It was a great week here in Cancún. We were blessed to have a group from The James Fund come down and serve with us. The James Fund is Family Christian Stores’ foundation that is dedicated to serving orphans and widows and allows their employees to take short term missions trips for free! So our group of 14 came from all over the country and were all employees of Family Christian Stores.

As part of their week with us, we spent an entire day at Casa Hogar San Jose, where Anna and I are “Captains In Training”. We were able to introduce the kids to Back2Back’s new Mobile Education Resource Center and the girls all got a couple of books to read on their own and then our staff was able to help them read through some books!

Another wonderful thing we were able to do this past week was celebrate four birthdays that have happened in the last month at San Jose! Ana, Jeny, and the twins, Chave and Sofia all had birthdays in April so we threw a big fiesta and even honored Hermana Polita who is in charge of San Jose.

In the picture above, you can see the little James Fund bears on the table. So the next time you are in a Family Christian Store, and you see the bears that people can buy for an orphan, you will know that those bears really do go directly to orphans all over the world, and sometimes, the FCS employees even get to give them to the kids directly, as they did at San Jose!

Below are the birthday girls, from left to right is Ana, Jeny, then the twins Chave and at the end is Sofia. All of them are eyeballing that chocolate cake!

Chave and Sofia loved their gifts! they got stuffed animals, princess stuff, coloring books, crayons and a few more goodies!

Jeny opening her gifts. It was a blast watching her open them. She is the one who is always wanting to play tickle monster!

And finally, Ana getting into her bag of goodies.

This whole party was able to happen because these girls have Back2Back sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring a child with Back2Back, if you would like to help send a child to school, provide for their daily basic needs, and help make a real and lasting impact you can email us at for more info!

And, we are so thankful for you, our support team, that allows us to be here and work with these kids!

Birthdays & Bears

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