But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him and his righteousness with their children's children . . . Psalm 103:17

Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to the Jones' Frequently Asked Questions page.  This is our attempt to answer some questions that are very commonly asked of us.  Many of them have likely been answered in previous posts, but it's easier to just come here and get a quick overview of things or find out some tidbits you maybe didn't know.

If you have questions that you think should be added to this list, please make a comment below!

Q. Can I share this blog with other people?

A.  Absolutely!  Our desire is that our Lord God be glorified through our lives in every way, including this blog.  The more people that know about what He is doing in/through/for us, the more He will be glorified.  It is not about us-- if it ever appears that way, we apologize.  Then, please let us know!


Q.  Can I use/share the pictures on the blog?

A.  Yes.  Unless we specifically ask in the post that the picture not be used, we are happy to have them shared.


Q.  Was this natural?  Was this IVF (in vitro fertilization)?  (In reference to the quintuplets, we get both of these questions more than any other)

A.  We had some help.  Carrie was on shots for extra ovulation and we used IUI.  Apparently the shots worked-- a little too well.  It was not IVF.


Q.  Where did you get the names?

A.  Will Edward:  This was God's will, not ours, thus the name.  We've always liked the name will and there are a few Williams in our family history. Edward is Gavin's dad's middle name.

David Stephen:  We let Isaac name one of his siblings (with veto power, of course).  He settled on these, David being his favorite Bible character.  He (and we) like the name Stephen and he's an incredible example from the Bible.

Marcie Jane:  Named after Gavin and Carrie's mothers. Jane is also Carrie's sister's middle name.

Seth Jared:  We really like the name Seth.  Jared is Gavin's brother's name and we wanted to honor him.

Grace Elise:  We have always love the name Grace (or Gracie) and Elise is Gavin's sister's middle name. Plus, Elise is the diminutive form of Elizabeth, and the passage in Luke about the prophesy and birth of John the Baptist was really meaningful to Carrie, in particular Elizabeth's response "How kind the LORD has been to me!" and the fact that her friends rejoiced with her, as Carrie's friends certainly have.

Q.  Are you going to go back to Papua New Guinea or are you done being missionaries?

A.  It is our deepest hope and desire to go back to PNG to continue our ministry there, helping speed the process of Bible translation for people who have never read or heard God's Word in their heart language (mother tongue).  At this point we are very excitedly looking towards a June 2014 departure.





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

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