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.