NOVO Ministries is an Oklahoma 501 (c) 3 non-profit organizations that is making a life changing impact in the lives of underprivileged kids in OKC. Through their weekly Bible Clubs which are conducted at public elementary schools and local housing authority recreation centers, kids gather to enjoy participating in games, snacks and teaching times in both large and small group settings. NOVO's staff of employees and volunteers range in age from around 15-80 years and all enthusiastically pursue a common goal - to reach inner city boys and girls with life changing Biblical truth. Mentoring relationships are established between the kids who attend the Clubs and the staff and volunteers and it is sometimes hard to tell which group is receiving the most benefit as many of the volunteers have stated how much they feel privileged to spend time with these kids. Being a part of meeting someone else's need is totally awesome! The executive staff and key personal on the NOVO team provide outstanding, trustworthy leadership with and unwavering focus on being faithful to do what they say they will do. When the NOVO team commits to serve a community with regular weekly Bible Clubs, the kids never have to wonder if the NOVO team will be there on any given week. This consistent commitment and presence in the local communities has provided a haven for kids to run to because they know the NOVO team will be there and each kid in attendance knows they are loved by the staff and volunteers. I have served on the Board of Directors since the organizations was founded and count my involvement with NOVO ministries as one of the very best investments I can make with my personal time and money as the results from the efforts expended by NOVO Ministries are yielding returns way beyond anything I could have ever imagined. NOVO is truly making a difference - one child at a time.
My wife and I got involved in NOVO as volunteers because we saw the impact they were having on inner city children. We could see their heart and their strategy were working. My wife served as a bible club leader with our children as her assistants. As a Pastor I saw the value of the families of our church also getting involved as volunteers. As a result many of the children that we started teaching through NOVO are now attending our church. I have been able to get to know these children and see first hand the change that is being made in their lives. They come from some of the worst environments but they are finding hope through the love they are receiving and what they are being taught.
As a board member of Novo Ministry as well as a principal of a public school which hosts this ministry on a weekly basis, it has been a thrill to witness the transformation of lives of children with little hope to lives of great promise. To be succinct, I have seen countless young people evolve right in front of my very own eyes. They have gone from youngsters that consistently make poor choices to being more responsible and Godly. Novo is led by people of great faith and chracter and the ministry is simply an amazing difference maker!
I simply do not have words to illustrate the beauty of watching Novo ministries love and share the Good News with children who badly need such in their lives.
Novo Ministries Incorporated, since its inception, has sought to take Jesus to children who may not otherwise have the opportunity to meet Him. The ministry of the volunteers is invaluable to the children they reach. For a child to know that each week Bible Club is meeting, brings a sense of continuity and security in his or her life. Novo Ministries provides an opportunity to change the lives of children in circumstances that are often dismal and destructive. A weekly meeting with the same volunteers, a foundational lesson of truth, games, and numerous hugs are the integral components of the success of Novo Ministries Incorporated.