Lian Mung, a Myanmar national, is currently working on a PhD in Theological Studies with a concentration in Old Testament at TEDS. He was the recipient of the Genie Lau Memorial Award for the year 2010, which is awarded to a TEDS student who has “a record of excellence in biblical studies with a commitment to service in the church.” Prior to coming to TEDS in 2008, he was actively involved in evangelism in Myanmar. He also served as both a youth and music director for several years in Myanmar and the Philippines. At Asia Pacific Theological Seminary in the Philippines, where he earned his M.A., M.Div., and Th.M., he taught Old Testament courses as a Myanmar missionary and faculty-in-training from 2004-2008, and served as the assistant to the academic dean from 2006-2008. While studying at TEDS, he regularly volunteers as a preacher and teacher among Burmese immigrants in Wheaton and Chicago. He has a pioneer’s vision to write Old Testament commentaries and textbooks in his own language for seminaries and Bible schools in Myanmar. He hopes this will help the pastors and ministers there understand the Bible in its historical-cultural context and make the biblical message relevant to their own.