Pastor declares war on drug pushers
Pastor of the Empowerment International Ministries, Roger Husbands, today warned drug pushers who have been leading children astray that he will be taking back the youth from them with the aid of professional counselling and the word of God.
Addressing a brief ceremony this morning in which eight boys graduated from the Drug Education and Counselling Services (DECS), which he chairs, Husbands said that the successful tutoring is an example of how his church and the non-governmental organisation are winning the battle.
“Today is a prime example of how DECS challenges the drug pushers and those who seek to use their past hurts to encourage their peers in antisocial behavior. Today we celebrate the completion of these fine young men who have entered our program based on bad and poor decision making,” he said at the Ministries’ Roebuck Street place of worship.
He added, “I want to inform those who seek to sub-divide and divide Barbados into drug havens that Barbados is not the place for this.
“Your industry is killing the moral fabric of this nation and I issue a warning that I will seek to continue to win back over those young people who engage in these activities in this nation from those who I call mutilators of the soul, who decided to use this illegal active to make money. I [am] coming after you,” Husbands said.