International Experiences

Discovery was birthed and foundationally established the first year of Valor, by the work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of our students through the loving service to the “untouchables” in Kolkata, India. By the anointing of the hand of God, Discovery has exponentially expanded and provided opportunities for students to serve on 87 different international experiences in the slums, jungles, villages, islands, plains, dumps, beaches and urban areas of 25 countries on 6 continents.  Discovery International offers a broad spectrum of intercultural learning, immersion, development and service experiences to help students learn to love to serve. They are able to use their unique gifts and abilities to grow and be transformed spiritually, relationally, emotionally, and academically so that they may transform the world by being the “Hands and Feet” of Christ. International experiences empower students to engage worldviews, people, places, cultures and religions as they serve the needs of people without food, clean water, clothing, medical attention and education or who are marginalized and dying spiritually, economically and physically.  Valor freshman through graduating seniors are encouraged to apply and serve internationally, on an academic, compassion, sports, arts, medical, or language immersion experience.

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Discovery International News

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 […]

Lessons Learned in Puerto Cabezas

A little more than 3,250 miles southeast of Denver is Puerto Cabezas, a small municipality on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua. For years Valor Christian High School teams have been working with Pastor Earl Bowie to share the love of Christ with more than 100 orphaned and abandoned children at Casa Bernabe Orphanage, Verbo Church […]

Discovery Thailand Video

For Valor Christian student Jilian Buretz, video of a life-changing experience in Thailand could never tell of the meaningful ways her heart was moved and eyes opened during two weeks of ministry. No, six minutes of footage won’t show the ways God reveals himself through service and relationships. Still, the sophomore put together a moving […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Discovery Service Hour Requirements

Starting in the fall of 2017, Discovery will require all freshmen and sophomores to complete and submit Discovery-approved service hours for application and consideration for all Discovery experiences. Additionally, this policy will be in place for all grades beginning in the fall of 2018. 2017-18 mandatory pre-approved Discovery hours for freshman & sophomore Discovery experience […]

A Student Perspective of Discovery

Valor Christian senior Blake Buchanan has had plenty of opportunity to serve in his time as a Valor student. Through experiences in Denver, Guatemala and Nepal, Blake has gained an invaluable perspective on the importance of service, missions and evangelism, even as his own faith has grown. In this video, Blake talks about the things […]