HE WILL GIVE YOU NEW LIFEHappy New Year from Team Novō! As we look forward to what 2017 will bring, we do so with these words from Zephaniah ringing in our ears:
“The Lord your God is with you; his power gives you victory.
The Lord will take delight in you, and in his love he will give you new life.
He will sing and be joyful over you.” (Zephaniah 3:17)
We are full of hope that many hurting and broken men will come to know the reality of His presence, victory, delight, love and new life for themselves this year!
In 2016 it was a thrill to see the foundations laid for the work of Novō. God called together a team of dedicated workers, provided an ideal property for the first community, enabled us to develop programme structures & resources, and stirred-up support locally and internationally to enable this work to launch.
Now the really exciting stuff begins!
There are currently three men on the programme at Quinta Totaices – Ulises, Jorge and Yasuco. It’s a joy to see their desire for change! They are engaging well with groups, work/training, and the spiritual life of the community.
Over the coming weeks we’re looking forward to build our community, slowly but surely, with men in search of healing, wholeness and hope.
It’s also been wonderful to see the local staff team offering the opportunity of new life to men with whom some of them have been working for several years on the streets of Santa Cruz. Please pray that each member of the team would flourish personally and professionally during these stretching opening months of operation.
Looking forward, the next important step will be the launch of the first Novō business. This business – a mobile car wash – will provide meaningful work/training for the residents and, in time, a significant revenue stream for the community. We plan to be up and running work by the end of the month.
As you enjoy the photos below please pray that Ulises, Jorge and Yasuco will come to know more and more of the abundant life which Christ won for them.
NOVŌ NEEDS YOU!We are where we are because of the generous and support of people like you. Since we shared our Launch Appeal in July we have raised $60,000USD / £49,000GBP / $79,000CAD.
A huge thank you to everyone who responded to the appeal!
Now, as we look to 2017, we are trusting God for a minimum of $85,000USD / £70,000GBP / $112,000CAD.
In this context, would you prayerfully consider setting-up a regular monthly gift or making a one-off donation to Novō?
Your financial support will enable Novō to offer a 9-month residential programme of one-to-one support, interactive groups, work/training, and discipleship to up to 16 men seeking freedom from addiction and new life. It will also move us considerably closer to our goal of seeing the first Novō community becoming financially sustainable.
To close we want to share with you the short film below. It tells Jose-Ernesto’s humbling story – and powerfully communicates our vision and values as Novō.
A big thank you to SilentImages who created this film for Novō at well below cost.
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.