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Beth Guckenberger shares her inspiration for starting an international orphan care ministry

Beth Guckenberger: “My husband Todd and I were serving at an orphanage. The kids hadn’t had meat in a year so we decided to make them hamburgers,” she recalled. “I started to notice that the preschoolers kept coming up to get more and more hamburgers before disappearing. I was curious, so I followed them.”

“These children,” she continued, “were lifting up their mattresses and hiding the burgers underneath them for another day. I called my husband over, and that was a defining moment for both of us. We couldn’t unsee that scene, and we knew at that moment we were called to ministry.”

Today, Back2Back Ministries is an international orphan care ministry serving abandoned, orphaned and impoverished children in Mexico, Nigeria, India, and Haiti. The ministry reflects Guckenberger’s dedication to her favorite Bible verse, Zechariah 4:10: “Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin.” […]


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Cee Harmon is founder of Elevate Christian Network and Elevate Your Potential Magazine. He enjoys helping people improve the quality of their lives - spirit, soul, and body.
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