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

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

He Is Risen Indeed!

We celebrated Easter Sunday with my parents in NJ at our beloved Mountain Ridge Bible Chapel, full of happy childhood memories. 







Easter egg hunt two days late :)

Spring Break!



Visiting in Pennsylvania

Visiting Times Square! (No, we did NOT take the quints! I stayed back with them. Can you imagine??)
Visiting Ground Zero
Visiting One World Tower
Visiting Lady Liberty
"New York City was a remarkably accurate depiction of Spiderman!" - Isaac

Visiting the Jersey Shore and feeding the seagulls by throwing food into the air



Visiting Christian Missions in Many Lands, where we stayed

Visiting Luray Caverns

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Visiting dear friends who used to serve with us in PNG!
 A spaghetti dump dinner:




 The tablecloths were disposable, thankfully! :)

Tractor rides


Thursday, April 11, 2019

Updated Jones 8 Update :)

April 11, 2019
Dear friends and family,

We are just over 90 days away from our anticipated return to Papua New Guinea (PNG)! We have tickets for the 14th of July, arriving at our home in the Eastern Highlands on the 19th. There is MUCH to be done before we depart, so along with our excitement we’re also soberly aware of our need of God’s help in this time of transition. Please pray we can end our furlough year wisely and well (and in good health, Lord willing!). We have lots of last doctor and dental appointments, a few speaking engagements we greatly look forward to, and many precious people to swing by and see on our trek back to the West Coast from North Carolina.

As we review our completed partnership team, we want to say a big THANK YOU to one-time givers, to those partners who have recently increased their giving, to those who have so faithfully and generously given all these years, and to those who pray for us. We appreciate continued prayer for God’s provision of wisdom, patience, love and peace as we travel and return to PNG. (We remember with gratitude and humility Dona and Odus, who went to be with the Lord this past year. We praise Him for His faithfulness to and through them and pray for comfort for their loved ones left behind.)

Again, THANK YOU more than we can ever say! We feel very blessed and loved.

Gratefully in Christ,

Gavin and Carrie Jones, for Isaac, Will, David, Marcie, Seth and Gracie

The attached photos are from a recent hike/climb up Crowder’s Mountain about an hour away from us.



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

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

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