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June 18, 2012

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June 18, 2012

Novo Ministries is making a difference in the lives of children who are typically under served. I had wanted to take some type of program into an apartment complex with a low-income population in my community, but, I wasn't sure how to get started. A friend told me about Novo Ministries' work with inner-city children, so, I registered for a training session. I was amazed at the excellence with which they carried out the training. They gave me so much more than I could have hoped for, even helping with how to set up program. Novo has partnered with us and provided much training to all our volunteers at no cost to our church. They have provided excellent curriculum for use with our apartment ministry. Novo Ministries places a high value on doing with excellence all that they do, and they are faithful to give God the glory for the work that is accomplished. I am a better leader of our ministry because of the preparation that Novo provides.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

June 18, 2012

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June 18, 2012

Why recreate the wheel? Well, when God moves you in that direction, you do it. That's what Valerie did for inner-city children needing curriculum that pertains to their lives through Novo Ministries. She is passionate about God and children in this city! We appreciate her willingness to go above and beyond her calling. Whiz Kids loves you!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

April 28, 2011

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April 28, 2011

My daughter, Abbie, has been a student that has been touched by NOVO Ministries. They hold a Bible Club on a weekly basis at her elementary school, Tulakes. The teachers of Bible Club have really helped her learn more about God, how to be a good friend/person. They show her weekly what it means to serve God unselfishly. Bible Club also had an overnight camp 2 summers ago, that she attended. This was the first time she had been away from home more than a night. I was so nervous. She got off the bus after a full week away, and was so estatic about the fun she had. They had a free camp, with lots of fun... all based on God. What more could a parent ask for!

Another great joy about Bible Club is that our church's children's minister, APril Swang, has joined the "staff". This gives Abbie a great connection between all the important areas of her life. Ms. April comes every week and helps spread the love of God to these students at Tulakes, most who live in severe poverty. It is people like her, and many many others, that make a difference in the lives of children every week!!

The time and dedication these teachers show the students is unmatched! They see them weekly, send notes to them sometimes, call them on the phone periodically.. it's a great great thing!! I could not have picked a better "club" for my daughter to join!!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing my daughter flourish through the work of NOVO Ministries. She dedicated her life to God this Easter 2011, through baptism, and I believe NOVO played a part in that!!

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not. I cannot think of anything I would change!!!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

They spend hours every week at my daughter's school.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

NOVO has been a part of helping my daughter learn about God!!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

April 27, 2011

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April 27, 2011

I have long been told when looking for a place to serve, to look around and see where God is already at work and then join them. This is what I did with Novo ministries. I saw that they were doing a great thing and myself and a few friends began a monthly Bible Club in a new area through Novo. Novo has guided us every step of the way and continually instructs and encourages us. Through Novo, we've been able to do something that we could not have easily done on our own. They love the kids and their primary purpose is to make sure they know how much God loves them.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The curriculum is so relevant. Many times, I've come away from teaching a lesson thinking, I really needed that this week.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more volunteers so they could do more great things!

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Yes. Scripture memory. Applicable lessons. Increased confidence in working with children.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Super!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

April 27, 2011

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April 27, 2011

My wife and I have worked with NOVO off and on for the past eight years, and we are always thrilled to see the work that they are doing to serve the communities of Oklahoma City. As volunteers, and more broadly as citizens, we are grateful for the investment that NOVO makes in children's future day in and day out.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

volunteer work.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

donate more money so the work could expand.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

April 26, 2011

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April 26, 2011

We use the NOVO Curriculum at our church for both Wednesday night kids club and Sunday school. All the teachers love it and the kids have lots of fun as well as learn a lot.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

great curriculum!

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

coloring pages? it really is great!

April 26, 2011

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April 26, 2011

I have known about NOVO for a long time but just got involeved with them about a year ago. Wish I would have done it sooner. They just love children where they are. There goal is to share Jesus with all children and they do a great job. I get to work at one of the Bible clubs and it is life changing. They believe that one person can make a difference and so do I. Glad I can be apart of there ministry.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I see how being a consistant person in a childs life gives them security and allows them to trust.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

shorten the story time just a little.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

We need to figure out a better way to release the children. It is very frustrating.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I am alway tired and sometimes don't want to go but when I get there I feel the love of each child.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

makes me feel like I can show love to a child that may not get it at home.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

September 8, 2009

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September 8, 2009

I went through Novo training. I've read through their literature. I've met with a number of their directors and club leaders. I've spoken with the members of our church who work with the local Novo club. The program and persons behind it are highly committed to sharing the gospel with children. The clubs are in settings to reach many unchurched children. I've been a donor ever since I first learned about Novo 3 years ago. I intend to contue to support them.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

100% committed to bringing the gospel to children who not otherwise ever hear it.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

August 20, 2009

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August 20, 2009

my experience with Novo ministries was amazing, i saw God work in so many ways. its a fun way to serve!

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

change nothing.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing God work

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

kind, team players, good workers

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

they could make an unimaginable difference in the youth of okc

Ways to make it better...

i could stay even longer!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

money, more staff

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

August 14, 2009

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August 14, 2009

I was an intern for this ministry when meant that I helped with office work in the morning and then taught Bible clubs after school at government housing, apartments or schools. I had the joy many times of seeing kids come to know Christ and also teaching them to live for God. Novo ministrys I'm sure has changed a lot since I was there 3 years ago but friends who are still there really love it and I'm sure it would only change for the better. I really enjoyed my time there.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Being able to share the gospel and tell bible stories to kids more effectively

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Treat the interns more like friends, and work together almost as a family instead of staff vs. interns

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Being able to minister to kids.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Fun, and great friends.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Could minister more effectively to the city of OKC, expand to other areas that don't have Bible Clubs, be able to house more kids for the summer camp, and provide better teaching curriculum and training.

Ways to make it better...

I would have been able to have more freedom. Due to the living conditions that wasn't really feasible.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the need for money to expand

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006

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