Novō is the name for a new charity which is dedicated to pursuing a singular vision – the vision of creating transformational communities in developing nations, places like Yeldall Manor where hurting and broken people can find healing, wholeness and hope!
The first-step to fulfilling this vision will be to pioneer the first Novō community in Bolivia. This will be a pilot project. Once a sustainable and replicable Novō community is established our plan is to ‘give it away’ using a community-franchising approach with the goal of seeing it replicated 30, 60 or even 100 times. We want to support God’s people in developing nations to respond to their own sense of calling by providing them with the start-up resources, training and support needed to launch and sustain a transformative community.
Is Novō needed?
We believe there is a pressing need for Novō. Addiction is a global epidemic and the need for residential communities in the developing world, where healing and restoration can take place, is increasing year by year.
“There is a clear need for a Yeldall Manor style programme in many developing countries. To be able to sustainably replicate the model will provide help for many with more complex issues surrounding their addiction who want to recover and play a full part in society. In the many countries worldwide that I have visited there are few programmes that combine the Christian ethos, focus on resolving underlying issues and intentional equipping for work that are the hallmarks of the Yeldall programme.” Treflyn Lloyd-Roberts, General Secretary, International Substance Abuse & Addiction Coalition
Why is addiction a growing issue in Bolivia and throughout the developing world?
Bolivia is experiencing rapid social change (population growth, urbanisation, migration, family breakdown) and, with it, a growth in social problems such as sexual abuse, prostitution, child neglect. We know that these problems leave individuals with huge deficits in terms of their sense of security, significance and self-worth – problems to which the abuse of substances provides a temporary, but ultimately enslaving, solution.