Since 1999 we have been organising the translation, printing and distribution of Derek’s books in Burmese, the majority language of this country. 35 of Derek’s books have now been translated and printed, with over 300,000 Burmese books published to date. A number of Pastors now use the teaching in Derek’s books as the basis for their Sunday sermons. Most Pastors and leaders in Myanmar are very poor and would not normally be able to afford to buy books, so these free books have been a great blessing to them. One Pastor from a remote area said that Derek’s books are like an ‘Oasis in the Desert’. We are greatly excited and encouraged to see the hunger many have to read Derek’s books regardless of denomination and we have regular customers from all Christian denominations.
The Graduate Gift Pack Programme was introduced in 2005 and is a great blessing to the graduates who have no other resources. There are 150 Bible Schools in Yangon, with a total of 200 in the nation.
Did you know...
• Myanmar is the largest country in South East Asia that is not an island.
• In 1989, the military junta officially changed the English version of its name from Burma to Myanmar.
• The nation was taken over by the British in the 1800s but became independent in 1948 as the Union of Burma.
• In 1962, a coup d’état brought the military into power, where it has been ever since.