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Shane's Experience [Video]

Check out the video below from 2016 participant Shane, speaking about his first time in Uganda and his experience with both Man Up and Go and the people in country.           Read More

A Full Heart

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… Read More

Sheridan's Experience [Video]

Check out the video below from 2016 participant Sheridan, speaking about her June 2016 trip to Uganda with both Man Up and Go.   Read More

Not So Different

The following was written by Susan, a single-mother from the Tampa area who has been to Ethiopia before, but this was her first visit to Uganda.  The biggest piece of the trip that has grabbed hold and begun to take root is the women. The time we spent with the village women in Pallisa, I could have… Read More

God Is Moving in Uganda

The following testimonial comes from Levi, a bona fide Cowboy from Kansas, who brought his rope with him to illustrate the Gospel message on a 2016 Man Up and Go trip.  While I was in Uganda I was impressed by the people's desire to learn more about God and their willingness to accept him as their Savior.… Read More

Open to the Gospel

The following was written by Tom, a business owner from outside of St. Louis, after reflecting on his experience on a 2016 Man Up and Go trip to Uganda. I think what impacted me about Uganda was how open it is to the Gospel. The West has grown bored, or worse yet resistant to the Gospel, but here is… Read More

Even Travel Days are Full of Adventure

The following was written by one of our trip leaders, Eric, about a day-in-the-life of a Man Up trip to Uganda. Eric is a Sports Physical Therapist from Iowa and went to Africa in 2012 with Man Up.  Here he recounts a travel day during June 2014 trip, as told on his blog, We Were Made 2B Courageous. Every… Read More


The following was written by Vicki, a mother of two and Account Executive at an insurance brokerage in Clearwater, Florida. Vicki came on our May/June trip this year and it was her second time Africa with Man Up. Well, it has been exactly 58 days since my return from my second mission trip to Africa… Read More

Was it Worth it?

This following was written by Peter, a married father of four and General Manager at a concrete production facility in Kansas. He went on our May/June Man Up Missions trip to Uganda.  Here are his reflections of the impact of this trip.  As I have taken the time to reflect on the Man Up trip I finally… Read More

Babies Holding Babies

The following was written by a 19-year old student-athlete named Tyler, who accompanied us on our May-June trip. These are his words regarding the impact of a Man Up Missions Trip.  I am currently on the last leg of our flight home and with 3 hours of free time to spare I can’t think of a better time… Read More

Man Up for Children in Africa

The following was written by Stephen, a father of two adopted children from Ethiopia and a Man Up and Go board member.  Stephen lives in Bryan, Texas, with his wife Wynne and their two children.  When I decided to Man Up 2 years ago and go on a mission international I was gloriously ruined for the gospel. … Read More

Blessed to be a Part

The following testimonial was written by Justus, a college student who has been on multiple trips to Africa. He also helped lead our inaugural Man Up and Go trip to Nicaragua.  Man up has impacted me greatly. I always wanted to go on a trip to Africa but man up was the place God wanted me. I got to serve… Read More

God-Aligned Passion

The following was written by Mark, a husband and father of two, after going to Africa for the first time; Mark now sits on the Board of Man Up and Go.  Man Up and Go's mission is to decrease the fatherless population across the world by discipling men to be the spiritual leader that they were called… Read More

Reconciling Two Worlds

(The following post is written by Man Up and Go Champion Matt Palmer, who also sits on the Board of Man Up and Go. Read more about Matt's Bio HERE.) There was a quote on the wall in one of the houses in which we stayed, and it said, "Traveling: It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller." Well,… Read More