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

Monday, September 19, 2016

A new little princess, a princess tea party, and more

My darling new niece arrived a little over two weeks ago. Isn't she PRECIOUS and illegally cute??!! Again, this is what makes it hard to be here vs. back in the U.S. (But I wouldn't trade it. This is the best place for our family now.)

The girls were invited to a tea party. (Melody Colbran is amazing!) That's my dear longtime friend Johanna, who's also my neighbor, in the background.

PNG just celebrated its independence day, and these lovely people are my colleagues at the clinic. So glad they were willing to take the time for a colourful celebratory photo!

It's school break over here, and the kids were very bored, so off we went to the pool at the Kainantu Lodge (15 minutes away) with our sweet babysitter and friend Dilu to help.

Marcie is such a little fish! She's swimming with the aid of her life vest.

David and Grace playing a game in the kiddie pool (of all the possible pairings among the quints, this is the happiest and most peaceful).

Johnny and Isaac sure enjoy the pool and are a huge help and ton of fun for the quints - plus their silly games with the little kids make me laugh!

With my friend and Saturday baker of donuts and tortillas, Saiki and her daughter Lois (namesake of Lois Vincent). I need the beautiful PNG ladies that help in our home SOOOOO MUCH! The Lord blesses and provides for our emotional, mental and physical needs so faithfully through them. Their work ethic and conversation also bless me spiritually!

Thank YOU ALL for blessing us, too! 

Love in Christ,

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

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

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