A relative of mine goes to a hall where two sisters started partaking a couple years ago.
My relative told me that the congregation was really surprised and couldn't believe they were anointed. Both sisters were elders wives. My relative said he counted them since they are considered strong in the "tr...whatever we're calling it now...uth" and in good standing in the congregation.
It must be happening all over the world. The anointed number going up feels like an unintended consequence of something else that is going on in jw land.