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

Thursday, August 16, 2012

All clear!

With greatest thanksgiving to God and prayer warriors: David and Seth also had completely clear brain scans!

Seth needs prayer for some fluid on his lungs, please. His blood work may also indicate an infection, although he doesn't act at all sick. It may just be his bone marrow kicking into gear. We pray so!

One really specific prayer request is that he and Grace would be able to come off the ventilators and oxygen so they don't develop any chronic lung disease or bronco pulmonary displasia.

Marcie has a large ductus arteriosis now and is having lots of spells where she stops breathing. Please pray for closure and wisdom for the staff.

Her IV came out, but PTL they were able to get another in her arm! Please pray it stays!

Grace now weighs an ounce more than at birth, and I think David is the only one who hasn't regained his birth weight, but he's only 50 grams away!

Thanking the Lord and you who are praying,

(Took some cute pictures and will post them when able.)


  1. That is AMAZING NEWS that none of them have bleeds!! Praise GOD! Sounds like they are progressing normally for 27 weekers! Don't sweat too much about the ventilators. I'm surprised that any of them are off the vent at the gestational age they were born it. They just are small and not ready yet. This too will come with time.....

    Praying for you and your little 'flock'!


  2. Still Praying! Glad to hear the reports from the scans. Glad to know specific prayer request for the day. Praying for you too Carrie, Gavin and Isaac!
    Jennifer W and family

  3. What an amazing God we serve! So happy for these reports of clear scans, though either way, God is sovereign and worthy of our praise!! We love you and are continuing to pray for you all!

  4. Wonderful news, and will continue to lift your family up in prayer.

  5. Thank you for the update. God is good - all the time.

  6. We are so happy for you as we "rejoice with those who rejoice!" (Rom 12:15) As has already been said, it is AMAZING NEWS that none of them have brain bleeds! They are all doing SO WELL, even with all the blips along the way. We'll be praying for all of them, especially for the strengthening of those who seem to be the weakest right now. Watching the monitors and hearing the beeps when they stop breathing is definitely scary, so even though you have received GREAT NEWS about their brains, know that you are still in our prayers as you face each day in (and out) of the NICU.

    Nicole F

  7. Our twins were in NICU for a month after they were born. Now they are very strong and healthy 26-year-olds! Here's praying that you will tell your story to someone else for encouragement in 26 years, like I have just done. And by then you will be trying to remember all of your grandchildren's names! Praying for you all...

    Becky H.


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