Before Gracia and Martin were taken captive in 2001, they were actively involved in missionary work in the Philippines and around the globe. Gracia hopes to use the story God has given her to further the gospel in these special areas of ministry that are dear to her heart. The Martin & Gracia Burnham Foundation serves to collect funds and resources for the following four areas of ministry:
Ministries to Muslims
Gracia and Martin were held captive by Muslim extremists and witnessed firsthand the plight of the Muslim community. Many fine organizations are seeking new and creative ways to reach the Muslim community for Christ. The Martin & Gracia Burnham Foundation will assist these organizations whenever possible.
Missionary pilots and aircraft play a key role in completing the Great Commission. Pilots enable missionaries to reach the remote parts of the world by flying in supplies, offering medical assistance, and providing contact and encouragement on a regular basis.
The Persecuted Church
Martin’s life and death stand as a stark reminder that many Christians are suffering and dying for their faith. Much of the church in the United States is simply unaware of that suffering.
The Martin & Gracia Burnham Foundation seeks to inform others about modern day Christians who face trials and persecution. It also sends financial assistance to help ease their plight.
Many people have yet to hear the gospel in their own language despite modern advances in technology and travel. The Martin & Gracia Burnham Foundation seeks to raise awareness of the needs of tribal missions around the world and help provide financial assistance where possible.
I would like to be a channel of blessing for missions – a cause to which Martin and I dedicated our lives. ~Gracia Burnham
The Martin & Gracia Burnham Foundation is administered through the National Christian Foundation Heartland. Click the button below to leave a donation.
The following organizations are dear to Gracia. She continues to support them in a number of ways.
Gracia and Martin served the missionary agency, New Tribes Mission. Gracia is still a member.
For information about the work New Tribes Mission is doing specifically in the Philippines, visit their website.
To give to Gracia’s personal ministry click here
Missionary pilots sent by local churches perform missionary aviation through New Tribes Mission Aviation Department.
A non-profit, interdenominational organization with a vision for aiding Christians around the world who are being persecuted for their faith in Christ.
Martin and Gracia are both graduates of Calvary Bible College. They met at the college and even got married in the beautiful chapel on campus.
Gracia supports select Trans-World Radio programs through the Foundation. Trans-World is currently partnering with Gracia on the radio programs she is writing for the Philippines.