Explore: A Student’s Experience
Explore is more than just a program, it is the opportunity that is not readily available in society today. It gives you the chance to not only experience God’s wonders day after day but also the ability to grow and mature in your faith and your character. Before arriving in Montana I was a little sceptical about whether Explore was right for me, but after this month I am so glad I had this amazing opportunity and I think this program is great for everyone no matter your past experience or physical make-up. With my type one diabetes I was nervous whether it would be an issue with being able to be a part of the team but everyone is very supportive and allows me to do my thing. Throughout the adventures that explore puts you through I have grown to love and deeply appreciate my team members. There is a certain bond you develop pushing each other daily, which I had not ever really had before. It seems in the darkest and coldest moments is when you grow the most not only individually but as a group as well. I feel as though I have already grown substantially in this one month I cannot wait to see what the Lord does in the rest of the year. I am extremely happy with my decision to do the Explore Program this year and I think that everyone with even the slightest interest should go for it and take a year to grow with God and with others.
Mike is in his first year in Explore. He enjoys cooking and rock climbing. Getting the chance to hang out with his team is a huge highlight for him this year. His team loves having him around just as much.