Ride Out Your Storm - George Nooks sends musical prayers to The Bahamas
Always having a special set planned for his performances from a catalogue of more than 20 albums, George Nooks says the most suitable track to kick-start the energy of giving inside the Fellowship Tabernacle is ' Ride Out Your Storm'.
The artiste will actually join the Jamaica Gospel Music Network this Saturday in an effort to raise funds for the relief efforts in The Bahamas.
"It is a track that comes from deep, deep down in my spiritual soul; and for me to be able to tell them and sing loudly for the people living in Bahamas: 'You've been in the storm, and it seems like forever, just hold on to Jesus and ride out of your storm, don't give up' is a prayer in itself that I anticipate will motivate people to hold on to the faith and also encourage those who have life to pray for others that have lost".
George Nooks joins personalities such as Carey and Sharilyn Sales, Rondell Positive, Kukudoo, Nadine Blair and Perpetual Sounds of Praise, Joan Flemming, Sista Sasha and Shalom Katalys in raising their voices in tuneful prayer.
Showtime is 6 p.m., and the contribution is $1,200.
Fellowship Tabernacle's Pastor Al Miller as well as Markland Edwards and Ava-Gay Glair have also come on board to act as emcees for the occasion.
"The organisers reached out while trying to formulate a plan to assist the people in The Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian, and, of course, I could not pass up an opportunity to give my contribution to the efforts," George Nooks told THE WEEKEND STAR.
"The concert presents a nice line-up and I am sure if we were in the same position, we would want someone to do something like this for us because hurricane season is one that we don't necessarily pick and choose...when it come, it wicked and the people feel it.
"The Caribbean people just have to keep praying, hoping and having faith that there will be no more disaster for the rest of the season. As for us in Jamaica, I know we cannot manage a storm of that nature," he said.
The death toll from last week's powerful storm, Dorian, a Category 5 hurricane, stands at 50. Authorities in The Bahamas said that another 2,500 people have been reported missing, but the names have yet to be checked against those who evacuated or sought shelter.
"No living Bahamian has ever seen anything like this in their lifetime," Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said.