The local evangelist group, Prayer Warriors International Fellowship, journeyed to the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) headquarters and drought-stricken districts of St Joseph today seeking divine intervention, as residents continue to face dry taps.
Citing prayer as the most powerful weapon to combat the island’s troubles, founder Courtney Selman led the group through areas such as Horse Hill, Sugar Hill and Lammings seeking healing for the parish and its people.
“We believe that prayer works; it’s the most powerful thing that one can employ. That’s what we do, we pray and we see the results,” remarked Selman about his 13-year ministry, adding that residents “were just accepting this very readily and recognized the need”.
Saying that people living in the water scarce districts were grateful for the intervention, the former Barbados fast bowler shared that the most impactful interaction was with a resident who explained the extent of the water situation.
“Of all the people who didn’t have water for a number of days, what touched me this morning is that lady who said she just needs some water to take her medication . . . . It got to my heart,” Selman said.
He pleaded with Barbadians to stop wasting water, particularly when there were many people who were not getting a drop of it.
“Try and be conservative in the use of water. When we are bathing, we tend to let the water run wild while we are soaping our skin; we tend to let the run when we are washing out wares . . . . We definitely need to learn to conserve water,” Selman urged.