Tiffany’s Story

A Simple DM Leads to a New Church Family
October 24, 2019

ARLINGTON, TEX. – “Hey, I’m interested in joining y’alls praise team!” Tiffany Nino wrote to Underground (UG) via direct message (DM) in her Instagram message. UG is a high school ministry of the Arlington Seventh-day Adventist Church. It exists “to engage, prepare and empower students to experience and share the unmatched freedom and love found in Jesus.”

Raised in a Seventh-day Adventist home, Tiffany knew about Jesus. As she got older, she began reading the Bible, finding out who He was for herself and learning of His love. “Even when you have nobody around, He’s always there for you,” she says. “Someone you can talk to. Someone you can trust fully with your whole life. No matter what you do, He is always going to be there for you.”

She always enjoyed singing growing up and watching her brother, Jimmy, sing at church, inspired her to give it a try. She found had a talent for it and started singing in nursing homes and churches, then she learned about UG.

Tiffany was in the UG target age group, so she decided to reach out. She sent them a DM asking if she could join the worship praise team.

“I am here now,” Tiffany says. “I feel very welcomed. I feel open to worship and comfortable...I have been wanting to have a restart with Jesus. I felt like ‘God, this time, let’s do it right.’”

Tiffany was re-baptized on April 27, 2019, at the Arlington church. Her daughter, Melody, was also dedicated during the service. Thank you for keeping Tiffany and Melody in prayer.

By Danny Cano

Photos by Sara Kennedy