a career. This system helps to break the negative cycle, give hope, and build up a new generation of former-orphans who can give back and be a positive example.

Back2Back has an amazing campus in Monterrey, Mexico with several acres, dormitories, clean drinking water, and even fun things like a soccer field and swimming pool! Their campus is a refreshing place to rest and recharge each evening after working and serving alongside the Back2Back staff each day.

If you are looking for a non-profit that is focused on effectively caring for orphans in less-fortunate areas of the world and providing an opportunity for them to break the cycle and get an education, I strongly recommend Back2Back Ministries!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Back2Back was a life changing experience. Spiritually, it helped our entire family grow closer to one another, God, and those in need. The organization of the trip itself was run flawlessly from start to finish. Their was not a portion of the trip that was accounted for from the pick up and drop off at the airport, to our daily stewardship. From morning to night we came together and used our energies to grow closer to Jesus and come to the aid of others. My favorite part was watching my children (9 and 11 yrs) grow from fearful when seeing the children in need, to embracing them and showing them the gift of love. We hope to return and continue our spiritual journey as well as embrace the gift of what Back2Back has given to so many.