Orphanage Emmanuel – Honduras
Vision: To evangelize and disciple the children so that they may grow up to be living lights and good examples in the ways of God to their countrymen.
As of March 2020, David and Lydia have 426 children at Orphanage Emmanuel. In 1983 while sitting in a bible study here in Oxnard, the Lord gave them the vision for this ministry. (Go to their website to read the complete, miraculous story.)
They left everything and went to live in Honduras. On December 22, 1989, the orphanage was born! Several of our church family have traveled to Honduras to be a part of this ministry.
- Provision and Health for David and Lydia
- Provision and Health for the children
- Christmas to be a blessing to them
Orphanage Emmanuel Updates
There is just over a month left until the Christmas container deadlines! Both Chattanooga and Opelika’s deadlines are October 30th. Please be aware of the date, because if it passes there are no other options to get your Christmas presents to Emmanuel on time. Also if you want to help make Christmas special for the children here, email
Orphanage Emmanuel Directors
David & Lydia Martinez, Founders