Being a mother can be challenging in the best of circumstances. Katayun*, a believer in Christ, has deep concerns for her daughter and the young people of Iran.
“I am a mother and I love my country,” she writes to SAT-7. “Every day I witness the ruin of our young sons and daughters who are the same age as my own daughter. The children of this land are like my own. Their pain is my pain, their destruction is the destruction of the flower of our country.”
Katayun struggles with physical pain. She lives with diabetes and sight-loss. Yet she says, “I suffer more seeing the flower of youth wither before it has had a chance to blossom. They are trapped by addiction to traditional and man-made substances.”
SAT-7 is acknowledging these issues through programs that speak on the topic of addiction. With drug production being high in Afghanistan and drug trades happening in neighboring countries like Iran, the Middle East as a whole is an area heavily susceptible to drug use, but the Lord can still meet people in the midst of these deeply rooted problems.