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

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Break dancing at the wedding.

Isaac was quite the ham at Carrie's brother's wedding a few weeks back.  He decided to do some "break dancing" during the dancing at the reception.

Babies everywhere!

Last week we found out Carrie's got quintuplets in her belly.  This past Saturday Jonelle, my sister, had her first baby:  Mari Elena Retsema.
Thom, Jonelle, and Mari

Then today we got news that my cousin and his wife just had his fifth child, their fourth girl.  The Jones-Medefind-Peterson clan is starting to burst at the seams!

Stay here! This is our blog!

Forget the last post in which I directed you to another website.  I have had a change of mind and am sticking with the Blogger site for our future postings.  Sorry for those of you who went off and signed up there.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Let's try a blog post-- just for the fun of it.

Really, I've done it before, but it's been months. I'm trying to catch up to the age of social media and networking, but it's a slow process. No guarantees how often we'll update, this, but given the news of the last few weeks, we've got reason to keep a lot of people updated more regularly than usual.

We've got hundreds, if not thousands of people praying for us since we found out last week that Carrie is pregnant . . .

with quintuplets!

You're likely thinking, like most people that we've told, that it's a funny joke and we can tell you the truth now. Sorry, that's it. Thus-- lots of people are praying for us. We have been humbled and amazed by the outpouring of love, concern, and offers of help in the coming months. God is amazing, you all are amazing.

For those of you who may not have read our newsletter, I'll try to post it and the past few newsletters to the blog.

Some details not in the newsletter: Carrie's only about 7 weeks along at this point. Full term would be November 3rd, but the doctor would be happy for her to reach 30 weeks.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

March 2012 Jones' Clips

BIG news from the Jones family!  Read all about it.  Jones' Clips - March 2012: Quintuplets!

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

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

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