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

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Potty training joy!

HUGE thanks to "Aunt" Karen Weaver for taking Will and Gracie all weekend for a fun potty training boot camp!! Four of the five quints are now at least well on their way to completely toilet-trained. Seth has had mumps, believe it or not, and has naturally been pretty miserable (although he certainly had a lighter case than I did as a kid), so we haven't pushed him to do anything but eat and heal. We pray no one else gets it! By the way, he was satting 100% here at 5000 ft altitude, something I could never have imagined when he was so sick in the NICU and we didn't know if he would even make it despite being on the gentle oscillating ventilator. Thank you God! Thanks to those of you who prayed for so long, too!

I have heaps of beautiful photos of the kids, most taken by Karen, but I have been too busy or tired to sit down and load them. I WILL get to it soon, I hope!

Aunt Cynthia is also here, so hopefully we'll have some pics of her with the kids too. Fun times! The girls especially were so excited to see her again.

Speaking of the girls, Marcia hair was a mess as usual yesterday, and when she came up to talk to me David noticed and said with the calm maturity of a grown man, "Marcie, your hair is in your eyes. You better blow it away." She said okay and did it! Such funny little people taking care of each other. They love to help with one another's needs. Yesterday while I was holding sick Seth David brought me a snack for Seth as well as some water, and he asked Seth, "Is this enough water, Sethers?" So cute and endearing, and he said it so lovingly with real concern in his voice! They all talk like that to each other and to us if they sense someone is sad or hurting or sick.

One potty photo before I sign off: 

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

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