Martin R. Burnham
Saturday, September 19, 1959 - Friday, June 07, 2002
 
 
 Achievements

Education

Calvary Bible College

Wichita Aviation Education Center

Missionary Training - New Tribes Mission

Career

Missionary Pilot - 17 yrs, New Tribes Mission
1959-2002

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Martin Ray Burnham, 42, was killed June 7, 2002, in the Philippines during a military action between Abu Sayyaf and Philippine forces. He had been kidnapped along with his wife, Gracia, May 27, 2001, by the Abu Sayyaf Group.

Martin was born in Wichita, Kansas, on September 19, 1959, and graduated from Calvary Bible College and Wichita Aviation Education Center. He also completed missionary training with New Tribes Mission (NTM). He is the son of missionary parents Paul and Oreta Burnham, who have served in the Philippines since 1969.

Martin was with NTM for 17 years. An excellent missionary pilot, Martin was a devoted servant of Christ ...   
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Dear Burnham Family: My mother and I read you book ,"In the Presence of Mine Enemies" for school last year. Your book was so great. I truly believe God used your family in many ways to tell others about Jesus. May God Bless You and Your Family,...   Read More...

Posted By: Jacob
Date: 3/4/2005 8:04:01 PM


Thank you so much for writing your story.  My husband (also a pilot for a commercial airline) and I were deeply moved by your experience and sacrifice.  Soon after reading your book, we felt God's call into missions.  I ...   Read More...

Posted By: Susan Wolf
Date: 11/14/2004 3:45:12 PM


Dear Gracia, Just finished reading your book,"In The Presence of Mine Enemies"i was blessed with your Strong FAITH ,(before i always asked myself WHY God allowed these things to happen? You and Martin faithfully served Him,these are the question...   Read More...

Posted By: Junelyn C. Largo
Date: 10/13/2004 7:03:58 PM


Dear Gracia, I just finished your book (had to go to the bathroom and get a tissue many times and just sob) -- it hurt so much to know what you guys went through.  Your testimony is beautiful (Martin's, too).  God was (and is   Read More...

Posted By: Carol and Mike Dykhouse
Date: 9/16/2004 8:06:53 PM


I JUST COMPLETED YOUR BOOK AND I USED PLENTY OF TISSUES. I JUST WANTED TO WRITE THIS TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT AN EXCEPTIONAL LADY YOU ARE. YOU HAVE TRULY SHOWN ME THAT GOD NEVER LEAVES YOU. GOD BLESS YOU,AND THE CHILDREN. I KNOW THAT MARTIN IS LOOKING DO...   Read More...

Posted By: MICHELLE HOFFMAN
Date: 9/22/2004 2:22:48 PM


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