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Edith Alberta Burke

Edith Burke

From the website, a picture of a very unknown soldier, Miss Edith Alberta Burke, a missionary in China, Egypt and Sudan.

The website notes “Khartoum has a Commonwealth War Graves cemetery, as well as a civilian one. Here, the tombstone of one very late missionary, part of an army not well regarded nowadays but perhaps overdue for a reappraisal."

(Edith Alberta Burke – missionary – China, Egypt, Sudan, 1871 to Sept 27, 1964)


Miss Burke died at the age of 93, and, despite lots of research, I’ve not been able to find out anything about her.

But that same day, the Warren Commission issued its report saying that President John F. Kennedy was killed by one man, Lee Harvey Oswald.

The Viet Nam continued. On Sept 27, a raid rescued 60 Vietnamese hostages.

The day before (Sept.26) Gilligan’s Island had premiered.

The day after her death, Harpo Marx died.

Which event do you think registered more attention in Heaven?

Jesus Argues with the Pharisees. John 8.

Jesus: I am the light of the world.

Pharisees: You bear witness about yourself. That’s not true.

Jesus: It is true. My witness is true. I am the one who bears witness about myself, and the Father bears witness about me also.


Jesus: I go to my Father.

Pharisees: Who?

Jesus: You don’t know him


Jesus: I am going away.

Pharisees: Is he talking suicide?

Jesus:  I am from above. I am not of this world. Unless you believe I am he you will die in your sins.

Pharisees: Who are you?

Jesus: I told you already. When I am lifted up you will know that I am he. I do what pleases the Father.


Jesus: Abide in my word, you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

Pharisees: We were never slaves. Abraham is our father.

Jesus: All who commit sin are slaves. You say you are offspring of Abraham, yet you seek to kill me. Your father is the devil.

Pharisees: We weren’t born of immorality. God is our father.

Jesus: If that were true you would love me. You are from your father the devil, not God. I came from God and I am here.


Pharisees: You are a Samaritan and have a demon.

Jesus: No. And if anyone keeps my word he will see never see death.

Pharisees: Are you greater than Abraham, who died? All have died.

Jesus: My Father glorifies me - Abraham rejoiced to see my day.

Pharisees: You can’t have been seen by Abraham. You are not possibly old enough.

Jesus: Before Abraham was, I AM.