On November 16, 2011, Christian speaker and author, Marian Jordan, came to USC for Girls’ Night Out. Over 500 girls were in attendance, and each girl’s life was changed.
We started off the night talking about funny/horrible date stories, playing a few games for door prizes, and snacking on some generously donated finger foods. One of the girls who helped organize the event stood up and gave her testimony as a way to transition from socializing to the main part of the night. Then Marian came up to talk. She spoke about a lot of what is in her book, “Sex and the City: Uncovered.” This book examines the Sex and the City lifestyle, one that glorifies partying, sex, and “looking for love in all the wrong places,” and shows that there’s a better way to fill the emptiness: Jesus. She goes on to say that when we try to find our worth in what size we are, what a guy thinks of us, or if we can turn a head, we are giving the right to define us to some person, magazine, or advertisement agency; we’re saying, “Please tell me who I am.” What Marian has discovered is that the only One who has the right to define us and name us is the One who created us. Watch her author spotlight:
Marian’s main point of the talk was that Jesus loves us. Each of us, no matter what we’ve done, what we think of ourselves. He loves YOU.
There wasn’t a dry eye in the room, including Marian. She has such a passion to reach the lost, and the Holy Spirit moves through her in amazing ways. So many girls stayed after to talk and pray with her; it was amazing.
The most wonderful part of the night was later on: we had had each girl fill out a card that said whether or not she decided to start a personal relationship with Jesus that night, if she wanted to join a Bible study, etc., and 105 girls indicated that they started a relationship with Jesus. How glorious!! I will have one hundred and five new sisters in eternity! Praise the Lord for being mighty to save!
I am so happy that I got to be a part of Girls’ Night Out, and so proud of my sisters in Greek Impact (a branch of Cru) who organized the entire thing!