Our Mission

To shape a better future for orphans by making Jesus known, being a father to the fatherless, and equipping each man to take personal responsibility for his faith, family, and community. We want to see Less Orphans, More Families.

ENERGIZE the Church.  

Since 2011, we’ve had the privilege of leading over 300 men, women, teens, and organizations of all walks of life on missions trips around the globe to care for orphans and widows in their distress (James 1:27).  In addition to our teams to Ethiopia, Uganda, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic, we have biked-across-Iowa to bring awareness to the plight of orphans and to serve at churches along the way. We’re not trying to replace the church; we’re trying to be the Church, and energize others to get on board with God’s initiatives in the lives of those who are most vulnerable. 

Every time we serve on a missions trip, we hear from our ministry partners, “There’s something different about Man Up teams.”  Why is that?  Very simply, it’s because men are leading the charge with an energy, love, and unbridled passion that most men are too proud to show. We don’t say that with arrogance, but rather a deep humility that only comes from having known the love of our Heavenly Father first. It is He who inspires us to mirror that love towards others, and in the end, our prayer is that it’s contagious!   

You don’t have to go on a missions trip, however, to answer the call to LOVE BIG on the fatherless in obedience to James 1:27.  Contact Us today to see how you to can join us in fighting for the fatherless.