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

Friday, November 30, 2018

Please pray for Seth's tummy

Thanksgiving was dramatic for our family this year, it good ways and not-so-fun ways. First, we went to Tennessee to the beautiful Eden Ridge missionary retreat center in Crab Orchard. WOW, what a place! It's definitely the nicest cabin/chalet I've ever stayed in. While focusing on missionaries, it is available to the public at reduced rates and worth every penny and more! The views are incredible, and the cabins are gorgeous. It's only about 5 hours from us, although with Thanksgiving traffic it took quite a bit longer. The drive through the Smokies was stunning, though, and there was even some color left on the trees!

So the not-so-fun stuff: We had to take Seth to Urgent Care last Tuesday night, ER on Thanksgiving Day in TN and a clinic appointment this past Tuesday. He's had two blood draws and dozens of labs, another blood draw today, and a scan of his abdomen at some point today. It's been 12 days and nights of him complaining about his belly button hurting. He definitely had an infection, with significantly raised white blood cells and platelets, which was gradually getting better, but he's still crying and literally writhing at night (very little sleep around here right now). Please pray the scan and lab work today will help diagnose what's wrong with the poor guy, and that he'll feel better either way!

Our family's first foray into Waffle House - raging success!

Our 3-bedroom cabin, gorgeously decorated and with brand-new furniture. It was so luxurious and inexpensive!

Cold car riders, ready to go to the mountains!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

A video that makes us homesick for Papua New Guinea!

Believe it or not, we're already looking at tickets and flights for July. Don't get me wrong, I love the USA and so very many people in it! This year is a huge blessing and source of refreshment for me. (Grocery shopping - LOVE. Meal prep - EASY. Internet speed - INCREDIBLE. Fall in the USA - BEAUTIFUL. Christmastime - MAGICAL. Roads - SMOOTH. Freedom to travel around by myself - PRICELESS.) But I can't imagine giving up beautiful, remote Papua New Guinea. <------ and="" by="" friends="" great="" hanks="" job="" made="" micah="" p="" there.="" this="" todd="" two="" video="" was="">

Horseback Riding!

These are a couple months old but super cute!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Fire department visit from this summer

Thanks to Aunt Deb and her firefighter son-in-law, the quints got an awesome tour of the Grand Prairie Fire Department! My brother is a Grand Prairie Police Officer, so they also got to tour the GPPD a different day. The USA is full of new and fun experiences for these kids!

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

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

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