- May 27 Thank you to all who have sent emergency funds to help purchase extra food and supplies in case they become scarce. We want to assure you that we are doing all we can to help the children, staff and daily operations to be as normal as possible.
- Jan 24 For the first time ever we held our own talent show! On December 7, 2017 our amazing children showcased their gifts and abilities! Some friends from the neighborhood were invited and an “unbiased” team of three judges was appointed.
- Nov 15 We now have a new Team House that offers the ability to host up to 26 team members! It also allows teams more freedom to stay up later at night without disturbing the children. There is more personal space, a full kitchen, and wifi!
- Oct 25 We just posted a new video telling you more about Children of Destiny Nicaragua. You can View this video at codn.org/about-us/our-story
- Oct 2 This month Children of Destiny celebrated, in typical Nicaraguan dress and food, a traditional 15th birthday party. Alondra and Leydi, are two of our young ladies who recently turned 15 years of age. See the full story in our October Newsletter!
- Sep 9 We take the privilege of caring for these treasures very seriously. Our children’s home continues to be a flurry of daily activity, a light in the Jinotega community and a lifesaving oasis for the children God has placed in our care.
- Jul 10 As we continue to rescue and restore the most vulnerable of Nicaragua, we recognize that our most valuable resource is the people who are the daily hands and feet of all we do. These women are called nannies or “tias,” but I call them treasures!
- May 16 I am well into my 20th year of ministry to the children of Nicaragua. As the country changes and the political atmosphere becomes increasingly complicated, I daily seek God for our next steps. I sense His hand of direction and blessing upon our work.
- Feb 23 Here at CODN it is our heart to be able to trek with our children through the next phase of their journey and into responsible adulthood and a dedicated lifetime of service to the Lord! For this reason we are planning on building a transition home!
- Jan 20 One huge milestone for us this year was the purchase of Joy Pulisfer’s former home located right next door to the Orphanage. A generous donor sent us the funds to buy it, and then a church graciously gifted us the funds to beautifully remodel it!
- Nov 15 In the mountains in Jinotega, the construction continues on the new team house as well as the remodeling of the boys & girls bathrooms. Anyone who have visited us in the past few months can understand how excited we are for both of these projects!
- Sep 1 Los Cedros Update: Renovations are underway in Los Cedros. We have updated our electricity so that we now have a consistent level of power current. The brownouts had damaged several washing machines and other equipment, this is no longer a problem!
Sandy Britnell began her life career as a missionary at the age of 13, in the jungles of Columbia, South America. Sandy’s parents, along with she and her siblings, established a mission outpost to the interior native tribes of Colombia.
Sandy later served and ministered in Germany, Russia, and the United States, prior to moving with her family to Nicaragua in 1998. There they built a large orphanage in mountains of Jinotega, taking care of up to 60 Nicaraguan children at a time. In 2005 Sandy purchased 70 acres outside the capital city of Managua. Two years later she opened a second orphanage in Los Cedros, specifically to care for abandoned and abused babies.
Sandy now travels extensively raising funds for the further care of the children in Nicaragua, while simultaneously recruiting missionaries, volunteers and teams to help with the everyday ministry activities. Sandy serves as a member of the Globe International Leadership Team and as well as Globe’s Director of Humanitarian Aid.