United Methodist Church Pastor helps Drug Addicts in Liberia

Rev. Caleb S. G. Dormah said if care is not given to drug addicts in Liberia, they will be the next force that will disrupt lives of the Liberia people. “We will wake up one morning and these Liberians will cease our liberty since we have neglected to attend to their early stages of addiction,” he cautioned. Dormah made the statement when he spoke the United Methodist News in Monrovia, Liberia. He said the rate at which young people are attracted to drugs and substance use is more than their desire to go to school.

He pointed out that if the state is not willing to take steps that will help to revert this downward trend that the lives of the young people live is taken, the Christian community needs to step up and meet this challenge head on. “If each religious institution can rescue five young person from the streets and from drugs and substance abuse, we can win the war on drugs addiction” he asserted. He also indicated that the youthful population of Liberia is heading in the direction where drugs and other substances beckon them to come. Dormah noted that the reasons why most of the drugs addicts are sleeping in the cemeteries is because most of the damaged structures that housed them are filled. The cemeteries provide security for the addicts since the average normal person is afraid of the cemeteries” Dormah noted.

Rev. Caleb Dormah also pointed that he is worried about the children that are being born to the young females addicts without proper plan, adding, “these children will be the next generation of addicts in Liberia without choice.” He said he and Malichi Queniah, a lady who is helping him to take care of the children in a Safe House, now have over six children the oldest being five months. He indicated that most of the male children are name after him since the parents cannot be traced during the process of extracting them from whatever Ghetto they are abandoned. “In most instances when the mother abandoned the child, we are called by the police or anonymous persons from within the Ghetto to come and rescue the child,” Dormah emphasized.

Dormah runs an organized worship services at all the Ghettos around Monrovia and some part of Liberia. Our church is called Metro Harvest, the church without walls and all are welcome to worship with us including those with different sexual orientations,” Dormah concluded. Through the Metro Harvest worship ministry, Dormah and his team feel residents of various Ghettos in and around Monrovia on a weekly basis. He is one of the United Methodist Church pastors who is serving in ministry outside the local church and under the appointment of Bishop Samuel J. Quire, Jr. of the Liberia Episcopal Area.