As we sit well into the first quarter of the year, we see many concerns about coronavirus. Something unknown less than 6 months ago is now completely famous, and reminding us all of how fragile life is. We are but a vapor, says the Scriptures, here for a little while and then gone. It’s a good reminder to make the most of the time He gives us!
This is exactly why I’m writing to you now – to encourage you to make the most of your opportunities this summer! One way you can do that with Man Up and Go is join us on a mission trip to one of our locations around the globe where we do ministry – Ethiopia, Uganda, and the Dominican Republic.
If you’re really adventurous, we definitely have spots for you too! We’ll be going on our 5th annual RAGBRAI Bike-Across-Iowa mission trip fundraiser in July, as well as Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for the Kids again next February (2021) – now is the time to commit!
I’m typing this letter as I’m waiting for my flight to Uganda. We’ve partnered with Wheaton College, my alma mater, to take a combined 25 football players from there and Morningside College in Iowa on a mission trip for their spring break. It’s incredible that these guys are willing to serve on the equator versus party at the beach.
Over the last two years, 12 college athletes have chosen to sponsor kids in our Child Sponsorship Program. These guys aren’t just going to Africa for a photo op – they are looking for ways to join in what God is already doing.
Please be praying for us this next week!
CEO, Man Up and Go Isaiah 1:17
If you live in the greater Tampa Bay area, please make room in your schedule for Saturday, March 28th! We have partnered with Focus on the Family to bring their Wait No More event to Tampa that day from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Since the Bay area is ranked #1 and #2 in terms of counties with the most children in foster care, the need is so great! You will be equipped and learn:
* How to become an adoptive of foster parent
* How to serve those who have already adopted or are currently fostering
The event is FREE and that comes with a Chick-fil-A lunch, but you must register. Please register by clicking the link below and tell your friends! We believe it’s going to be a great day for Jesus and for our kids.
This is Shakirah. Shakirah is a student at Bethel Junior School in Uganda. She along with several other sponsored children were hand delivered gifts and letters from their sponsors by our team that is in Uganda this week.
We love working with our partners in Uganda and the Dominican Republic to provide basic care (and extra nuggets of love) for children who wouldn’t otherwise have it.
We still have many children who need to be sponsored. Will you pray about sponsoring one today?
SPONSOR A CHILD TODAY
We have several upcoming events in the Southwest Missouri and the greater Tampa area for you to check out.
Take a look at all of our events and see how you can join in the Fight for the Fatherless!