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son David serves in a U.S. military leadership training program
in Alaska, while their son John recently finished a business degree at a Myanmar university.
"I think RTS prepared us well and gave us a great vision, and it
has been strengthening," Tial concludes. "People sometimes say,
'You're crazy - why did you come back to Myanmar?' But people
like us can serve in any corner of the country. We don't have to
pay airfare or whatever. So we feel like we represent our friends."
Through servants like Tial Thanga, the gospel has gone a long
way toward penetrating Myanmar. Thus, a mother's prayers and
witness continue to bear eternal fruit.
For more information about church planting efforts in Myanmar, visit
southeastasiapartnership.com/#/where-does-seap-serve/myanmarnational-partners. fort to plant churches throughout Myanmar (known
as Burma until 1989), serving as an agent of spiritual revival in the
Southeast Asian nation.

ABOUT MYANMAR

Bordering Countries:
Bangladesh, China, India, Laos,
Thailand
Land Area:
253,954 square miles
(slightly smaller than Texas)
Population (2014 estimate):
55.7 million

Capital and Largest City
(2011 estimate): Yangon (Rangoon),
4.4 million

Principal Language: Burmese
Ethnicities:
Burman 68%, Shan 9%, Karen 7%,
Rakhine 4%, Chinese 3%, Mon 2%,
Indian 2%, other 5%
Religions:
Buddhist 89%, Christian 4%, Islam
4%, Animist 1%, other 2%

Literacy Rate:
92.7% (2011 estimate)

Other Large Cities:
Mandalay, 1.06 million;
Nay Pyi Taw 1.06 million

Achieved independence in 1948,
known as Burma until 1989 (the
U.S. State Department does not
recognize the name change)

Monetary Unit:
Kyat

Source: www.factmonster.com/
country/myanmar.html

National Name:
Pyidaungsu Myanmar
Naingngandau

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