Nuevas Oportunidades Educativas
Equipping Youth for Eternity
Noé International is a faith based non-profit public charity that supports and operates the NOE Center in Morelia, Mexico; a safe place where children are given educational opportunities through a number of life-changing before and after school programs. Located in a working class neighborhood, the NOE Center integrates the love and teachings of Christ into dynamic educational and recreational programs.
The Center NOE
The purpose of the NOE Center is to foster godly character, a positive self-concept, academic excellence, creative expression, recreational skills, and social responsibility in the young people of Mexico, to encourage them to become active citizens with a vision for their community.
Note from Seydel - NOE Leon
Leon team from left to right; Erick, Seydel and Claudia
"For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
I once read that serving the Lord is like being asked to dance... by a King. It's an honor and it gives you the chills because he is, after all, the King. And you know that everyone will be watching, which concerns you since you’re not that good of a dancer, but you know He will lead you every step of the way. That's a good picture of how I feel right now as the Leon Director. It's a privilege, an honor, and a bit scary.
Being part of the first NOE Center outside of Morelia is like starting all over again. The Leon team made up of NOE alumni: me, Claudia and Erick, are used to the unending lines at NOE on registration day, big smiles and excitement! It's not like that when you go to a new city, because people don't know what you're offering, you have to show them. It honestly feels a little bit like chipping away at a rock! But I've also heard that even drops of water can have an effect on the rock, if the drops are constant. So that's us! We're the drops! León is the rock; and one day it'll look like a beautiful pond. That's what NOE has taught me all these years: that in God, dreams do come true, and sometimes even faster than you expect them to.