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.

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 […]

Discovery South Africa Video

Valor Christian sophomore Mikey Hardesty traveled with Discovery to South Africa in the spring of 2018 to provide outreach, evangelism and ministry to children and adults in squatter settlements and poverty-stricken areas in and around Capetown and Johannesburg, South Africa. While there, Mikey and his teammates found purpose and meaning in the intentional ways they […]

Discovery Ethiopia Video & Pictures

The 2017 Discovery Ethiopia experience offered students the opportunity to serve alongside medical professionals to meet the medical needs of the Ethiopian people. This special Discovery trip helped students learn – and prompted tremendous growth. Watch and be a part of the transformational experience, and view our pictures here.

An Alumni Life Changed

In 2016, Valor Discovery sent its 100th team into missions for a transformational experience that would change lives in Thailand. This year, the tenth year of Discovery service, 27 teams traveled near and far to share the love of Christ with the world’s poor and disadvantaged. Those teams traveled to countries like Russia, Costa Rica, […]

Lessons Learned in Kenya

This year, a team of 21 returned to the work in Kenya. Alongside HEART Africa and Children of Hope ministries, the group worked with children and widows who are sick, abandoned and poverty-stricken. They visited slums and schools and homes, meeting full hearts and happy faces each time. That was the best part of the […]

Celebrating Tikoling

In the summer of 2009, 27 students and leaders left Valor Christian for Akalo, Uganda. Bound for the remote village in the northern part of Africa, the group would work with Food for the Hungry to serve the community and in its Tikoling School in more lasting ways than they could have hoped. A spark […]