Gimbi Mekane Yesus Singers

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History and ministry

Gimbi is the administrative center of West Wellega Zone of Oromia Region.

Early History

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.”

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Gimbi Mekane Yesus “A” Choir

Singers connected to this choir

Q: Was Rahel Tefera a member of Gimbi Mekane Yesus Choir?

Albums

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Networking

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Audio

albums/collection

Albamii Guutuu Faarfattoota Gimbii | Ittiin eebbifamaa
Garee Faarfattoota Gimbii

Songs

Adaraa: Gurmuu Waaqeffachiftota WMY Gimbii

Video

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Picture

[Q: Were these persons at the 100th anniversary of the Oromo Bible translation members of Gimbi Mekane Yesus Choir?

(courtesy Keba Fido)

Further reading

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).