Monday, 20 February 2012

Grand Opening of the Manel Pujades Recovery House

Yesterday, February 19, the grand opening of the "Llar Manel Pujades" (Manel Pujades Recovery House) was celebrated. This is a new project of GAiN apartment where 3 men, who have been living in the street, will come to live. More than 40 people attended the celebration, among them volunteers, investors and members of the Bona Nova church and one of their pastors, Félix Ortíz, who have granted the apartment for this purpose.

All those in attendance were able to celebrate the beginning of this project, toasting with a glass of cava (Catalan champagne) and the desire to invest in and change the lives of others. After the toast, a small lit candle was given to each person, displaying the reality that when one small light is lit and then continues to light others, in spite of the fact that they are small, they will illumintate the space until the light becomes intense and very visible. Right now there are only three candles, three people who will occupy this apartment: Paulo, Oscar and Joan Manel. These will receive warmth and light in the midst of their darkness. We hope that this is just the beginning of a great and inextinguishable light.

It was a very significant time to usher in today´s event, the day that 3 homeless men now have a place to rest their heads.

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