Posts Tagged ‘discipleship’

Interested in an Internship with Back2Back?

September 16, 2011

Back2Back summer interns gain practical hands-on ministry experience by serving at our sites in Mexico, India and Nigeria.  Interns work alongside Back2Back staff members and assist behind-the-scenes to host summer mission trip groups.  Interns help to facilitate daily work projects at local orphanages and outreaches to impoverished communities, contributing to our mission of providing care for today and hope for tomorrow to orphans. The program includes discipleship and leadership training directed by Back2Back staff members.   Back2Back offers options in terms of length; selected candidates can request to intern for one-month or two-months.

All internship positions are unpaid.

The deadline for Mexico summer 2012 internship applications is October 21, 2011.  The deadline for Nigeria and India internship applications is October 7, 2011.

Interested? Email Chelsie Puterbaugh at chelsie@back2backministries.org to request an application for a Mexico internship.  Contact Chris Ramos at ramos@back2backministries.org to request an application for an India or Nigeria internship.
 
Hannah Cessler (far right), Back2Back India 2009 summer intern

Back2Back India summer intern ministers to local girls.

 
Back2Back 2009 intern spends time with a local girl in Nigeria

Back2Back Nigeria intern spends time with a local girl in Nigeria.

2009 Nigeria intern hanging out with a girl from the village near the Back2Back Nigeria base

A Nigeria intern spends time with a girl in the village near Back2Back Nigeria.

 
During a work project

Interns participate in crucial work projects at the children's homes we serve.

Spending time with the children

Interns make meaningful relationships with the children we serve.

One-on-one time with the children

Interns enjoy one-on-one time with the children we serve.

An Interview with Christy Ross, Back2Back Mexico Staff

January 20, 2011

Starting this month, we will be featuring interviews with various Back2Back staff members, highlighting one to two individuals on the field each month.

Christy Ross, at a recent birthday party for the children of ERJ children's home

How do you serve with Back2Back?

Christy: I am on staff in Monterrey, Mexico. I am the captain of the Casa Hogar Birthday Program here in Monterrey. I am in charge of planning birthday parties every few months at six of the children’s homes that we work with and making sure each child is given a birthday gift. I spend time organizing gifts, buying gifts, picking out a specific gift for each child, ordering/picking up cakes at the local grocery store, coordinating days with the captain to have a party at each home while a group is here, and, if I am able, I go to oversee the birthday party.

I also spend my time by building relationships with the older girls at Casa Hogar Douglas. I visit them at the home to help with English homework, I talk with them, play games and do crafts together, and occasionally bring them over to the Back2Back campus to do something fun and different.

I am also available to help with other miscellaneous projects. I am a mentor for one of the high school girls in the Hope Program and I work with groups occasionally.

Why did you decide to begin serving with Back2Back?

Christy: I have been involved with Back2Back for many years. My first mission trip to Monterrey, Mexico with Back2Back was in 1999. After that first trip, I felt like I left a piece of my heart there and felt God calling me back each year. My relationships with kids grew each time and I continued to see so much need. I knew I wanted to be involved in a bigger way someday. My husband and I both have a heart to work with kids and we strongly believe that God calls each of us to minister to orphans and widows and to be His hand and feet to others. Through our dating period, we prayed a lot about our future and how God would lead us. We were married in August 2005 and a year later a position opened up in Monterrey and we knew that God was calling us there. We moved to Mexico in January 2007 and are thankful to be serving the Lord here by ministering to the abandoned and neglected children in Monterrey. We are also blessed to be working with Back2Back alongside such a great team.

What part of your job are you most passionate about?  Why?

Christy: I am most passionate about loving and caring for the children that Back2Back ministers to. I love to see how God uses everyone in different ways by the talents and abilities that He gives us.  I love seeing felt needs of people being taken care of.

