Tuesday, July 9, 2013

In Jesus' Name, Simply Love Her

No Boys Allowed. It's what every little girl tacks to her tree house, tent, or bedroom door to keep prying neighbors or little brothers with sticky fingers out of her treasures.

No Boys Allowed is what high school and college gals declare when off for a night on the town with their nearest and dearest, ready to cut loose and fancy free.


Only Boys Allowed, however, seems to be the sign the nation of China has hung over homes, marriages, and society since 1980. It may not have been their initial intention, but it has definitely come to mean something frighteningly close.

Since the enforcing of the One-Child Policy in 1980, families in China have been abandoning, aborting, and abhorring daughters in favor of having a son to carry on the family name and legacy. Since 1980, over 37 million girls have disappeared in the world's largest gendercide. The tragedy only continues: over 336 million forced and coerced abortions have occurred in that time. This policy is a huge enabler of human trafficking and although it was only set to last 30 years, it continues. I was not aware of this devastation or reality until a few short months ago and it has been breaking my heart ever since.


Praise the Lord, He is at work! There is hope in the darkness and a growing movement that goes as the hands and feet of Jesus into the middle of this problem. Allow me to introduce you to All Girls Allowed. 

From their website: All Girls Allowed seeks to restore the God-given life, value and dignity to women by seeking transformation both of hearts and societies. We seek to emulate God's command in Micah 6:8 {"Act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God"} by:
-Exposing the injustice of China's One-Child Policy;
-Rescuing girls and mothers from gendercide in society; and
-Celebrating women by embracing them as equal image-bearers of God through our pledge: "In Jesus' Name, Simply Love Her."


Their website, Twitter, and Facebook is up to date with news concerning the gendercide and One-Child Policy, as well as offers methods of donating and contributing to their mission. One of their primary means of practically helping women and girls in China is the Baby Shower Gift Program which gives monthly stipends to mothers who choose to keep their baby girls.

Another way to support All Girls Allowed is through this week's Sevenly campaign. Sevenly creates weekly cause campaigns, offering apparel and other goods that raise awareness for each campaign and a portion of the profit goes directly to it. All Girls Allowed is featured this week and this week only. Check out their stuff!


I would highly suggest taking some time to look over the All Girls Allowed website and dig in to the stories they share. They also have a quick and easy way to donate to their efforts. While we may not be able to be active in China, we can sow in prayer and support a mother who chooses to go against what is dictated to her and love her daughter. All are made in God's image, girls included. And we want them to be and remain included, cared for, valued, and celebrated.

I'm also excited to be a guest blogger for All Girls Allowed, so be on the lookout for that soon ;) AND, my favorite part of this post, next week {hopefully} I will be hosting a giveaway that benefits the Baby Shower Gift Program. You won't want to miss it or the great goods we'll be giving away!


[All photos & videos credit to AllGirlsAllowed.org]

10 comments:

  1. All Girls Allowed sounds like a very critically needed organization! Thanks for bringing it to our attention and I will be checking out the website when I get a chance.

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    1. Absolutely! It's so sad what's happening in China and they need us to rally in prayer and spreading the word.

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  2. Wow, what a great organization! I'm so glad you introduced me to both Girls Allowed and Sevenly! I actually did a high school research project on China's One Child Policy and that was one of the many deciding factors that led me to want to adopt in the future. Thanks for sharing girl, I can't wait to check out their sites. :)

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    1. I love how many hearts are turning toward adoption and I absolutely believe that is God's heart for his people. Check out their stuff & be on the lookout for a giveaway next week!

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  3. We adopted my sister from China after she was abandoned due to the One Child Policy. It's such a devistation and goes so deep into the Chinese culture.

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    1. Wow! I bet it is close to your heart! So thankful that there is hope in this dark situation.

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  4. What an amazing organization!! That is so crazy to think of all those little babies that get "lost" and people don't even realize it!! It's a serious genocide and it does not get the attention it deserves. Thanks for bringing attention to this.

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    1. Thanks, girl. And I know, it's absolutely devastating but the word is spreading!

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  5. LOVE. My 15 year old cousin is starting an orphanage for baby girls in India because of how often they are literally thrown away. Breaks my heart. So thankful for organizations like this and how they support these sweet babies. SO thankful you shared!

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    1. Wow! That's incredible! Praying for her bold adventure and sweet heart to step into that need! It's people like hear and organizations like this that remind us to have HOPE because God is moving!

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