Church services resumed on Saturday at the Transformed Life Ministry, Eastern Main Road in Arouca and the attendance was described as “the usual.”
The Pastor, Glen Awong, was also said to be “doing well.”
Pastor Glenn Awong is unapologetic for the activities that were allegedly uncovered at his Transformed Life Ministries Rehabilitation Centre after police officers from the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) raided the compound in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.
In fact, Awong sees himself as a saviour of the people that he said he was “caring” for.
Attorney-at-Law, Gerald Ramdeen, will be holding a press conference today, together with parents of a former detainee of the Transformed Life Ministry and Rehabilitation Centre.
The press conference will take place at the Conference Room, Cascadia Hotel & Conference Centre, Ariapita Road, St. Ann’s.
During the press conference this afternoon, the family in question—Mr and Mrs Berment—are expected to detail their experience with the Centre.
The Trinidad and Tobago Council of Evangelical Churches says it is disheartened to learn of the inhumane conditions under which 69 persons were found at the transformation life ministry rehabilitation centre.
In a statement released yesterday, the Council said the actions of Pastor Glen Awong do not reflect the values of Christianity.
In addition, the Council said it in no way condones his actions and those of his staff, and expressed hopes the victims will receive all the necessary counselling, medical and financial support needed for a full recovery.
Former Minister of the People and Social Development under the People’s Partnership Government Dr Glen Ramadharsingh, in condemning the housing of the mentally ill and socially displaced in cages at the Transformed Life Ministry (TLM) in Arouca, said yesterday that during his tenure as minister in 2013/2014 concerns were raised as to the methodologies and it was dealt with.
“This is like a horror movie,” said a family member whose relative was among 69 people discovered locked in cages at the Transformed Life Ministry Rehabilitation Centre in on the Eastern Main Road, Arouca, yesterday morning during a raid by police.
“I never knew all this was happening here. I am lost for words. This is worse than bad treatment of animals. Had I known I would have done things differently but I could not deal with my relative who is mentally ill.”