Over the past 12 years, Tiffiny Durham has worked many different jobs, in many different locations throughout the United States.
These jobs range from a retreat hostess for Outlaw Ranch in South Dakota, a convenience store clerk in Nebraska, a construction worker in Nebraska, a pine beetle tree marker in the Blackhills of South Dakota among others.
“One might call me a wanderer, as I move from place to place,” Durham said. “It is in these places though, that God has used me to provide a smile for someone having a rough day, or to be that ray of sunshine in a darkening and desperate world.”
Because of her current job, she often works on Sundays, so attending church is difficult.
But Durham has been involved in Family Life Assembly of God in Pittsburg, who have a small group Bible study in Fort Scott on Thursday evenings.
She serves on Wednesday evenings at that church, teaching Bible lessons to the children, she said.
Recently Durham feels God has provided her an opportunity for Christian mission work.
“Within this past year, my heart has begun to really change and I am being pulled in a completely different direction: ministry,” she said.
An important scripture verse for her is Proverbs 3: 5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understandings. In all your ways acknowledge and he will make your path straight.”
“That scripture is my life verse,” she said. “God gave it to me in college as I got to know Him and have a personal relationship with Him.”
“God has placed me in places where I have been the only believer (in Jesus),” Durham said. “Wherever he puts me, he gave me that verse to let me know I can trust Him, no matter what situation I’m in.”
Trusting in God, she believes God has given her the next adventure; The World Race through Adventures in Missions.
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“Starting in June of 2019, God will be using my gifts to provide hope and a ray of sunshine in some of the darkest, poorest parts of the world,” she said. “This program is unique because it is not only a mission trip but a chance to allow God to work through me and help me to grow deeper in my walk with God.”
She will travel with a team to Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Morocco, Ethiopia, Djibouti, India, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, and Indonesia.
“We will work in churches and ministries within local communities to preach the Gospel, plant God’s word, minister to women and children trapped in the cycle of prostitution and human trafficking, working in orphanages, and provide help where needed,” she said.
Durham is fundraising for this mission trip and she asks for prayer support.
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Durham is having a family game night at the First Presbyterian Church on March 22 from 6 to 8 p.m.
“It will be a fun family evening,” she said. “Bring and stay with your kids. You have 15 minutes to try a family game, then a buzzer will ring and you move to the next game.”
There will be a silent auction which will be the fundraiser for Durham.