One part of my role that I enjoy most is being at the birthday parties for the kids and getting to see their excitement as they receive a gift that was picked out specifically for them. Kids living in children’s homes share everything and rarely have people to celebrate their birthday with them and that is why we have groups participate in this, by playing with the child and their new toys and giving them special attention.

What is something that God has shown you or taught you over the past year through your experiences with Back2Back?

Christy: Through the past year, God has been teaching me to really trust Him and know that He is in control. No matter what the situation is, I know that I need to remember that He cares about the details of our lives and is in control.

Interested in an Internship with Back2Back?

July 30, 2009

Back2Back summer interns gain practical hands-on ministry experience by serving at our sites in Monterrey, Mexico; Jos, Nigeria; or Hyderabad, India.  Interns work alongside Back2Back staff members and assist behind-the-scenes to host summer mission trip groups.  Interns help to facilitate daily work projects at local orphanages and outreaches to impoverished communities, contributing to our mission of providing care for today and hope for tomorrow to orphans. The program includes discipleship and leadership training directed by Back2Back staff members.   Back2Back offers options in terms of length; selected candidates can request to intern for one-month or two-months.

Intern applicants must have participated in a week-long mission trip at the ministry base where they wish to intern and possess a mature Christian faith. Interns are required to be 17 years or older and have completed their junior year of high school at the time of the internship.  Priority is given to applicants 18 years and older.  All internship positions are unpaid.

The deadline for Mexico summer 2010 internship applications is October 31, 2009.  The deadline for Nigeria and India internship applications is October 15, 2009.

Interested? Email Chelsie Puterbaugh at chelsie@back2backministries.org to request an application for a Mexico internship.  Contact Chris Ramos at ramos@back2backministries.org to request an application for an India or Nigeria internship.
Hannah Cessler (far right), Back2Back India 2009 summer intern

Hannah Cessler (far right), Back2Back India 2009 summer intern

A few of the July 2009 Mexico summer interns during an evening out

A few of the July 2009 Mexico summer interns during an evening out

Nigeria staff and interns (left to right): Angela Ramos (staff), Sara Dundon, Amanda Shrom, Corrie Guckenberger (staff), Stephanie Hasso, Tina Black

Nigeria staff with a few of the summer 2009 interns (left to right): Angela Ramos (staff), Sara Dundon, Amanda Shrom, Corrie Guckenberger (staff), Stephanie Hasso, Tina Black

Zach Nachazel with Abigail at a Nigerian children's home that Back2Back partners with

Zach Nachazel, 2009 Back2Back Nigeria intern, with Abigail at a Nigerian children's home

Back2Back 2009 intern spends time with a local girl in Nigeria

Back2Back 2009 intern, Stephanie Hasso, spends time with a local girl in Nigeria

2009 Nigeria intern hanging out with a girl from the village near the Back2Back Nigeria base

Sara Dundon, 2009 summer intern, holds Amina, a little girl at a children's home & school with which Back2Back Nigeria partners

Emily Greider, a summer 2009 intern, along with Tim Couch, Back2Back Mexico staff member

Emily Greider, a summer 2009 intern, along with Tim Couch, Back2Back Mexico staff member

Emilee (back row, center), a 2009 Back2Back Mexico intern, along with Becca Gantz (right)

Emilee (back row, center), a 2009 Back2Back Mexico intern, along with Becca Gantz (right)

Shawn, a summer 2009 intern, at a work project in Monterrey

Shawn, a summer 2009 intern, at a work project in Monterrey

Some of the June 2009 interns and B2B staff members enjoying a night out at Fede's Tacos

Some of the June 2009 interns and B2B staff members enjoying a night out at Fede's Tacos

Rita Haworth (left) & Emily Geib (right), two of our July 2009 interns

Rita Haworth (left) & Emily Geib (right), two of our July 2009 interns

Helping out during a concrete project

Helping out during a concrete project

During a work project

Shawn Gerber during a work project

Spending time with the children

Quin Bergh with a new friend

One-on-one time with the children

Adam Gellenbeck spending one-on-one time with a child