The substantial financial contributions and dedication of just one man, Dr. Jim Garrow, have saved the lives of some 45,000 Chinese girls who otherwise would have been â€œset asideâ€ to die in the one-child culture that demands male offspring, as documented in the book â€œThe Pink Pagoda: One Manâ€™s Quest to End Gendercide in China.â€
So just imagine what could be accomplished should tens of thousands â€" rich and poor alike â€" join hands, hearts and pocketbooks in a massive effort to reach out inside the Peopleâ€™s Republic of China and save many more baby girls from gendercide.
Thatâ€™s exactly the aim of a new campaign organized by Garrow himself, along with help from WND columnist Erik Rush.
Garrow was executive director of the Bethune Instituteâ€™s popular Pink Pagoda schools in China.
ran private, English-only institutions for the children of the Chinese elite â€" an effort that eventually expanded to involve some 160 schools.
The goals of the students and their parents was to prepare them for entry into some of the top universities around the globe.
But one day in 2000, he
The woman explained her
sisterâ€™s husband was insisting the coupleâ€™s newborn daughter be smothered to make way for a son, because of the communist regimeâ€™s infamous one-child policy.
â€œWeâ€™re very excited about participating in a program that can save lives â€" specifically young, innocent female, Chinese lives targeted by the horrendous cultural pressure favoring boys and tyrannical, immoral government pressure of the one-child, population-control policy,â€ said Farah. â€œThat Jim Garrow
has found a way to do this â€" one that has been effective on a mass scale already â€" is truly a miraculous opportunity for all who consider human life a gift from God.
Dr. Jim Garrow
But risking his
employees, deep-cover Chinese intelligence assets and his
own safety to save girls from the clutches of death, one at a time, Garrow
illustrates the power of God to shape lives and influence others to fight injustices around the world.
spreads word to Chinese families that their baby girls are wanted by couples around the globe.
THE PINK PAGODA
by Jim Garrow
is the compelling, compassionate story of one man's determination toÂ save baby girls in China, one child at a time.
Today, the number of girls he
has saved from gendercideÂ brought about by China's
one-child mandate is over 40,000.
Given that Dr. Garrow
has been doingÂ this for eleven years and is himself only 60, one can only speculate as to how large that number couldÂ become during his
lifetime.Â This is the story of how one man's decision to say "Yes" to one child in danger led him to use hisÂ entrepreneurial gifts and innate skills for mobilizing others to create the baby-saving organization whichÂ is called Pink Pagoda
All of this has come at great personal cost to him, along with the reality thatÂ his
life and those of his
family hang on the edge of danger.
promise to God out ofÂ gratitude for his
own son's life being saved at birth.
That is a promise he
will honor for the rest of hisÂ life.Â Not that Dr. Garrow
is a mild-mannered milquetoast loved by all and gentle in his
MoreÂ accurately, he
is a "rogue with integrity" who works hand in hand with the most secret of ChineseÂ intelligence forces, and who is by United Nations description a "criminal engaged in human trafficking".Â Ironically, he
was also nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 and the Order of Canada in 2010.Â Apparently, God's guanxi trumps the U.N.Â The term guanxi is central to how Dr. Garrow
accomplishes what he
The concept of carefullyÂ nurtured relationships and connections dates back to medieval China
, and is what drives life in China, atÂ all levels - from the simple peasant to the President of China.
is a master of guanxi, and one ofÂ the most highly respected people in China.Â His
story combines his
impish humor with the horrors of what he
has encountered in China, moreÂ adventure than apologia.
is at the core an ordinary man doing extraordinary work under theÂ guidance of God.
One of them was Jim Garrow of the Bethune Institute.
This picture shows Executive Director of the Bethune
Institute and its Pink Pagoda
program, Dr. James Garrow
, donating a memorial piece, commemorating the life and work of Mother Teresa at the dedication of the new offices of the highly acclaimed Catholic magazine, Crisis
Within the framed piece being donated are a picture of Mother Teresa, a description of her
order the Missionaries of Charity, and a postcard commemorating the visit of Pope John 23rd to North America.
On the card Mother Teresa had written for Dr. Garrow
, God bless you, M. Teresa.