Every year in July a Man Up and Go team gathers together in western Iowa to embark on a week long journey called RAGBRAI. The team will start on Sunday, July 23 in Sioux City, Iowa and end up in Davenport, Iowa on Saturday, July 29. This year’s RAGBRAI event is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary. Man Up and Go will be riding as a team for it’s 9th year.
The team this year consists of five guys from the Tampa, FL area and 4 guys from the Springfield, MO area. They are gathering together for the purpose of sharing the mission of Man Up and Go. As the team is riding through small towns, serving people along the way, and enjoying the festivities they are talking about the “Fight for the Fatherless”.
The “Fight for the Fatherless” looks different for everyone. For some it means stepping up in your own home to be a better father and for others it’s serving as a mentor to a foster youth. Whatever role you are playing, please know that God smiles down on the genuine efforts we put into breaking the cycle of generational fatherlessness.
So as the team is riding across the state of Iowa in an effort to raise awareness of fatherlessness please take a moment to say a prayer for them. Not only pray for them but ask the Lord what He would have you do. Isaiah 1:17 implores us to “defend the cause of the orphans”. So what are you doing to fight for the fatherless?
Join us on all of our social media platforms to follow the journey of our team. We will be posting videos and pictures to highlight what’s happening throughout the week.
-The Man Up RAGBRAI team