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Activism: Help the Burnhams *trust fund and letters of support*
KWCH-TV, KSNW-TV television reports | 6/7/02 | myself

Posted on 06/07/2002 5:10:48 PM PDT by rwfromkansas

Fellow Freepers:

I am sure you are aware that Martin Burnham, the husband of wife and fellow missionary Gracia Burnham, was killed overnight in the Philippines. I am posting this article to give you information on how to express your support for the family.

First, I want to give the latest I have heard on the tv from reporters in the Philippines. The military is still in pursuit of the rebels and have been told not to take hostages, but shoot to kill the Muslim terrorists.

President Bush had this to say about the situation earlier today:

THE PRESIDENT: First, let me say how sad we are that Martin Burnham lost his life. And I will call his parents. I'm pleased that Mrs. Burnham's alive; that's good.

I talked to President Arroyo of the Philippines. She told me that she had called the Burnham parents, and I thanked her for reaching out. She assured me that the Philippine government would hold the terrorist group accountable for how they treated these Americans, that justice would be done.

Now, first I want to let you know about a trust fund that was announced over the television. It is set up in Martin's name and all money will be given to Gracia and her children.

Send any donations to:

Martin Burnham Trust Fund
1000 East 1st Street
Sanford Florida, 32771

Here is a picture of the Burnham children. Martin and Gracia's children, from left, Zach, Mindy and Jeff. (I love Zach's shirt!):

Also, I have recently become aware on KWCH-TV that they are going to be taking letters and e-mails in support of the family at the station and will give them to Martin Burnham's family in Rose Hill.

Here is the mailing address the station put on the screen:

Burnhams
P.O. Box 12
Wichita, KS 67201

You can also e-mail at: news@kwch.com

Try to make your subject line clear that this is to be forwarded on to the Burnham family.

On the CBS Evening News, they showed a clip where Gracia predicted in November that they might die in crossfire in a gunfight. Also, Gracia predicted that if they were killed this way, Americans would respond by saying "Well, there goes the Burnhams" and not pay any attention. Please, let's show Gracia we do care. Don't let her prediction come true....let's express our support and affection for the Burnham family. Make sure to let them know that Freepers everywhere are saddened.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Breaking News; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: hostage; missionary; murder; trustfund
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Let's show support for this suffering family, Freepers.
1 posted on 06/07/2002 5:10:48 PM PDT by rwfromkansas
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To: Rnmomof7
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2 posted on 06/07/2002 5:11:24 PM PDT by rwfromkansas
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To: rwfromkansas
Thank you for posting this.
3 posted on 06/07/2002 5:12:05 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: rwfromkansas
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes,” Romans 1:16
4 posted on 06/07/2002 5:14:39 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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5 posted on 06/07/2002 5:32:56 PM PDT by rwfromkansas
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To: rwfromkansas
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6 posted on 06/07/2002 5:33:07 PM PDT by rwfromkansas
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To: rwfromkansas
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7 posted on 06/07/2002 5:33:21 PM PDT by rwfromkansas
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To: rwfromkansas
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8 posted on 06/07/2002 5:33:33 PM PDT by rwfromkansas
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To: rwfromkansas
bump
9 posted on 06/07/2002 5:33:45 PM PDT by rwfromkansas
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To: *Kansas
bump
10 posted on 06/07/2002 5:37:57 PM PDT by rwfromkansas
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To: rwfromkansas
bump....apparently nobody cares, but I will keep bumping
11 posted on 06/07/2002 5:49:46 PM PDT by rwfromkansas
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To: rwfromkansas
I guess Freepers don't care as much as I thought, but I will keep bumping....
12 posted on 06/07/2002 5:50:12 PM PDT by rwfromkansas
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To: rwfromkansas
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13 posted on 06/07/2002 5:50:24 PM PDT by rwfromkansas
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To: rwfromkansas
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14 posted on 06/07/2002 5:50:35 PM PDT by rwfromkansas
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To: rwfromkansas
bump
15 posted on 06/07/2002 5:50:46 PM PDT by rwfromkansas
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To: anniegetyourgun
Thanks for stopping by. I have been bumping this thing trying to get some attention, to no avail.
16 posted on 06/07/2002 6:16:05 PM PDT by rwfromkansas
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To: Sidebar Moderator, Admin Moderator, Jim Robinson
Could we get this up on the sidebar? If not, I understand, but thought I would ask since this is something that is related to a news event.
17 posted on 06/07/2002 6:17:28 PM PDT by rwfromkansas
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To: rwfromkansas
We care. I've been working on my letter since your post first went up. It took me a long time and quite a bit of editing for some reason. I just wanted to be very careful with my words.

