Gracia: Ministry as a Single Mom

Gracia Burnham and her husband Martin served with New Tribes Missions in the Philippines. They were kidnapped by Islamic terrorists and held for ransom in the jungle for over a year. During their rescue, Martin Burnham was killed, leaving Gracia a single mother of 3 children.

In this interview, she shares about how she ministered to her children, ensuring that her "public" ministry did not rob her children of their remaining parent. Her words bring encouragement to every single mother.

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Andrea: Redirected by Health Problems

Andrea wanted to leave her German homeland to serve the spiritual and physical needs of children in Africa. But God used health problems to redirect her course. She teaches women at the European Bible Training Center in Berlin, Germany. She also works in the Biblical counseling department and ministers to disabled children. To learn more about Andrea's work (and even see a brief video about her) visit

Byron: the Widowed Pastor

If the Lord took your wife, how would you and your ministry be affected? Byron Banta recounts how God's grace has strengthened him in the 23 years since Shirley's death.

Melissa: Risk, Accountability, and Identity

Melissa has served Christ internationally since graduating from college. But more remarkable than what Jesus has done through her is what He's doing in her.

Doug: Divorced, but Not Abandoned

Doug met Jesus late in life.  But this "old hick" might teach you young whippersnappers a thing or two about the joy of living for Jesus, and Jesus' body, the church.

Rebekah: A Lifetime of Medical Missions

Dr. Rebekah Naylor graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then served as a surgeon and administrator with the Bangalore Baptist Hospital in India for 35 years. This physical ministry provided a platform for her more important ministry, telling people about Jesus! In her "retirement" she leads a free medical clinic in Fort Worth for people without insurance, teaches at UT Southwestern School of Medicine in Dallas, and is a Health Consultant for Baptist Global Response.