(For earlier posts about this project, start at the bottom of the page.)
Several members of the Illinois Conference – Angola Partnership Team visited Angola in May and June and spent time in several IECA congregations. Wow – are they eager to get these hymnals! At the Palestina congregation in Luanda, (pictured below) here are some comments we heard:
“I joined the church three years ago and still have not been able to buy a hymn book. I really want one.”
“See, my hymn book has no has a cover, so pages keep falling off.”
“Even we young people want to buy these new hymn books!”
We are making progress in our fundraising, but are not quite yet 1/2 way to our $105,000 goal. As you may have already read, IECA will sell the hymnals to their members. Now they estimate being able to raise as much as $500,000, and that money will all be used to open a new church-based university! This project will truly be a double blessing to our partners!
Please donate today, as little as $3, or as much as $3,000! Every donation will make a difference.