Novo holds a special place in our hearts. My daughter started as a bible club gal. The volunteers invested so much in her (phone calls, letters, visiting her in the hospital, attending her bday party) showing her the love of Christ. She now has been a volunteer giving back for 4 yearA!
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!!
Novo Ministries is a group that comes in weekly and volunteers to work with my inner city students. They take their time to build relationships with my students, while sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ in a fun way. They have such a powerful ministry that our Bible Club is on a waiting list. I appreciate their willingness to serve!
About three years ago I moved into and appointment complex where novo was having a bible club...five of my kids started to go on a regular bases thay loved it the teachers where and still are so invited
the kids.. as my kids played and had fun thay also learned about the bible. This was a blessing to me because I really didn't know much about the bible...I could never explain to tham what the verses ment...but novo teaches tham in a way thay can understand it..the only downfall was that bible club was only once a week...but last year novo started cii its like bible club but its monday thur friday..the teacher help with school wor, teaches tham about God, play with the kids and also feeds tham I know my kids have learned alot because of novo there behavior has improved at home...I love novo for thay have done for my kids and family....
My name is JaCobi Winslett, I am 16 years old, and I attended Novo Ministries Bible Clubs as a child. If I am remembering correctly, I attended the program for at least two consecutive years, as well as their summer camp program at that time. Novo really was, and is a life-changing program to the young boys and girls that attend. I was introduced to Christ, in a way that I never had been previously. The things I learned at Bible Club, has stuck with me in my Christian journey as I grow older. I am very grateful for this program, because I realize how impacting it was on my own life. Because of the way Novo helped me, I felt led to go back and volunteer, and give back to the inner-city boys and girls, just as was done for me.
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!