Thanks for posting this.

18 posted on 06/07/2002 6:21:43 PM PDT by RAT Patrol
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To: rwfromkansas,repubmom
I think many of us are still kind of in shock, and trying to take it in. I saw your post and made a mental note to pick up a card at church on Sunday to send.
I am still trying to figure out what else I want to do.
19 posted on 06/07/2002 6:28:44 PM PDT by MarMema
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To: rwfromkansas
We need someone with a bump list.
20 posted on 06/07/2002 6:29:17 PM PDT by RAT Patrol
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To: MarMema
Good...that makes me feel better...probably you are right....a lot of people saw the post, but did not reply.
21 posted on 06/07/2002 6:36:45 PM PDT by rwfromkansas
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To: rwfromkansas; oc-flyfish; MarMema; homeschool mama; mombonn; ladyak; millie
Thank you for posting this - I'll bump a few friends too...Their family will need all the financial and prayer support they can get...
22 posted on 06/07/2002 6:38:37 PM PDT by repubmom
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To: rwfromkansas; Miss Marple; xsmommy; rika strom; dubyaismypresident; MJY1288; mountaineer; billie...
Ping for trust fund info!
23 posted on 06/07/2002 6:39:25 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: rwfromkansas
Thank you for the address. I'll be happy to make a contribution.

Prayer continues for the family.

24 posted on 06/07/2002 6:45:07 PM PDT by mombonn
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To: rwfromkansas
Thanks RW
25 posted on 06/07/2002 6:51:06 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: rwfromkansas,CincinnatiKid ,jd792 ,dixie sass,chesty puller,antivenom,muggs ,Grendelgrey ,GRRRRR
BUMPING FOR GOD AND PRAYERS
26 posted on 06/07/2002 6:54:45 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
Double Bump!

Our church supports some missionaries in the Philippines who knew the Burnhams...I'm going to print out this article and pass it on to my Pastor so the whole church can know about it...

27 posted on 06/07/2002 7:22:06 PM PDT by Preech1
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To: rwfromkansas
Anyway to get independent varification of the Trust Fund address?
28 posted on 06/07/2002 7:30:35 PM PDT by patriciaruth
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To: patriciaruth
I also saw it on the website for the missionary group Martin and Gracia belonged to. Let me find it......
29 posted on 06/07/2002 7:33:27 PM PDT by rwfromkansas
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To: rwfromkansas
Thanks, RW. I care deeply about this situation and had been praying for the safe release of this couple and Nurse Yap. My heart aches for Gracia and the children. I used to work with her sister when she was a teacher in a small Ohio community. May God comfort this family and restore their lives. And may He hold Martin and Nurse Yap close to Him in heaven.
30 posted on 06/07/2002 7:36:04 PM PDT by Faith
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To: patriciaruth
http://www.ntm.org/connect/burnham/help.shtml#give

The address is for a "Hostage Crisis" trust fund, but the place to send it is the same as what they gave me on the tv. They probably have not updated the donation info since the events of last night.

Also, I found the address on teh KSN-TV website. Look at the very bottom and you will see the same address as I gave you: http://www.ksn.com/news/burnhams/index.html

31 posted on 06/07/2002 7:38:52 PM PDT by rwfromkansas
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To: rwfromkansas
Here you go...

