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|Published on May 30, 2007||Email To Friend Print Version
Report reaching this paper says the Pastor of the Triumphant Living Miracle Assemblies branch in Todee District, Upper Montserrado County, Pastor Gibson Carter has gone missing for days.
Church and family members told reporters over the weekend in Todee that Pastor Gibson Carter left his home last Friday evening to sell a small quantity of rubber (about half bag) at the Morris Farm selling point, and has never returned.
Wife of the missing Pastor, Kumasa Carter, said her husband promised to return home on the same Friday, but she has not seen him. She said the missing of her husband remains a mystery to her and the Church. Mrs. Carter told this paper that they did no see the Pastor for the rest of Friday, until they received a message from the Town Chief of Jarkpazuah that a missing Pastor has been found and under his control.
According to her upon receiving the message, family and Church members rushed to Jarkpazuah Town on Saturday where they were informed by Chief Jarkpazuah that he had put the Pastor on a taxi that was en route to Kakata City, Margibi County. She said the Chief informed them that Pastor Carter had asked him to help him (Carter) board a taxi to enable him seek medical treatment in Kakata.
The missing Pastor’s wife further noted after the Chief’s information the family, early Sunday morning, went to Kakata where they saw the taxi driver identified as Morris Fofana. He confirmed that Pastor Carter was in his car to Kakata but jumped from the car and ran into the rubber bush late Saturday evening.
When reporters contacted driver Morris Fofana he confirmed that the Pastor disappeared and said it happened at the time he slowdown the car to climb a hill.
Driver Fofana said Pastor Gibson Carter was put on his car by Chief Jarkpazuah in Jarkpazuah Town.
According to the driver, the Town Chief told him that the Pastor was found in the rubber bush on Saturday by two security personnel of the Morris Farm who later turned the Pastor to the Chief.
He said it was the chief who pleaded with him to take the Pastor to Kakata where the Pastor said he was going for treatment.
Besides, the driver also noted that though he told the Chief and the Pastor that there was no space on the taxi, they insisted that Pastor Carter would sit on the top (hood) of the car and they started the journey.
The driver said to his surprise, when the car slowdown while ascending a hill, he only saw the Pastor running in the bushes as if he was being pulled by extraordinary invisible force.
He said the car drove about 15ft away from the spot and stopped. He narrated that passengers aboard along with him decided to search for the Pastor. The driver told this paper that they could not find the Pastor except his feet wear by the bank of a river.
Meanwhile the founder of Triumphant Living Miracle Assemblies in Liberia, Pastor Samuel Carr and family have registered the case with the Police and are making frantic effort spiritually to ensure the missing Pastor is found.
Meanwhile, a group of citizen in the area say they are planning a mass action to protest the disappearance of the Pastor. They said the Pastor is not dead but was in their hands of some evil people who always claim that the devil of that area was in search of people who are not members of the society.
It is about a week a few days running since Pastor Gibson Carter got missing. Police in the area are conducting searches and investigation.