Each year I look forward to reading the new Yearbook. It is always a delight to read Highlights of the Past Year. The country featured this year is Myanmar. It is a small country nestled between Asian giants India and China.
The people of Myanmar are gentle, considerate, and inquisitive. Eight major ethnic groups and at least 127 subgroups inhabit the country. Each group has its own distinctive language, dress, food, and culture. Most people live on a broad central plain nourished by the mighty Irrawaddy River, a 1,350 mile-long waterway winding from the icy Himalayas to the tepid Andaman Sea.
For nearly 100 years, Jehovah's Witnesses in Myanmar have built up a record of unwavering faith and endurance. During chaotic violence and political upheaval, they have maintained their neutrality. Despite physical hardships, religious opposition, and limited contact with their international brotherhood, Jehovah's people have tirelessly preached the good news of God's Kingdom. Reading the heartwarming story of our brothers and sisters in Myanmar was very faith strengthening.