On the 15th of August, 1952, Divaldo Franco along with his cousin Nilson de Souza Pereira, established the "Mansão do Caminho" (Mansion of the Way), an institution which has provided housing, education, and care for over 600 adopted children in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, through a system of foster homes. The "Mansão do Caminho" has become a very large educational institution complex with 22 activities which provide guidance to more than 3,000 children and teenagers everyday - all free of charge. To this date, more than 30,000 boys and girls have received an education and care at Mansão do Caminho's many schools.
In 1948, Divaldo Franco and his cousin, Nilson de Souza Pereira - current Executive Director of the Mansion of the Way - were traveling by train when Divaldo - looking through the window - had a psychic vision. He saw a place with lots of trees, buildings, adults and children. And there was also an old man whom Divaldo identified as himself in the future. That vision caused him a tremendous impact. Both Nilson and Divaldo got to be puzzled with Divaldo's vision. It was when a voice whispered to Divaldo: "This is what you will do in your life, you will educate people".
One year later, in a mediumistic meeting, an Enlightened Spirit spoke through Divaldo about a spiritual program to be built in Salvador, Bahia - Brazil. An educational program based on foster homes was proposed by the Enlinghtened Spirit. And Divaldo and Nilson accepted the challenge. Together with the help of collaborators, they put a bid on a mansion in 1951. That was the first building of the Mansion of the Way which was officially founded on August 15, 1952.
Divaldo Franco is a worldwide renowned speaker. He has given more than 14 thousand lectures and spoken in 52 countries in the continents of Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Mr. Franco is Doctor Honoris Causa in Humanity and also in Parapsychology by American and Canadian Universities. Through his extraordinary mediumship, Mr. Franco has published more than 200 books and 70 of them have already been translated in 16 languages. Read more