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, November 12, 2019

Surgery in just a couple hours - please pray

Katie just called from the car. They're on their way. Eloise talked to me for a little bit but was too sleepy to talk much. She told me she was on her way to the doctor and had packed food in her suitcase. :)

Please pray that the surgeon can get everything he needs to out of our little girl, and that the vital structures (nerves, spinal cord, blood vessels, organs, etc.) would be completely protected. I'm praying this tumor would be remarkably, miraculously, easily separated from her precious insides. And I'm praying for a merciful healing time afterwards. (I had an ectopic rupture and can testify that having one's innards rearranged is a painful thing. I recovered incredibly quickly, though, and pray the same for Elo!) I'm also praying for comfort and peace and unity in the necessary suffering for Katie and Calvin and rest of the family ('cause let's face it, there will be suffering as they watch their little girl go through this - we all wish we could take her place!). And last but never least, for big brother Foster who will be doing life differently and without his baby sister. This is a boy who thrives on routine and normalcy, so it could be hard. Thanks for praying as the Lord leads you! I'll post again when I get an update.

Leaving you with a picture of the two kids on a bike ride a couple days ago with "Grumpadad" as they call him:

1 comment:

  1. As I understand it, tumor was NOT easy to get off internal structures/organs, but surgeon (Dr. Murphy) did it.


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