Crystal clear waters, white sand beaches, quaint seaside towns, Junkaroo fests, and swimming pigs. The Islands of the Bahamas is a true paradise that attracts travel goers and adventurers all year round for the perfect tropical getaway! Click on the image below to begin your journey!
A friend of Tom and Nicole, Tamsin, is our featured missionary this week in the country of Bahamas. Nicholas, Tamsin’s husband, are currently pouring themselves into the lives of those around them for the gospel, specifically with the students and children in the Bahamas. Check out this video from Tamsin.
“The Bahamas is a place of both incredible beauty and great spiritual need. Though 40 percent of the population claims to be evangelical Christian, the majority embrace a faith more grounded in materialism than the hope of the gospel, and many younger Bahamians are increasingly alienated from and uninterested in the Church.”
One of the largest unreached and unengaged people groups in the Bahamas, are the deaf people. With some estimates over 4,000 people living in the Bahamas, they are a people group has not heard the good news of Jesus. As a result, many of them practice ethno-religion, which is a broad category of religious beliefs and practices linked with the adherents’ ethnicity. Widely held ethnic religions include Chinese Universalism, Shintoism, and Judaism.
The Bahamas is an archipelago of nearly 700 coral islands, however, around 30 of the islands are inhabited. Travelers who are looking to enjoy the beauty of Bahamas, but not necessarily the tourist crowds that usually come with that…may find themselves headed to Cat Island. Cat Island is a remote island located on the eastern side of the Bahamian island chain and claims to be one of the more beautiful islands in the Bahamas.
The Bahamas are home to hundreds of world records for dozens of different species. Sport fishing brings in an incredible $500 million every year. Safe to say, the fishing here’s pretty good. A couple of the more popular fish are the Red Snapper and the Yellowfin Tuna.
From the fishing enthusiast to the person who simply likes to take boat rides, the Bahamas has some incredible options. Check out this short video about fly fishing in the Bahamas.
Bahamian cuisine is an eclectic combination of southern American and Caribbean styles. One of the most popular items in the Bahamas is Conch (pronounced “konk”). Conch, a large tropical mollusk (sea snail) with firm, white flesh, is the national dish of the Bahamas. Conch can be prepared in a number of ways: served raw with lime juice, raw vegetables and even fruit called conch salad.
Pray for the Bahamas
- For the family unit who live in the Bahamas. With most of the homes, around 75% being single parent homes with the mother being at home, children are growing up without fathers. Pray that the Lord would reconcile and restore a generation of families back to Jesus.
- For the unreached people groups located in the Bahamas to be able to hear, understand, and respond to the good news of the gospel of Jesus.
- Pray for missionaries currently serving in the Bahamas and for future missionaries and their families, that God will use them to share the Good News!