A Catholic country, yet also a pagan country (like Australia?), mission in the Philippines is hard. There is a Lutheran Church present but it is small, village based and seems to be shrinking with its ultra-conservative worship. The Philippines need Christ and good, solid Gospel-teaching! After much thought PHILIPPINE LUTHERAN MISSION has been established and wants to focus on cities and to work with the established church as much as possible. More in next FIRE edition.