A Lesson on Service from a College Essay

Last fall, 2018 graduate Emma Carter submitted the following essay to the admissions staff at Texas A&M University. The essay prompt: You’ve got a ticket in your hand – Where will you go? What will you do? What will happen when you get there? Emma, now a freshman at MidAmerica Nazarene University, answered from her heart – […]

Discovery Kenya Video

In two summer weeks in Kenya, the 2018 Discovery team led VBS for 1,500 children, served orphans and widows, performed service work, traversed Nairobi slums, hung out with elephants and lions, and had their hearts completely broken and healed, all at once. Take a peek into this impactful Africa experience.

Discovery Dominican Video

In the summer of 2018, Valor Basketball traveled with Discovery to the Dominican Republic. Their work with Score International included ministry through basketball, but it also had the team serving and loving people young and old across the island. The lessons learned were impactful, and hearts were moved beyond measure. Check out the team’s video […]

Discovery Peru Video

“I think I really grew as a person both in my character and spiritually. I still see the trip affecting how I live my life and I hope it continues to do that. This really uncovered my desire to serve and help others.” Check out this year’s Discovery Peru video, brought to you by Lost […]

Finding Unconditional Love in Rwanda

For Valor senior Jackson Farmar, high school looks and sounds a lot like it should. Spend a little time talking to him and you’ll learn that school-work, sports and social demands outline the rhythms of his days – as is the case for nearly any American teenager who will spend the coming months traversing a […]

Alaska Lessons About a Joyful God

Every year, hundreds of Discovery students travel the world to serve in Christ’s name. Their experiences take them to countries across the globe, through slums and orphanages, poverty and brokenness. More often than not, those places prompt incredible heart transformation – offering an opportunity to meet God in the people and places that challenge in […]

Discovery Zion Video

In the summer of 2018, a team of Valor Christian students and leaders trekked Zion National Park in Utah. Their adventures led them to service to the National Park, but it also brought new perspective. Watch the team video to capture an idea of the ways God revealed Himself to the group through the beauty […]

Discovery Navajo Nation Video

This summer’s Discovery Navajo Nation team proved you don’t need to travel the globe to reflect the glory of God. Watch the team’s video to get a glimpse of the joy they both brought and experienced through VBS and service projects in Farmington, NM.

A Passion for Missions Fueled in Honduras

For Valor Christian sophomore Jasmin Park, the simple act of going to school in Colorado is an adventure. Still, when it came time to apply for her first Discovery experience, the international student from Korea leaped at the opportunity that awaited her in Honduras. For Jasmin it was about more than travel to places she’d […]

Planting Seeds in Denver

For the Discovery Denver team, this spring’s lessons on loving your neighbor were both meaningful and impactful. The group’s five-day experience working with City Service Missions faced encounters with homelessness, cultural diversity and general urban problems. By leaning into their experience, the Valor students had their hearts moved as they walked in the shoes of […]