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

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.

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

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

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