Persians in Iran are experiencing extreme economic hardship right now. The hardship is due to several factors, including a lack of job opportunities, lingering effects from wars, corruption, and years of sanctions from other countries. Many of their fellow countrymen have already left, and many more continue to leave, looking for work in other countries. Often, they end up as refugees in situations just as difficult as the one they left, but this time without family or community support. Renewed sanctions have devalued the local currency, and inflation has soared. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to buy necessary food and household items. Diapers and milk have disappeared from shelves. There is a growing feeling of hopelessness and despair.
The Laki peoples have also felt the effects of the poor economy. In fact, years of severe drought and decreased waters sources in the southwest of Iran have compounded the economic situation for those Laki living in rural and agricultural areas. Many Laki have left family and traditional life to find work in bigger cities.
Pray God will open Laki eyes to see eternal security is more important than a temporary, economic one.
Pray they will come to realize the Creator of all is also the God who provides and sustains. Ask God to provide for them!
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1