Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. The you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all you heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight. -Proverbs 3:3-6

Thursday, November 15, 2018

A video that makes us homesick for Papua New Guinea!

Believe it or not, we're already looking at tickets and flights for July. Don't get me wrong, I love the USA and so very many people in it! This year is a huge blessing and source of refreshment for me. (Grocery shopping - LOVE. Meal prep - EASY. Internet speed - INCREDIBLE. Fall in the USA - BEAUTIFUL. Christmastime - MAGICAL. Roads - SMOOTH. Freedom to travel around by myself - PRICELESS.) But I can't imagine giving up beautiful, remote Papua New Guinea. <------ and="" by="" friends="" great="" hanks="" job="" made="" micah="" p="" there.="" this="" todd="" two="" video="" was="">

Horseback Riding!

These are a couple months old but super cute!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Fire department visit from this summer

Thanks to Aunt Deb and her firefighter son-in-law, the quints got an awesome tour of the Grand Prairie Fire Department! My brother is a Grand Prairie Police Officer, so they also got to tour the GPPD a different day. The USA is full of new and fun experiences for these kids!

Monday, October 15, 2018

The actual LAST photos from California (I think)

Celebrating the 12th anniversary of Gavin's 29th birthday (cousins Annelies, Liliana, Grant and Annika in the background)

At the Fresno Zoo, thanks to Uncle Gary and Aunt Marlene who planned a wonderful (albeit HOT) day!

Disney's Thunder Mountain

Princess Marcie on the carousel

Our kids were ecstatic to find characters in costume, willing to wait in line for their hugs and high-fives

With Tigger

Giving high-fives

Marcie looked for Tiana for hours, and when we saw her Tiana grabbed Marcie's hand for the first photo since Marcie was also wearing the Tiana costume she's had since last Christmas. Gracie wore her favorite Belle dress.

Goofing off in line for Thunder Mountain Railway

On Thunder Mountain Railway. Seth is behind us with Kim, one of our two volunteers for the day!

Gavin and David on Thunder Mountain - you can barely see Will behind them

The Astro-Orbiter with David and Marcie

This was at 12:15 a.m. and our intrepid volunteer helpers, Carla and Kim, are still standing AND smiling!
THANK YOU, ladies - I don't know how we would have done it without you! 

Saturday, October 6, 2018

a last few CA pictures

Isaac REALLY enjoyed driving cousin Caleb's golf cart up and down the orchard lanes. He's got such an advantage over me at his age - I had no idea how to steer, brake, accelerate or anything when I was 14! He drove each of us around; here it's Papa's turn. 

Papa took the kids to the see the train in Merced.

The newest of the 13 cousins who were born in the last 4 years! We got to meet him in the hospital.

The kids snuck up on Marmi at the end of the church service to watch her play the organ. It and she are amazing!

Papa giving the kids an introduction to Camp Sierra

Showing the kids how steep the drop-off is on the side porch!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Keeping Up With The Joneses - September 2018

Jones 8 Ministry video: This is Our Life II

We have put together another video that highlights our lives in Papua New Guinea and the ministry of  Wycliffe: seeking to change lives through Bible translation.  Our hope is that it brings glory to God and that maybe some people might see it and choose to be a missionary as well!  Enjoy and feel free to share it with others.

Back before we had the quintuplets, we made the original "This is Our Life", which is below:

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

Gavin, Carrie, Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, & Grace Jones

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