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Always Faithful (Spring Fling Ladies Event)
April 30, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$15
Gracia Burnham is the widow of Martin Burnham and the mother of Jeff, Mindy, and Zach. For 17 years, Gracia and Martin served with New Tribes Mission in the Philippines. On May 27, 2001, the Burnhams were taken captive by a militant group of Muslims called the Abu Sayyaf Group. For more than a year, and under the total control of their captors, they were constantly on the move living in primitive conditions in the jungle, evading capture from the Philippine military, enduring gun battles, and witnessing unspeakable atrocities committed by the men of Abu Sayyaf Group. On June 7, 2002, the Philippine military attempted another rescue. Martin was killed during the gunfight. Wounded, but alive, Gracia was rescued and returned home. Since that time, Gracia has authored two books, In The Presence of my Enemies, and To Fly Again. As Gracia travels throughout the country, she talks about the spiritual lessons she learned during her captivity and how God has blessed her and her family since Martin’s death. If you ask Gracia about life these days, she will say, “the Lord’s mercies are new every morning. Great is His faithfulness”.
Women’s Ministry is pleased to once again support SOLVE Maternity Homes, a faith-based non-profit in Bradenton that assists women with unplanned pregnancies. SOLVE Maternity Homes provide housing, education, counseling, health care resources, childbirth and parenting classes, adoption assistance, and spiritual support. Please help us by bringing the following new or gently used items to our “baby shower”: Newborn diapers, baby wipes, laundry detergent, infant car seats, phone cards, baby monitors, breast pump, infant layette, Wal-Mart gift cards, toilet paper, paper towels, toiletries and used cell phones.