Gracia Burnham, as interviewed by Janellyn Marcial of the Pilipino Express
In February 2008, Missionfest Manitoba held a conference of Christian missionaries that featured the American author Gracia Burnham as one of their guest speakers. Gracia and her late husband, Martin, were missionaries in the Philippines. Gracia shared her experiences as a missionary in the Philippines and recounted her year-long ordeal as a hostage of the militant Islamic separatist group, the Abu Sayyaf (Bearers of the Sword, in Arabic). On February 2, 2008, Gracia Burnham (GB) was kind enough to sit down with the Pilipino Express (PE) team for a personal interview.