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Loving Our Enemies, with Gracia Burnham

Gracia Burnham and her husband were celebrating their eighteenth wedding anniversary when militant Muslims kidnapped them and drove them deep into the jungle. Hear her harrowing story of love, faith, and forgiveness on this episode of Grounded.

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Portia Collins: Can faith, hope, and love survive a year of terror? How about forgiveness? I'm Portia Collins. This is Grounded.

Erin Davis: I'm Erin Davis and we are two women on a mission. If you've ever watched Grounded before you know what that mission is. We're here to give you two things this morning: hope and perspective. I've got to tell you that our guest today has a perspective that you are really, truly unlikely to hear anywhere else this morning.

Portia: Absolutely. That's right. Erin, Gracia Burnham is with us, and …

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About the Hosts

Erin Davis

Erin Davis

Erin Davis is an author, blogger, and speaker who loves to see women of all ages run to the deep well of God’s Word. She is the author of many books and Bible studies including: 7 Feasts, Connected, Beautiful Encounters, and the My Name Is Erin series. She serves on the ministry team of Revive Our Hearts. When she’s not writing, you can find Erin chasing chickens and children on her small farm in the Midwest.

Dannah Gresh

Dannah Gresh

When Dannah Gresh was eight years old, she began praying that God would use her as a Bible teacher for “the nations.” When she sees the flags of many countries waving at a Revive Our Hearts event, it feels like an answer to her prayer.

Dannah is the founder of True Girl which provides tools for moms and grandmothers to disciple their 7–12 year-old girls. On Monday nights, you’ll find Dannah hosting them in her online Bible study. She has authored over twenty-eight books, including Ruth: Becoming a Girl of Loyalty, Lies Girls Believe, and a Bible study for adult women based on the book of Habakkuk. She and her husband, Bob, live on a hobby farm in central Pennsylvania.

Portia Collins

Portia Collins

Portia Collins is a Christian Bible teacher and writer/blogger who enjoys studying and teaching Scripture.  Portia is the founder of "She Shall Be Called" (SSBC), a women’s ministry centered on helping women understand and embrace true biblical womanhood through solid study of God's Word. To learn more about SSBC, visit  Portia and her husband, Mikhail, have a daughter and currently live in the Mississippi Delta. 

About the Guest

Gracia Burnham

Gracia Burnham

For seventeen years, Martin and Gracia Burnham served as missionaries in the Philippines with New Tribes Mission. Martin was an experienced jungle pilot who brought mail and supplies to the region. In 2001, they were taken hostage by militant Muslims. After 376 days of captivity, Martin was killed during a rescue attempt, but Gracia was freed. Gracia is now a popular speaker and a New York Times bestselling author of two books – In the Presence of my Enemies and To Fly Again.