The following was written by Kaela, a 20-year old from Tarpon Springs (FL) who scraped and clawed the finances together to go on this trip. Her testimonial reveals it was definitely worth it!
I want to take some time to thank all of the people that helped me get to Africa. I also want to thank the amazing Man Up and Go team members for sharing this experience with me and being so welcoming onto the team. Most of all I want to thank the extraordinary men and women I met in Africa for showing us unbelievable hospitality and kindness. This experience has forever changed my heart and has given me a whole new purpose and direction I want to take my life. God has worked wonders through this trip and I am forever greatful for all involved. It’s frustrating because words simply cannot explain my experience or personal and spiritual growth that occurred during this trip. My heart is full of gratitude and love and my mind is buzzing with ideas to bring to the table next year. I will be back, and for much longer next time. God has lit a blazing fire in my heart. Let the planning begin! “Through love, serve one another” (Galatians 5:13).