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History and ministry
Gimbi is the administrative center of West Wellega Zone of Oromia Region.
From Magaarsaa Guutaa, Humble Beginning, p. 24:
“When the Swedish missionaries returned to Ethiopia in 1946, they realized that the number of evangelical Christians had grown because of a strong revival that had taken place in the congregations of Gimbii District under some influential lay preachers, such as Hunde Gutama from Mandi. This gave rise to more congregations than could be shepherded by Rev. Manfred Lundgren and Rev. Dafaa Jammoo.”
Gimbi Mekane Yesus “A” Choir
Singers connected to this choir
Q: Was Rahel Tefera a member of Gimbi Mekane Yesus Choir?
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[Q: Were these persons at the 100th anniversary of the Oromo Bible translation members of Gimbi Mekane Yesus Choir?
Fekadu Gurmessa. Evangelical Faith Movement in Ethiopia: Origins and Establishment of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus. Translated and edited by Ezekiel Gebissa. Minneapolis, MN: Lutheran University Press, 2009.
Magaarsaa Guutaa. From a Humble Beginning to Advanced Standing: A History of the Mekane Yesus Seminary [1960-2010]. Addis Ababa: Mekane Yesus Seminary, 2011.
Online resource on local history
“Gimbi” in Local History of Ethiopia, compiled by Bernhard Lindahl, 2005 (published on the website of The Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala).