Monterrey 2018

Front Row: Hunter Voshell, Kristina Tracy, Erin Story, Theresa Mell, Dana Hacker, Susan Abbott, Vanessa Gut. Back Row: Kyle Donovan, Clark Stanley, Zach Roy, (World Wide) Wes Brown, Ross Gabbard, Toria Root, Brad Baumer, Karen Tracy.

 

This spring, Impacting Tomorrow had the privilege of serving alongside partner organization, Back2Back Ministries, while on a mission trip to Monterrey, Mexico. Back2Back Ministries is an international Christian non-profit organization dedicated to being a voice for orphans and vulnerable children. Their goal for each child is to experience restoration to a life of purpose in which they become fulfilled and mature Christian adults.

Impacting Tomorrow is the service arm of TaleMed. It was created out of the desire to provide an instrument for making a difference in the lives of those around us and having positive impact on the world, both locally and globally.

Fifteen TaleMed employees left for Monterrey on April 28 and returned to Cincinnati a week later relishing newfound relationships with the children of Monterrey, unforgettable experiences, and a deeper connection with each other.

An Unforgettable Experience

TaleMed’s Human Resource Manager, Toria Root, was on the company’s team who served in Monterrey last year. When the opportunity arose to return to Monterrey a second time, she jumped at the chance. What she discovered was what so many dedicated to the service of others, come to realize: when you strive to have a positive impact on the lives of others, they end up impacting your life even more.

“This was my second year going and this experience was just as life-changing as the last,” Root said, “It’s amazing how much of an impact the children had on us in just one short week.”

A Typical Day at the Orphanage

The team began their days in Trauma Competent Care training lead by the staff at Back2Back Ministries. The training prepared volunteers to interact with the kids in a positive way. Afterward, volunteers were bused out to one of Back2Back’s three orphanages. Once at the site, they were able to play soccer, sing, and hang out with the children.

While they were there, they also installed screens on windows to keep the bugs out and applied stucco to a kitchen ceiling to reduce flooding inside.

The Impact on the Team

Wes Brown, project manager at TaleMed, said this type of work for the orphanage really brought his co-workers together.

“We work together at TaleMed every day. However, nothing compares to the feeling of working together outside the office assisting an orphanage to repair their building for the improved comfort of the children,” Brown said. “Truly an amazing, unforgettable experience.”

Looking Ahead

TaleMed plans on returning back to Monterrey with Back2Back Ministries next year.

“We are incredibly proud to be associated with Back2Back Ministries and the many amazing things they do to better the lives of children,” said Libby Tracy, CEO of TaleMed. “Serving others and having a positive impact, both locally and globally, isn’t just something our company does during normal business hours. It is the core of who we are, what we stand for, and what we do at TaleMed…every hour of every day.”

For more information on the other organizations that Impacting Tomorrow serves, click here.