Discovering Mission in Haiti

Clement Stone once said, “When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.” Just a few years ago, Mia McLaughlin walked the halls of Valor. The then-junior laughed, studied, played and worked. Like most students, she worried about […]

Discovery Haiti Video & Pictures

“When I went to Haiti last year I saw deprivation in every way. I saw people who in the worlds’ eyes had nothing but who were so full of love and were so giving. The littlest things meant the world to them. I fell in love with the Haitian people on both of my trips, […]

110,000 Miles of Service

If ever there was a month that prompts us to get out and get away it’s March. Each year, nature springs to life and temperatures warm during March, ushering in a restlessness to get outside and get away from winter’s dreary grind. Across the country, thousands and thousands of students look ahead to leisurely spring […]

Finding Joy and Purpose in Haiti

Last spring, a group of Valor students traveled with Discovery to Haiti. Their purpose: to share Christ’s selfless love with children and widows around the Central Plateau communities of Mirebalais and Thomassique. In partnership with Hope Rising Haiti, the team hosted a ladies retreat, built a home, served children in an orphanage, hosted a sports […]

Back to the Bahamas

In the spring of 2010, a group of 20 Valor students and leaders flew from Denver to Nassau, Bahamas for Discovery’s first-ever trip to the islands. Seven months later, 17 more set sail with Bahamas Sailing Adventures, swiftly establishing a tradition Discovery would continue for years to come. In just six years, Discovery Bahamas has […]

Discovery Bahamas Recap with Elleon Dobias

Over Fall Break, 18 Valor students led by Economics teacher Mr. Gutschick and Math teacher Mrs. Shallenberger flew into Nassau, the capital city of the Bahamas. They spent the next 8 days helping to sail the boat through the Islands to Eleuthera, Current Island and more, with Captain Steve and his wife, Captain Barb. Junior […]