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, January 7, 2017

Our most recent attempt at a family vacation (November)

Vacationing with toddler/young quints is no vacation for the adults involved. Maybe that's true for any family with small children; I suspect it is! It's fun for us to see them enjoy new places, and we like going somewhere different and being able to focus on just being a family without all the other responsibilities and distractions of work and home. So we took the kids to Orobiga, an Evangelical Brotherhood Church (Swiss Mission) camp outside the city of Goroka. The grounds and scenery are BEAUTIFUL!! More importantly, they have a pool with a locking gate. :)

Left to right: Marcie, David, Will, Seth, Gracie

Isaac and David checking out a treehouse

The boys (minus Isaac)

The world's smallest kiddie pool? Gracie still loved it!

Gavin with Will, Marcie and Gracie. Mom did NOT go into this pool! It's at 5,000 ft altitude, and it's TOO COLD!

We're thankful for Octonauts and Dora when we need a break from the pool. The girls stand at the ready, though, with their inflatable tubes!

David with a mix of chocolate and sunscreen on his face. The New Tribes Mission Store outside Goroka had CHOCOLATE CHIPS, so that became the treat of the weekend!

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

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

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