Testimonials

The stories we receive are touching and meaningful, and at the heart of each is absolute proof that DiscoveryBound’s programs are effectively accomplishing our mission of “Opening Windows to God.”

Finding Joy

Categories: Participant Stories
When Noel attended his first DiscoveryBound Outreach event, he was coming off a rough year. He had been in a skateboard accident the summer before 8th grade that landed him in the hospital for a week. His friends had started drinking and using marijuana, leading to his isolation when he refused. And at school, his …

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Standing Solidly in Truth

Categories: Participant Stories
Each class in the National Leadership Council goes on an adventure trip in the second year of the program. This two-week trip, mostly outdoors in an environment unfamiliar to the teens, is designed to strengthen each student’s trust in God individually and as part of a supportive group. Corrina saw how that trust results in …

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Revealing the Servant Leader Within

Categories: Participant Stories
Great leaders – whether Christ Jesus or the teacher in your neighborhood school – inspire others to act by their example. Ricardo, who lives in Guatemala with his wife and daughter, has been an inspiration to Rachel, a student in the DiscoveryBound National Leadership Council (NLC) 2018C class. Rachel met Ricardo during the service trip …

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The Blessings of Choosing to Engage

Categories: Participant Stories
Mackenzie’s search for a community of friends who love Christian Science started in a trash can. Her mother, Aimee, had thrown away a DiscoveryBound Outreach flier inviting teens to a weekend event in Boston. “It looked interesting so I picked it up,” Mackenzie says. “I had asked her a few years earlier if she wanted to …

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The Mentor/Mentee Relationship: What Makes It Successful?

Categories: Participant Stories
Will Adler and his parents
When an 8th grader commits to the DiscoveryBound National Leadership Council (NLC), the student is embraced in a support structure designed for the greatest growth in servant leadership and spirituality. In addition to two adult leaders per class, an adult mentor for each teen – often chosen by the student from his or her close …

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