One of Novō’s core values is empowerment. We believe that God has called us to empower His people to create transformative communities which offer healing, wholeness and hope to the hurting and broken people that God has placed on their hearts.
The film below tells the story of the way in which Novō is empowering Jose Ernesto, a man who has made incredible sacrifices in order to obey God’s call on his life, to respond to that call – and empower others to do the same!
GROWING TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY
It’s been six weeks since our last update and we’re encouraged by progress during that time. Here are three highlights:
As you can see from the pictures below, the Novō Lavadero Movil (our mobile car wash business) is now up and running! After a couple of weeks of practice and preparation we take delivery of uniforms next week and will begin to market our services more proactively. This business will not only provide work and training to the residents but it is also at the heart of our strategy for long-term financial sustainability.
Ulises has been with us 10 weeks now. Stage 1 of the programme focuses on the theme of ‘Accepting Reality’ and as part of that process, Ulises shared his Autobiography with his peers and the staff. He has now moved onto Stage 2 of the programme where the focus is on ‘Handing Over Control’ to God.
At the start of the month we were visited by Dan Head, the Programme Leader atYeldall Manor. Dan shared his own story of finding freedom from heroin addiction through discipleship to Christ, which was a tremendous encouragement to the guys. He was also able to do some training with our staff team, offering them the benefit of his insight and experience at a crucial moment in their development.
The first couple of months of operation at Quinta Totaices have been a huge encouragement to us but they have not been without challenges.
Please pray with us for:
// THE STAFF TEAM //
for grace, compassion, energy, joy and unity in their day to day work alongside the residents.
// THE RESIDENTS //
for perseverance for those who are with us currently and for men who are open to God and ready change to join them.// FINANCIAL NEEDS //
for the provision of all that is needed during 2017, particularly to cover core operating costs over the coming months.
NOVŌ NEEDS YOU!During 2015 and 2016 we were incredibly blessed to receive all the start-up funding required to launch the Novō community at Quinta Totaices, and the car wash business.
In 2017, as we work to see local sources of funding (including the business) move the project towards financial sustainability, we need to raise a monthly minimumof £5,500GBP / $9,000CAD /$7,000USD.
As we trust in God to provide for these immediate needs can we ask you to consider partnering with us to meet this goal? Your financial support, whether with a one-time gift or a regular monthly donation, will enable more men like Ulises to find freedom and new life Christ!
The information you need to make a donation to Novō is found in the blue boxes below. For any queries in relation to giving, or the work of Novō more generally, please don’t hesitate to email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Novō is a charity which is dedicated to pursuing a singular vision – the vision of creating transformational communities in developing nations where hurting and broken people can find healing, wholeness and hope.