Durham and her sisters never thought more than 60 years later it would end up in their hands.
"They asked me what does this mean to you and of course I just started crying and I said, 'Sir this means the whole world to me,'" Durham said.
Durham has been the pastor of Westville Church of God and Prophecy in Greenville for 32 years, following in her father's footsteps. When he returned from World War II, he was called to be a pastor.
Recently, Durham began to doubt what she believed was her own calling in a profession where there are few women.
"I began to question,' Lord, is this what I'm supposed to be doing and if not, then Lord I will stop now because I don't want to do something I'm not supposed to,' and the time I prayed that prayer is when this lady found this Bible and took it to the embassy," said Durham.
For Durham and her family, it was confirmation at the right time.
"It gives us assurance the answer is on the way," said Durham's sister Hazen Bernice George.
And they hope others are able to learn from their testimony.
"Just keep hoping because he's a God of hope," said Durham. "He's a God of hope."
Durham also received a letter with the Bible from the family who found it, but it is written in French. She is working to find a translator and hopes to meet the family in person one day.
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