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Gracia Burnham was held captive for over a year by the militant group, Abu Sayyaf.  During her bondage in the Philippines, she had a change of heart.  Could it be that God used her captivity over a decade ago to refine, test, prepare, and equip her for the ministry that she is doing today?  Think about what God told his people in Isaiah 48:10 (ESV), "Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tried you in the furnace of affliction."  How about you?  Has God brought you through a difficult trial for the purpose of preparing you for a special assignment now or in the future?

Click here to learn how God is using Gracia Burnham today

(Photo of Gracia Burnham)