Day #22

China is the world’s most populated country with over 1.3 billion people, 637.5 million of which are women.

-For centuries, Chinese families without sons feared poverty and neglect. The male offspring represents continuity of lineage and protection in old age.

- The age-old bias towards boys, combined with the one-child policy imposed since 1980, has produced the largest, the highest, and the longest gender imbalance in the world. The male surplus rose to 120  boys for each 100 girls.

- Predictions for the next decade are that some 40 million Chinese men will be unable to find wives due to the “scarcity” of females as a result of kidnapping, trafficking and selective abortions.

-Women, who are up to 9 months pregnant with their second or third baby, may be taken to the hospital by regional population control officials for induced abortions.

Prayer:

GOD created man in his own image… male and female he created them. Gen 1:27

- God created man and women equal. Pray that God would reveal this truth to the Chinese culture.
-that China will stop its one-child policy
-that lives would be valued in new measure