Teen Discovers in Himself the Person He Wants to Be

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At 13, Alex was getting into trouble. A neighbor had taken him to a Christian Science Sunday School from ages 5-10, but he stopped attending and started hanging out with a “rough crowd,” as he describes it. Between acting out at home, smoking and other harmful choices, he had become someone else. “It wasn’t really …

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Finding Her Voice

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The quiet girl Stephanie Johnson taught in her Sunday School class attended only sporadically. She had a hard time getting a ride to church and often joined the class via Skype. “She was also a child who found it very difficult to put her thoughts into words, and then get them out of her mouth,” …

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Finding Joy

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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

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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

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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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