The sounds of gospel music will ring out in Jamaica’s tourist capital ofMontego Bay as PraiseFestMinistries’ Cruise With A Cause arrives via cruise shipCarnival Destiny. Famous passengers will include the best in gospel music suchas Donnie McClurkin, Hezekiah Walker, Casting Crowns, and Tye Tribbett, as wellas world-renowned ministers, including Franklin Jentezen, Pastor John Hagee,and Bishop Paul Morton. Cruise With A Cause will host a gospel concerton Wednesday, June 1, at the UDC Beach in Montego Bay, starting at 5:30 p.m.The concert will feature the internationally known performers and ministers. Anestimated 80,000 people are expected to participate in this praise and worshipevent, which is free and open to the public.
TheJamaica Tourist Board (JTB) issponsoring Cruise With a Cause as part of its faith-based tourismefforts. Along with the performance, Jamaica tours and excursions, cruiseguests will facilitate mission activities such as visiting over 230 schools.
“Cruise With a Cause combines a Jamaicanvacation with a goodwill missions trip, supporting Jamaicans in need,”said John Lynch, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism. “The JamaicaTourist Board is excited to partner with PraiseFest Ministries. We congratulatethem for the nearly sold-out cruise and look forward to welcoming everyone toour destination. Volunteerism is a growing area within the tourism sector andJamaica is actively working on more of these initiatives.”
CruiseWith a Cause, whichtravels each year to various locations, will provide participants achance to experience Jamaica’s diverse vacation offerings and a chance totake part in ministry activities. PraiseFest Ministry teams will spend two daysin Jamaica during which time they’ll visit schools, prisons, and ministerto locals.
“Cruise With a Cause offers somethingfor everyone and our lineup of speakers and music artists is verydiverse,” said Dr. Matthew Dunaway, President of PraiseFest Ministries. “Based on this year’s cruises’ increasing popularity, allindications show our cruise will be sold out, making it the largest foreignmission cruise effort.”