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.”

Unified Through Service and Prayer

Categories: Participant Stories
One summer morning, Shane Witters Hicks found himself running a new route that took him through mountain neighborhoods to a scenic, natural overlook of his hometown of Golden, Colorado. While taking in the majesty of the moment, Shane was hit with an “indescribably strong and passionate feeling” that gave him “a powerful sense of perspective,” …

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The Blessings of a Loving Community

Categories: Participant Stories
When Nette Bemis and her church – First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Elyria, Ohio – reached out with food and clothing to families in a low-income apartment facility, they also offered to take one of the girls to Sunday School. Soon, this student started to bring her friends. It wasn’t long before Nette and …

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Learning to Express, Not Impress

Categories: Participant Stories
In the beginning, it was all about skiing for Samantha. She had never participated in a DiscoveryBound Outreach activity and was apprehensive about the 2015 New Hampshire Winter Weekend. “I didn’t know anyone else going other than my cousin and wasn’t sure how the weekend was going to play out,” Samantha says. “I was signing …

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Being a Healer in the World, But Not of the World

Categories: Participant Stories
In the third year of the National Leadership Council program, teens go on a service trip to gain a broader perspective on what it means to be a global citizen. Brooke, who graduated from the NLC at this February’s All Class Retreat at the A/U Ranches, says she experienced “one of the most inspiring moments …

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From Skiing to Biking, Love Triumphs

Categories: Participant Stories
At a DiscoveryBound (DB) Outreach Winter Weekend in New Hampshire a few years ago, Ben and his sister, Jessica, didn’t know anyone. They had never participated in a DB event. They didn’t know how to ski. But the moment they arrived, they were eagerly welcomed by a swarm of other teens. “The second I met …

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