Mendi Evangelical Singers

Introduction

Mendi (Qubee: Mandii) is located in the West Welega Zone of Oromia Region

In the middle of the 1950s the congregation located at Mendi in western Ethiopia had a membership of around 500 people, and many more were attending the worship services. Every week, on
Tuesday evening, there was a song practice. Missionary Elsa Hansson reported:
“The songs give wings, joy and life to the experience of salvation, […] and the believers get a creed in the hymns. Their favorite hymn is ‘In the sweet by and by’” (Hanson 1954: 249, transl. by M. Nilsson).

Nilsson (forthcoming), chapter 2

For further reading

Nilsson (forthcoming), chapter 2