It’s not everyday that you get to spend time with a real life hero like those in the Bible. Hebrews chapter 11 describes the biblical “Hall of Faith” and those people in the Bible who exhibited great faith in God at various times in their lives. I am very fortunate that for the next couple of weeks, I will be spending time with my brother Jacob Mung who is the national director of CLC’s work in Myanmar/ Burma. Jacob is a real life hero of the faith for me. He has been in CLC for 18 years and has overseen the development of our work. This work has been described by pastors in Myanmar as having changed the history of Christianity in that country. Jacob and his team have translated and published over 140 Christian books into the Burmese language during these years. (These books represent over half of all the Christian books in the Burmese language.) In addition, they have developed a bookstore ministry and are the primary source for Christian literature in the country today. The books that they have translated and published are critical reference works that have been vital to the growth of Bible colleges and seminaries. This has been done despite incredible personal sacrifice and hardship in a country that is closed to the gospel influence from outside missionaries of any kind. During the recent Cyclone Nargis tragedy where thousands lost their lives in 2008, Jacob and his wife Sandar were able to provide critical relief supplies in very remote parts of the country. It is such a blessing and privilege for me to work alongside him in these endeavors.