(Photo: Courtesy of T.D. Jakes Ministries/The Potter's House)
Four-time Grammy Award winning gospel duo Mary Mary will be playing Australia for the first time this week on July 11 and 12.
They will be performing at the Metro Theater and Billboard The Venue in Sydney, Australia.
The ladies, Erica Campbell and Tina Campbell, recently won their second BET music award and have also won a Grammy, NAACP Image Award, and a Stellar Award among a string of other smaller awards.
The duo is also working on their scripted WeTV reality show "Mary Mary." It is currently in its third season and has ranked as high as No. 1 on the Nielsen Media ratings for African-American women.
Despite their success, the duo was mourning the loss of their father, Eddie A. Atkins Jr. and released a statement addressing fan support.
"Erica and Tina Campbell (Mary Mary) would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to all who have reached out to them during this difficult time. The ladies have been overwhelmed by the love and support of their peers, colleagues, fans, and friends and want to share the below message with you," they said.
They then shared a personal letter speaking about their father.
"Our dad was a powerful man. Our family had it's challenges but our love superseded it all. We had the opportunity to profess our love for our father. We were able to tell him how much we loved him, valued him, and how much life had helped us to understand the things that we couldn't for many years," the ladies said. "Our dad was a man of immense physical and spiritual strength. He always covered us in prayer. He warned us when hardships were coming, taught us how to pray through, fight on, and overcome life's challenges. What better gift can a man give his family."