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, February 18, 2016

Welcoming the Leedahls back!

It was one year to the day since we said goodbye to them in Australia (we were down there for Gavin's esophageal dilatation surgery). I NEVER would have thought then that they would be back February 17th, 2016! It's pretty mind-boggling.
Will and Seth got to go with us on the airplane - they seemed to need some special time with Mom and Dad (and the bridge was out due to flooding, so we couldn't drive to Goroka to welcome the Leedahls as originally planned).

I screamed involuntarily when I caught the first glimpse of Jon, then Adie. I was so excited! Our precious nurse friend was the first to the gate to hug them and cry with gratitude to God for saving Jon's life. She was working the night we thought he was going to die from blood loss.

So glad to have our friends back!! A great excuse to drive to Goroka more often - once the bridge is fixed. You can see Jon's robotic leg. It's got a cool Spiderman-like cover on it. The Leedahl boys were SO patient with all the pictures and fuss (especially after a 4:00 a.m. wake-up and traveling all day long)!
 Juxtapose these pictures of a fit, happy Jon with the ones below (I think Adie took these which is why Gavin is in them instead of behind the camera): There were so many miracles that night - things that happened that had no explanation; things that didn't happen that absolutely should have, etc. My lab supervisor and trainer (who happens to be one of my best friends and the kids' "Aunt" Natalie) counted 7 miracles on the lab side alone! To God be the glory, great things He has done, as the old song says. Not only is Jon alive, he's rockin' his robotic leg in the cockpit and is flying fit again!

Bonus photo of a very happy swinging Seth

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

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