This is the blog for Gavin and Carrie Jones and family. We live in Papua New Guinea and are working to see lives transformed by the living Word of God through Bible translation. Gavin is a helicopter pilot. Carrie, who has her degree in Public Health, is the lab supervisor and one of five lab techs at our busy rural clinic. Our son, Isaac, was born in 2004 and our quintuplets, Will, David, Marcie, Seth, and Grace, were born in 2012.

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

Sunday, May 8, 2011

On the Way to Oz-- in a Helicopter!

We just sold our Jet Ranger helicopter to an outfit in Australia. So on Friday, I departed Ukarumpa, Papua New Guinea for Brisbane, Australia, 1570 nautical miles away. After flying 17.8 hours over three days, I arrived this afternoon at my final destination. I met an Aussie pilot at my first stop into Oz and he flew with me on the way down. We flew over miles of outback, along the Great Dividing Range, and along the Great Barrier Reef. It was a beautiful trip with great weather (once I got out of PNG). I thank God for keeping me safe and allowing me to deliver the helicopter to it's final destination.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

"God nos best"

We had a new kitty-- for about 2 days. She was a cute little thing-- very playful and fun. Isaac loved playing with her. Just today, though, she crawled up under our truck and when Carrie drove away (not knowing she was under there, of course), she fell out and was run over by the back tire. Needless to say, Carrie's been having a tough day.

Isaac has been wonderful, showing his caring side and empathizing with Carrie. He said he wanted to make a "gravestone" for her. It has, in Isaac's handwriting, "God nos best" (God knows best), a picture of Carrie crying and carrying the kitten in her little box, and John 3:16 written out. His kindergarten class learned it two weeks ago at school and he came up to me and asked me for the paper with "that verse about Jesus dying for us" on it. As I was digging the grave, he was running around the yard finding the prettiest flowers to put around it. He then said, "Wait! One more thing!" He ran inside to the bathroom and grabbed the aerosol strawberry deoderizer, ran out to the grave and sprayed a good dose all over the fresh earth, saying, "There, that's good!" He's a precious kid. We are so blessed with such a sensitive and empathetic kid who's so much fun, too.

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

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

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