Jon Leedahl Update – Nov 1, 2014 @ 7:30 a.m. CT

Jon and JaceThe doctors seemed pleased with the outcome of Jon’s foot surgery. Even though his hemoglobin is fairly low, they decided not to stress his body any further with giving him someone else’s blood. Two major surgeries in one week, and a stump that is not yet healed is taxing his body to the max. Even with pain medication, his foot is extremely sore. He is very tired. An elevated temperature again tonight drained him further. (Not alarming. Low grade fevers are not uncommon after surgery.)

The boys did not see their dad yesterday, so they were excited to see him today. Four year old Jace cuddled up beside Jon in the bed. It was very sweet. I think the boys are doing fairly well with this big change in their lives. Yes, I can see they are a bit insecure and aren’t quite sure how to act. They look for more hugs and touches than usual, and Jaeden is quieter. We are responsive to them, praying with them, giving them opportunity to talk, providing them with things to do inside the house as well as activity outside, and Steven and JJ are giving important male attention. They had a great time today with squirt guns in the park across the street from the hospital.  The water pistols were part of a surprise package from a family in New South Wales, Australia.

A NTM couple that happened to be in Cairns stopped in to see Jon briefly. It was much appreciated. He and Adie are encouraged when visitors come by. So, if you are in Cairns, please do not hesitate to make a visit.

“The Lord upholds all who fall,
and raises up all who are bowed down.
The Lord is righteous in all His ways,
Gracious is all His works.
The Lord is near to all who call upon Him,
To all who call upon Him in truth.”
Psalms 145: 17,18

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7 thoughts on “Jon Leedahl Update – Nov 1, 2014 @ 7:30 a.m. CT

  1. Arvalee Palmer

    I praise the Lord for the way Jon continues to trust the Lord through out this terrible ordeal. For you too, Adie, as you continue to support Jon and stand by his side. Our God never fails, and although we do not know his purpose in allowing this accident, we do know we can trust him in all he does. It is wonderful the little boys were allowed to join you. I had four boys and one girl so I can understand a little bit of the uncertainty they are going through.

    I am Arvalee Palmer, retired from PNG,1953-1993. My son Peter is serving with NTM and lives at Sobega. I attend the Sahuaro Baptist Church in Tucson, Arizona and these folks have been praying for you. Keep looking up! Love in Christ, Arvalee Palmer


  2. janepeterson3

    We continue to pray for Jon, Adie & their precious sons…and all those helping the family. Our love to you all.

  3. Gavin

    Hi Jon,Adie and “The Fellas” we would love to come and visit you all some time. Our days off are Friday and Saturday. You can contact us at Tree Tops Lodge Cairns. Or our email is
    We look forward to hearing from you.
    Love Gavin and Sue Schwass. Tree Tops Lodge.

  4. Amanda

    Our family prays for you all daily here in NE Georgia. My friends from college, Chris and Sarah Cooke, are how we learned of your accident when it happened. We just wanted to let you know again we are praying! Thank you for posting specific needs to pray about with you. Much love and concern, Amanda and Joey and Isaac and Hannah Young

  5. Lisa Schroeder

    The prayers continue here in Michigan. My brother in law lost his leg to diabetes, so I’ve journeyed with my sister on this road. It takes time – but I can share that Teddy danced and chased his nieces and nephews with a smile later. God be with you all!

  6. Roy and Tina Brinkley

    We are praying for you. I learned of your story at Community Christian Fellowship in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. My husband was in a bad car accident in June of 2013 and lost his left leg above the knee. His right leg was missing four inches of bone which was repaired with 3 major surgeries over a span of 9 months. I would love to share more of my story with you. I was shocked when I heard your story as it was a bit of dejavue for me. Jon’s injuries are very similar to my husbands.

  7. What a great testimony their “mental” attitudes are doing for God’s kingdom. Very uplifting to hear.

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