The Emmanuel Children's Residence began to exist in 1967 as an initiative approved by a group of evangelical Christian women from Catalonia and Spain, and which became a reality in January 1969. Since then and up to the present, many people have worked in this service of welcoming the that many children have benefited.
The main reason of the Family Home is to favor the integral development of the children we serve, indirectly helping their families to re-establish adverse situations in order that each child can return to their home
A present is something good we get given for free. Whatever it may have cost, it’s free for whoever receives it. It makes them smile. To be given something nice and for free brightens our day, whether it’s our birthday or any other occasion. It’s good both for the recipient and for the giver who, because of what it cost, is expressing love and affection. The one receiving it just needs to accept it and say thank you. The only payment is the tiny effort of valuing, enjoying and taking care of the gift.
We want our Emmanuel Children’s Home to continue to be a wonderful present for each child here, and for their families. We want the RIE to be a treasure, an excellent resource to help make their complicated lives a little easier, by offering the children a home, shelter, food, a bed, upbringing, living in community, values, affection, order… Because their lives are great gifts too, ones we want to look after carefully.
We want to encourage you our supporters, and organisations and companies, to join with us in the RIE’s projects for the future. And also encourage you to bring others on board. Our aim is to maintain and improve the service we provide in the coming years: a new Foundation, a new Home, a project offering value-for-money. Thank you for your commitment. Working together we can offer a freely given but tremendously important gift to each child that we look after and to their families. You too can be part of this gift. Thank you!
Children don’t count their age in decades. Adults, yes. A new decade is following on from the previous one. The twenties in the 21st Century look like they will be convulsed, with big upheavals in society, politics, economics, our climate and so on. Our challenge is to protect and bring up children and teenagers throughout a long and highly significant decade called childhood, which will be crucial for their individual lives and decisive for the future of society. We’re working on it, anyway.
The two decades of this century we’ve already lived through coincide with the current care team’s time in the job. We followed on from the previous carers, who served for the three previous decades. And now a new decade brings us new difficulties and challenges to be overcome in the coming years. Golden ages really don’t exist. We just have to carry on, constructively and purposefully. In the photo are two brothers currently at our Home, the “Resi”, with over a decade’s age difference between them, who are following on from earlier generations. And so it goes on.
Most of the children who have spent time at our Home, the “Resi”, in the past are now adults. We call them “RIE children” – it’s a convenient label, but one that, in actual fact, is an anachronistic expression. They are now grown-up men and women. No longer are they vulnerable children, but much tougher adults. These days, when we meet them, we don’t bother with cuddles or childish expressions. Instead, we show esteem, consideration, good humour and admiration for the new things they’re doing with their lives. Here, in the photo, are some of the most grown-up children currently at our Emmanuel Children’s Home.
Christmas not properly understood is anachronistic. Jesus is no longer a baby lying in a manger, nor an older boy discoursing with the scribes. We obviously delight in celebrating his first coming into our world. But his 33 years here, bringing us Good News, are also in the distant past, along with his death and resurrection. Celebrating Christmas today means also rejoicing in who Jesus is now, in the present, knowing what he is doing and what he will accomplish in his future return. The Lamb has been a Lion for a very long time. Happy Birthday, but no need to be childish.
Have a very Happy Christmas ...
but one firmly anchored in the present !!!
These are children who share our day to day
I was born in Catalonia. My family is from Bolívia. I like to play.
I was born in Catalonia. My family is from Bolivia. I like watching YouTube.
I was born in Catalonia. My family is from Paraguai. I like computer games.
I was born in Catalonia and my family is from Bolivia. I like doing crafts.
I was born in Catalonia. My family is from Paraguay. I like animals.
I was born in Morocco. My family’s from Barcelona. I’d like to be a fireman or a policeman.
I was born in Bolivia, where my family is from. I like fashion and design.
I was born in Catalonia and my family is from Colombia. I like to play soccer.
I was born in Bolivia, where my family is from. I like architecture.
I was born in Catalonia, where my family is from. I like to play the electric guitar.
I was born in Catalonia and my family is from Nigeria. I like to dance.
In the Canta y Ríe Collection, great singers and children from many places participate to support our Children's Home
The three Educators of the Children's Home work so that all the needs of the children are covered
I'm Mariona, I'm Catalan and my favorite hobbies are scrapbook, crochet and photography.
I'm Carme, I am Asturian and my favorite hobbies are the experimentation / culinary tasting, and the economic, political and social news.
I'm Alex, I'm Catalan and my favorite hobbies are music and Bible research.
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Bank Account: ES61 2100 9250 6922 0011 8569
BIC code for foreign donations: CAIXESBBXXX
Account owner: Residencia Infantil Emmanuel