New Tribes Missions

32 posted on 06/07/2002 7:38:57 PM PDT by Preech1
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To: Preech1
OOOPS...nevermind...Braincramp...
33 posted on 06/07/2002 7:40:13 PM PDT by Preech1
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To: rwfromkansas
Thanks for the confirmation.

Bump.

34 posted on 06/07/2002 8:04:21 PM PDT by patriciaruth
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To: rwfromkansas
More people care than you can possibly imagine. Please don't strike out at us freepers.
35 posted on 06/07/2002 8:16:41 PM PDT by OldFriend
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To: all
An update......a reporter called from the Philippines a bit ago on the local news and said he has never seen such tight security in an attempt to protect a person ever in that country....including the Pope and past presidents. Gracia is definitely being cared for by both governments here, which is good.
36 posted on 06/07/2002 8:17:06 PM PDT by rwfromkansas
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To: rwfromkansas
Thanks for the thread and the update. I will see what all I can do.
37 posted on 06/07/2002 9:13:43 PM PDT by mjaneangels@aolcom
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To: dragracenfool; Dan in Wichita; Troutstalker
Ping
38 posted on 06/07/2002 9:28:03 PM PDT by mjaneangels@aolcom
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To: rwfromkansas
Amen, rw. Prayer bump for the Burnham Family.
39 posted on 06/07/2002 10:24:02 PM PDT by brat
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To: rwfromkansas
I'm getting ready to write my letter. Martin came to Missouri and taught my flight instructor Lionel Smith (Christian Wings for the World) for several months...and now Lionel is teaching me. He was a great pilot. This couple has touched so many people and I look forward to seeing them both someday in heaven.
40 posted on 06/07/2002 10:41:14 PM PDT by trevorjohnson
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To: rwfromkansas
Prayers being offered, an e-mail going to the station and a card being sent to the family. May they find peace in God's embrace.
41 posted on 06/08/2002 4:18:47 AM PDT by dansangel
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To: Snow Bunny; Billie; FreedomPoster; AFVetGal; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; COB1; kayak
Good morning. Could I please ask a favor and have y'all ping this thread? The Burnhams gave the ultimate sacrifice to their country and their faith. Thank-you and God Bless.
42 posted on 06/08/2002 4:25:55 AM PDT by dansangel
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To: rwfromkansas
Christian martyr bump. Them's the best kind!
43 posted on 06/08/2002 4:36:01 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: rwfromkansas
Do you or any other Freepers have the URL to any media web sites that may have local coverage (Kansas or Florida)? I'd be interested in reading these.
44 posted on 06/08/2002 7:50:10 AM PDT by The Energizer
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To: dansangel;ATOMIC_PUNK;rwfromkansas
Prayers for this family. Thank you for the thread and information where to write.
45 posted on 06/08/2002 10:04:56 AM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: Preech1
"I'm going to print out this article and pass it on to my Pastor so the whole church can know about it..."

Great idea. I'll do the same.

46 posted on 06/08/2002 11:09:47 AM PDT by NH Liberty
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To: rwfromkansas
Are we sure these addresses are legit?
47 posted on 06/08/2002 11:10:26 AM PDT by NH Liberty
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To: RAT Patrol; JohnHuang2; HairoftheDog; madfly; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
We need someone with a bump list.

Would y'all care to ping people on your list? Thanks

48 posted on 06/08/2002 11:17:19 AM PDT by Carolina
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To: NH Liberty
I am positive. I heard it on the news. Also, check down in the thread and I gave links to places on the web I found the trust fund addy.
49 posted on 06/08/2002 12:41:53 PM PDT by rwfromkansas
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To: The Energizer
http://www.ksn.com/
http://www.kake.com/
http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/
(Wichita Eagle)
50 posted on 06/08/2002 12:48:26 PM PDT by rwfromkansas
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