Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.
Few things in life can be as good as giving a home to a child who does not have one unless, perhaps, it is giving a home to more than one.
If Rules are made to be broken what are Plans made for?
Initially, the plan was for Joe and Dr. Owens going to China to take possession of the newest members of the family. That plan did not work out. When can a doctor be gone for a month? Sister Jan and brother-in-law Lou plan to come to the rescue! Well, that was the plan anyway. After a serious surgery for Jan and some complications afterwards, her doctor tells her she cannot make the trip. The standby Darel joyfully fills in the blank spot. It is a terrible thing when someone says, "you are going to China." (NOT!) The itinerary was planned, the reservations were made and the non-refundable tickets purchased. The NEXT DAY, one of Jan's doctors had an interesting perspective on her condition. "You might die, but you might also die at home," is the paraphrased version. The latest plan is for the four of us (remember the non-refundable tickets?) to fetch Olivia and Luke. Therefore, Joe, Jan, Lou and Darel are going China. Plans must be made to be changed.