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Pick Me Up
By Lamar Hunt
Thursday, June 25, 2009

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Orphan children taught this Army Chaplain a great lesson.

Pick Me Up

 

          The children were all shouting the same thing, but with only 60 hours of conversational Korean, I couldn’t make out what they were saying. 

          So I asked Molly what the children were saying. “Oh,” Chaplain Hunt, “they are saying pick me up.”  I responded that having left my youngest son, aged six months at that time, and asleep in his bed when I left for Korea, I was ready to pick up some kids.

          I threw my web gear and steel pot against the wall and began to toss kids into the air.  They responded to each toss with screams of delight.  After I had tossed 30 or so, and was working up a sweat, I asked Molly how many kids were there.  “Five hundred,” she answered.  She knew that I could never be able to lift all 500 of them, and told me to let her know when I had enough and she would take me out a side door. 

          Molly Holt, daughter of founders Harry and Bertha Holt, was now running the Harry Holt Adoption Agency; Harry having died, and Bertha back in Oregon to take care of business.

          I was visiting their center in Il San, Korea, in 1966, while serving as chaplain for the 3rd Brigade, 7th Infantry Division.  When we deployed on a training exercise near Il San I asked our surgeon to accompany me on a visit to the orphanage. 

          Pick me up!  The children’s requests remain in my psyche to this very day.  Their pleas, their childish needs, reminded me that my roll as a Christian minister is to lift people up.  And isn’t that your responsibility too, regardless of your faith group?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Reviewed by m j hollingshead 1/9/2011
enjoyed the read




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