Jon Leedahl Update – Oct. 18, 2014 @ 8:15 a.m. CT

Jon L in hospital - 01Adie spent most of the day with Jonathan in his hospital room. Between napping, he is alert and talking.

Jon and Adie are thankful for the excellent care that he is receiving at the Cairns Hospital. The planned surgery for Sunday has been delayed until Monday, so that he can eat and rest before going under anesthesia again. In that surgery, they will clean the muscles of the stump and remove any more dead tissue.

Adie is staying at a friend’s house close to the hospital. Another friend from Papua New Guinea, Michelle Thompson, is with her, to help her and Jon in any way that she can. Jaeden, Levi, and Jace are being cared for in Ukarumpa, PNG, by friends. Adie has talked with them a few times. They seem happy and are not upset. While they have asked some questions about their daddy’s leg, they do not yet understand the extent of the situation.

Jon and Adie and the families are grateful for all the love and words of support that have been expressed. Adie writes, “God is good. He is our comfort and our strength.”

Here is how you can pray for them:

  1. Pray for the wisdom and skill of the surgeons as Jon goes through surgery on Monday.
  2. Pray that the stump will not become infected and will heal quickly.
  3. Pray that the boys will continue to do well during this absence of their parents.
  4. Pray for all the needed paperwork to bring the children from PNG and for Jon’s mom Cam to come from the States.
  5. Pray that Jon and Adie will continue to lean on the Lord and trust Him fully for their strength and comfort.

If you would like to send cards and notes of encouragement, this is the best address to sent them:

Jonathan Leedahl
Cairns Hospital
P.O. Box 902
Cairns, Queensland, Australia  4870
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15 thoughts on “Jon Leedahl Update – Oct. 18, 2014 @ 8:15 a.m. CT

  1. Lieah Prechel

    God holds you in his loving arms. I believe all of you will come out of this stronger and with more purpose then before. Just know all of us in the States are pulling for you. Love and Hugs from Brandy’s Mom Lieah

  2. Words can’t express how much we all feel for you right now and what you are going through. Our hearts are all with you there. Bringing you both before the throne of grace and praying the Lord meets your every need there. We are praying for wisdom for the surgeons, for your mom in her trip and the papers for the boys comes through quickly.

  3. there are lots of people praying for you dear ones, may God uphold and bless you in these hard days
    Mandy Caley at NTM North Cotes

  4. Anonymous

    My heart, thoughts and continued prayers are with all of you. God has a plan for your lives even in the mist of these diffulcult days, may He be glorified in and through this, and may you both come out the stronger for it.

  5. Dan and Lori Miller

    Jon and Addie, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the boys. Please let us know if there is anything at all that we can do for you back home. Lotsa prayers sent your way, Dan and Lori

  6. Sheryl

    You are being prayed for in Green Bay, WI! We are following your progress and praying for God’s comfort and peace to envelope you and for wisdom and skill for Jon’s doctors.

  7. Hey Jon and Adie, I’ve been praying for you folks all week… I’m so sorrowed to hear about the loss of your leg, Jon, but I am beyond thankful that God has kept you for this time and place. Praying for peace, strength, and healing.

    Love you guys,
    ~ Jody

  8. Anonymous

    We love you guys and are praying for you continually. So nice to see the picture of you two!! Thank you for keeping up with updating as you can.

  9. Doug Schaible

    Praying for you.

  10. Gavin, Sue, Bill and Robyn.

    The prayers and thoughts of all the staff at Tree Tops Lodge are with you and your family at this difficult time. May the immense strength of our lord comfort you over the coming days and months.

  11. Praying for you in Columbus, OH!

  12. The MAF team is praying for you in PalangkaRaya, Kalimantan, Indonesia! Hang in there!!!

  13. Anonymous

    Praying for you in Barboursville, VA
    Joyce & Ted – Matt Young’s aunt & uncle

  14. Linda Stockwell


  15. Anonymous

    Hi Jon,

    All your brothers and sisters in ANG are in daily prayer for you. You are the greatest testimony to God’s sustaining grace that I have ever met! Can’t wait to see how God is going to use you in the lives of many!! See you soon.

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