With about 1.5 million members and over 2500 congregations, I.E.C.A. is a vibrant and joyful church. Angola is a young country, with 1/2 the population under age 18 – and the churches are full of young and old.
I.E.C.A. is growing quickly, and has over 200,000 new members since their hymnal was last published nine years ago – thus the need for at least 50,000 new hymnals! They use hymnals much as was common in the U.S. 100 years ago: individuals own hymnals and bring them to church rather than the hymnals sitting in the pews. They are very important resources for personal and spiritual growth, with worship aids in addition to songs.
Just $3.00 buys a hymnal. Maybe you can buy 100?
Here is audio of a teenage girls choir singing from the hymnal. These are just the type of young people the university will be serving.