It was a great joy to spend Sunday, Feb. 2 ministering with the Tim Valiante family at Himamaylan Fundamental Baptist Church (Pastor Vargas). Himamaylan is about 1 hour south of Pulupandan. Pastor Vargas is one of our students at Haven of Grace Seminary and invited us down for the day to teach Sunday school and preach in the morning service. We enjoyed a very special day with God's people and we were treated to a good ole' Filipino McDonald's lunch afterward. Pastor Vargas has been in this nondescript location for 21 years and is a truly humble, faithful, godly servant of the Lord. There are so many Filipino pastors like him who are ministering faithfully in very difficult situations week in and week out and it is a blessing to see how God is using them to reach the lost for Christ and build up the body of believers. Most of our students at Haven of Grace Seminary have similar situations--financially poor but spiritually rich men of God who are faithfully shepherding the flock and reaching out to their communities with the gospel. Please pray for students that God will prepare them and use them for His glory to make a difference for His name's sake in the Philippines.