Story number 5 for 23 Jul 2003

By July 23, 2003

(Philippines)–And finally, part three of series with Gracia Burnham. Gracia and her husband Martin were held captive By Muslim extremists in the Philippines while serving with New Tribes Mission. Gracia tells about Martin’s servanthood attitude during their captivity…in her own words. “Jesus said, ‘If you want to be great in God’s kingdom, be the servant of all.’ And he said, ‘you know Gracia, I think when he said ‘all’, he meant ‘all’. He didn’t mean ‘all but these-really-bad-guys-who’ve-taken-us-hostage.’ And, I watched him be kind to them and I just watched him be a servant and love them. And, I cherish those moments watching Martin. There weren’t that many who spoke English well. Some of the leaders spoke fairly good English and they all heard the Gospel from both of us.” Tomorrow, we’ll hear about the rescue and Martin’s homegoing.

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