Greetings from Santa Cruz, Bolivia, where the momentum is building ahead of the opening of the first Novō Community in just 8 weeks time!

Our preparation is in full swing, but we’re not quite there yet and we need your help. We’re writing today about two ways in which you can respond and play a part in the launch of Novō in Bolivia! 

We've also dropped in a couple of 'postcards' to highlight a couple of things.

This photo of the Novō Bolivia team (minus the Penner family who return in September) was taken earlier this week at the home of Walter and Chavela Vaca. Walter and Chavela are crucial national ministry partners, and Chavela serves as Novō's Administrator. It's been brilliant to really see our broader team start to connect and set to work to see God's Kingdom come in and through Novō.

We’re looking for a core group of Novō Prayer Partners who will commit to praying intentionally with us in response to specific requests. This is an essential role in our ministry, helping us to remain in a place of dependence on God and keep us rooted in his vision for the ministry. 
Becoming a Novō Prayer Partner would involve:
  • Praying in response to our short and focused PRAYER UPDATES via email. These will be driven by specific felt needs, but we expect them to be roughly weekly.
  • Joining us in occasional PRAYER FOCUS DAYS, where we encourage you to set aside three short periods throughout the day, and maybe fast a meal or two, to pray for our residents, staff and more.
If you would like to become a Novō Prayer Partner, please email us by replying to this email or to Rachel Burton
We're thrilled that José is back in Bolivia after 10 months training at Yeldall Manor in the UK. At the heart of Novō's vision is a calling to equip and train national leaders to build local teams which can respond to the addiction needs of their communities. Please pray for José! And please pray God will call together a brilliant team to work with him at Quinta Totaices.


Hopefully you will have seen our Launch Appeal laying out our ambitious fundraising target for (2016-2017). More immediately we are looking to raise £30,000GBP // $50,000CAD // $40,000USD to get the Santa Cruz project up and running in October. 

If you’re planning on responding to this appeal but haven’t got round to it yet you could do so using the links in the blue boxes below.  

Alternatively, how about doing some fundraising by hosting an event, taking up a challenge or offering a service to help us reach our target and raise Novō's profile amongst your friends, family and colleagues?

To whet your appetite and get your creative juices flowing, here are some fundraising ideas. Or perhaps you have other ideas… if so, please share them with us!


If you're up for fundraising for Novō, we'd love to hear from you! Please reply to this email or to Rachel Burton at

Rachel can give you:
  • advice and support on any of these fundraising ideas.
  • sponsorship forms or advice on online giving tools. 
  • access to our logo and other support in promoting your fundraiser.
Finally, we’d love to see your Novō fundraising photos too. Email us your most creative, beautiful or whacky fundraising photos, and look out for them on Novō’s Facebook page!


To donate through direct deposit, set-up a re-occurring monthly gift, or to make an online donation, please go to:


Please designate all donations (which are fully receiptable) to account #2-5020.

All cheques should be made out to the EFCCM (with a separate note of designation to account #2-5020) and can be sent to:

EFCCM Box 850
Langley Stn
Langley, B.C.
V3A -8S6.

You can set-up a regular gift or make a one-off donation through Stewardship Services here: 


If you don't already have one, you will need to set-up a Stewardship account (an easy process!) as part of the set-up process for online giving to Novō.

We can also receive larger gifts eligible for Gift Aid (and smaller gifts not eligible for Gift Aid) directly into the Novō Communities UK Trust bank account. For more details, email

Please make cheques payable to 'Novō Communities' and send them directly to:

Novō Communities
11 Emmets Nest
RG42 4HH


All donations to Novō in the USA can be made through the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA). Please use the link below to set-up automatic monthly donations, to send a one-off donation online, and to find information about sending a gift by check. 

Please designate all donations to account #001-0217 (Novo Communities, Bolivia)

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