The Foundation

Mailing Address: The Martin & Gracia Burnham Foundation, PO Box 10, Rose Hill, KS 67133

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 Aviation

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.

Tribal Missions

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 following organizations are dear to Gracia. She continues to support them in a number of ways.


Gracia and Martin served the missionary agency, Ethnos360 (previously NTM). Gracia is still a member.

For information about the work Ethnos360 is doing specifically in the Philippines, visit their website.

To give to Gracia’s personal ministry click here

Ethnos360 Aviation

Missionary pilots sent by local churches perform missionary aviation through Ethnos360 Aviation Department.

Voice of the Martyrs

A non-profit, interdenominational organization with a vision for aiding Christians around the world who are being persecuted for their faith in Christ.

Calvary University

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.

Trans-World Radio

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.