After receiving a vision from the Lord, David and Lydia Martinez obediently sold everything they owned and moved to Honduras to follow God’s will in providing for abandoned and unwanted children. There they founded Orphanage Emmanuel to exalt our Lord and Savior through caring for His children.
In December 1989, still without electricity and running water, Emmanuel opened its doors for the first five children. Emmanuel has continued to grow ever since. By God’s grace and His ability to inspire those around the world, Emmanuel now houses and cares for over 450 unwanted, abandoned, and abused children of all ages.
We are blessed at Emmanuel by a beautiful landscape – complete with mountains, fresh air, and plentiful space for the children to grow both physically and spiritually. It is located approximately 70 miles northeast of Honduras’ capital, Tegucigalpa. Emmanuel’s facilities include a church, homes for the children, staff, and volunteers, dining halls, laundry facilities, a warehouse, bakery, medical and dental clinics, soccer field, and gymnasium.
Emmanuel is a Christian organization whose vision is to evangelize and disciple children so that they may grow up to be living lights and good examples in the ways of God to their countrymen.