In conjunction with the visit of the Logos Hope, internationally-acclaimed speaker and vocalist Babbie Mason will be live in concert in Nassau at 7pm on Sunday.
Ms Mason, a member of the Christian Music Hall of Fame, multi-Dove Award winner, and singer/songwriter of hits like "With All My Heart," "Each One, Reach One" and "All Rise", is expected to perform for a standing-room only audience at Evangelistic Temple on Collins Avenue. Admission is free.
For almost three decades, the name Babbie Mason has been synonymous with creativity and excellence in the Christian community. Noted for her musical style that blends pop and contemporary praise, soulful gospel and inspirational ballads, she has reached millions through her performances at numerous Billy Graham Crusades, Women of Faith conferences, as well as at Carnegie Hall and the Grammy Awards.
The concert at Evangelistic Temple will follow her "A Daughter of the Most-High King" event on board the Logos Hope on Saturday. Tickets for the event are $5 and are available at Logos Book Store and 100% Bible Books.
Nassuvians can also enjoy a live theatrical performance of the CS Lewis' classic "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe", adapted for the stage by Jimmy Hendricks. Showtimes are 3pm and 6.30pm on July 16 and 23.
The Logos Hope, also known as the world's largest floating book fair with over 5,000 titles, will be docked at Prince George Wharf in Nassau from tomorrow until July 26 and in Freeport from July 28 to August 6.
In addition to sharing knowledge through books, teams from their crew of 400 people from 65 different countries, including three Bahamians, will engage in social work and community development projects in the capital and second city.
OM Ships International is the organisation behind Logos Hope. The ship ministry began in 1970 as part of the global Christian training and outreach movement, OM International. Since then, OM's ships have visited 480 different ports in 151 countries and territories and welcomed over 46 million visitors on board.
"I believe that OM Ships exists to show that Jesus makes the difference in all of our lives. We take the message of the gospel to some of the least-reached people and places in order to fulfil what is written in Revelation chapter 7; that one day there will be a great multitude representing all nations, tribes and people, standing before the throne of heaven," said Seelan Govender, CEO of OM Ships International.
The last time the Logos Hope visited Nassau was in 2010. During that time, it was estimated that some 20,000 Bahamians came aboard to browse and shop at the book store and to attend cultural, artistic, educational and theatre events.