|Rev Teelucksingh: Evil force targeting young children |
By CAROL MATROO Friday, June 20 2014
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Rev Daniel Teelucksingh speaks to graduates and parents at Charis Works and Christian Academy's Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday....
An evil force seems to be targeting the young children in this country, warns Rev Daniel Teelucksingh, and parents need to pray for their children’s safety.
The feature speaker at the Charis Works Christian Academy 2014 Graduation Ceremony at Orange Grove Road, Tacarigua, Wednesday, Teelucksingh said while most were focusing on problems involving teenagers, it was the pre-schoolers who were suffering.
“There is some sort of crisis, something is going wrong in Trinidad. Within the last few years we have been having a lot of problems with teenagers, late teenagers and young adults who are shooting down one another, getting involved in gangs and the whole country is focusing on this very serious social problem that has to do with the young people. I think we need to cry a little bit for the preschoolers. We want to wish them a very special blessing of protection. “Something is definitely wrong, some evil force seems to have its eye on our babies. You better get down on your knees, you know. You better get down on your knees, we have to do it as a nation. We better watch this very carefully, it’s a new wave of crisis, a new of pain and agony and grief in the country,” Teelucksingh said.
The Reverend was referring to the number of young children who died under tragic circumstances recently. For the year there were 18 tragic deaths of children 12 and under.
In the case of four-year-old Kimora Millette who died from smoke inhalation from a fire she accidently started at her family’s home in La Romaine, on Tuesday morning, Teelucksingh said adults should be made to be held accountable.
“When I opened the newspaper this morning, I read a little thing that a child was burnt to death in a home in her school uniform, waiting for the school bus to come and then there was this mysterious fire.
The newspaper made mention of a lighter. Is it a cigarette lighter? Is it a stove lighter? Tell me if adults should not be responsible for that cigarette or stove lighter? How come this little child would have this while waiting for school? Somebody has to be blamed. Do you want to blame the child for that?” he asked.
Teelucksingh said the crisis had switched from young adults and teenagers and was focusing on preschoolers and children under 11.
“Could you imagine a little child just playing in the yard and got tangled in a clothes line and she died. Listen to me, that child was not 17 like young boys in gangs, you know. Look at the little one (Kriston Gonsalves, 22 months) who fell in a pool recently, that was not a 17-year-old or a 20-year-old.
We are not talking about those who die by guns. This is a crisis situation with the younger people, a new crisis in Trinidad, a new crisis that is focusing on the babies,” he said.
Teelucksingh said the people in this country needed to pray harder because their responsibility had now increased.
“We say the young people can take care of themselves and we are trying to find answers to solve the problem with the guns and violence, the anger the hate, the bitterness among the young adults, but these innocent ones are suffering.
I pray that God would bless them all and be with them, these little darlings,” he said.