November 17, 2012

“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world…” -James

By Flip Holsinger In Uncategorized

A girl dances to drums and keyboards at the orphanage where she lives in Port-au-Prince.

Life in an orphanage is about survival. No matter how kind are your caretakers, in the orphanage there are orphans and they are alone with themselves and the unions they form for protection. It isn’t unlike the unions of prison life. You are tied together not in love so much as in the need for security. Why is it an outsider is surprised to be met with suspicion rather than wild acceptance. Here I am the greatest threat of all… I bring with me the plague of false hope.

Not all hope is false. When I traveled with some Korean/American friends last week I witnessed true love and hope. Men and women were not just admiring. They were genuinely caring. This one woman from California cried real tears over these young ones she prayed for.



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  1. Jill vaughn November 23, 2012

    Your pictures moved me ta years as always flip, so proud of you for being you

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