COME December 10, 'The Well Encounter' concert will see Maverick City Music's Grammy-nominated gospel acts Naomi Raine and Chandler Moore, as well as Kevin Downswell, Minister Carlene Davis, Rondell Positive, and Rhoda Isabella gracing the stage at National Stadium in St Andrew.
According to conceptualiser Ingrid Larmond, the acts were hand-picked because they align with the mandate of the inaugural show.
"It's an event that is centred around God. We want to choose people who will help to usher Him into our presence. When we look at Naomi Raine and Chandler Moore, even Kevin Downswell and Carlene Davis and Rhoda, we thought what better set to choose than them because we know that the sound of worship that they carry is for now; it's for change. Kevin Downswell for a fact carries an anointing on him for Jamaica. That's the basis on which we decided to choose these artistes," she told the Jamaica Observer's Splash.
The concert, which is inspired by the biblical parable of the Samaritan woman, is expected to lift the spirits of attendees.
Larmond says the preparation has been a breeze.
"It's really going amazing. The suppliers, the production, ticket sales to dealing with international ministersâ€¦everything has been going perfectly. We literally cannot complain," she said.
She further said that she anticipates positive changes in the lives of all who turn out.
"We expect that the will of the Lord will be done. We expect that it will be the beginning of change in Jamaica. Not just in our own personal lives, but in the lives of everyone," she said.
"When we can go to God as a people, it's absolutely amazing. Our desire to connect with God is very important, so if we can gather as a people, and worship Him, not with our hands stretched out asking for something; but with our arms stretched out in praise we expect a shift right across our nation," Larmond added.