Daily Topic for August 03, 2017

Phil 4:6-7, NET
Do not be anxious about anything. Instead, in every situation, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, tell your requests to God. And the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Pray for God-centered inner peace to come to those in Kashmir who are enslaved to drugs.

Drug Abuse in Kashmir

by LR

(This fictitious story illustrates the kinds of things that can happen in Kashmir.)
The Kashmiri teenage girls used the last of the heroin, and planned to get more. That would be easy; they would just need to call the police.
Today we are praying for the 70,000 drug addicts of Kashmir. A government official told the Kashmir Observer that many drug addicts become entrapped by law enforcement personnel who are developing their market for drugs rather than arresting criminals. They specifically target students; more than 70 percent of the addicts are between ages 18-35.
Of the 70,000 drug addicts, more than 22,000 are females. “Women tend to fall easily to drugs because of easy availability…,” quoted the Observer “... they use glue, fevicol [another type of adhesive], polish, thinners, cannabis, and opiates. Some of them use sleeping pills and other sedative drugs.”
Why are the people of Kashmir vulnerable to mind altering drugs? Many are traumatized by years of political conflict, when they or their family were injured during protests and violent conflicts. Drug abuse mirrors the increase in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and suicide. Every family is reported to have at least one addict. Kashmir is desperately in need of the hope of Christ.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Ask Him to raise up excellent Christian drug rehab programs.


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